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tennis_pro 01-27-2013 06:53 AM

Djokovic for the calendar slam in 2013?
 
I mean who is going to stop him?

The US Open is his unless there's another tornado. Wimbledon - Federer will be 32 at the time, Murray has lost the last 3 matches against Djokovic. I guess the only question is the FO cause we haven't seen Nadal in a decade. Thoughts?

dr325i 01-27-2013 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by tennis_pro (Post 7171409)
I mean who is going to stop him?

The US Open is his unless there's another tornado. Wimbledon - Federer will be 32 at the time, Murray has lost the last 3 matches against Djokovic. I guess the only question is the FO cause we haven't seen Nadal in a decade. Thoughts?

I predict he will take all but Wimby in 2013.

Cup8489 01-27-2013 06:59 AM

No FO for Djoko.
No Wimbledon for Djoko.
MAYBE USO for Djoko.

ark_28 01-27-2013 07:01 AM

He has a great chance but on a given day you never know!

The fact of the matter is that players with a big game can take it to the big players! Isner showed this when he took Djokovic to 5 sets in the Davis Cup on Clay!

He backed this up last year by winning against Djokovic in IW with a display of huge hitting and huge serving! Which even Djokovic one of the best returners in the world could not handle!

Desertman 01-27-2013 07:06 AM

He may win the FO. Nadal won't feature. Murray will likely win Wimbledon and the USO.

kalyan4fedever 01-27-2013 07:07 AM

he may as well do it. The only thing that can prevent him are the upsets like wawa might have caused outside top # 4

THUNDERVOLLEY 01-27-2013 07:15 AM

I think he--more than anyone of his generation--is capable of winning the all-important Grand Slam, but he would need to modify his schedule and not beat himself up at too many minor events along the way. The biggest test will be the French Open--and how well the returning Nadal (assuming he will show up) will play. I'm not--for a moment--saying he needs to face someone in the final other than Nadal in order to win a FO title (*cough*Fed*cough*), but Nadal on clay will be a grueling thing to get through.

90's Clay 01-27-2013 07:16 AM

Its possible..

Nadal won't be ready to defend his title. This will probably be the year Nole takes him out at the french. If Nadal makes it that far. Nole can win in Flushing easy. The only question will be Wimbeldon.

underground 01-27-2013 07:16 AM

Djokovic won't win Wimbledon, all the top guys are prone to upsets in the early rounds. Last year was the best example with Nadal losing to Rosol and Fed 2 points away from going away the day after against Benneteau. If it has to be the boring Djokovic-Murray match up I will favour Murray on grass. By the USO Nadal should (hopefully) be back as a contender and can be a threat if he's healthy.

Nostradamus 01-27-2013 07:19 AM

Not possible because Nadal will again win French open 2013.

Warmaster 01-27-2013 07:27 AM

Not this nonsense again. It's like the AO winner is always going to win the CYGS. :)

As good as Djokovic is in Australia, he has never dominated the other majors and I doubt it'll happen now.

NadalAgassi 01-27-2013 08:32 AM

I doubt it. I dont think he will be that dominant. He has a good shot to win the French this year, but if Nadal returns like his old self he probably wins it. I dont see him winning Wimbledon, and would give any of Murray, Nadal, or Federer a better shot to win it at this point in time. He could win it again, just dont think he is the favorite. U.S Open he has a good shot but so does Murray.

Chanwan 01-27-2013 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by tennis_pro (Post 7171409)
I mean who is going to stop him?

The US Open is his unless there's another tornado. Wimbledon - Federer will be 32 at the time, Murray has lost the last 3 matches against Djokovic. I guess the only question is the FO cause we haven't seen Nadal in a decade. Thoughts?

Way too early to speculate. Yes, he has a chance. But Nadal (and Fed, Murray and Delpo have chances too) can stop him at the French. Any number of players can stop him at Wimbledon. And at the US - well, he's the favourite, but not by a massive margin.

Let's not forget that save for a bad line call, Novak would have had to break Stans serve to stay in the tournament at 4-4 against Stan.

And had Murray won the tiebreak or broken Novak in that game at the start of the second, he might have won it.

It's not like Novak looked completely unbeatable. And this is his best surface.

RF20Lennon 01-27-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by 90's Clay (Post 7171483)
Its possible..

Nadal won't be ready to defend his title. This will probably be the year Nole takes him out at the french. If Nadal makes it that far. Nole can win in Flushing easy. The only question will be Wimbeldon.

The winds of NYC officially challenge your claim

mattennis 01-27-2013 08:50 AM

I think he has a real shot at it.

This may be the easiest year to achieve something like that (for the top player of the era, now Djokovic).

Why?

1) There has never been an era in tennis where the four GS had such similar conditions as they have today.

2) There has never been an era in tennis where everybody played basically the same style as they do today.

3) The only reason Federer didn't win the Calendar GS was that Nadal was almost unbeatable in RG, but now we really don't know what level will Nadal be able to achieve again if he comes back. So in the moment Nadal declines (and I think it has already happened), the best player of this era (now it is Djokovic) has a great chance to win the four GS in the same season because there won't be a Nadal to shut the door at RG.

4) In this special homogenized era, the only thing that can stop the top player of the era is another one of the top-4, but now Nadal is missing in action, Federer is not at his best anymore and so you have almost only Murray to stop Djokovic. But Murray is like a clon of Djokovic, only that Djokovic is a bit better.

5) Djokovic biggest problem may be Wimbledon, and that is because he doesn't move there nowhere near as good as he moves on hard courts. If Djokovic learns how to move well on grass (he could try to learn it from Federer and Nadal, the two best movers on grass from this generation), he could win WB again this year.

But the funny thing is that it is not that simple. Nobody knows what will really happen, and perhaps it will surprise us all, maybe the most unthinkable things could happen this year.

We will have to wait and see...

NadalAgassi 01-27-2013 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Chanwan (Post 7171736)
(and Fed, Murray and Delpo have chances too)

LOL none of those players are stopping Djokovic at RG, get real. Del Potro is his slave, outside of grass, even on Del Potros best surface of hard courts, and matches up horribly with Djokovic. Murray might and hopefully will be improved again on clay this year, atleast his 2011 level, but he wont beat Djokovic in a best of 5 on clay when he rarely does it even on hards. Federer isnt beating Djokovic in any slam again, except maybe if they play at Wimbledon in the semis. Nadal is the only real possible danger.

gsharma 01-27-2013 08:57 AM

That would be a travesty!

Federerkblade 01-27-2013 08:59 AM

if he wins french it on

West Coast Ace 01-27-2013 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by dr325i (Post 7171420)
I predict he will take all but Wimby in 2013.

Me too. Fed and Murray are clearly better than him on grass - will take someone helping him out to win Wimbledon again.

But I think this is his year for RG. Changing of the guard. Then he'll win it 2 or 3 more times going forward.

He should also be a clear favorite - as long as the wind isn't out of control - at the USO for the next 3 or 4 years.

forzamilan90 01-27-2013 09:10 AM

I'll say this....he is in a good position for events to allow him to do it. The Rafa clay situation we don't know how it will turn out (especially at the French). If Djokovic wins the French, then we really might start considering it.


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