Djokovic = Just A One Slam Wonder?

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Will Djokovic win another slam?

Poll closed May 14, 2010.
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  2. No

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  1. soyizgood

    soyizgood G.O.A.T.

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    IMO it's looking that way. He can't beat Nadal on clay or grass, played out of his mind to beat Federer at the 2008 AO but is a mental midget against him in slams otherwise, Murray has turned the tables on him lately, and he's beginning to pop out excuses like his compatriot Jankovic. His conditioning looks like it will be an on-going issue and he looks the most likely of the top 4 to get knocked out of a slam via a major upset (Safin, Kohlschreiber...wtf?!?!).

    He is in the prime of his career but appears to have either hit a slump or perhaps already has peaked. What's your take?
     
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  2. GameSampras

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    You know what. He may very well be. Last year I thought Djoker was going to be the next big thing. He was very solid on every surface, young, and full of potential. But then I see how he has a tendancy to play DOWN to the competition, is very erratic, and very much of a headcase when it comes to pressure. That coupled with his breathing issues, DJoker may never win another.

    One thing is for sure. Out of all the players on tour, Djoker has been the most disappointing for me. I thought for sure by now he would have been number 2 in the world with a few slams under his belt and close to taking that number 1 ranking.

    Boy has the Serb proved me wrong. Hes like this era's version of Safin. Only not to lesser degree IMO.

    Tons of talent and potential, but mentally wayyyy out there. He should have accomplished so much more by this point. Beginning of 08 I thought Djoker was going to be the man. The new force in tennis. Now I just see another "era filler"
     
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  3. GasquetGOAT

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    He did the win the masters cup though
     
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  4. deltox

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    he will pull it together and respond somewhere in the next 2 years. he is to solid to not get a couple more slams over his career. i still see him as a way better player than murray and hes still getting tons of hype

    My .02
     
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  5. GameSampras

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    Ive been saying Djoker will put it together and turn things around for quite a while now and it never comes to fruition. Im kind of sick of defending him at this point. As he has been nothing short of a DISAPPOINTMENT. I could see Djoker falling in the rankings before I could ever see him going up. He just doesnt seem to have the complete package.
     
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  6. vbranis

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    Let's not forget he played 3 Masters finals in a row, and had match points in the semis of Madrid against Rafa (when Rafa wasn't tired).

    I think he overplayed in the weeks leading up to RG, that's why he lost. Otherwise, I would have favored him to win the entire thing, especially since Rafa was out.

    BTW: 666th post :twisted:
     
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  7. Conquistador

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    I don't think he can win another slam. He doesnt have the mental edge today. When he switched from Wilson back to Head--his career got worse--im not blaming the racquet.....
     
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  8. THESEXPISTOL

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    He is the guy with more tennis potential after Del Potro..
    But he's dumb during games, he's serbian fanatic (it's good being patriotic.. but not that much.. he's a fanatic!) and his entourage behavior doesn't help his image a lot..

    But who am i to say he's a mediocre player..
     
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  9. marc45

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    i still like murray to win one before joker wins another or del potro his first
     
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  10. RCizzle65

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    I predict a Safin-like career, he may have another big run in him if he gets pumped up like the 2008 Australian Open
     
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  11. World Beater

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    NO WAY.

    djokovic and roddick are not one slam wonders.
     
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  12. Blue Drop

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    Threads with titles like these were much more fun when GJ011 was still around.

    Anyway, he could very well end up a one-slam wonder, but I see him eeking out a US Open or another AO at some point. If he wants results at slams, he needs to make his fitness a priority.
     
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  13. egn

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    Yea I am quite dissapointed it seems that 2007-2008 run to the AO was his absolute best. He made a bit of damage in clay last year and than just flammmed out fast. He tried at the US Open but he went back to being Roger's whipping boy and now he almost looked as if he was going to cement himself on clay and then lost to Kohl? I hate to say it he is way more dissapointing than Murray..Murray is one surface threat and doing it Djokovic is looking like a no surface threat, he can't go deep in the slams, he can't beat the best on the surface, he can only go deep in the master series which he still can't win. I mean it is looking like very soon he is going to fall behind Del Potro or even Roddick and be hanging out in the lower half of the top 10.
     
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  14. dr325i

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    why is he a (Serbian) FANATIC...if you know the meaning of the word???
     
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  15. THESEXPISTOL

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    you seriously don't know the words he said about Montenegro incident last year and things he said about croatians do you?
     
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  16. NickH87

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    Well when you have nadal and federer winning every other slam, I would rather be a one slam wonder than one of the other guys on tour who isnt going to have a real shot at winning anything until the top two are gone.

    I am a big djokovic fan and I hope he does well in the future.
     
