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Will he play tomorrow vs Austria.I think considering the opposition it will be wise to let his other teammates play and consentrate for next matches.Serbia have far better squad even without him.On the other hand if he plays it will be Novak vs Novak
 

Centrius

Professional
Will he play tomorrow vs Austria.I think considering the opposition it will be wise to let his other teammates play and consentrate for next matches.Serbia have far better squad even without him.On the other hand if he plays it will be Novak vs Novak
Would that be a first time meeting?o_O
 
According to flashscore Djokovic will play vs Austria which in my opinion is stupid move considering the oposition but when we talk about nation representation it won t be the first from him.I sometimes think his incredible patriotism hurt him in some instances
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic played Novak? Totally didn't know they were playing today. I wonder how weird this was for him. "Game Novak" and "advantage Novak" when they were talking about the other guy..lol

Edit: It's DC so they name the country when they call the score.
 
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TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
The teams still able to be 4-2 runner ups are the following (Bolded meaning favored to win group):
A: Spain, Russia
B: Sweden, Kazakhstan
C: Czechia, GB
D: Croatia, Hungary
E: USA, Colombia
F: Serbia, Germany.

It's reasonable to think only 4-2 match W/L records will advance a team to the QFs of the Davis Cup, but not impossible for 3-3 to succeed as well. However, we'll see many 3-3 records and fewer 4-2s, so let's consider that the breaking point for the 2 runner up teams.

Group A: Russia or Spain can definitely get a 4-2 record. The loser of their H2H will likely be the runner up of the group and would need a 3-0 record over Ecuador (which Spain already has). It isn't impossible, but they do have a strong doubles team. Could be tough.
Group B: I could see Kazakhstan winning 2-1 over both Canada and Sweden, resulting in a 4-2 RU for Sweden. I do not see Sweden beating Kazakhstan and then Kazakhstan beating Canada 3-0, however.
Group C: A 4-2 would be contingent on GB beating Czechia 3-0 or Czechia beating GB 3-0, as France cannot be a 4-2 RU (need 2 wins, but that guarantees a win). The first scenario is the far more likely, but even that isn't 100% and is dependent on GB losing to France in the first place.
Group D: I don't see Croatia losing to Hungary, nor do I see Australia losing 3-0 to Hungary. I wholeheartedly think Australia will be the runner up with 3-3 or 2-4.
Group E: Is the USA beating Colombia 3-0? Unlikely, considering they have among the best doubles players with them. Also Galan could manage a singles win. So it's possible, I don't think it's likely.
Group F: Relies on Germany beating Austria 3-0 and losing 1-2 to Serbia. Doubles could be iffy against Austria, but singles should be more straightforward. I could definitely see a 3-0 win and a 1-2 loss. And in the unlikely event that they win 2-1 against Serbia, then Serbia will end up with the RU.

Predictions for runner ups:
Likely (most to least): Group A/F, Group B.
Unlikely (most to least): Group D, Group E, Group C.

Ties to watch:
  • All of Group C, as it really matters quite a bit, and the winner isn't even close to being determined.
  • Sweden/Kazakhstan - anything less than a 3-0 win by Kazakhstan would be good for Sweden and practically lock their place in the next round.
  • Spain/Russia - the strongest group tie here. Should be the best tennis we see until the quarterfinals.
  • Serbia/Germany - the match between Lajovic/Krajinovic and Koepfer should be good, and probably the decider for who the runner up will be.
That being said, since the most likely to have runner ups are A/F, we are close to knowing our bracket. My prediction:
Spain vs Germany
France vs Serbia
Italy vs Croatia
Russia vs Sweden

Honestly though, I could see wanting to be a runner up instead of a winner for Group F - they'll either go up against Spain or Sweden, but it's not a sure thing either way.

Anyway I'll keep this updated over the next couple days.
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
The teams still able to be 4-2 runner ups are the following (Bolded meaning favored to win group):
A: Spain, Russia
B: Sweden, Kazakhstan
C: Czechia, GB
D: Croatia, Hungary
E: USA, Colombia
F: Serbia, Germany.

It's reasonable to think only 4-2 match W/L records will advance a team to the QFs of the Davis Cup, but not impossible for 3-3 to succeed as well. However, we'll see many 3-3 records and fewer 4-2s, so let's consider that the breaking point for the 2 runner up teams.

Group A: Russia or Spain can definitely get a 4-2 record. The loser of their H2H will likely be the runner up of the group and would need a 3-0 record over Ecuador (which Spain already has). It isn't impossible, but they do have a strong doubles team. Could be tough.
Group B: I could see Kazakhstan winning 2-1 over both Canada and Sweden, resulting in a 4-2 RU for Sweden. I do not see Sweden beating Kazakhstan and then Kazakhstan beating Canada 3-0, however.
Group C: A 4-2 would be contingent on GB beating Czechia 3-0 or Czechia beating GB 3-0, as France cannot be a 4-2 RU (need 2 wins, but that guarantees a win). The first scenario is the far more likely, but even that isn't 100% and is dependent on GB losing to France in the first place.
Group D: I don't see Croatia losing to Hungary, nor do I see Australia losing 3-0 to Hungary. I wholeheartedly think Australia will be the runner up with 3-3 or 2-4.
Group E: Is the USA beating Colombia 3-0? Unlikely, considering they have among the best doubles players with them. Also Galan could manage a singles win. So it's possible, I don't think it's likely.
Group F: Relies on Germany beating Austria 3-0 and losing 1-2 to Serbia. Doubles could be iffy against Austria, but singles should be more straightforward. I could definitely see a 3-0 win and a 1-2 loss. And in the unlikely event that they win 2-1 against Serbia, then Serbia will end up with the RU.

