AO 2022: Would you bet on Djokovic or the field?

AO 2022 - Would you bet on Djokovic or the field?

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TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
With your unrelenting hyperbole, you should surprise us all and predict he'll win 6 slams in 2022. ;)
Are you going to bet on Zverev, Titspas, Med and the field?
Nadal is injured. Thiem is injured. Fed is 40 and Wawrinka is done as well. The ENTIRE field has ONLY ONE SLAM win.

Are you seriously telling me you would pick: The Field at 1 slams vs Novak of 20 slams?
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
But that still falls into the "legitimately deluded" category which I mentioned.
I would always bet on 20 time slam champion over the FIELD which has only 1 slam (in Medvedev).
If Nadal/Fed/Thiem/Wawrinka were playing the answer would be different.

If I had to put my money on someone for AO 2022, I would put it on Novak.

Anyway those were my thoughts. Way to go by insulting and name calling to posters, when they only post an opinion. This is what this board has come down to, not debating tennis, but parading insults.
 

Nadal_King

Hall of Fame
He is the biggest favourite at AO by a landslide (Medvedev and Zverev with some chances), big favourite at RG (Tsitsipas, Nadal, Zverev and Thiem his main competition), massive favourite at Wimbledon no competition there, 2 or 3 favourite at USO behind Medvedev, Zverev and maybe even Thiem. Let's see what happens. Another 2-3 Slam season is certainly possible imo.
I don't know about 2-3 slams but I can guarantee he isn't winning Rg 2022 if he does I will quit watching tennis
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
I would always bet on 20 time slam champion over the FIELD which has only 1 slam (in Medvedev).
If Nadal/Fed/Thiem/Wawrinka were playing the answer would be different.

If I had to put my money on someone for AO 2022, I would put it on Novak.

Anyway those were my thoughts. Way to go by insulting and name calling to posters, when they only post an opinion. This is what this board has come down to, not debating tennis, but parading insults.
It's the premise that Novak could even be in contention for a 2022 CYGS which perplexed me.

It's not gonna happen.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Are you going to bet on Zverev, Titspas, Med and the field?
I was actually teasing you about your remark that Djoker will win 3 slams in 2022. No way is that happening at age 34-35. I stand by my prediction that neither Nadal or Djokovic will win even one slam after turning 35. Djokovic is without doubt the favorite at the 2022 AO, he'll still be 34 then. After turning 35 I think he's done winning slams along with Nadal. I predicted the same with Fed, but his play style is radically less taxing than Djoker/Rafa. He's still hobbled on crutches at 40 despite playing a non-grinder game.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Djokovic is probably a bigger favourite at Wimbledon than AO nowadays

Grass still has nobodies, Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas...all suck on it, paves the way for Berrettini to be the leading man after Djokovic
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
I was actually teasing you about your remark that Djoker will win 3 slams in 2022. No way is that happening at age 34-35. I stand by my prediction that neither Nadal or Djokovic will win even one slam after turning 35. Djokovic is without doubt the favorite at the 2022 AO, he'll still be 34 then. After turning 35 I think he's done winning slams along with Nadal. I predicted the same with Fed, but his play style is radically less taxing than Djoker/Rafa. He's still hobbled on crutches at 40 despite playing a non-grinder game.
I don't know about absolutes. I think the problem with Fed was NOT his age, but the fact that he had to contend with Novak (especially) and Nadal after he was 34/35.
Remember when you, and even I, said the same thing that Novak would NEVER win as many as Nadal and Fed? But here we are.

The thing is that Novak has an advantage that Fed didn't have. Which is the weak Next gen. There is no incentive for Novak to lose slams or get demotivated, because Nadal and Fed are not there to stop him. And none of these next gens are great players.

Put it this way - Take Fed at 35 and remove Novak/Nadal and put Fed along with Med/Zed/Titsp/Shap/Berra etc - Fed would win more slams for sure.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
It's the premise that Novak could even be in contention for a 2022 CYGS which perplexed me. It's not gonna happen.
It's unlikely for sure. Winning 4 in a year is super hard. But it's NOT impossible.

Here's how it goes. Wimbledon - Novak is the BIGGEST favorite because of weak grass field. Can't imagine him losing there no matter what.
AO : 10th AO and he's dominant there especially after QF (never lost). So likely wins this.

That leaves RG and USOpen.
RG: What if Nadal never recovers from injury? Who does that leave -- Med/Titsp. Would you bet on these guys vs Novak on clay?

