Career-to-Date Comparisons

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  1. CocaCola

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    Djokovic is currently 22 yrs, 2 months, 1 week. Murray is 1 week older.

    Djokovic: 13 Titles including 1 Slam (AO), 1 TMC and 4 Masters (Miami, Canada, Indian Wells, Rome).
    Murray: 12 Titles including 0 Slam, 0 TMC and 3 Masters (Cincinnati, Madrid, Miami).
    Federer at same age: 10 titles including 1 Slam (Wimbledon) and 1 Masters (Hamburg).
    Nadal at same age: 31 titles including 5 Slams (4 RG, 1 Wimbledon), 0 TMC and 12 Masters (4 Monte Carlo, 3 Rome, 2 Canada, Madrid, Indian Wells, Hamburg)
    Borg at same age: 36 titles including 6 Slams (3 RG, 3 Wimbledon, and … he chose to skip AO most times because it was not a great event in those days), 0 TMC (there were no Masters in those days)



    Very interesting!Never looked it that way.
     
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  2. Nadal and Borg has had very similar careers thus far, although i dont think Nadal will end up with as many as 11 GS and 62 grand prix (atp-tour-titles)
     
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  3. tennisfan25

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    very interesting indeed. doesn't mean much as its unlikely a player will ever go on a string of major wins much like federer has done in the past few years
     
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  4. Good thread by the way
     
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  5. jamesblakefan#1

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    Lleyton Hewitt at 22 y.o., 2 months: 19 titles, 2 slams, 2 YEC, and 2 MS titles.

    And 2 EOY #1's.
     
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  6. FlamEnemY

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    And some people call Djokovic and Murray clowns... :)

    Fairly impressive. Djokovic and Murray obviously aren't of the Fed-Borg-Nadal calibre, but they are doing fine job. Esp. Djokovic, despite his lack of form recently.
    I still don't know of Murray's true potential, he may be a late bloomer like Federer, to a lesser degree...
     
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  7. CocaCola

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    Thanks, I agree with you about Nadal, but just imagine if he maybe hasn't peaked yet?
     
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  8. timnz

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    Masters Equivalent

    It would be interesting to work out how many Masters Equivalent tournaments Borg had. For instance the WCT finals was surely a Masters Level Equivalent.
     
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    At 22 years, 2 months:

    Roddick: 15 titles, 1 GS, 1 GS RUP, 1 year-end world #1, 0 year-end championships, 3 Masters titles. Career-high ranking = 1
    Sampras: 19 titles, 3 GS, 1 GS RUP, 0 year-end world #1, 1 year-end championship, 2 Masters titles. Career-high ranking = 1

    compared with:

    Djokovic: 13 titles, 1 Slam, 1 GS RUP, 0 year-end #1, 1 year-end championship, 4 Masters titles. Career-high ranking = 3
    Murray: 12 titles, 0 Slams, 1 GS RUP, 0 year-end #1, 0 year-end championshps, 3 Masters. Career-high ranking = 3

    Djoker and Murray are impressive, but not more impressive than Roddick
     
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  10. mattp420

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    Add to that 75 weeks straight at #1
     
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    Guys, I dont think its wise to compare peoples careers at a certain age, I think a persons career should be judged when they have their racquets hung up. Some are early bloomers ala Rafa and Borg and some are late ala Federer, its incomparable like.
     
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  12. sh@de

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    Wow, very interesting stats. Shows how incredible Nadal has been for his age.
     
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  13. stanfordtennis alum

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    great stats.. pretty interesting stuff
     
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  14. Tobias Fünke

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    Good point. The WCT finals and Italian Open were worth more in terms of prestige than today's Masters Series tournaments and were more highly regarded than the Australian Open. The year end Masters was probably the equivalent of a 4th grand slam tournament in those days which makes comparisons between eras difficult.
     
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  15. asafi2

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    Before the age of 19 Becker already won 2 Slams, and at 17 Chang won 1 Slam.

    Age is meaningless when comparing people because as you can see some are early bloomers and some are late bloomers. I think it is more reasonable to compare the years they've been a pro.
     
