Djokovic at AO vs Federer at Wim?

Who is greater overall?


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mike danny

Bionic Poster
Never said he was out of form Stan beat him fair and square but it a QF match and not a SF match
But that's just a cherry picking stat to somehow make Djokovic more invincible.

Fact is, Stan beat him in 2014 and then won the title. No different to Nadal beating Fed in 2008 or Krajicek beating Sampras in 1996.
 

Entername

Professional
But that's just a cherry picking stat to somehow make Djokovic more invincible.

Fact is, Stan beat him in 2014 and then won the title. No different to Nadal beating Fed in 2008 or Krajicek beating Sampras in 1996.
Nadal beating Fed in 2008 was way different than the other two though. It was the finals, two best players on Earth, both cruised through the draw, third straight meeting, and it was most highly anticipated match in history...and the result delivered. No one really got the feeling that Nole/Pete were dethroned in those losses but with Fed it definitely felt that way
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Nadal beating Fed in 2008 was way different than the other two though. It was the finals, two best players on Earth, both cruised through the draw, third straight meeting, and it was most highly anticipated match in history...and the result delivered. No one really got the feeling that Nole/Pete were dethroned in those losses but with Fed it definitely felt that way
I know, but fact is Djokovic did lose at the AO when he was in championship winning form. This semi or final cherry picking won't change that. Djokovic lost to the eventual winner 9-7 in the 5th just like Fed in 2008.

And if you wanna build a narrative, sure, let's do that: 2014 AO was Djokovic and Stan's 3rd straight meeting at a HC major and Stan finally got the win after narrowly missing out at AO and USO.
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
Just about tied. The breakdown:

Djoker at AO
Pro - the only sole GOOE at any of the majors per my infallible ranking, the most important metric there is
Con - not as dominant as Fred on his home turf, though one could certainly argue cumpuhtishion on hard > on grass

Fraud at SW19
Pro - 5 straight Ws rivaled only by Ice-Borg
Con - peak to peak Pistol and SuperMac are arguably his superiors

And '03/95 Dre and '84 Mac still own the highest AO/Wimby GW%s of the OE, so that can't serve as a TB, either. Ergo a tie.
 

onefineday

Hall of Fame
Federer at Wimbledon. The pressure there is immense. AO there is pressure but it's a little less.
Anyway, this is second division stuff. Both pale in comparison to Nadal at RG.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Not arguing about the Level of opponents here as I said before Federer had better opponents at Wimbledon.


But for Me Djokovic displayed a higher level in those finals. Which makes AO 19 tricky because Rafa wasnt playing near his best level doesnt take away from the fact that djokovic was amazing in that final.
2019 Djoko at AO clearly over 2014 Fed at WM in terms of Level.
2015 Fed However is equal 2020 nole at AO.


Comparing Djokovic Federer at same age(for fairness)


Federer 2003 WM> Djokovic 2008 AO
Federer 2004 WM> Djokovic 2009 AO
Federer 2005 WM> Djokovic 2010 AO
Djokovic 2011 AO> Federer 2006 WM
Federer 2007 WM>Djokovic 2012 AO(close)
Federer 2008 WM> Djokovic 2013 AO
Federer 2009 WM>Djokovic 2014 AO
Djokovic 2015 AO > Federer 2010 WM
Djokovic 2016 AO > Federer 2011 WM
Federer 2012 WM> Djokovic 2017 by default
Federer 2013 WM Djokovic 2018 AO Both Horrible
Djokovic 2019 AO> Federer 2014 WM
Djokovic 2020 AO= Federer 2015 WM
Djokovic 2021 AO> Federer 2016 WM




So basically After Wimbledon 2009 for Federer Djokovic clearly displays higher level at pet slam when both are same age apart from 2017/18 and 2020 debateably
Firstly it isn't same age. There is 5 years and 9 months difference between them, not 4.5

2010 Wim << 2016 AO
2011 Wim >> 2017 AO
2012 Wim >> 2018 AO
2013 Wim << 2019 AO
2014 Wim > 2020 AO
2015 Wim > 2021 AO
2016 Wim > 2022 AO (by default)

Djoko has the edge in terms of 2 highest levels(16,19 AOs), but it's fed after that

Fed Wim 14 stretched a peak Djoko to 5 sets in Wim 14 final. Djoko was down 2 sets to 1 vs a much worse Thiem in AO 20. Gonna give the small edge to fed here.

