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    The default idea that Peak Rafael Nadal will always Peak beat Federer on Grass

    The same Nadal that went a set down against a compromised Djokovic at Wimbledon in 2007? The same Nadal that Djokovic played extremely close at Queens in 2008? I’m sorry but I don’t see that version of Nadal beating Djokovic of 2015. 2015 Djokovic’s serve-return package, the importance of which...
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    looking back tennis history , i have to admit djokovic 's grand slam and masters success

    Also the first player since Becker in 1994 to beat the number one, two and three ranked players in the same tournament (Federer, Nadal and Roddick). I don't believe anyone has repeated the feat since Djokovic did it either.
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    Where does Wimbeldon 2018-AO 2020 Djokovic rank among his best versions?

    I know people don't like to hear it for some reason, but the fact is that Djokovic had played two matches vs Shapovalov and Kohlschreiber on Thursday due to rain, a 3 hour plus match against Del Potro on Friday, and a near 3 hour match against Schwartzman on Saturday (all of this off the back of...
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    Where does Wimbeldon 2018-AO 2020 Djokovic rank among his best versions?

    Agreed, especially when it comes to 2018 Wimbledon. I think some downplay what a monster Nadal was at W18 because Federer took care of him relatively easily the following year. In my opinion no version of Djokovic pre-2011 has the serve-return package and the baseline game to deal with that...
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    Where does Wimbeldon 2018-AO 2020 Djokovic rank among his best versions?

    07-09 version has a chance of winning all 3 hardcourt majors won during the 18-20 stretch, but I highly doubt any version pre-2011 has a chance of winning W18 or W19, so I'd edge to 18-20 over 07-09.
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    Federer v Nadal H2H has been 8-8 starting from RG 2011

    It’s not about confidence. No version of Federer is capable of smacking prime Nadal up the way Djokovic did in 2011. Federer has managed to even it up mainly due to Nadal’s pretty substantial physical decline which has changed the terms on which the match-up is played pretty drastically. It...
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    The default idea that Peak Rafael Nadal will always Peak beat Federer on Grass

    Lol. Federer doesn’t beat Nadal in 2011. Djokovic made it look relatively easy in the final because he had laid the groundwork in their 4 previous matches that year (including two on clay), giving him a significant mental edge heading into the final (an advantage which Federer has never enjoyed...
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    PeRFect player by Novak Djokovic

    Looks like a Davis Cup promotional type video, and Federer wasn’t playing Davis Cup. Makes sense that he wasn’t included. Shouldn’t read into it too much, especially when he picks Goffin for best backhand. Looks more like a PR exercise to me.
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    Novak's 4 in a row

    I’m not arguing over who has the higher peak level between Djokovic and Federer. That’s up for debate and I have no issue with either point of view (I do have an issue with people who suggest it’s not close one way or another). I also don’t disagree that the current field is not particularly...
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    Novak's 4 in a row

    He certainly played at a pretty high level in those slam matches against Djokovic, which is kind of my point to begin with. To act as if Djokovic was up against a weak version of Federer in their head to head meetings that season seems a bit absurd to me.
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    Novak's 4 in a row

    Late prime, not peak.
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    Novak's 4 in a row

    Federer was prime in 2011. Please don’t try and diminish Djokovic’s 2011 by acting as if his competition was declined, it just makes you look bitter. Nadal had just come off of his most dominant season ever and would have had another similar season were it not for Djokovic (whether or not he was...
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    Why has Djokovic only won 3 US open titles and how many will he end up with?

    Absolutely ludicrous statement. Djokovic was well below his best at USO16, and only found himself in the final due to an absolute cakewalk of a draw. That version of Wawrinka was probably the most (at least one of the most) beatable version(s) of Wawrinka that Djokovic has faced in a grand slam...
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    Was Federer at a age/form disadvantage in his H2H vs Djokovic overall?

    Prime vs prime slam head to head is 5-5 in my opinion
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    Was Federer at a age/form disadvantage in his H2H vs Djokovic overall?

    Yes, after their match at the year end championships in 2013 the head to head stood 16-15 in favour of Federer, with Federer barely 32 years old at that stage, 5 months younger than Djokovic (who is still capable of near-peak level performance) of today. After their 2012 RG semi it stood 14-12...
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    What is the best single AO performance from Djokovic?

    The fact that Djokovic turned in one comprehensive performance against his pigeon Nishikori doesn’t change the fact that he was obviously hampered in the latter half of 2016. He also obliterated Thiem in Rome in 2017 before turning in one of his worst ever performances against Zverev in the...
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    What is the best single AO performance from Djokovic?

    Taking nothing away from Murray, he earned that year end no.1 and won that final fair and square, but it’s well documented that Djokovic’s elbow was already a hindrance to him at that stage. His deterioration had nothing to do with age, we don’t know what Djokovic’s level would have been had he...
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    What is the best single AO performance from Djokovic?

    Agerer? Lol. The guy was 29 years old. Wasn’t Djokovic almost 29 when he played the best two sets of his life in 2016 AO SF? Didn’t Djokovic hold all grand slams and the year end championship at age 29?
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    If you compare Djokovic as a player today contra his 2011 version..

    My take on Djokovic’s peak level: His average level was definitely higher in 2011 than it was in 2015 and the early part of 2016, however, this has more to do with the fact that Djokovic’s level of play in 2011 was not sustainable for more than 8 months or so due to its emphasis on brute force...
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    Can Djokovic make his H2H with Nadal more one-sided than Nadal-Federer?

    The only reason the head to head is no longer lopsided is because Nadal has undergone at least as great an age related decline from a physical standpoint as Federer, which has allowed the latter to even it up in recent years. Federer fans struggle to come to terms with the fact that when both...
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    Bad strokes by ATGs

    Speaking of the Djokosmash...
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