Can you accept Novak Djokovic as a legend?

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  1. beast of mallorca

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    I get your drift. As for me, a hater is when one admits that he hates the guy, or all that you post of the said individual are ill will, negative stuff about the person esp those which are out of context from the topic and most of your post are just about the said individual and your gripes toward him.

    Towser, you and I know more or less, who is and who is not.
     
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    My dear friend, trolls don't become, they merely reveal themselves. ;)
     
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  3. Gonzo_style

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    Really? I don't think so, I know only one guy- All-rounder

    on topic- Djoko is already a legend, 6 Majors, 2 cons years best player in the world and one of the best season in Open Era
     
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  4. forzamilan90

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    To me he's already surpassed the likes of Lew Hoad, so he's legendary as he stands right now. See like Courier is an all time legend. Djokovic, much higher level of play, more slams, more dominance, still nowhere near done....legendary player without a question. No need to reach double digits, though he will probably.
     
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  5. forzamilan90

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    I read that with Lecter's voice, eeeerie.
     
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  6. DropShotArtist

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    politically correct = lie
     
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  7. vernonbc

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    Djokovic was pretty disrespectful in Indian Wells. Even his girlfriend was embarrassed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46jSGSiQIek&feature=youtu.be (the longer video is linked in the description on YouTube)

    What am I being accused of now? First I'm dissed for never posting anything but love for Rafa but now you're saying I make lots of nasty comments about Djoker? I don't think so. I rarely make any posts about him, nasty or otherwise. What really hurts in your comment though is being lumped in with Clarky! Ouch. :???:
     
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  8. vernonbc

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    Rafa is a Gemini - a classic Gemini. The twins sign, two personalities in one and you see that in his tennis - one way on the court, a totally different person off it.
     
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  9. adil1972

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    anybody with more than 10 slams are legends, currently only borg has 11 slams, sampras has 14 slams, federer 17 slams and nadal has 11 slams
     
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  10. kalyan4fedever

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    10 majors is what it takes to become a legend, and he is on his way and lets not forget the beating/ annihilation he gave to rafa in 2011 and rafa could not find answers....... that uso 2011 is the one i saw rafa frustrated so much as his vamoses didnt help him a darn and finally gave up
     
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  11. Rocky89

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    Djokovic at the moment is an all time great but I wouldn't classify him as a legend just yet. Given his current form I imagine he will finish with slams in the double digits and will then be considered and remembered as a legend.
     
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  12. Rocky89

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    And Federer has never said anything politically correct? :roll:

    I've always found Nadal to be pretty honest. When he says something modest or politically correct he is called a fake ,yet when he voices his opinions he is automatically labelled a whiner and told to be quiet by posters.
     
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  13. AlpineCadet

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    They age, they slow down, a younger player comes along. So in a few years, who will replace Djoker?:oops:
     
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    Yes! Preach lol
     
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    I don't think any of us can take anything Mike Sams or Michael Nadal say seriously with their silly avatars.
     
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  16. smiley_face

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    He's definitely a legend at the moment.
    2011 - a legend year.
    6 majors.
    Double-digits masters shields.
    No 1 for 2 consecutive years.
    GOAT of AO.
    It's a high possibility that by the end of his career, he'll got 2-digits majors (no less than 6 AO), around 20 masters shields and at least 4 years as World No. 1, But I've already considered him as a legend since 2011.
     
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  17. Povl Carstensen

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    I think you are overgeneralizing. Just like admittedly a few people overgeneralize against Djokovic. But that is the same for Federer, Nadal, etc...
     
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  18. Povl Carstensen

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    Not always I would say. You can not automatically discredit any opinion on player A just because it is made by a fan of player B.
     
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  20. Hitman

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    I am a Djokovic supporter, I certainly don't have any hate for him.

    And yes, he has become a legend. Any player who can do what he has done during the era of Fedal, two of greatest ever to play, is a legend. And he is not done yet. That slam count is going to get higher.
     
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  21. Phoenix1983

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    With 6 slams, he is already an all-time great (in the Becker/Edberg/Wilander category of greats).

    I think what this thread is asking though is if he will become an immortal of tennis like Federer, Sampras, Borg and Nadal (in the Open Era). That would require him to win 10-11 slams minimum. I'd say it's possible but not certain by any means - the dude is almost 26 and will not have many more years of domination...
     
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  22. Hitman

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    Did you catch RAW last night?

    Cena is turning Heel. :twisted:
     
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  23. forzamilan90

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    To all the ones who say once he reaches double dugits hebecomes a legend...good to know the following aren't: Agassi, Lendl, Connors, McEnroe and those are just from open era....I swear sometimes some of you guys sometimes really talk out of your asses without any substance.
     
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  24. forzamilan90

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    Well NSK looks to be hitting puberty, in a few years that mofo will likely be lighting up the ATP
     
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  25. IgnatusP

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    I think that when people talk out of their ass it's better that they do so without any substance. :)
     
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  26. xan

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    hahahahahaa :twisted:
     
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  27. forzamilan90

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    Now this is a quality post full of substance
     
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  28. Sentinel

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    Yep, you my friend are the one to talk :D :D

    That can still be achieved with a lot of accompanying smell.
     
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  29. Sentinel

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    Noel needs to reach double digits to offset the retirement slam.
     
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  30. IgnatusP

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    That is very true! You know that famous line from Apocalypse Now? "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

    Well, in this case it is "I love the smell of skatole in the morning."

    Nothing like the smell of fresh morning poast. That's what keeps me coming back for more. :)
     
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  31. Gorecki

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    Lol. Wolfie made me laugh..
    Nice one mongie....
     
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  32. El Diablo

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    If you can accept Robert Downey Jr. as not only Ironman but also Sherlock Holmes, then you can accept anything.
     
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  33. Fiji

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    Sure.

    A legend like Becker and Edberg.
     
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  34. Mike Sams

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    Nadal should've tried to bring out that 2010 USO serve.
     
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    You come back for more regardless,Wolfy. What is this your 20th account? :lol:
     
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  36. spinovic

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    He is already a legend. But, based on his current position as the best player in the world, he has the opportunity to put himself in the short list of GOAT candidates.

    The first thing he needs to do is win Roland Garros this year. That will boost his status significantly, especially if he slays the giant. That will also put him in a much better position to end his career with more slams than Rafa. So, I'm really interested to see how this year's French plays out.
     
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  37. sportsfan1

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    Define legend. If it's just number of slams, then yes.
    OTOH if it includes the x-factors such as bringing something new and exciting to the game, making it more popular, being adored all over the world and not just locally, respected by peers and in general having appeal that transcends the way Federer and Rafa did, then I am not so sure. Case in point is the youtube video that vernonbc linked in an earlier post.
     
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  38. zagor

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    For me he already is a tennis legend (one of the reasons being his 2011 season/level of play), though I'm sure everyone has their own definition and standards.
     
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