Fed in Wim 15 absolutely cruised through to the final including that straight set win over Murray. Djoko struggled through before the semi. Djoko did play a good semi/final, but wasn't tested there at all. Fed's Wim 15 SF/f opponents were at an entirely different level.
Fed beating Murray the way he did and crusing through the draw gives him the clear edge over 21 AO djoko


Switch the whole draws of 14/15 Wim and 20/21 AO assuming same levels.
20/21 AO Djoko losses those 2 vs peak versions of himself for sure (Wim 14/15 finals) and fed wins vs thiem of AO 20 and med/zed of AO 21
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Just about tied. The breakdown:

Djoker at AO
Pro - the only sole GOOE at any of the majors per my infallible ranking, the most important metric there is
Con - not as dominant as Fred on his home turf, though one could certainly argue cumpuhtishion on hard > on grass

Fraud at SW19
Pro - 5 straight Ws rivaled only by Ice-Borg
Con - peak to peak Pistol and SuperMac are arguably his superiors

And '03/95 Dre and '84 Mac still own the highest AO/Wimby GW%s of the OE, so that can't serve as a TB, either. Ergo a tie.
That doesn't even compute to me. I could argue peak to peak (top 3 AOs) fed > Djoko at AO
Even though Djoko does get the edge over a longer prime period.
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
Federer won Wim 12 beating Djoko and Murray back to back
made final in 14 and 15
federer Wim 15 would beat AO 20/21 Djoko, just that AO 20/21 Djoko didn't have an opponent within a galaxy of Wim 15 final Djoko
federer Wim 14 fed was in the same ballpark as AO 20/21 Djoko. I'd say better. I mean Djoko of Wim 14 final was a way better opponent than Thiem of AO 20 final.

Djoko wasn't injured in early 17. Had just won Doha beating Murray in a good match. These 2 were outright favorites for the AO.
At the AO, Djoko got upset by Istomin and Murray by Misca Zverev.

13/16 were injury affected years for fed, though he wasn't injured at Wim 13 per se. leg injury affected him at WIm 16. hand injury in Wim 18. don't see you mentioning that. Only applicable for Djoko eh?
It wouldn’t be outlandish to say Federer beats Murray in Wim 16 if he wasn’t injured.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
It wouldn’t be outlandish to say Federer beats Murray in Wim 16 if he wasn’t injured.
Murray takes him IMO. It'd require a significant choke/drop in level from Murray to lose to 16 Wim Fed.
Not so much different from AO 13 semi. Murray would take it in 4 or 5 depending on fed serving/couple of crucial moments in the match.
 
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RS

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Murray takes him IMO. It'd require a significant choke/drop in level from Murray to lose to 16 Wim Fed.
Not so much different from AO 13 semi. Murray would take it in 4 or 5 depending on fed serving/couple of crucial moments in the match.
I think Murray wins in 4 if you actually take it as it was but idk about the hypothetical it depends on factors.

You don't think Federer could have brought his 2014/2015 level?
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
That doesn't even compute to me. I could argue peak to peak (top 3 AOs) fed > Djoko at AO
Even though Djoko does get the edge over a longer prime period.
You could certainly make that argument, but Fed is really the only one who merits it if you, like moi, prefer at least 4-5 years of dominance for this (modern) AO comparison. OTOH Pistol, Borg and Mac definitely have enough runs to go up against Fred's at SW19 (I'm guessing you've seen that list of Mac's GW%s from 1980-83). To moi looking at the # of a candidate's historic rivals* makes ample sense for these comparisons, cuz you're not exactly comparing apples and oranges to begin with.