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  16. ChanceEncounter

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    Still doesn't change that people have different learning/adjustment curves. Some people hit the ground running, other people need to wait until it all clicks. The only worthwhile comparison is at the end of their careers.
     
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  17. Mansewerz

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    I did that, but Nadaltards have no reading comprehension.
     
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    Wow nice stats there CocaCola - great thread! Really goes to show you what separates Nadal and Djokovic from the rest of today's field!
     
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  19. GameSampras

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    Some guys burn out early, some perservere and develop great careers in later stages.. It all depends on the player.
     
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    8 slams, my guess. :D
     
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  21. goyeji

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    I guess you either didn't read CocaCola's post or didn't understand it. Let's highlight the relevant title counts for you, shall we. You can do the math.

     
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  22. CountryHillbilly

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    Rafa, Murray and Djokovic had Federer in their way. That's something of an obstacle for most people.
     
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    This definitely highlights just how much of an overhyped clown murray is at this point....
     
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    He hasn't been much of an obstacle for those three though, has he. More like the other way around.:lol:
     
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  25. CountryHillbilly

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    Yeah, actually his H2H against them is 1-9 (that is, 1 win, 9 loses) since last USOpen.

    Not that he cares right now :lol:
     
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  26. goyeji

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    Oh what a stat - thanks for that! I guess he is the 1-9 man in the Big Four.:lol:
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure Roger's ok w/ the fact that 15 is still greater than 6+1+0. :lol:
     
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    I hope that Roger is keenly aware of the fact that 28 > 22, much unlike some of his fans.:lol:
     
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    Who cares since turning 27 that he's lost 9/10 to his top rivals? He's allowed to have a bad stretch at his advanced age.
     
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  30. dragonfire

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    your wrong, roddick won 20 titles overall, and had another grand slam runner up in wimbledon 05. he turned 23 in late 2005 and didn't win another tournament for a very long time
     
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    oh, im sorry, i didn't realise that it was 22 yrs 2 months. Im sorry:)
     
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  32. FlamEnemY

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    Roddick reached No1 in 2003 with the following perfomances in GS:
    SF in AO
    1R in FO
    Sf in Wimbledon
    Win in USO

    and SF in Masters Cup

    Compare that to Djokovic's 2008 resume
    win in AO
    SF in FO
    2R in Wimbledon
    SF in USO

    and won MS Cup

    I'd say Djokovic has an edge, yet this still wasn't enough to reach even No2.
     
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  33. callitout

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    Roddick also won Montreal and Cincy Masters back to back that summer including a win over Roger at Montreal.
     
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  34. jamesblakefan#1

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    Roddick finished #1 in 2003 w/ 4535 pts. Djokovic finished #3 in 2008 w/ 4315 pts. Judging from this, Roddick's 2003 was better than Djokovic's 2008. Also, Djokovic would have been #3 in 2003 as well, behind Roger Federer w/ 4375 pts.
     
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    i dont really think career date comparisions are neccessary because many people peak at different times.
     
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  36. FlamEnemY

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    Alright, my bad. I didn't look in detail.
     
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  37. CocaCola

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    Thanks, well they both must continue to prove themselves in a years to come.
     
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  38. goyeji

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    Indeed, this is what all of us tennis fans have to look forward to in the coming years.
     
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  39. Steve132

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    Excellent advice. Agassi, Chang, Courier and Sampras are all about the same age, but their career trajectories were dramatically different. Chang won a major at age 17 and that remained his only major, although he did reach three other finals and was ranked at world no. 2. Courier won four majors before the age of 23, but achieved virtually nothing afterwards. Sampras won the U.S. Open at 19 and a few years later began a long tenure as world no. 1. Agassi had the strangest career path of all - early success, mid-career burnout and then a triumphant return to form which led him to play his most consistent tennis after age 30.

    I doubt if any observer in say, 1990, could have predicted these events. That's why we have to be very, very careful when predicting what any particular player will achieve in the future.
     
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