Can Djokovic win slams for 8 consecutive years?

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Will Djokovic win at least one slam for 8 years in a row?

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  1. Fiji

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    Like Federer, Sampras, Borg and Nadal did?

    Djokovic would have to win slams until 2018, age 31, without any slamless years until then.

    I have a feeling he won't do it. There will be a slamless year before age 31.

    Federer and Sampras had a slamless year at 30.
     
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  2. RAFA2005RG

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    8 is boring. 9 and 10 is the in thing, and that is what Nadal is about to do.
     
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  3. Hodgey20

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    Only time will tell. He does have a chance though because of how he is far superior to the younger generation, and it does not look like they are going to get to his level in their careers.
     
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  4. 90's Clay

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    Why not.. He won't be stopped at every slam for the next 4-5 years thats certain. Hes gonna win at least 1 a year for quite a few years
     
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  5. kishnabe

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    8 still great.....I doubt Rafa will win a slam this year.
     
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  6. YouCantBeSerious

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    You sure seem confident, Vladimir I mean NSK I mean RAFA2005RG. LOL

    Just kidding brah. I'd say Nadal has a tall order for this year. If he wins even just RG I will be impressed.
     
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  7. Fiji

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    No male player in the open era won slams for 9 consecutive years. Graf did it for 10 consecutive years and Evert did it for 13(!) consecutive years.

    Evert is seriously underrated.
     
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  8. RAFA2005RG

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    Nadal is far greater than Evert and Graf. Neither of those 2 ever dominated a slam as much as Nadal did. 7 Roland Garros titles in 8 years, and several more to come. Nadal is a lock at Roland Garros. You heard it here first.
     
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  9. xan

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    you phrased it poorly. can he? sure he can. will he? that's a whole different question..
     
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  10. Clarky21

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    I think he will. Who's gonna stop him?
     
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    her commenntaing screwed her over in my GOAT BOOk
     
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  12. YouCantBeSerious

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    You can! You just need to start supporting him. Show ******* some of that special brand of Clarky love. :)
     
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  13. Clarky21

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    I don't think he wants the kind of love I would give him. :twisted:
     
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  14. YouCantBeSerious

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    I don't even wanna think about it, but my hunch is it would be like the starting scene of an CSI episode, with the second scene obviously being a helicopter aerial view of Las Vegas followed by the CSI team observing Djoker's hideously mutilated body in a dark alley, ending by Grissom's typical quip (in this case it would be something like "I guess he won't be getting a Career Grand Slam after all".)
     
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  15. RAFA2005RG

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    The only way Nadal loses Roland Garros is if his parents split up again. They split up in the clay season of 2009. They reformed by 2010. As long as they stay together, Roland Garros is a lock. Nadal doesn't even need to be healthy to win, as he proved in 2012 when he took an injection to numb his knee just to play the final, and won over a player who was supposed to have the biggest mental edge in history (although Nadal swept Djackoff 3-0 in the clay season).
     
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  16. Towser83

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    That's hilarious. :lol: then all of a sudden The Who starts playing. perfect. haha
     
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  17. Andres

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    No, she didn't. She just dominated EVERY slam. She "merely" won every slam four times or better. She did 7 Wimbys in 9 years, though.
     
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  18. YouCantBeSerious

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    Thank you, sir. I aim to please. And, I think I have watched too many CSI episodes lately (starting on Season 1). The start of every episode follows a very close formula, but it still works.
     
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  19. NEW_BORN

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    Those adductors are not going to hold up for another 5 years.
    When the movement goes he will be blasted off the court.
     
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  20. RAFA2005RG

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    Nadal will still be winning Roland Garros in 2016. You can't stop him. The one guy ever to beat him was Soderling 2009. And Nadal beat Soderling in straight sets in 2010 Roland Garros and again in straight sets in 2011 Roland Garros.
     
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  21. フェデラー

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    Hahahah wow. I can't believe how incredibly ignorant people are of past tennis great's achievements. Chris Evert has more slams than even Federer himself, a number Nadal could only dream of. Evert won 6 US opens and 7 french opens. Thats more than Nadals number of slams alone. She also has won the YEC 4 times, something Nadal has never done. She was also year end no.1 for 7 years, how many times has Nadal done that?
    I won't even bother comparing Graf to Nadal.
     
