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5555 11-19-2011 01:05 AM

Becker: Djokovic's 2011 is the greatest season in tennis history
 
Boris Becker: "This man has produced arguably the greatest season in tennis history"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/15708548.stm

PS McEnroe agress with that statement: "'He has had the greatest year in the history of our sport" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ten...-Djokovic.html

rofl_copter3 11-19-2011 01:26 AM

It would have been but his body then failed miserably... He broke down which in my opinion tainted his season...

TennisLovaLova 11-19-2011 01:54 AM

Greatest season in stats ok
In tennis level: no
I agree that retiring so often is lame

joe sch 11-19-2011 03:17 AM

Nope ... Not even a grand slam so cant be the best season in "tennis history". Rod Laver won the grand slam in 1969 which IMO should be the greatest tennis season in "open tennis history". Its sad that even our modern champions do not seem to remember history. I guess these guys greatest season definition has more to do with percentage of matches won than winning all the majors in the same season ?

Nadal_Power 11-19-2011 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 6123390)
Nope ... Not even a grand slam so cant be the best season in "tennis history". Rod Laver won the grand slam in 1969 which IMO should be the greatest tennis season in "open tennis history". Its sad that even our modern champions do not seem to remember history. I guess these guys greatest season definition has more to do with percentage of matches won than winning all the majors in the same season ?

He is not close even with percentage

hoodjem 11-19-2011 09:25 AM

Numbers don't lie.

It ain't Djokovic.

Hood_Man 11-19-2011 09:48 AM

In the first 7 months it seemed like it would be, but even though he won Montreal and the US Open he hasn't seemed anywhere near as invincible in the second half.

sportsfan1 11-19-2011 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by 5555 (Post 6123331)
Boris Becker: "This man has produced arguably the greatest season in tennis history"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/15708548.stm

PS McEnroe agress with that statement: "'He has had the greatest year in the history of our sport" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/ten...-Djokovic.html

Nah, Becker- it should say ' One of the greatest half seasons'. Then Fed took him out in FO, followed by Murray, then he beat Fed in USO but that left him crocked for the rest of the year and so fragile that Nishikori bageled him and he had to withdraw in fear of facing Tsonga in that state.

As for McEnroe, he's very prone to exaggerating, so he can be ignored.
However, if the Djoker can recover and maintain his form, it maybe possible for him to have the greatest ever season in 2012.

rofl_copter3 11-19-2011 11:07 AM

He is invincible against nadal tho :-D

TMF 11-19-2011 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 6123390)
Nope ... Not even a grand slam so cant be the best season in "tennis history". Rod Laver won the grand slam in 1969 which IMO should be the greatest tennis season in "open tennis history". Its sad that even our modern champions do not seem to remember history. I guess these guys greatest season definition has more to do with percentage of matches won than winning all the majors in the same season ?

How do you know Becker don't remember Laver's 1969? Just b/c he didn't mention Laver doesn't mean he forgot all about the past, LOL. Perhaps he's thinking about the standard is a lot higher today, which he believe Nole's feat was tougher to reach.

Notice Becker said Nole's season is arguably the greatest. The OP's title is misleading.

pc1 11-19-2011 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 6123390)
Nope ... Not even a grand slam so cant be the best season in "tennis history". Rod Laver won the grand slam in 1969 which IMO should be the greatest tennis season in "open tennis history". Its sad that even our modern champions do not seem to remember history. I guess these guys greatest season definition has more to do with percentage of matches won than winning all the majors in the same season ?

I would guess that if you polled a group of longtime tennis experts that Laver's 1969 season would get the most votes but Djokovic's 2011 season is fantastic and it's certainly one of the finest tennis seasons I have ever seen. It's definitely not a terrible choice.

kiki 11-19-2011 11:56 AM

Mc Enroe is again on drugs?? what is the kind of stuff he takes now?

Mustard 11-19-2011 12:18 PM

Thinking about this recently, I think Connors' 1974 was the greatest, especially for how it changed tennis in general.

TMF 11-19-2011 12:19 PM

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Limpinhitter 11-19-2011 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 6123390)
Nope ... Not even a grand slam so cant be the best season in "tennis history". Rod Laver won the grand slam in 1969 which IMO should be the greatest tennis season in "open tennis history". Its sad that even our modern champions do not seem to remember history. I guess these guys greatest season definition has more to do with percentage of matches won than winning all the majors in the same season ?

I don't know what his match record or winning percentage was, but, in 1967, Laver won 19 titles including the Pro Slam against a field that was the equivalent of playing only the seeded players in a major championship for the entire year.

I think that may be the greatest season ever.

Limpinhitter 11-19-2011 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by TMF (Post 6123949)
How do you know Becker don't remember Laver's 1969? Just b/c he didn't mention Laver doesn't mean he forgot all about the past, LOL. Perhaps he's thinking about the standard is a lot higher today, which he believe Nole's feat was tougher to reach.

Notice Becker said Nole's season is arguably the greatest. The OP's title is misleading.

Boris was 2 years old at the time. No reason to think he doesn't have vivid memories of The Rocket blazing to glory. :roll:

BTURNER 11-19-2011 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by kiki (Post 6124025)
Mc Enroe is again on drugs?? what is the kind of stuff he takes now?

Viagra, Lasix and Senokot.

pc1 11-19-2011 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Limpinhitter (Post 6124293)
I don't know what his match record or winning percentage was, but, in 1967, Laver won 19 titles including the Pro Slam against a field that was the equivalent of playing only the seeded players in a major championship for the entire year.

I think that may be the greatest season ever.

My opinion is that 1967 is Laver's best year also and arguably the best season ever.

timnz 11-19-2011 08:32 PM

The WTF
 
Basically it comes down the WTF whether or not Djokovic's record is even in discussion this year. If he doesn't win that means that he will likely add 1 to 2 losses to his 6 loses this year. That will make 6 losses. Now if that is the case, his win/loss record is far behind Federer 2006. At the moment his Grand Slam record is behind Federer's 2006 (Federer got to all 4 GS finals, Djokovic didn't). He will have won about 15 less matches as well. And Federer's 4 Masters + WFT > 5 Masters for Djokovic. So hard to think of what criteria people would even discuss this season as being the best ever.
(The only thing would be perhaps would be being consistent winner over the number 2 player)

kiki 11-20-2011 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by BTURNER (Post 6124323)
Viagra, Lasix and Senokot.

Great...itīs still good for his volleys ( the only player who volleys today, on any tour ,is old buddy Mac)


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