I think Djokovic's the best in the world right now...

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  1. Turning Pro

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    on hard courts at least. He's been to the last two slam finals, losing to a ralph who's played the best he's ever played at the us open. Regardless of the outcome of himself and ferrer/murray in the final. He's done really well since the atrocious French Open 2010 serving fiasco. I think his mental strength went up a notch, with his serve being more reliant and the U.S and Davis Cup really improved his belieft and confidence.

    I hope he finishes it off on sunday night. I think he's more talented and a better shotmaker than murray, so hopefully genius prevails.
     
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  2. Murrayfan31

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    You forgot Murray. It will be a great final no doubt.
     
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  3. meg0529

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    This tournament is not over yet. We don't know who he will play in the final yet. Murray hasn't had the opportunity to shine yet.
     
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    I think the final will be absolutely awesome this year. Murray and Djokovic -- couldn't have asked for a better final. I am hoping Ferrer doesn't spoil the party, for what could be the greatest final ever in AO history.
     
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  5. Wilander Fan

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    Might be. Nadal will be in the mix for the next few years with Murray and Djoker but Federer is playing on borrowed time. He may pull out one or two more slams though but they would be upsets IMO. Its a shame since Federer in terms of legacy is in a different class and we will never see the likes of him again. Anyway, Djoker is a robot machine right now but he has to beat Nadal for this claim to have any weight. Murray is erratic but is getting better. Nadal is a force of nature but proving to be injury prone. Those things accumulate and you can already see he has lost half a step. Djoker and Murray are probably faster. Nadal has that forehand though.

    Sadly, it will all be less interesting after Federer goes.
     
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    The 7,000 point difference doesn't agree with you.
     
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  7. Murrayfan31

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    Yep Federer is old and Nadal has too much mileage. I believe Murray, Djokovic, and possibly Del Potro will be the dominant players from here on out.
     
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    Murray dominant? I doubt it. Yes he will win a major, maybe a few but i doubt he will get to double figures. And Nadal isnt going anywhere for the next two-three years atleast.
     
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    ^^ *right now* he means, since Rafa has a hammy issue.

    We'll know on Sunday when Ferrer and Joker face off.
     
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    Roger at his best still beats Nole, problem is Roger doesn't often play at his best anymore. He might get to 85-90% of his peak form and that isn't good enough to beat 100% Nole which is what we saw today. Credit to Nole, based on his performances against Roger at the USO and now here at the AO, we know he can go toe to toe with Roger on groundies (and win a majority of those points) and if he serves well then the game will basically be decided by who win's the big points here and there. That's it. With time, Nole can possibly get a little better but Roger isn't so over time I think we'll see Roger slowly fade into the twilight. No shame in that given how great of a career he's had. He's 29 and playing a game best played by 22-26 year old's so these defeats don't bother me one bit. They do sadden me in that I know one day we won't see Roger play anymore and while I think between Murray, Djokovic and Nadal the torch will be a terrific hands, I think this torch will never burn as brightly as it has in the hands of the Maestro.
     
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  11. Cesc Fabregas

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    Dream on fanboy, Nadal is a league above all those players.
     
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    Let's not be hasty. :)
     
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    After Nadal won AO'09 there was much talk about Federer being done and Rafa winning that CYGS. Then Fed won 2 slams and lost the USO by a hair. Coupled with his AO'10 that would have been a "Rafa slam" : P

    After Nadal retired in AO'10 everybody went about how his body's wear and tear had caught up with him, and he was going to win less and less.

    Nothing to do with this insightful thread, probably, just reminiscing.
     
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    Is that why Del Potro has rolled off 3 straight wins on Nadal, two of them being total domination?
     
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    hmmm. .
     
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    on one surface. Del Potro has yet to do anything for a long time. Maybe he will win more slams in the future but just because he has won one major, doesnt mean he will be a dominant player. You have to back up your first slam with another and Del Potro has yet to do so
     
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  17. john5527

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    You may be right. Murray is showing us some great stuff right now. He may be on the rise to the top right now. Djokovic is playing some great tennis also and may win it this year. I don't think Federer's age is hurting him yet. There are just some guys like you mentioned who have improved their game and are playing on fire right now.
     
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    i haven't watched murray play much the entire tourney since everytime i watch it looked like a blowout.

    i'm sure everyone is waiting for murray to win 1 slam, many thought this would have happened at least a year ago.

    while i think djoker have proven himself to be able to take one of the top 2 positions, i don't think murray has. djoker has won a slam and taken out federer out twice in the AO, and has always pushed nadal. murray just hasn't done enough for me. it seems like the only reason he has a chance at a slam right now is because nadal and fed aren't in the final against him. it's pretty much the same feeling people get when fed won the FO without going against nadal, it loses some importance/meaning in the sense that their was no old guard to fight.
     
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    Murray will neutralize Novak's serve and try to slow ball him. Novak will pound away like usual. I think Murray will have a slight edge on this matchup. Andy will have to keep his nerves in check.
     
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    Murray double slam figures? Lol :lol:

    As long as Rafa is around he can most likely forget Wimbledon... plus he'll NEVER win the FO.

    He'd have to win the USO and the AO at least 4x apiece to even have a shot at it.

    He's probably got 4-5 more good years to play.