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  22. YouCantBeSerious

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    He only needs 4 more years to have both feet firmly planted on history. I just hope he doesn't plant them too violently because of the knees being busted and all that.
     
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  23. NadalAgassi

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    Not only that but had everyone played the Australian and French Opens in the 70s she would have around 25 slams today. Had Navratilova not existed and everyone played the Australian and French in the 70s she would have about 35 slams. She won atleast 1 slam every year for 13 years, a record nobody is remotedly close to, including even the 1920s players who had no competition at all. She reached something like 35 slam semis in a row, and everyone she played since debuting in her first slam in 1971 until losing at Wimbledon early while ill in 1983. Evert is undoubtably the most consistent player ever, man or women, with the greatest longevity of peak or near peak play ever, man or women. She probably still isnt the GOAT since her peak level of play is still not as high as some others, but her consistency and longevity of top level tennis is quite amazing.
     
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  24. Chanwan

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    what???? you of all people believe in Nadal? Is the world still spinning?
     
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  25. YouCantBeSerious

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    She's not talking about Nadal. She's talking about the love of her life.
     
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  26. TheCheese

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    No, he's too reliant on his speed.
     
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  27. Tafmatch

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    As long as there's the AO he can do it. Don't think he will though.

    And what's with all the Nadal fangirls in this thread?:confused:
     
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  28. RAFA2005RG

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    How many losses? Because Nadal has won 7 out of 8 at Roland Garros. Federer has won 7 out of 14 at Wimbledon. See the difference?
     
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  29. Hitman

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    I would love to see him do it. :)

    Get the career slam this year, and then go the 8 straight years winning slams. :)
     
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  30. tudwell

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    Djokovic barely won one slam last year. I doubt he'll be as consistent as some of the greatest names to ever pick up a racquet.
     
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  31. veroniquem

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    No but he might get close in non consecutive years. He has 4 already. He could get to at least 6 total. A much more interesting question is: can Rafa win a slam for a 9th consecutive year? Which would be an absolute record.
     
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    But on the other hand, he did reach 3 GS finals last year. The USO could've gone either way. He stretched Nadal to 4 at Roland Garros.
     
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  33. Flash O'Groove

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    Not to mention that he breezed to the titles in AO 2012, barely give a hope to Seppi and Tsonga in Roland Garros, nearly reached a fifth set in the Wimbledon SF. These were commanding performances.
     
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  34. vernonbc

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    Eight straight years? He's going to win at least one slam a year until he's 31? I don't think so. Borg, Sampras, Fed and Rafa have that record sewn up for the foreseeable future.
     
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  35. Hitman

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    errr....

    I said I would love to see him do it.

    I didn't say he would do it. :)
     
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  36. RAFA2005RG

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    4 players won slams in 2012. The player closest to losing was Djokovic, with that 6 hour AO final 7-5 in the fifth set. Freakishly close to winning ZERO slams in 2012. Certainly won't be a surprise to see him lose the Australian Open in 2014 and go slamless.
     
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  37. xan

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    ^you are kidding right? math not your strong point when talking probability i see.
     
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  39. Towser83

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    Actually they were both close. I can't remember if fed was a break down in the 3rd 4th or 5th vs benny like djokovic was in the final of the ao, but they were both close so really not much to argue.

    Also have to say, how lovely to see rafa2005rg banned. especially after all his cry baby antics about reporting people. how sad that he will be back.
     
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  40. Gonzo_style

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    Federer was two points from defeat in fourth set TB.

    About Rafa2005RG, you can bet your house that he will come back :)
     
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  41. Smasher08

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    Not surprised about the ban: he was on a real tear of ******baggery over the weekend with personal insults coming fast and furious.

    If he hasn't created a new account yet it's just another temporary ban.
     
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  42. Smasher08

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    To the OP: I'm of the firm view that his slam winning window will close in another year or two due to the accumulation of physical ailments that must necessarily accompany a retrieving style of playing.
     
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  43. vernonbc

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    Heh. Yeah, there are a bunch of things we'd all like to see our fave do. ;)
     
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  44. Towser83

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    You mean when it was 5-5 and 6-6? Yeah but Federer was also 2 points away from winning the set, he wasn't at a disadvantage in that set. Djokovic was actually a break down in the 5th. Maybe technically Federer was closer to losing but he was just as close to levelling the match, Djokovic was closer tolosing than winning, so I don't see either player winning in the "almost didn't win a slam" awards. ;)
     
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