Originally Posted by CountryHillbilly
Everyone is talking about great future stars that will be too good for Djokovic. I understand Murray, since he's been beating Djokovic recently, although he doesn't exist on clay. But who else?
Del Potro has improved a lot, but he hasn't shown that much yet. He beat Nadal once and Murray once on clay, and pushed Fed to 5 sets at FO, but apart from that he's been owned by all top 4 consistently.
Others like Cilic and Gulbis are a year younger than Djoko and are far less accomplished than Djoko was this time last year.
Others like Nishikori are too young to discuss seriously.
Djokovic may improve his form later on, Del Potro may settle down. Anything can happen, but posters have already concluded that Djokovic will stay where he is and others will zip past him. That reminds one of how Djokovic was hyped as being way better than Nadal and Fed last year.
Del Potro is improving at a rapid rate that is absolutely scary.
Djokovic is getting tooled by Roddick of all people (and this is coming from a Roddick fan) all year long. Even getting beat by the likes of Haas and Kohlschrieber. All quality players; but all players Djokovic SHOULD beat, especially Haas and Kohlschrieber.
If he doesn't do something soon, he'll probably never reach world #1.