Djokovic at Slams in 2020 and 2021

Nole Slam

Legend
AO 2020 - Won
USO 2020 - DQ
FO 2020 - Final
AO 2021 - Won

His consistency at Slams is still there if we exclude that moment when he knocked out some blonde woman with a tennis ball. (Yeah, that was his fault and only his fault)

There is also the fact that Wimb 20 was sadly cancelled. Djokovic won it in 2018 and in 2019. And wasn't allowed to defend it in 2020. (No, I am not gifting him that title)

Djokovic won AO 21 to confirm the #1 spot. He now deserves to break the record. But the battle is not over yet. With the continuation of the Covid rankings, Djokovic is not done validating the #1 spot. The real tennis fans shall continue to bombard him with asterisks. Can Novak win one more Slam this year and again prove that he simply is the real #1?

Yeah, there is also the fact that he has been #1 in the non-Covid list as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, Novak Djokovic is ready to continue his battle with asterisks. I hope that he can continue to solidify his #1 spot.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
AO 2020 - Won
USO 2020 - DQ
FO 2020 - Final
AO 2021 - Won

His consistency at Slams is still there if we exclude that moment when he knocked out some blonde woman with a tennis ball. (Yeah, that was his fault and only his fault)

There is also the fact that Wimb 20 was sadly cancelled. Djokovic won it in 2018 and in 2019. And wasn't allowed to defend it in 2020. (No, I am not gifting him that title)

Djokovic won AO 21 to confirm the #1 spot. He now deserves to break the record. But the battle is not over yet. With the continuation of the Covid rankings, Djokovic is not done validating the #1 spot. The real tennis fans shall continue to bombard him with asterisks. Can Novak win one more Slam this year and again prove that he simply is the real #1?

Yeah, there is also the fact that he has been #1 in the non-Covid list as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, Novak Djokovic is ready to continue his battle with asterisks. I hope that he can continue to solidify his #1 spot.
HE SAID DJOKER is #1...

 

Nole Slam

Legend
Under every reasonable measure he has earned the 311. And until Wimbledon, he'll earn a few more weeks as well. If haters want to deny it, that's their problem.
Who the hell cares about the "real tennis fans" and they putting or not putting asterisk on anything!? :oops:
No one gifted Novak anything. Who cares what the others think?
Yeah, I'm probably just wasting my time with this thread.
 

BackhandDTL

Hall of Fame
The man has made the history books for a lot of records. Credit where credit is due.

the most asterisk records of all time
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
AO 2020 - Won
USO 2020 - DQ
FO 2020 - Final
AO 2021 - Won

His consistency at Slams is still there if we exclude that moment when he knocked out some blonde woman with a tennis ball. (Yeah, that was his fault and only his fault)

There is also the fact that Wimb 20 was sadly cancelled. Djokovic won it in 2018 and in 2019. And wasn't allowed to defend it in 2020. (No, I am not gifting him that title)

Djokovic won AO 21 to confirm the #1 spot. He now deserves to break the record. But the battle is not over yet. With the continuation of the Covid rankings, Djokovic is not done validating the #1 spot. The real tennis fans shall continue to bombard him with asterisks. Can Novak win one more Slam this year and again prove that he simply is the real #1?

Yeah, there is also the fact that he has been #1 in the non-Covid list as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, Novak Djokovic is ready to continue his battle with asterisks. I hope that he can continue to solidify his #1 spot.
I am intrigued to see whether he can spend longer at #1 than the following gentlemen (the below are estimates done by a knowledgeable poster on another forum);

Bill Tilden, 7 YE #1 368 weeks
Pancho Gonzales, 7 YE #1, 356 weeks
Rod Laver, 6 YE #1, 353 weeks
 

Nole Slam

Legend
I am intrigued to see whether he can spend longer at #1 than the following gentlemen (the below are estimates done by a knowledgeable poster on another forum);

Bill Tilden, 7 YE #1 368 weeks
Pancho Gonzales, 7 YE #1, 356 weeks
Rod Laver, 6 YE #1, 353 weeks
Me too. I just wish he could do that with the normal rankings.

Many knowledgeable posters here say that Pancho had 8 YE #1?
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
Many knowledgeable posters here say that Pancho had 8 YE #1?
Yeah, there are always disputes with the old greats as no official rankings. The above values are just best estimates, to my understanding. Possibly Pancho would have had slightly longer at the top than 356 weeks. I doubt he, or anyone, surpassed 400 weeks though.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
AO 2020 - Won
USO 2020 - DQ
FO 2020 - Final
AO 2021 - Won

His consistency at Slams is still there if we exclude that moment when he knocked out some blonde woman with a tennis ball. (Yeah, that was his fault and only his fault)

There is also the fact that Wimb 20 was sadly cancelled. Djokovic won it in 2018 and in 2019. And wasn't allowed to defend it in 2020. (No, I am not gifting him that title)

Djokovic won AO 21 to confirm the #1 spot. He now deserves to break the record. But the battle is not over yet. With the continuation of the Covid rankings, Djokovic is not done validating the #1 spot. The real tennis fans shall continue to bombard him with asterisks. Can Novak win one more Slam this year and again prove that he simply is the real #1?