Predictions for runner ups:
Likely (most to least): Group A/F, Group B.
Unlikely (most to least): Group D, Group E, Group C.

Ties to watch:
  • All of Group C, as it really matters quite a bit, and the winner isn't even close to being determined.
  • Sweden/Kazakhstan - anything less than a 3-0 win by Kazakhstan would be good for Sweden and practically lock their place in the next round.
  • Spain/Russia - the strongest group tie here. Should be the best tennis we see until the quarterfinals.
  • Serbia/Germany - the match between Lajovic/Krajinovic and Koepfer should be good, and probably the decider for who the runner up will be.
That being said, since the most likely to have runner ups are A/F, we are close to knowing our bracket. My prediction:
Spain vs Germany
France vs Serbia
Italy vs Croatia
Russia vs Sweden

Honestly though, I could see wanting to be a runner up instead of a winner for Group F - they'll either go up against Spain or Sweden, but it's not a sure thing either way.

Anyway I'll keep this updated over the next couple days.
Thanks for the analysis. This is great. I think you are spot on.
 

FedeRadi

Rookie
The teams still able to be 4-2 runner ups are the following (Bolded meaning favored to win group):
A: Spain, Russia
B: Sweden, Kazakhstan
C: Czechia, GB
D: Croatia, Hungary
E: USA, Colombia
F: Serbia, Germany.

It's reasonable to think only 4-2 match W/L records will advance a team to the QFs of the Davis Cup, but not impossible for 3-3 to succeed as well. However, we'll see many 3-3 records and fewer 4-2s, so let's consider that the breaking point for the 2 runner up teams.

Group A: Russia or Spain can definitely get a 4-2 record. The loser of their H2H will likely be the runner up of the group and would need a 3-0 record over Ecuador (which Spain already has). It isn't impossible, but they do have a strong doubles team. Could be tough.
Group B: I could see Kazakhstan winning 2-1 over both Canada and Sweden, resulting in a 4-2 RU for Sweden. I do not see Sweden beating Kazakhstan and then Kazakhstan beating Canada 3-0, however.
Group C: A 4-2 would be contingent on GB beating Czechia 3-0 or Czechia beating GB 3-0, as France cannot be a 4-2 RU (need 2 wins, but that guarantees a win). The first scenario is the far more likely, but even that isn't 100% and is dependent on GB losing to France in the first place.
Group D: I don't see Croatia losing to Hungary, nor do I see Australia losing 3-0 to Hungary. I wholeheartedly think Australia will be the runner up with 3-3 or 2-4.
Group E: Is the USA beating Colombia 3-0? Unlikely, considering they have among the best doubles players with them. Also Galan could manage a singles win. So it's possible, I don't think it's likely.
Group F: Relies on Germany beating Austria 3-0 and losing 1-2 to Serbia. Doubles could be iffy against Austria, but singles should be more straightforward. I could definitely see a 3-0 win and a 1-2 loss. And in the unlikely event that they win 2-1 against Serbia, then Serbia will end up with the RU.

Predictions for runner ups:
Likely (most to least): Group A/F, Group B.
Unlikely (most to least): Group D, Group E, Group C.

Ties to watch:
  • All of Group C, as it really matters quite a bit, and the winner isn't even close to being determined.
  • Sweden/Kazakhstan - anything less than a 3-0 win by Kazakhstan would be good for Sweden and practically lock their place in the next round.
  • Spain/Russia - the strongest group tie here. Should be the best tennis we see until the quarterfinals.
  • Serbia/Germany - the match between Lajovic/Krajinovic and Koepfer should be good, and probably the decider for who the runner up will be.
That being said, since the most likely to have runner ups are A/F, we are close to knowing our bracket. My prediction:
Spain vs Germany
France vs Serbia
Italy vs Croatia
Russia vs Sweden

Honestly though, I could see wanting to be a runner up instead of a winner for Group F - they'll either go up against Spain or Sweden, but it's not a sure thing either way.

Anyway I'll keep this updated over the next couple days.
Great analysis but I think Russia is an heavy favorite to win Group A and likely the whole thing.
Spain is without Nadal, RBA and Alcaraz. The double match is hard to predict, but Medvedev and Rublev are heavy favorites against PCB and Lopez(Or Vinolas/Martinez).

So I think this is more likely:
Russia vs Germany
France vs Serbia
Italy vs Croatia
Spain vs Sweden

As Italian I would sign for that honestly. Russia and Serbia on the other side of the draw, we have a serious shot to make the final(Croatia and Spain are good but not clearly better than Italy IMO).
As Nole Fan, idk if be runner-up is better than win the group. I don't know how the two best second are matched against winners of groups A and B, but I imagine Spain can't play Russia again at QF, so it's QF against Russia for Nole if Serbia is runner-up.