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  17. timnz

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    I see him being a 3 or 4 Major champion

    Kind of equivalent to Arthur Ashe's tennis achievements. Maybe one time a number #1 ranking and winning 3 or 4 of the majors.
     
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  18. ElSuegro

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    He's still young enough, and very talented. How motivated? I don't know. But if this Nadal injury thing turns out to be serious, maybe he can get inspired to achieve more. It must be very frustrating to be that good, yet get stuck in the middle of the Federer-Nadal show.
     
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  19. dh003i

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    I think his talent is over-rated. He isn't as talented as Federer or even Nadal, not by a long shot.

    He isn't as talented as Brad Gilbert was, and has a hell of a lot less heart.
     
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  20. Camnation

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    He's still young. I don't think he's peaked yet (at least, I dearly hope not). I haven't heard him crapping excuses either. Where is this thread coming from? Shall we insist that Murray is a no-slam wonder now, since he hasn't beaten Rafa on grass or clay either?
     
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  21. zagor

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    I still think he'll end up with 2-3 slams but was very disappointed in his performances in slams this year.
     
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  22. IvanAndreevich

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    Holy crap. Yeah he's clearly not Federer or Nadal but give the guy a break. He's 22 years old and ranked #4 in the world. I think he'll move back to #3 before the end of the year...
     
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  23. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    Djokovic will not be anything but a one-line footnote in this period; for all of the hype about that clown, what has he lived up to, other than beating Federer in a slam when Roger was still dealing with an illness. There's not an ounce of anything dynamic or defining about his game.
     
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  25. dr325i

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    No I don't, please give us a link...and then the explanation on why he's a FANATIC!!! You obviously don't know the true meaning of that word... And the history of the region...don't want to even go there...

    According to you, 80% of the athletes from that region are fanatics...which is very much untrue...
     
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  26. dr325i

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    WOW, you know nothing about tennis...
    THe hate toward someone you don't even know has clouded your brain completely...
     
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  27. NoobWannabe

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    You guys speak as if being a grand slam wonder is something to be ashamed of. Do you freaking realize how many great players out there trying hard their freaking whole life and never won a slam?? People here are so judgemental it's almost funny.
     
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  28. kobe3pointer

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    Djokovic is definitely not a one slam wonder...

    Im sure he can win a coupple more the way if he keeps on playing like he was playing BEFORE FO...
     
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  29. kobe3pointer

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    Agreed. 100%
     
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  30. Dimitrov_Fan

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    1 Australian Open
    1 US Open
    2 French Open Final, 1 US Open Final
    3 Wimbledon semi-finals.

    1 Olympic Silver
    2 Master's Cups

    9 Master's Shields

    That's my overall prediction.
     
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  31. kobe3pointer

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    Looks good, although I think he might have another chance at an AO..
     
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  32. BreakPoint

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    My take is that his 2HBH is holding him back. If he switched to a 1HBH, he would have won at least 6 Slams by now. Just look at how many Slams Federer, Sampras, and Laver have won with their 1HBH's. ;) :shock: LOL
     
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  33. kobe3pointer

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    That western grip needs to change to eastern too, and his racquet needs to lose 10 sq inches...
     
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  34. norbac

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    He looked like a man on a mission at the 08 Aussie Open, haven't really seen that from him in a while.
     
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  35. BreakPoint

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    OK, but seriously, the only reason Djokovic even has one Slam is because Federer had just contracted mono and was sick as a dog when he played Djokovic in the semis. Otherwise, Federer would have beaten him and then Tsonga in the final and be up to at least 15 Slams by now.
     
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  36. SoCal10s

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    no more slams

    I can't see him winning any more slams unless there are some serious rain delays .. he conditioning is way below par for a slam winner where you're expected to fight 3 out of 5 sets.. no way in the US open heat and Aussie sun... everyone is used to his antics now and they will protest and the crowd will booo him if he stalls for time.. 1 slam wonder is sure a likely fit.. too bad,he was starting be a real threat...
     
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  37. SikSerb

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    I disagree. People seem to forget very easily here, anyone remember the unbelievable run before the French Open? I think Novak will continue his form on grass and through to the end of the year, possibly adding another slam before years end, it could very well happen. Hes still very young and still has years of his prime left. People are overreacting as per usual on this forum.
     
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  38. thalivest

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    I would project for him to end up between 1-3 slams. So yeah possibly a one-slam wonder but probably only a 33% shot of it. He is talented enough there is a good shot he gets the breaks or run of form to win another 1 or 2. I know there are some like zagor who still think he will win 4+. We will see but I dont see it. I see Nadal. Murray, and Del Potro all being ahead of him and stronger contenders than him in the coming years. Federer will still be a big force and ahead of Djoko for a few more years. Then in addition to Nadal, Murray, and Del Potro we see which up and comers or newcomers could pass him as they develop. Tsonga will probably never be as consistent as Djokovic but will always be a toughie for him if they play, and even veteran Roddick is a tough opponent for Djokovic. As for the slams:

    Hard courts: so much competition here, almost everyone either plays their best tennis here or is comfortable.