    3 majors (max) for Murray and he'd better start soon. If he fails once again here... that's nearly an entire year gone once again as his next good shot will be at the USO in late 11
     
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    ya, where he almost lost to troiki the first round of USO? Down 2 sets to 1 and double break?

    troll, im sick of these kids knighting a new player after 1 match.
     
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    omfg, ridiculous. Nadal won Wimbledon last year without facing Federer and the USO without facing arguably the best player ever on HC. Doesn't take anything away from him. If a player isn't good enough to get the the final, that takes nothing away from whoever does.
     
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  23. Turning Pro

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    bump.......
     
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  24. Justin Side

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    He's the best in the world for one event, as is anyone that wins a major.

    Here's how the top 3 rankings will look on Monday:

    1. Rafael Nadal: 12,390 points
    2. Roger Federer: 7,965 points
    3. Novak Djokovic: 7,880 points
     
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    Wow, Rafito is doing well. Roger will be lucky to stay at 2 by year's end.
     
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    Djokovic is definitely the best Australian Open player in the world :lol:
     
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    So its just a matter of time that Nole kicks Roger out of the #2 spot ???
     
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    Federer will probably do well in the Miami and Indian Wells events but Djokovic will probably out-play him in the clay season (or maybe not, we'll see) :lol:
     
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    The big thing for Djokovic will be defending Dubai, because after that they virtually have the same number of points to defend through the French Open.
     
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    Whoa, he keeps this type of play going, it sure won't be long.
     
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  31. Hitman

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    He's looking good. Let's see if he can build on this though.
     
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    Pat Mcenroe said Novak will finish the year #2 in the world. Then who is finishing #1 and #3 ???
     
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    Nadal and Fed respectively, IMO :)
     
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    Mcenroe also said Novak will win Another slam this year. then other dude has to win the other 2 slams. I supposed that is Nadal, with French and Wimbledon,,,i guess, then that leaves Federer with NO slams.....:)
     
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    Mcenroe changes his mind more times then the wind changes direction. He is a bandwagoner, did he not say rafa would win 3 out of the 4? so he is going back on that now after one slam.

    Djokovic actually has a small chance to beat Nadal on clay at the french open, wimbledon no way, US open big chance but I don't see it happening.
     
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  36. Xemi666

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    I think this year feels like 2008 (remember when everyone was on the Djokovic bandwagon then too?), I doubt Novak wins another slam this year ;)
     
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    Rafito has 5000+ points to defend during the clay court swing though... not to say that he isn't capable of another sweep.
     
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    He seems to be playing a level of tennis worthy of getting himself the #1 ranking (if he keeps this up) and to be gaining a "bandwagon" following but, now that Nole has shed the stigma of being a 1 slam wonder and is coming off a Davis Cup win which by his own admission was the undisputed highlight of his tennis career, he is not the brash punk who won OZ in 08 but really seems ot have put in the work redesigning himself for a long successful career at the head of mens' professional tennis; from his newfound mental toughness and ability to play relaxed through entire matches even when the chips are down, to his improved english speaking skills, to his eliminating the "dagger though your heart-" type gestures that he used to make. Novak has made himself over into a champion for the long haul. If he is attracting a bandwagon following and it reminds us of the praise he was given immediately after OZ 08, this Djoker is very different from just three years ago, so I think the present bandwagon could very well increase in size and endure much longer than the previous.
     
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  39. mcenroefan

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    Nadal is best on clay bit I don't think he's the best on hard.
     
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    I wonder if Joker can maintain this confidence and form and whether he can transfer it to grass. There's really no reason on today's grass that Joker shouldn't be able to compete at this level. He was really awesome at the AO.

    If he can make the jump to grass, he will compete every year for world #1.
     
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    I think it's a little early to count Fed out at Wimby and the USO....not saying he's the favorite...just that he has a good chance at both.
     
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    I don"t know about bandwagon's but posted over a year ago I thought Novak would be the next world number 1. He appears to have fixed his serve.
     
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    Let's see if he can be the next world #2 before talking about the #1...
     
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    Who cares about number 2? I'm sure he doesn't. Number one is what matters.
     
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    Where'd all the peeps go that thought Federer would take back #1 from Rafa? :oops:
     
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    Agreed, Djoker is the best tennis player in the world at the mo.
     
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    Djokovic pulling his game up is the best thing that could happen to Federer’s chances of regaining the number 1 spot. He would love if Murray got into the mix and won a slam as well. It’s a lot easier to be number 1 when you don’t have Nadal winning every tournament he enters. The points are spread more thinly and it doesn’t take as much. Heck the number 1 person at the end of this year might have only won 1 slam.
     
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    Explain your fuzzy logic. How will Djokovic, taking the #2 spot from Federer, help Federer regain #1 :confused:

    Federer better worry about Djokovic, not Nadal if he cares about regaining the top spot.

    Dunno if you checked the rankings lately but Federer will be lucky to hold onto the #2 spot.
     
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    I wonder if Djokovic will beat Rafa and Federer at Roland Garros and Wimbledon :lol:
     
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  50. Bud

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    I can definitely see Novak beating Federer at RG... not Rafa, however.

    I don't think anyone currently has the game to take down Rafa at Wimbledon.
     
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