Yeah, there is also the fact that he has been #1 in the non-Covid list as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, Novak Djokovic is ready to continue his battle with asterisks. I hope that he can continue to solidify his #1 spot.
So he is the alpha at his pet slam. We knew that 2012 to be fair. Only thing is the narrative has been winning a pet slam is not legacy enhancing no?
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Cuz haters are always gonna hate bro.

I'm just relishing the glorious records that Nole is setting and will continue in the near future. The naysayers can stew in their envy.
Not set the two that matter though. Its like a 100m runner setting the World record and winning world championships but never getting Olympic Gold. In Athletics Olympic Gold is what determines the greatest. Similarly in tennis it is Majors.
 

Shu-Pak

New User
Not set the two that matter though. Its like a 100m runner setting the World record and winning world championships but never getting Olympic Gold. In Athletics Olympic Gold is what determines the greatest. Similarly in tennis it is Majors.

Since we are talking about the Olympics here, your mental gymnastics know no bounds.

Get a grip bro! (get it? Grip as in tennis "grip" lol) Nole is smashing records with his mighty fist.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
Since we are talking about the Olympics here, your mental gymnastics know no bounds.

Get a grip bro! (get it? Grip as in tennis "grip" lol) Nole is smashing records with his mighty fist.
Bro? What does that mean?
Which meaningful records are being smashed exactly? For example what do you think Novak would refer. Most weeks at no.1 or FO2020 which was the most hyped up match of all time?
 

BackhandDTL

Hall of Fame
I am intrigued to see whether he can spend longer at #1 than the following gentlemen (the below are estimates done by a knowledgeable poster on another forum);

Bill Tilden, 7 YE #1 368 weeks
Pancho Gonzales, 7 YE #1, 356 weeks
Rod Laver, 6 YE #1, 353 weeks
Does it matter?
This is why that record is garbage.

Are you telling me that more weeks accumulated against Nishikori, Raonic, declined Murray, Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev is more impressive than weeks accumulated against say prime/late prime Fedovic + Murray + prime Tsonga + Del Potro?

Get outta town. It’s a fkn meaningless record.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
Does it matter?
This is why that record is garbage.

Are you telling me that more weeks accumulated against Nishikori, Raonic, declined Murray, Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev is more impressive than weeks accumulated against say prime/late prime Fedovic + Murray + prime Tsonga + Del Potro?

Get outta town. It’s a fkn meaningless record.
I am no fan of Novak Djokovic, but it shall be interesting to see whether he can remain as the game's top player for longer than anyone in the sport's history.

So be it.
 

Tenacity

Hall of Fame
Does it matter?
This is why that record is garbage.

Are you telling me that more weeks accumulated against Nishikori, Raonic, declined Murray, Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev is more impressive than weeks accumulated against say prime/late prime Fedovic + Murray + prime Tsonga + Del Potro?

Get outta town. It’s a fkn meaningless record.
 

CYGS

Legend
I am intrigued to see whether he can spend longer at #1 than the following gentlemen (the below are estimates done by a knowledgeable poster on another forum);

Bill Tilden, 7 YE #1 368 weeks
Pancho Gonzales, 7 YE #1, 356 weeks
Rod Laver, 6 YE #1, 353 weeks
Djokovic will even surpass Graf’s 377. No problem.
 

NoleIsBoat

Hall of Fame
So he is the alpha at his pet slam. We knew that 2012 to be fair. Only thing is the narrative has been winning a pet slam is not legacy enhancing no?
He owns Wimbledon too. Since his 2014- grass peak he only lost in 2016/2017 where he had an elbow injury.
 

Beckerserve

Legend
He owns Wimbledon too. Since his 2014- grass peak he only lost in 2016/2017 where he had an elbow injury.
I thought owning an event meant holding most titles at an event given the objections from Novak fans regarding suggestions Nadal owned USO? And Federer won Wimbledon more recently than USO by about 10 years.
 

NoleIsBoat

Hall of Fame
I thought owning an event meant holding most titles at an event given the objections from Novak fans regarding suggestions Nadal owned USO? And Federer won Wimbledon more recently than USO by about 10 years.
Djokovic has owned Wimbledon in the previous decade. 5+ is my minimum threshold for dominance. I accept this is subjective though.
 