Of course you could name Dre as another AO candidate, but as expected he doesn't quite make the cut. Here are his (rounded) 65% runs Down Under:

1995 - 67.9% (129/190)
2001 - 64.6% (137/212 - Rafter did well to almost upset this Agassi before cramping)
2003 - 71.6% (121/169)

By contrast he won "only" 60.8% in '00. Of course he did face botting Pistol in the classic SF followed by that 1st-rate bashing contest vs. Kafelnikov, but you still expect the % to be a little higher. And let's not forget Dre entered as many AOs as Novak has won.

Now here are Djoker's own historic runs:

2008 - 65.4% (136/208)
2011 - 67.4% (124/184)
2012 - 65.4% (153/234)
2019 - 67.5% (129/191)

And he's got 9 Ws in total, which gives him the decisive advantage. That's also why Fred gets the nod over Dre even though he's got only 2 super-duper outings (statistically speaking):

2004 - 65.2% (137/210)
2007 - 64.7% (132/204)

Call it prime to prime or what you will but I do think 3 yrs ain't quite enough for a career comparison. It's quite reasonable to assume that Agassi would last longer or motivate himself more in today's environment, but when comparing resumes we must work with what we do have.

*That's also why Mac's '84 Wimby run remains the best/most dominant run of the OE. Purely in terms of GW% Borg's '78 FO and Agassi's '03 AO also set themselves apart, but you already know about Dre's draw and even considering his usual vulturing Vilas wasn't quite as good as his '77 self, certainly not as worthy as '84 Jimbo. Ergo SuperMac as the sole winner.

Murray takes him IMO. It'd require a significant choke/drop in level from Murray to lose to 16 Wim Fed.
Not so much different from AO 13 semi. Murray would take it in 4 or 5 depending on fed serving/couple of crucial moments in the match.
That '13 AO SF was about as one-sided a 5-setter as you'll see. So yeah, 4 or similarly lopsided 5 sounds about right.
 

Biotic

Hall of Fame
You could certainly make that argument, but Fed is really the only one who merits it if you, like moi, prefer at least 4-5 years of dominance for this (modern) AO comparison. OTOH Pistol, Borg and Mac definitely have enough runs to go up against Fred's at SW19 (I'm guessing you've seen that list of Mac's GW%s from 1980-83). To moi looking at the # of a candidate's historic rivals* makes ample sense for these comparisons, cuz you're not exactly comparing apples and oranges to begin with.

Of course you could name Dre as another AO candidate, but as expected he doesn't quite make the cut. Here are his (rounded) 65% runs Down Under:

1995 - 67.9% (129/190)
2001 - 64.6% (137/212 - Rafter did well to almost upset this Agassi before cramping)
2003 - 71.6% (121/169)

By contrast he won "only" 60.8% in '00. Of course he did face botting Pistol in the classic SF followed by that 1st-rate bashing contest vs. Kafelnikov, but you still expect the % to be a little higher. And let's not forget Dre entered as many AOs as Novak has won.

Now here are Djoker's own historic runs:

2008 - 65.4% (136/208)
2011 - 67.4% (124/184)
2012 - 65.4% (153/234)
2019 - 67.5% (129/191)

And he's got 9 Ws in total, which gives him the decisive advantage. That's also why Fred gets the nod over Dre even though he's got only 2 super-duper outings (statistically speaking):

2004 - 65.2% (137/210)
2007 - 64.7% (132/204)

Call it prime to prime or what you will but I do think 3 yrs ain't quite enough for a career comparison. It's quite reasonable to assume that Agassi would last longer or motivate himself more in today's environment, but when comparing resumes we must work with what we do have.
What is it about Federer at AO that makes you think his level should be ranked above Agassi's, questionable GW% aside?

