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@160 Agree completelyND may well beat all previous records as his attritional style is so well suited to today's uniformly slower surfaces. And it would be well deserved as he has no influence over promoters' choice of surface But tennis today is much debased from a player and spectator point of view with all surfaces playing at roughly the same slow speed producing predictable results
@149 Tiger Tim - AM's 1st serve is sometimes more potent but 2nd serve is most definitely not. ND's serving stats are superior to AM's over the season. ND's backhand is in no way inferior to AM's - what sport have you been watching for the last 10 years? I'll give you volleying (just) and overheads but they're even on slice shots. Interested to know where you think ND is superior to AM? Titles?
@152. That is why you can't compare between different eras. No one player is the "greatest of all time". I guess records will prove Djokovic to be the most successful player of all time and of course one of the greats, but his playing style doesn't not endear him to the crowds. Federer is almost a throwback to previous eras where faster courts meant you had to have greater skill and touch.
we can talk the talk, but can he we win them, i very much doubt it, until then RF is the best Ever, FACT..
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Macca2, "Djokovic is in fact an alien - FACT." - most of your darling Serbs are in FACT aliens of the 3rd Kind.
Moray needs a new coach. Lendl,was a winner who dominated opponents, as was Becker. Meuresmo wasn't. In fact she was famous for being a world no. 1 who couldn't win a slam. She won her first when two,opponents retired against her.Not exactly a record of brutal mental toughness. Hence Andy is back to,collapsing in finals.
"Djokovic's ruthless accumulation of titles..." - come on Aimee; at least some of the accumulation was polite, graceful, and merciful. For instance, in AO2016 on the way to collect the title, ND donated very gracefully humiliation-saving set to RF. The last two sets with AM were polite , kind, and full of graceful respect for the Great Scott, including the post match speech. Go Andy! Go!!!
djoko is going to eclipse all the records. his physique is wiry and light yet muscular - similar to federer - if he remains injury free i reckon he can continue till his mid 30s like Fed. he could easily win another 10 slams or more. i can't see murray beating djoko in a major final again. perhaps 1 more wimbledon if novak has an off day in the final - that's not very likely though.
@147 & 142.Spot on Research suggests that slower courts and heavier balls have caused an unprecedented concentration in a select few hands of GS and ATP1000 wins since c2004Results prior to that show faster courts and balls produced more upsetsToday's surfaces and speeds are dictated by tournament organisers who have a vested interest in prolonging matches with predictable outcomes
It's hyperbolic articles like this which mask the current poor state of men's tennis. Djokovic is clearly at his peak but who's really challenging him? Murrays still below his form of 2013, Federer is 34 (yet still comfortably world no.3) and nadal looks finished at the very top. Where are the quality players in the 20-25 years of age bracket?
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