Djokovic could end up with 30 slams

Kralingen

Talk Tennis Guru
Zero chance of 30. 1% chance of 26+

25 is the absolute ceiling for a somewhat reasonable prediction imo

23 or 24 most realistic depending on bans, but it could easily be 21 or 22.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
24 probably, unless Australia unbans him. Most people don’t like special status and exemptions given to celebrities or people with money and power. The government knows some rules don’t make sense, but they think big picture and try to be fair for the most part.
 

ffw2

Hall of Fame
I mean, yeah, that's a lot of Crams.

But Roger Federer is destined to win the United States Open.

Yawn.

Next? ;);)
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I'm happy as long as he ends up ahead of Fed
Didn't that already happen?

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Mustard

Bionic Poster
OP. As things stand, Djokovic won't be playing another major until next May. You realize that? The Djokovic fans celebrating the Wimbledon win will have a bad hangover.
 

BGod

G.O.A.T.
Not with losing 2 more AOs and looking like 1 USO.

Mathematically if we just continue his 58% win rate and next 5 seasons bringing him to 40 years of age that would be 10 of 18. But that's asking a ridiculous amount. 25 alone is wishful thinking.
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
I made the prediction years ago that he would make at least 20. No one believed me.
I made a prediction that Novak would lose the first set but beat Kyrgios in 4. No one cares though. They want to bump wrong predictions to laugh at them, rather than congratulate correct predictions. That's been my experience on this forum anyway. Maybe your experience is different.

Here is the prediction for those who don't believe me: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...oblems-on-sunday….730978/page-2#post-16601150
 

Nadal - GOAT

Hall of Fame
Novak is playing at a high level and stopping him at slams is still very hard. Since 2020 he has lost only 3 grand slam matches of which 2 are to Nadal at FO. He is clearly the bookies favourite going into all slams barring FO.

So yes he is the favorite to win the slam race and given his longevity can win another 4-5 slams and maybe even more.

Though I think it is now time for the next Gen to start beating him regularly in the HC slams at least. Wimb he will still be the favorite for another couple of years I guess but AO and USO should be competitive. Given that he will be seeded lower for the next 2-3 slams atleast makes it interesting.
 

Federev

Legend
Ah yes, the Wimbledon Breakthrough Inspiration Award. Second only to the Stefan Edberg Sportmanship Award. What a huge accomplishment for Tiny Carlos.
The only salt Novak fans spill anymore is about the Sportsmanship Award.

Don’t worry- when Rafa and Fed get so old they can’t even walk he’ll vulture a bunch of those too.

;) ;) ;) ;)

Also - congrats on #21!
 

jm1980

Talk Tennis Guru
Didn't that already happen?

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For years, we had to hear from Federer fans that the Slam count was the be-all and end-all of GOAT arguments, because they were so sure their man would never be surpassed in this regard

How the tables have turned...
 
I'm happy as long as he ends up ahead of Fed
Well that’s safe as Fed is finished. That’s cool but for me he’s the best. I hope he’s above Nadal in the end as well. Let’s hope it shows in the final records. He has a case already but just needs to at least level Rafa in slam count and he’s on top again. Lot still to play it yet.
 
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martinezownsclay

Hall of Fame
Well that’s say as Fed is finished. That’s cool but for me he’s the best. I hope he’s above Nadal in the end as well. Let’s hope it shows in the final records. He has a case already but just needs to at least level Rafa in slam count and he’s on top again. Lot still to play it yet.

The fact it is even a question now shows how ridiculous the obsession with slam wins numbers has gotten. As Chris Evert herself said "back then nobody was counting".

Djokovic at only 1 slam behind should be handily over Nadal given their other stats, and I am not a particular fan of either Djokovic or Nadal, as my posting history would indicate. I would even argue as far as record Federer still has a pretty good case to be over Nadal for now (probably won't end that way but for now), despite being 2 slams behind.
 
The fact it is even a question now shows how ridiculous the obsession with slam wins numbers has gotten. As Chris Evert herself said "back then nobody was counting".

Djokovic at only 1 slam behind should be handily over Nadal given their other stats, and I am not a particular fan of either Djokovic or Nadal, as my posting history would indicate. I would even argue as far as record Federer still has a pretty good case to be over Nadal for now (probably won't end that way but for now), despite being 2 slams behind.
I’m afraid I still have Nadal slightly ahead then Djokovic then Federer. It’s very close though between the 3. Rafa having most slams give him edge but it’s close and cases can made for the others. I do think feds in 3rd place now though.
 

martinezownsclay

Hall of Fame
I’m afraid I still have Nadal slightly ahead then Djokovic then Federer. It’s very close though between the 3. Rafa having most slams give him edge but it’s close and cases can made for the others. I do think feds in 3rd place now though.

I just think too much importance is given to slam wins today in general. Both men and women. Don't get me wrong, it is by far the most important thing, no argument there. But everything else should not be completely ignored either.
 
I just think too much importance is given to slam wins today in general. Both men and women. Don't get me wrong, it is by far the most important thing, no argument there. But everything else should not be completely ignored either.
I agree it shouldn’t be ignored but I feel it has more significance if you level on slams or only 1 behind maybe. As Rafa does have records that Fed or Novak don’t have. Novak and Rafa have a lot of masters titles and Novak won all masters. Fed and Novak have better weeks at no1 and world tour finals. Rafa has the olympics and big records winning 10 times at events. They got different achievements.

Novaks career achievements is more well rounded in my view but I still acknowledge Rafa has the extra slam which is big. Novak just needs to be level with Rafa to be greater though.
 

tudwell

Legend
Zero chance of 30. 1% chance of 26+

25 is the absolute ceiling for a somewhat reasonable prediction imo

23 or 24 most realistic depending on bans, but it could easily be 21 or 22.
I see a much bigger chance than 1% for 26+. Novak's been going steady for years now, winning an average of two slams per season since 2018, and he's showing no signs of slowing down. I don't know if I'd say he's favored to win 26+, but it seems entirely possible, and not just an outside shot. Vaccine requirements aren't going to last forever – didn't Australia already lift theirs?
 

Waves

Semi-Pro
I look forward to Novak hitting the 30+ number! What an achievement that would be, hopefully Nadal is stroking right there beside him!
 
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