You once said that even tho Djoko had some nice consistency at USO, he hasn't played one match that would convince you he could beat anyone on AA. Has Fed on RLA? Agassi has '95 and' 00. Where is this Fed's signature mythical level win and over whom exactly? I don't see it honestly.
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
What is it about Federer at AO that makes you think his level should be ranked above Agassi's?

You once said that even tho Djoko had some nice consistency at USO, he hasn't played one match that would convince you he could beat anyone on AA. Has Fed on RLA? Agassi has '95 and' 00. Where is this Fed's signature mythical level win and over whom exactly? I don't see it honestly.
Woi!
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
Fed has 1 top 3 win at the AO in his career.... 2004 v JC Ferrero...

Says it all really...

Still the trolls will "argue" that Fed's AO peak is > Novak's... :laughing: :-D
Is Djokovic as unbeatable at AO as we think though? Remember Stan AO 13.
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
Propaganda! Truth is Fed's AO are weaker than Djokovic's Wimbledon titles.
AO 04 Safin - 5/10
AO 06 Baggy - 6.5/10
AO 07 Gonzo - 7/10
AO 10 Murray - 7/10
AO 17 Nadal - 8.5/10
AO 18 Cyric - 7/10

Wim 11 Nadal - 7.5/10
Wim 14 Federer - 8.5/10
Wim 15 Federer - 8/10
Wim 18 Ando - 4.5/10
Wim 19 Federer - 7.5/10
Wim 21 Berr - 5.5/10

:p
 
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RS

Talk Tennis Guru
I don't think he's unbeatable there. He's a level below Rafa at RG and a level above Fed at WIM.

Stan played a freaking awesome match.
Nadal RG >> Djokovic AO >~ Federer Wim

But I mean in terms of people not being able to make cases for Federer winning so AO matches or more. Yes Wawrinka was on fire true but I would if he would be a tougher matchup than Federer at AO? Possible I guess.
 
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NeutralFan

Legend
AO 04 Safin - 5/10
AO 06 Baggy - 6.5/10
AO 07 Gonzo - 7/10
AO 10 Murray - 7/10
AO 17 Nadal - 8.5/10
AO 18 Cyric - 7/10

Wim 11 Nadal - 7.5/10
Wim 13 Murray - 8.5/10
Wim 14 Federer - 8.5/10
Wim 15 Federer - 8/10
Wim 18 Ando - 4.5/10
Wim 19 Federer - 7.5/10
Wim 21 Berr - 5.5/10

You are correct :p
I am talking about the titles not finals .

Nadal 11 - tired Marat

2014 Federer -Bagdatis lol

2015 fed- Gonzalez lol

2018- Nadal + Anderson - Murray before Lendl

2019 - Federer - Nadal ( first signature win AT AO)

2021- Berettini - Cilic Fed takes the this one and 2017 AO . Rest? Go get your brain checked .
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
I am talking about the titles not finals .

Nadal 11 - tired Marat

2014 Federer -Bagdatis lol

2015 fed- Gonzalez lol

2018- Nadal + Anderson - Murray before Lendl

2019 - Federer - Nadal ( first signature win AT AO)

2021- Berettini - Cilic Fed takes the this one and 2017 AO . Rest? Go get your brain checked .
This favoured Djokovic which supported your view did you not get it :D

I was just breaking down the finalists couldn't be bothered to look at draws that's why :D
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
What is it about Federer at AO that makes you think his level should be ranked above Agassi's, questionable GW% aside?

You once said that even tho Djoko had some nice consistency at USO, he hasn't played one match that would convince you he could beat anyone on AA. Has Fed on RLA? Agassi has '95 and' 00. Where is this Fed's signature mythical level win and over whom exactly? I don't see it honestly.
Agassi would have pushed Federer to the brink in AO 04 as well. Probably Federer in 5 though due to fitness.

