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Old 11-25-2012, 07:22 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by merlinpinpin View Post
"Is Djokovic an all-time great?"

No.

His career is not over, though, so we'll see when he's done. But should he stop today, he's not even top 20 all-time, maybe not even top 30 (to 5555troll--yes, this is *fact*), and tennis definitely doesn't need 50+ all-time greats, so this is just hyping him up. Business as usual.
Not even top 30? You sure?

So you have Federer, Nadal, Sampras, Agassi, Becker, Edberg, Wilander, Lendl, Borg, McEnroe, Connors (11 players - anyone missing?) - the only players who managed to win at least 5 majors since the official ATP rankings. Before that you had Laver, Emerson, Rosewall, Gonzales, Newcombe, Hoad.

That's a total of 17 players before considering the 40's or 50's. Could you name all the all-time-great players you would rank higher than Djokovic?
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Just shows you how pointless H2H's are. Nadal beat Fed but in the end it meant jack, they both walked away with nothing. It's about winning titles.
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