Who do you think Djokovic would rather play in the Wimbledon and US Open finals?

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  1. Mike Sams

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    Hypothetical situation. Who do you think Djokovic would rather meet at the Wimbledon final and the US Open final between Nadal and Federer? Who do you think he considers the more beatable player between the two on grass and hardcourts in best of 5?
     
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  2. Towser83

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    the way their current form is, he'd rather play Federer.However if Federer got back into good form I think he'd rather play Nadal. Federer beat Djokovic at Wimbledon last year and he was effectively 2 points away from being 5-0 in H2H with Djokovic at the US Open (instead on 3-2)

    On the other hand Novak's always had close matches with Nadal on grass even when Nadal was at his best and at the US Open you would favour Djokovic on form.

    But obviously tough matches in any case.
     
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  3. Big_Dangerous

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  4. 1477aces

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    Tough. Fedal is on its way out but Federer more so than nadal. I think it would be quite a task for Federer to even make the final though seeing as he has made just two of the last 12 major finals.
     
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  5. veroniquem

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    I think at this point, he would just consider himself very happy not to lose to Haas, Berd, Murray or Delpo before even getting to Fedal on grass.
     
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  6. Mike Sams

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    Djokovic is on an 11 Slam semifinal streak. Those guys won't be stopping him at the Slams. It will take somebody in the top 4 unless god-Tsonga shows up.
     
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  7. Fiji

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    Rafail *******. :lol:
     
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  8. djokovicisananimal

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    He would rather play Nadal on grass.

    He would rather play Nadal on hardcourt.
     
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  9. ark_28

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    Not to forget Rosol, oh wait Novak never lost to him early in a Slam :)
     
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  10. Gonzo_style

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    Wimbledon-Nadal
    USO-Federer
     
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  11. fps

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    It's funny I'd have him down the opposite way round. On that fast USO surface I still see Fed as a major threat, Wimbledon I think Nadal's the better player at this point.
     
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  12. veroniquem

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    Any streak is bound to get broken and seeing how he lost to Delpo, Haas, Dimi and Berd in the last 4 masters (his worst perfs in a very long time), I would say that he seems ripe for an upset in a slam. I don't wish one for him but on current form...
     
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  13. Gonzo_style

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    Djokovic can beat them both at the US Open.

    Wimbledon, I'm not so sure...
     
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  14. Russeljones

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    I think he'd love to play Nadal at Wimbledon and Murray at the US Open.
     
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  15. librarysteg

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    This is how I feel as a Djokovic fan at the moment. Of course, in best of 5 his chances of being upset should go down significantly.

    Between Nadal and Federer, I feel less nervous when he's playing Federer these days.
     
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  16. ForLoveOfTheGame

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    Wimbledon= Nadal, based on their previous encounter in the final and since Federer is saving all his gas for #8 on the grass. US Open= Federer, based on schooling him three years in a row there. I believe that might be his thinking but who knows. He's an intriguing fellow that Novak. :)
     
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