Djokovic's Wimbledon Triumph - A lucky victory he WON'T repeat - can he win 10 Slams?

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  1. VAMOSFIRE

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    Djokovic is good, he should win some more slams. Rafael Nadal can't win them all, so I can definitely see Djokovic winning some more slams.
     
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    60% of the people on here with Nadal in their avatar are trolls. I don't get it really.
     
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  3. VAMOSFIRE

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    Can you tell me how to get an avatar? I've been a member since August last year and still none.
     
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    User CP at the top left of the page... blue bar.
     
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    Mine has these options-

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    Is sig the avatar or something different?
     
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    I do believe you need a minimum number of posts first before you can have an avatar.
     
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    Interesting, didn't know that.
     
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  8. VAMOSFIRE

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    AH. That would explain it. Thanks :D
     
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    Nadal has less problems with injury each year. He's making every slam final, with ease. So it looks like he's on the rise in terms of avoiding injury.
     
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    don't speak too soon...
     
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    Here's a nice one for ya'.

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    But there is footage of him training this week. That AO Final didn't injure him. Didn't even need an injury timeout! From strength to strength to strength to strength.
     
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    Listen, young valiant and fiery Rafa fan. Your time... will come! Just try not to get banned. :twisted:


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    Thanks for not banning me and for the nice description of my personality.
     
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    :lol:

    10/10
     
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    His nose is too big, no thank you.
     
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    That could explain why he wilts around Rafa...can pick up the scent of Rafa's derriere from the other side of the court :D
     
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    I do not know much about Federer, very hard for me to comment.
     
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    fed trolls still smarting and crying like federer.
     
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    Because Djokovic's game is not as brutal on the body as Nadal's. Djokovic may not be as graceful or light-footed as Edberg, but his game will not rush him toward an injury-induced downslide like that of Nadal.


    He's no superhuman, but I maintain he's a more flexible player delivering less overt physical brutality to his body--which (in theory) will give him a few more years to collect majors than Nadal.
     
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    Based on what metric?
     
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    Edberg didn't have a very long career either. In fact, it was Connors, who had the most physical game ended up having the longest career. It's more mental than physical. Sampras retired because he was mentally spent. Agassi, on the other hand, had a much longer career despite playing pure baseline game with a bad back.
     
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  26. FlamEnemY

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    Definitely. Djokovic's flexibility is what keeps him pretty much injury-free.

    Plus, he is lighter than Nadal and has by default better reach than him. In theory, his career should last longer.
     
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    MTF ban? What you talk'n bout Nethaniel!
     
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    typical fed fanboy was cute one day and paranoid phoney sycophant the next day. meltdown. i feel sympathy for it.
     
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    It will be his toughest slam to win again... it's the place he looks most vulnerable, absolutely.
     
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    He plays a more tactically sound game where he runs way less than his opponents on a consistent basis. He moves people around, people don't move him. People move Rafa around all the time.


    He expends less energy, particularly off the backhand side. Nadal has to expend alot more energy because he puts so much spin on all his strokes. Novak hits through a little more, thus of course he expends less energy than Nadal does.


    Coupled that with better flexibility (or so it seems), I'd say that Novak is going to last quite alot longer than Nadal.
     
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    Oh, no. Never knew anything about that, is it even worth while compared to TTW?
     
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    Nope - it's pish.
     
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    He was a pro for 13 years, so that's no short stint for one of the best players of his generation.

    Yes, but before his retirement, when did Connors win his last major? 1983--but he retired in 1996. Longevity sans majors victories for that wide a gap (until retirement) does not mean much. At least Edberg's final major (1992) was not that far removed from his own retirement--ironically enough in 1996, like Connors.


    Agassi is not a good example since he was so in and out during the first half of his career, that he did not burn himself out with consistent play the way I witnessed it happen to Courier--another guy with a brutal, grinding game.
     
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    Let's keep this thread on topic.Will Novak win at life?
     
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    I wouldn't know, I don't read your posts to be honest.



    I wouldn't use that match as an example in all fairness. Roddick didn't play half as well as he did against Murray or Federer. Remember, all of their matches have been close, I know this isn't grass, but Hewitt at US Open 2001 (in his prime) got pushed by Roddick who had yet to take that next step (he was still 18 and very immature even for Roddick - watch the line call reaction).


    I agree with your premise about Wimbledon 2004 and 2005. Even then, outside 2002 and 2005, where did Hewitt actually look like winning a Wimbledon title? Roddick was a contender from 2003, 2004 and 2005 (losing to Federer each time) and had that 2009. Even from 2007 & 2008 people still felt Roddick was a contender at the very least. Hewitt is more decorated (and deservedly so - he beat who was in front of him), but I believe people took Roddick a lot more seriously on grass than Hewitt. Before Nadal, the only guy who had a shot at beating Federer was Roddick -who came the closest to beatin Federer before W07 final when he lost in 4 tough sets. Hewitt wasn't going to beat Federer from that period.



    Roddick could beat Sampras on grass no doubts. Especially in a best of three where he's beaten Sampras twice. So from a foundation point of view he's in with a shot. US Open 2002 Sampras played well and Roddick was struggling to move. Who knows?




    Djokovic run wasn't a complete fluke. But let's get real, he owes the ITF big time for slowing the courts down to a pace where 20 stroke rallies can be hit and you can grind to grass court success (BTW not sayung Djokovic grinds for the morons who will pick up on that last comment).
     
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  38. jackson vile

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    Nathaniel dude... You know he already has dude...

    Novak will rip the Wim. title from the hands of Nadal or Federer, you know... who ever makes the final with him.
     
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