Is Djokovic the most complete player of the modern era?

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  1. furryballs

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    it is amasing
     
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  2. pds999

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    Nah his net game is not great, you have to admit that. He looks very shakey when he comes to net. Remember the backhand from Nadal he let fly in to go 0-30 in the last game of the match yesterday? He doesn't have a natural instinct of when to come forward and when not to and almost all his vollies are stop volleys. Rafa is the better vollyer certainly and has a far more sound overhead. Rafa however doesn't dominate on the BH side like Djokovic does, although frustratingly yesterday we saw he can hit the shot like a missile when he wants to, but chooses not to.
     
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  3. pds999

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    I am sure people have asked this before, but why do you post the players initial and surname every single time you make a point about them?
     
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  4. furryballs

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    when you can run backwards and still hit the ball back?get real
     
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    From the tennis I've watched, he's the most complete and balanced baseliner of the modern era.
     
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    At least we can say that he is more complete a player than the God, pardon GOAT...
     
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  7. Tennis Fanatic 070

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    No you can say that, normal people can't say that.
     
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  8. SQA333

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    I'm sure there are many club level players out there who know they can hit an overhead better than him.
     
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    10 ownage
     
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    Oh I see. What about volleying? What about touch shots? Does Djokovic have all those? So how is he complete without that? Forget overheads, he fails there.
     
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  11. Payam

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    He is a great player, and a couple of months ago I watched a video from Roger Rasheed at the end of which he was trying to say "Novak Djokovic is the most complete player" and he failed each time and then he gave up in the end. I can't find it now, but would be obliged if someone does.

    Djokovic is only one year younger than Nadal, but has way less GS trophies than him and I find it hard to imagine that he can surpass Nadal in either trophy and glory.
     
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    Djokovic has horrible net play. He should have played more doubles matches to get stronger there. I'm not sure if its to late to learn or not.

    Bottom line, no he's not a complete player.
     
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  13. single_handed_champion

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    Murray is at least as good. He also has way more variety off the backhand, much better using it at the net etc.
     
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    Djokovic's weaknesses are too obvious to call him complete:

    1. Horrendous overhead smashes. Top pros are expected to make 999 out of 1000 of them, yet Djokovic never fails to produce those WTF gems.
    2. Extremely ugly, mechanical and erratic drop-volleys, block volleys so bad he never tries them.
    3. Poor slice that floats and sits up, asking to be obliterated.

    Are those weaknesses important in the modern game? Nope, they are not.

    Djokovic has obvious strengths:

    1. Incredible return of serve, unmatched by anyone since Agassi. Murray is the distant second.
    2. Great backhand - solid in defense, deadly in offense. His best shot, according to Djokovic himself. Murray is the close second.
    3. Sublime movement - just a notch below Nadal.
    4. Fantastic flexibility - never seen anything like that since Guga Kuerten.
    5. Good disguise on dropshots.

    He is a great player, but not complete by any stretch.
     
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  16. Nathaniel_Near

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    He has the most complete overhead in history. Also, his movement on clay and grass is without a hitch.


    Please take this post seriously.
     
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