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  1. itrium84

    USO and RG 2020 - Rafa and Nole

    Scenario - Rafa wins USO2020. Novak wins RG2020. Would you be ok with this, and why not? Sent from my Mi 9T using Tapatalk
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    Novak's career agenda

    From his interviews during last year or so, I get the this clear vibe of Novak's career agenda - he wants all important records: Most slams Most YECs Most no1weeks Most no1years All the titles, OG gold included He wants to nail his goatness down, to leave no breathing room for any...
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    Rafa-Novak GS count since 2007

    Before Novak won his 1st GS title, Rafa already had 3 under his belt. Since 2007, during last 12 years, they both won 16. I'm not sure there's some strong conclusion to be made based on this info, I just find it interesting. (Also, Rafa had won 17 titles before Novak got his 1st) Sent from my...
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    Pure admiration

    This was dominant emotion I felt during 5th set of W finals, and even more of it after the match. Pure admiration for both of them. Second one was - big relief immediately after Novak won. Happiness was on the 3rd place, but it's still mixed up with disbelief. This is the greatest tennis match...
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    Possibly realistic scenario for RG2019

    Nadal basically cakewalks through until finals, similarly to his AO2019 run. Plays the finals fresh, ready and focused, like in Rome 2019. Novak wins easily first few rounds, then wins the QF with few problems, barely wins the SF against Thiem (3-1 or 3-2), after long and exhausting match...
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    2xNCYGS Novak vs Laver

    If Djokovic wins RG this year, winning another NCYGS, does that make him greater than Laver? I would say yes, and here is my reasoning: Laver's OE CYGS is (arguably) greater than Novak's 2015/16 NCYGS, but not as much as Novak's (potential) 2018/19 NCYGS is greater than Laver's amateur CYGS...
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    Should RG central court be renamed again?

    It's name was "court central" until 2001, when it was renamed to "Philippe Chatrier" after important french tennis official, so there's no long history of this name. I believe Rafael Nadal made most significant mark on this court, of any player at any tennis court in history. I believe that the...
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    Nole Slam vs Laver '62 amateur CYGS

    Which one do you rate higher? Imo, Djokovic's NCYGS is greater achievement than Laver's amateur CYGS. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    5GS in a row > CYGS?

    I mean 5 in a row not including CYGS. Imo, there are very slim chances for Djokovic to achieve this, winning RG+W this season, but if he does, would that be greater than Laver's CYGS? I believe it would. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Last 3 tennis eras

    90s - Sampras era 00s - Federer era 10s - Djokovic era How does this kind of split sound to you? I have a feeling this model is more and more accepted in tennis community, but I could be wrong and disproven. It can be used as a frame for good explanations and comparisons of players and their...
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    Can Novak win 1 GS title per year during next 5 years?

    Do you find this impossible? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Overall competition strength

    After numerous threads by Lew about many different kind of stats indicating Djokovic overall has had stronger opposition and stronger competition than Federer, especially when comparing their best years - Is there anyone left claiming Fed "had it tougher"? It's my impression that this claim was...
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    BOAT is (not) highest peak ELO player?

    Is there any better or more objective way to determine player's best game than peak ELO rating? Is there a better or more objective way to determine who is BOAT than peak ELO rating? If you have one, please elaborate on why is better or more objective. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Laver OE CYGS

    Can someone provide info about his competition, field strength, atg rivals,... How extraordinary was this achievement? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Novak will play in Wienna

    It's confirmed - After long event organisers persuasions, Djokovic decided he'll skip Wienna, so there was free spot to be filled in, and Novak will be the guy to jump in the competition. Yeah, Dennis Novak will play in Wienna! Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Wins in first 1000 matches

    Djokovic just reached 1000 matches milestone by winning Zverev in Shanghai. It was his 827th win. Nadal had 822. Fed had 814. Damn, this big3 is really big! Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    6 consecutive GS vs. CYGS

    RG-Wim-USO-AO-RG-Wim. AO-RG-Wim-USO. Which streak is a greater achievement? If you give more value to this 6 streak, would you consider 5NCY streak greater than CYGS? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    20 months

    At the moment, that's the exact difference in No1 time between Fed and Novak. Although is almost definite that Serb will melt this difference further on, the real question is - Can Novak Djokovic hold No1 position for 20 months during next 5 or 6 years, and overcome Fed's amazing record? I...
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    Was... Was that Ultron in USO2018 finals?

    There are more than few series of games where Novak showed some serious ultronian play. Could Ultron be back before this year ends? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Which one is the year Nadal gets 21GS?

    2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Big3 will have 60+ GS titles before they retire

    and Fed will (most certainly) not win more than 3 GS titles before he retires. Agreed? Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
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    Wim2018 SF permutation

    What if Wim2018 SF pairs were permuted - Djokovic vs Anderson and Nadal vs Fed? We all know this first pair, since they played in the finals. I'm interested in the 2nd one - Who do you think would win in Fedal SF battle? I believe Nadal would be the winner, in less than 5 sets. Sent from my...
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    Club 25 - Open Era Greatest Rivalries

    It's a club of open era players with 25+ wins against their rivals. Only players with GS titles and/or players with top3 career high are included. So far, only Becker and Djokovic are members. 1. Djokovic-Nadal 26-23 2. Djokovic-Murray 25-11 3. Becker-Edberg 25-10 Whch rivalry will be nr.4? Who...
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    If Djokovic would win 2 slams, Murray 1, and someone else 1 also - for next 3 years - would you be ok with this titles ratio? Do you concider it possible or plausable? Sent from my LG-D605 using Tapatalk
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    Best atp era ever

    I believe it's 2008-2013, with (to be) 3 best players ever at their peak or near-peak game. Agree? Sent from my LG-D605 using Tapatalk
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    Slam match wins

    In this moment, only two guys have won more slam matches than Novak Djokovic. Is there any chance for Novak to become no1 in total slam matches won count? Sent from my LG-D605 using Tapatalk
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    Dkokovic will NEVER be better than Fedal

    I mean, seriously. Nole is a late-blummer, buz it's just way too late for him to come even close to Fedal. There are 4 main tennis acomplishments to compare - GS titles won, weeks no1, Masters titles and CYGS/NCYGS, and Nole is far behind by all counts. Fedal has 31 GS titles, and Novak only 12...
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    Royal Slam

    Since no tennis player in history won all big/important tournaments, or even was fairly close to winning them all - that kind of acomplishment never got its name. It was just unimaginable for someone to win everything. When I say "all big/important tournaments", i mean - all GS + YEC + all...
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    30 mayor wins in a row

    Djokovic is the only open era player to achieve this. Laver made 29 wins, Fed 27. What do you consider as greater achievement - Novak's 30 wins streak, or Lavers 29 streak (that includes CYGS)? Sent from my LG-D605 using Tapatalk