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Old 01-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #35
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After winning his sixth slam and becoming the AO GOAT (4 titles, including 3 consecutive), where would you rank Djokovic among Open Era greats? *

As well as his slams, he has two years as world No 1, two YECs and has won 7 of the 9 Masters series events.

For me, Djokovic is now ahead of Wilander, Becker and Edberg.

He is still a bit short of the Lendl/Connors/Agassi/McEnroe tier though (and some way short of Fed/Sampras/Borg/Nadal).

Thus I would rank him 9th in the Open Era at present.

* Players who played their whole career in the Open Era.
Sounds just about right. I think he'll likely rise higher over the next few years.
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