2003 Federer vs 2005 Nadal vs 2008 Djokovic [POLL]

Who was the best and who was the worst from 2003 rog, 2005 rafa & 2008 nole


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Rafa4LifeEver

Hall of Fame
All 3 won their first slams in the given years
Roger - Wimbledon 2003
Rafa - Roland Garros 2005
Nole - Australian Open 2008

Who was the best in their respective maiden slam winning years and who was the worst??


Ladies and gentlemen, please Discuss with love


Edit :-

Due to suggestion from @Hitman and many other fellow posters, I'll clarify the thing here.

"Maiden Slam win years"

As in the years in which they won their first slams.

So basically who was better in their respective breakthrough seasons??
 
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InsideOut900

Hall of Fame
Whole year? Djokovic.
He was playing prime level or close to it everywhere but Wimbledon.
Had by far the best results in Slams, including a very high level run at AO.

Nadal was the most impressive because of age. And Fed reached the greatest heights.

It's Djokovic, then Nadal and Fed, depending if Nadal's Masters 1000 are more valuable than Fed's YEC title.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Whole year? Djokovic.
He was playing prime level or close to it everywhere but Wimbledon.
Had by far the best results in Slams, including a very high level run at AO.

Nadal was the most impressive because of age. And Fed reached the greatest heights.

It's Djokovic, then Nadal and Fed, depending if Nadal's Masters 1000 are more valuable than Fed's YEC title.
OP is only talking about the Wim, FO and AO they won.
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
I'm going with 2008 Djoko for best, and Federer for worst. Couldn't give worst to Nadal due to his amazing performances at the Masters level.
 

Rafa4LifeEver

Hall of Fame
Question is slam they won only.
OP is only talking about the Wim, FO and AO they won.
Lol at no one reading the OP.
Yes people not reading the 2nd comment.
Maiden slam win years, not maiden slam win.

That looks like who was the best during the whole year in which they won their first slam to me.
Did I really miss something which I didn't write??
I'm really confused, gentlemen.
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
OK.

Nothing touches Rafa 2005. He freaking wrecked that season.
If we're talking about slams, Djokovic outperformed Nadal. I'm mean, the guy was second best at RG, and lost at the USO SF to prime Fed. On top of that he also won the WTF. Rafa OTOH smashed it at the Masters, but overall, slams and WTF speaks louder than Masters.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
Sadly, Rogi loses this hypothetical.

Ned 2005 won RG and took home 4 Masters (two on clay, one on outdoor hard, and one indoors). He came very close to bagging a fifth one as well.

Djoker 2008 won AO in dominant fashion and bagged the Masters Cup as well as two Masters (one of them was basically a vulture win, though). Had a few other deep Slam runs too.

Fed 2003 won W in even more dominant fashion and took home the Masters Cup in a similar manner. However, he doesn't have much outside of those two events.

It goes Nadal > Djokovic >> Federer here. Fed might have hit the highest level with his Wimbledon win, though.
 

Turing

Rookie
Nadal was best throughout his year. But I don't see how people can say Djokovic 2008 was better than Federer 2003. Federer had a higher level in his slam run and YEC, won more titles, had more wins, had better win-loss %, and a better record against the top 10. Djokovic was a bit better in slams and had two BO3 M1000s, but that's not enough to put him over.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
It's really amazing that by achievements Nadal's 2005 season was not that much worse than Federer's, even though Federer dominated the game back then. Just one slam less, same number of masters. (could have been more masters if he didn't choke that Miami final)
 

BauerAlmeida

Professional
It's Nadal or Djokovic. Nadal has the number of titles on his side and his clay dominance. Djokovic the performance at the slams and the TMC title.

Federer didn't have a great performance at non-Wimbledon slams or a big amount of titles. He has the TMC on his side, but so did Djokovic and was superior elsewhere.

For Nadal or Djokovic it can go either way, Nadal was more consistent and Djokovic had the higher peak.
 

BauerAlmeida

Professional
It's really amazing that by achievements Nadal's 2005 season was not that much worse than Federer's, even though Federer dominated the game back then. Just one slam less, same number of masters. (could have been more masters if he didn't choke that Miami final)
Yep, at the time it looked like it could be a battle for #1 the following year since Nadal would be a top player since the beginning, unlike 2005. But Nadal remained at 1 slam per year in 2006 and 2007 and Federer won 3 slams again those years instead of 2. Until 2008 where he really clicked outside clay, Nadal seemed to actually regress a bit on hard courts in 2006 and 2007 compared to 2005. He improved clearly on grass though, but his HC results were a bit disappointing in 2006 and 2007 compared to 2005 (Won Madrid from 0-2, won Montreal beating Agassi and made the F at Miami, being 2-0 and a break up against Federer himself).
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
It's really amazing that by achievements Nadal's 2005 season was not that much worse than Federer's, even though Federer dominated the game back then. Just one slam less, same number of masters. (could have been more masters if he didn't choke that Miami final)
He didn't reach the QF at any of the other 3 slams though.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Yep, at the time it looked like it could be a battle for #1 the following year since Nadal would be a top player since the beginning, unlike 2005. But Nadal remained at 1 slam per year in 2006 and 2007 and Federer won 3 slams again those years instead of 2. Until 2008 where he really clicked outside clay, Nadal seemed to actually regress a bit on hard courts in 2006 and 2007 compared to 2005. He improved clearly on grass though, but his HC results were a bit disappointing in 2006 and 2007 compared to 2005 (Won Madrid from 0-2, won Montreal beating Agassi and made the F at Miami, being 2-0 and a break up against Federer himself).
Nadal had one of his best HC tournaments at IW in 2007.
 
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