So ultimately, 2022 UsOpen, Novak could be in the same position as he was in UsOpen 2021. On the verge of CYGS.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
At Melbourne, I pick Djokovic, but those days are closing fast. Too many younger players figuring out how to play at an elite level. If Thiem is back at full strength, that might tip things toward the field, in my view.
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
It's unlikely for sure. Winning 4 in a year is super hard. But it's NOT impossible.

Here's how it goes. Wimbledon - Novak is the BIGGEST favorite because of weak grass field. Can't imagine him losing there no matter what.
AO : 10th AO and he's dominant there especially after QF (never lost). So likely wins this.

That leaves RG and USOpen.
RG: What if Nadal never recovers from injury? Who does that leave -- Med/Titsp. Would you bet on these guys vs Novak on clay?

So ultimately, 2022 UsOpen, Novak could be in the same position as he was in UsOpen 2021. On the verge of CYGS.
This isn't a good premise.

You honestly need some help, mate.

It's not really funny anymore.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
It's hard to tell because at this point, Djokovic's worst opponent is Djokovic. He has had the tendency to beat himself lately so it depends on which version of him shows up at the tournament. If he gets into terminator mode, I don't expect either Zverev or Medvedev to knock him out. The other players are a non factor, except maybe Tsitsipas. AO and USO are two different tournaments with different conditions so what happens in one of those events isn't indicative of how things will unfold in the other one, we've seen throughout the history of the sport that players don't perfrom at an identical level in both tournaments.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
Are you going to bet on Zverev, Titspas, Med and the field?
Nadal is injured. Thiem is injured. Fed is 40 and Wawrinka is done as well. The ENTIRE field has ONLY ONE SLAM win.

Are you seriously telling me you would pick: The Field at 1 slams vs Novak of 20 slams?
Father Time is undefeated, so taking the field over a 35yo with high mileage who relies heavily on court coverage isn’t an outrageous position.
 

Russeljones

G.O.A.T.
I think it will be 50-50. It is now not only about the form he brings, but also the mentality of his opponents. If they believe he lost his aura of invincibility, they might make up those 5-10% they lacked against him in previous meetings. It’s natural. Both Federer and Nadal went through this.
 
I don't know about 2-3 slams but I can guarantee he isn't winning Rg 2022 if he does I will quit watching tennis
Why him winning the RG 22 should be such a ludicrous thought? Genuinely don't understand!? He just won the last edition and he is going as a strong favourite into the 22 RG as well!?
 
It's unlikely for sure. Winning 4 in a year is super hard. But it's NOT impossible.

Here's how it goes. Wimbledon - Novak is the BIGGEST favorite because of weak grass field. Can't imagine him losing there no matter what.
AO : 10th AO and he's dominant there especially after QF (never lost). So likely wins this.

That leaves RG and USOpen.
RG: What if Nadal never recovers from injury? Who does that leave -- Med/Titsp. Would you bet on these guys vs Novak on clay?

So ultimately, 2022 UsOpen, Novak could be in the same position as he was in UsOpen 2021. On the verge of CYGS.
Dude relax. You justifying your Djokovic optimistic predictions to Beatles fan of all people lol, :-D (that lady has no shame and no business whatsoever to predict anything about Djokovic for the rest of her life) so justifying to her is a crime against decency, and completely out of order...
Also believing that Djokovic has a shot at CYGS, of course is not deluded at all. Lol The guy was one match away from that feat just two weeks ago. He has a shot of course, if not him then who?
 
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Jonesy

Hall of Fame
Screw this, Djokovic is winning the CYGS next year, when you fall you get back up and get better. He will be hungry to do it.
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
As said before on hc from now on draw will matter, anybody getting Zverev, Thiem and Med in his side( assuming they are fit and playing good) will be screwed
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic has won like 16 matches in a row against the top 5 in Australia. If he's healthy and ready to go, he's a big favorite to do it again. Australia is a long way away though and we hope the tournament even happens, so really too early to call when it's roughly 4 months away.
 

Carax

Semi-Pro
Murygoat.

Seriously, though, I doubt anyone will stop Djokovic from getting his 21st GS in Australia.
 

aman92

Hall of Fame
He isn't the odds on favorite according to the bookies against the field.. In fact apart from Rafa at RG have the bookies ever put anyone as the odds on favourite against the entire field before a slam? Probably Djokovic at last year's Wimbledon?
 
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