    Clay: Nadal and Del Potro (after this year IMO) will be blocking his way. Federer IMO is still the better clay courter and will be as long as he is confident until he slows down significantly.

    Grass: Nadal and Federer are in another league here. Murray will be better in the near future, if he doesnt prove to be this year. Tsonga could easily end up being better on grass if he fulfills his grass court potential. Roddick arguably is better on grass and still has a few more strong years left.

    Again that is not even counting the possibly much more improved (eg- Cilic or Nishikori) or newcoming (eg- Tomic, etc..) threats to come in down the road.
     
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  39. Cesc Fabregas

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    Still feel he has 4-5 slams in him.
     
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  40. thalivest

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    What makes you think that? Murray is clearly a superior hard court player now, and I suspect their results on grass will be very similar this year. I believe they are about equal on the Race now.
     
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  41. SikSerb

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    Murray's game peaked towards the end of last year, a time when Djokovic's form took a huge slump. Djokovic only regained his top form on clay this year. So I dont think you can really judge whos superior until the hard court season starts in a month.
     
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  42. Nadal_Freak

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    Another terrible thread started by a Djokovic hater. When will they stop?
     
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  43. InvisibleSoul

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    I think he can win a few more...

    Sure, he has had some inconsistent results and has been knocked out early in several Grand Slams, but in 2007 & 2008, he DID make at least the semifinals in 6 of the last 7 Grand Slams... that definitely has to count for something.

    He's fallen a bit short of expectations so far this year, but he definitely has the ability to make it deep into any given tournament, and if you do that, there's always a chance you can win it...
     
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  44. CountryHillbilly

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    Too many of these threads here ... and then you complain about serbs who respond badly...

    1. Why is he a Serb fanatic?? He didn;t say anything about Croatians, and he only campaigned against Kosovo independence

    2. He probably expected a lot in the spring last year, but got beaten by Rafa in Monte Carlo, Queens, and FO and apparently got depressed after that and had a long crisis, extended by racket change

    Fortunately, he's been getting better on clay recently and has beaten Fed twice, and got close to Rafa in Madrid

    3. As far as the future goes: he and Murray are a class ahead of all the young players out there, DelPotro, Cilic, Monfils, ..

    Fed will have to retire or lose interest someday and Rafa's knees are in doubt, so Murray and Djoko will start dominating within a year or so.

    Definitely not a one-slam wonder...
     
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    Djokovic is not going to be a class above Del Potro. Watching the progress Del Potro made over the last few months he could easily end up overtaking Djokovic soon. Thinking Federer and Nadal will be done in a little over a year is wishful thinking. Also there are players who could easily emerge before too long who arent proven yet, or arent even really on the pro scene yet.

    Lastly even in the ridiculous idea Murray-Djokovic were to ever completely dominate on their own that wouldnt be such good news for Djokovic who is becoming Murray's pigeon in the last year. Meeting Murray all the time in finals could be his worst nightmare.
     
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  46. joeri888

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    He might be a Djokovic hater, but I think it's kind of a fair question. He looked like being the enxt best thing in the spring of 2008 and even seemed THE biggest challenger to Roger Federer's throne for a short while when he won AO, IW, and Rome.. Then he did okay again in Hamburg and Roland Garros. The Queen's final was good too, but after that, he's been disappointing. Apart from his great revival at the Masters Cup his Grandslam record over the last 12 months is pretty horrible with a 2nd round, SF, QF and 3rd round..
     
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  47. batz

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    Waaayyyyyyyyyyy too early to say if he'll win more slams.

    This board seems to deal in absolutes. A couple of weeks ago, Rafa was absolutley going to dominate clay and pull off a grand slam this season. Now we've got got threads stating absolutely that Roger will win the rest of the slams this season.
     
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  48. Leublu tennis

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    Really? At age 21: Djokovic = 1 slam; Roger "the goat" = 0 slams. He is basically a year ahead of a great player, goat or not.
     
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  49. vegeta SSJ4

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    nalbandian - no slams
    davydenko - no slams
    gonzalez - no slams
    murray - no slams

    hate on some of these players ofr doing jack **** with there careers.

    [​IMG]
     
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  50. MethodTennis

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    i agree he may be another roddick. geting beat off safin isnt such a big deal when safin plays well ide expect him to be djok he just doesnt play well 9/10 times
     
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