Agassi was better than Nalbandian who gave Federer a tough match.
 

NeutralFan

Legend
This favoured Djokovic which supported your view did you not get it? I n

I was just breaking down the finalists :D
No, i don't need twisted logic to support the objective fact. Djokovic had signature wins at Wimbledon , fed's AO is full of minnows ;)
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
No, i don't need twisted logic to support the objective fact. Djokovic had signature wins at Wimbledon , fed's AO is full of minnows ;)
Federer AO 07 > Nadal AO 09.

Did you disagree with the ratings?
 
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Mivic

Professional
Nadal RG >>> Djokovic AO >~ Federer Wim

But I mean in terms of people not being able to make cases for Federer winning so AO matches or more. Yes Wawrinka was on fire true but I would if he would be a tougher matchup than Federer at AO? Possible I guess.
>>> is definitely overstating the difference. AO Djokovic at his very best is a freak of nature.
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
>>> is definitely overstating the difference. AO Djokovic at his very best is a freak of nature.
I was talking overall in that not peaks but for you I will go down to >>

Do you think Djokovic at his best AO was better than Federer at his best on grass?
 

RS

Talk Tennis Guru
Who played at a higher level?

1. Wawrinka RG 15 final or Nadal RG 19 final
2. Agassi AO 04 SF or Roddick USO 07 QF
3. Roddick USO 03 final or Djokovic AO 14 QF
4. Del Potro RG 09 SF or Djokovic RG 15 SF
5. Murray Wim 09 SF or Murray Wim 15 SF
6. Roddick AO 03 QF or Djokovic USO 15 final
7. Murray AO 12 SF or Federer USO 09 final
 
Who played at a higher level?

1. Wawrinka RG 15 final or Nadal RG 19 final
2. Agassi AO 04 SF or Roddick USO 07 QF
3. Roddick USO 03 final or Djokovic AO 14 QF
4. Del Potro RG 09 SF or Djokovic RG 15 SF
5. Murray Wim 09 SF or Murray Wim 15 SF
6. Roddick AO 03 QF or Djokovic USO 15 final
7. Murray AO 12 SF or Federer USO 09 final
Both great but Nadal via matchup
Agassi for maintaining it longer
no vote
Djokovic (in 5)
09 lol
Djokovic
no vote (but Federer should win via BO5 factor)
 
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The_Order

G.O.A.T.
09 was close and Fed was better in 07.
Yeah typical... Fed was always "better" when he didn't have to face a real opponent...

Spare me the mental gymnastics... 2007 Fed's best match at AO was against Roddick (surprise, surprise)...

Fed fans biggest whinge about his 09 final performance was his serve.... yet in the AO09 final he had a very similar 1st serve percentage as he did in that sf... and there's no way his ground game was better than the first 4 sets of that AO09 final.

Anyone saying that is a troll. It's common sense that AO07 Roddick was about 10 levels below Nadal AO09 off the ground. No wonder Fed destroyed him. When challenged with an opponent who could match him he buckled again... just like he did vs Safin in 05.
 
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abmk

Bionic Poster
I think Murray wins in 4 if you actually take it as it was but idk about the hypothetical it depends on factors.

You don't think Federer could have brought his 2014/2015 level?
no, fed was on like last legs. Willed himself for Wim. don't think he'd be raise himself upto 14/15 Wim level.
 

The_Order

G.O.A.T.
AO 04 Safin - 5/10
AO 06 Baggy - 6.5/10
AO 07 Gonzo - 7/10
AO 10 Murray - 7/10
AO 17 Nadal - 8.5/10
AO 18 Cyric - 7/10

Wim 11 Nadal - 7.5/10
Wim 14 Federer - 8.5/10
Wim 15 Federer - 8/10
Wim 18 Ando - 4.5/10
Wim 19 Federer - 7.5/10
Wim 21 Berr - 5.5/10

:p
Safin was garbage in AO04 final...
 
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