Could Djokovic hypothetically become a Tier 1 great?

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  1. bullfan

    bullfan Legend

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    Another stock answer.
     
  2. Nathaniel_Near

    Nathaniel_Near Talk Tennis Guru

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    Yeh, of course he will. I couldn't agree more!
     
  3. Morj

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    Honestly, even as a Djokovic fan the only way I can see him doing this would be if he accomplished the 4 in a row Grand Slam. However, this is not as impossible as people may think.

    Consider that just this year he was in the finals of 3 slams and at the FO he made the semis, although that was pretty much the final. Lets assume he wins Australia (not a given, since Nadal and Murray are still around). But if he wins australia then his next challenge is the french. He can beat Nadal on clay, and he pushed Rafa to the limit at this year's FO. Its possible he can actually win it. After that is Wimbledon, and Nadal's grass form has basically disappeared, Murray is the only challenge there. If Djokovic has a good day and Murray isn't playing as well as he could, then Djokovic could possibly take out Murray on grass. Finally, going into the USO i think he would be on such a confidence high, and its on Hardcourt, his 2nd best slam, he would be able to complete the 4 in a row.

    More than likely he never will though, his peak may already be over for all we know.
     
  4. Russeljones

    Russeljones G.O.A.T.

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    I had missed this the first time I read through. Is it possible kragster that you underestimated this achievement?
     
  5. ripitup

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    Definitely not. At this point I see 9 majors max for him, and with 9 majors I would still rank him below Connors, Lendl, Kramer, Perry, and possibly McEnroe given other statistics. In the event he doesnt ever win the French (good likelihood) he would even be below Agassi even with 9 majors. I am not sure if he will even reach 9 and might have less.

    He is more likely to be at tier 3 type great, at absolute best. BTW Nadal is clearly a tier 1 great at this point.
     
  6. Morj

    Morj Semi-Pro

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    If he somehow completes the CYGS then why would he not be considered a tier 1 great?
     
  7. Finisterre

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    i think he has a chance but it depends from the competion next 4 o 5 year..
    The only ones able to stop Djokovic in major events are Del Potro and Murray..Federer and Nadal after 2014 i think will decline..I hope Nadal continuing winning slam for 2 years at least
     
  8. ripitup

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    Irrelevant as it will never happen. Djokovic has only won more than 1 major once in his career, has already peaked as a player (and is in fact already on decline), and is going to win the CYGS. Sorry but just no.
     

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