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Old 10-10-2012, 10:54 PM   #9
NadalAgassi
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Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth View Post
Federer is a far better Claycourter than Djokovic. No way Djokovic would win more FOs than Federer.
Djokovic has a good chance to end up with equal or more clay achievements than Federer. Do you expect Djokovic to win atleast 1 French before he retires? I sure do. Do you expect Federer to win another. I highly doubt even you can say yes to that. Federer has 6 clay Masters. Djokovic at 5 years younger has 3. Djokovic has a great shot to catch up there too. So if Djokovic is to end up with equal or more clay achievements than Federer by careers end today (we dont know for sure now, but probably atleast 55% likely to happen) why wouldnt it happen then.

As for who is the better clay courter, Djokovic has IMO been a better clay courter than Federer as far as level of play atleast ever since 2008:

2008: Federer played better at Monte Carlo, Djokovic better at Rome (way better), better at Hamburg, and better at Roland Garros. The last 2 both lost to Nadal, but at RG 2008 Djokovic won three times as many games while Federer sucked his way through an easy draw to the final before getting massacred. Hamburg is closer but Djokovic nearly beat a fresh and in form Nadal, while Federer choked in losing to a worn one.

2009: Nadal and Djokovic were both much better than Federer this year until the famous Madrid semi which seemed to kill both.

2010: Both sucked equally pretty much.

2011: Obviously overall Djokovic despite the FO semi result.

2012: Again obviously overall Djokovic.


By careers end I think you will see Djokovic rated slightly above Federer on both Australian hard courts and Clay.

Last edited by NadalAgassi : 10-10-2012 at 10:56 PM.
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