Jai

Rookie
AO 2020 - Won
USO 2020 - DQ
FO 2020 - Final
AO 2021 - Won

His consistency at Slams is still there if we exclude that moment when he knocked out some blonde woman with a tennis ball. (Yeah, that was his fault and only his fault)

There is also the fact that Wimb 20 was sadly cancelled. Djokovic won it in 2018 and in 2019. And wasn't allowed to defend it in 2020. (No, I am not gifting him that title)

Djokovic won AO 21 to confirm the #1 spot. He now deserves to break the record. But the battle is not over yet. With the continuation of the Covid rankings, Djokovic is not done validating the #1 spot. The real tennis fans shall continue to bombard him with asterisks. Can Novak win one more Slam this year and again prove that he simply is the real #1?

Yeah, there is also the fact that he has been #1 in the non-Covid list as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, Novak Djokovic is ready to continue his battle with asterisks. I hope that he can continue to solidify his #1 spot.
There is no need for Novak to "validate" his No.1 spot. No "real tennis fans" are going to bombard him with asterisks, those that do so are doing it because they don't like he broke the record, pure and simple.

It's been shown that even with the usual 52 week ranking, Novak would have still retained No.1 for as long as he has. Everyone has the right to root for whomever they like, but Math doesn't care for imaginary asterisks conjured up, just because the record of one's favourite player got broken.

But of course, Novak will be targetting more slams this year, and hopefully would get more. That has to do with his overall achievements, and his stated desire to get more slams. "Validating" his ranking in the new system has nothing to do with it. He didn't need it anyway, he is ranked there for a reason.
 

itrium84

Professional
There is no need for Novak to "validate" his No.1 spot. No "real tennis fans" are going to bombard him with asterisks, those that do so are doing it because they don't like he broke the record, pure and simple.

It's been shown that even with the usual 52 week ranking, Novak would have still retained No.1 for as long as he has. Everyone has the right to root for whomever they like, but Math doesn't care for imaginary asterisks conjured up, just because the record of one's favourite player got broken.

But of course, Novak will be targetting more slams this year, and hopefully would get more. That has to do with his overall achievements, and his stated desire to get more slams. "Validating" his ranking in the new system has nothing to do with it. He didn't need it anyway, he is ranked there for a reason.
With no covid points:
Rafa would be #3 behind Thiem long time ago.
Fed out of top10.
Novak #1 with 330+ weeks atm.
Math is clear and simple.
 

Nole Slam

Legend
There is no need for Novak to "validate" his No.1 spot. No "real tennis fans" are going to bombard him with asterisks, those that do so are doing it because they don't like he broke the record, pure and simple.

It's been shown that even with the usual 52 week ranking, Novak would have still retained No.1 for as long as he has. Everyone has the right to root for whomever they like, but Math doesn't care for imaginary asterisks conjured up, just because the record of one's favourite player got broken.

But of course, Novak will be targetting more slams this year, and hopefully would get more. That has to do with his overall achievements, and his stated desire to get more slams. "Validating" his ranking in the new system has nothing to do with it. He didn't need it anyway, he is ranked there for a reason.
The real tennis fans is just me being sarcastic.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I'm just relishing the glorious records that Nole is setting and will continue in the near future. The naysayers can stew in their envy.
Interesting use of projection. So you admit the Djokovic fan base has envy over Fed’s records and assume Fed fans experience the same emotion of envy. Interesting (though unintentional) admission.
 

Jai

Rookie
Interesting use of projection. So you admit the Djokovic fan base has envy over Fed’s records and assume Fed fans experience the same emotion of envy. Interesting (though unintentional) admission.
No fanbase is as monolithic as you're making it out to be. And there is an extreme section of each of the Big 3's fanbase, who is envious and insecure and prone more to denigrating 1 or 2 of the others than actually rooting for their favourite. You would surely know there are some Fed fans who are downgrading the importance of weeks at No.1, just because that record was broken. It cuts all ways.
 
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ND-13

Professional
I wish there was no COVID.

With this generation useless, Novak would have still been No 1 and there would be no debate about asterisks...
 

nov

Semi-Pro
I wish there was no COVID.

With this generation useless, Novak would have still been No 1 and there would be no debate about asterisks...
I dont think this generation useless and i dont think anyone will break Djokodal slam records ever.
 

Shu-Pak

New User
Interesting use of projection. So you admit the Djokovic fan base has envy over Fed’s records and assume Fed fans experience the same emotion of envy. Interesting (though unintentional) admission.
Yes of course! I have no shame in admitting this fact.

But the reasoning behind it is not what you might think; Fed fans are annoying AF! But maybe you already knew this?
 
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