Djokovic can already become the GOAT in the next slam

AceSalvo

Legend
People are always commiserating with Federer being older than Nadal and Djokovic, but forget they have time to eclipse all of his records being over 5 years younger! :sneaky:
Sure Djoker has time, but the younger ones have time to catch up and pose a threat.
 

Eren

Professional
If he completes his second NCYGS beating Nadal in the final of Roland Garros wouldn't he be the GOAT in many people's eyes?

What would he have left to prove, really?
So close, yet so so far away. Could not even reach the Nadal. Thiem has surpassed Djokovic on clay in terms of peak level. I mean, players evolve and get better over time. This Djokovic had much more training than 2015-2016 peak Djokovic. Thiem is unreal really. Reached new heights. This Thiem would beat 2015-2016 Djokovic in a heartbeat, straight sets victory for Thiem written all over it.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
So close, yet so so far away. Could not even reach the Nadal. Thiem has surpassed Djokovic on clay in terms of peak level. I mean, players evolve and get better over time. This Djokovic had much more training than 2015-2016 peak Djokovic. Thiem is unreal really. Reached new heights. This Thiem would beat 2015-2016 Djokovic in a heartbeat, straight sets victory for Thiem written all over it.
Nothing like hyperbole! Let's see what Thiem does tomorrow! I was all for Djokovic getting his 2nd Nole-Slam, but not going to cry over it! I'm not greedy and I don't think Nole is either! If he defends his Wimbledon and USO titles, he'll be happy enough continuing as #1 and adding more records to his list of achievements! Every great champion has a deficiency on his resume! Nole has nothing to be ashamed of! It would just elevate him even higher if he can take another FO & Cincy Masters! That would round him out nicely even if he doesn't catch Fedal in the Major's count! He's already set himself apart from all others! :sneaky::rolleyes::)
 
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Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Novak Djokovic remains far away from GOAT status.
If you say so! I still say he's coming up fast with Fedal looking at him over their shoulders with worry! I never thought he'd recover after his physical and mental hiatus of 2017+, but Nole made up for it winning 3 Majors in a row! He doesn't NEED another FO! Nadal can keep that part of tennis lore to himself! No matter what happens, "Rafa'll always have Paris!" :laughing: To me the GOAT moniker is destined to be with EITHER Federer or Djokovic! They are the most complete players and have accomplishments far and away above Nadal who's more a CLAY MASTER than anything! If he were to overtake all others with 14 FO with the remaining 6 or 7 at other venues, I'd look for more balance that Roger and Nole have been able to MASTER! :unsure: :cool: :)
 
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