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Old 12-05-2012, 07:14 AM   #220
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Originally Posted by 5555 View Post
I forgot to say that you commited logical fallacy called argumentum ad populum. It's an fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because most people believe it
Well, by that token, no one has ever been an all-time great, because if we assume that the opinions of professionals are only to be taken with a grain of salt, none of the top players in history has a claim to being an all time great.

Especially not Djokovic. I'm really not sure what your argument here is.. are you trying to say there are no all-time greats? Because that's pretty much what you've just done, if you're thinking in such black and white terms as logical fallacies and only having a sound argument if it is backed up by facts (something you're not actually doing yourself, mind you, seeing as you said this in your OP):
Originally Posted by 5555 View Post
"Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Roddick's chief rivals, may very well be the greatest three players to ever play tennis"
Andre Agassi

"At the moment Andy is probably playing against three of the top eight players in the history of the game".
Tim Henman

"1. Federer
2. Borg
3. Sampras
4. McEnroe
5. Nadal
6. Djokovic
7. Agassi
8. Connors
9. Lendl
10. Edberg
Rod Laver's TOP 10 at Open Era

"Novak has been phenomenal, winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open and getting to the semis at Roland Garros. That puts him right up there alongside the best who have ever played."
Pat Cash

"This guy surely now has a genuine claim to be labelled as one of the all-time greats."
Jonathan Overend

"It's obviously great any time you beat the world No. 1. I just tried to do some of the same things I did in Australia. I was very close there against one of the greatest players ever.."
Andy Murray
So, if you believe that the majority of expert opinions are not valid evidence to support the claim that Lendl, Borg, and McEnroe are all-time greats, something you just hinted at by calling another poster out for using a 'logical fallacy' to disprove his point, then your whole thread is for nothing, as you also have no grounds to argue Djokovic is An all time great.

So, in conclusion, by taking your own words and applying them to the topic at hand, no, Djokovic is not an all time great.
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