My feeling: I cheered for Nole in Wimbledon final against Berrettini, I really wanted him to reach #20, I feel there is time for an Italian Slam in next few years with Berrettini or Sinner. But this time, if Italy and Serbia will have a match(Maybe the final), I hope Nole can let my countrymen take the win :D !
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
Is Djokovic playing Australian Open ?

Is he taking time to decide whether he will take vaccination or not ?
I think if he is not playing Australian Open ,just let his fans know about it .

He is playing these random Davis Cup matches and his fans doesn't even know if he plays next grandslam which starts in few weeks .
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
The teams still able to be 4-2 runner ups are the following (Bolded meaning favored to win group):
A: Spain, Russia
B: Sweden, Kazakhstan
C: Czechia, GB
D: Croatia, Hungary
E: USA, Colombia
F: Serbia, Germany.

It's reasonable to think only 4-2 match W/L records will advance a team to the QFs of the Davis Cup, but not impossible for 3-3 to succeed as well. However, we'll see many 3-3 records and fewer 4-2s, so let's consider that the breaking point for the 2 runner up teams.

Group A: Russia or Spain can definitely get a 4-2 record. The loser of their H2H will likely be the runner up of the group and would need a 3-0 record over Ecuador (which Spain already has). It isn't impossible, but they do have a strong doubles team. Could be tough.
Group B: I could see Kazakhstan winning 2-1 over both Canada and Sweden, resulting in a 4-2 RU for Sweden. I do not see Sweden beating Kazakhstan and then Kazakhstan beating Canada 3-0, however.
Group C: A 4-2 would be contingent on GB beating Czechia 3-0 or Czechia beating GB 3-0, as France cannot be a 4-2 RU (need 2 wins, but that guarantees a win). The first scenario is the far more likely, but even that isn't 100% and is dependent on GB losing to France in the first place.
Group D: I don't see Croatia losing to Hungary, nor do I see Australia losing 3-0 to Hungary. I wholeheartedly think Australia will be the runner up with 3-3 or 2-4.
Group E: Is the USA beating Colombia 3-0? Unlikely, considering they have among the best doubles players with them. Also Galan could manage a singles win. So it's possible, I don't think it's likely.
Group F: Relies on Germany beating Austria 3-0 and losing 1-2 to Serbia. Doubles could be iffy against Austria, but singles should be more straightforward. I could definitely see a 3-0 win and a 1-2 loss. And in the unlikely event that they win 2-1 against Serbia, then Serbia will end up with the RU.

Predictions for runner ups:
Likely (most to least): Group A/F, Group B.
Unlikely (most to least): Group D, Group E, Group C.

Ties to watch:
  • All of Group C, as it really matters quite a bit, and the winner isn't even close to being determined.
  • Sweden/Kazakhstan - anything less than a 3-0 win by Kazakhstan would be good for Sweden and practically lock their place in the next round.
  • Spain/Russia - the strongest group tie here. Should be the best tennis we see until the quarterfinals.
  • Serbia/Germany - the match between Lajovic/Krajinovic and Koepfer should be good, and probably the decider for who the runner up will be.
That being said, since the most likely to have runner ups are A/F, we are close to knowing our bracket. My prediction:
Spain vs Germany
France vs Serbia
Italy vs Croatia
Russia vs Sweden

Honestly though, I could see wanting to be a runner up instead of a winner for Group F - they'll either go up against Spain or Sweden, but it's not a sure thing either way.

Anyway I'll keep this updated over the next couple days.
The teams still able to be 4-2 runner ups are the following (Bolded meaning favored to win group):
A: Spain, Russia
B: Sweden - requires Kazakhstan to beat Canada. Otherwise, Sweden will win group and Kazakhstan/Canada will be RU at 3-3.
C: None, the runner up has at best a 3-3 record.
D: None. Same as C.
E: USA, Colombia
F: Serbia

Group A: Russia just came in and demolished Ecuador. The doubles was my only "maybe" in this, but since they made it out 3-0, Spain and Russia have nearly guaranteed both being in the quarterfinals. All it will take is a 2-1 meeting when they face off, as that guarantees 4-2 for the loser. However, if one beats the other 3-0 (more likely Russia beating Spain), we will see a 3-3 finish, and that will mean that perhaps the loser doesn't move on.
Group B: Comes down to Kazakhstan beating Canada. If not, Sweden moves on and Kazakhstan or Canada has a 3-3 record.
Group C: Only the winner is moving on (likely), and that seems like Great Britain, assuming they beat Czechia. If Czechia beats GB we'll be in tiebreakers.
Group D: Unless Croatia collapses 0-3 against Hungary, Croatia is winning group. The runner up cannot do better than 3-3.
Group E: Is the USA beating Colombia 3-0? Unlikely, considering they have among the best doubles players with them. Also Galan could manage a singles win. So it's possible, I don't think it's likely.
Group F: Practically guaranteed. Unless Austria manages to beat Germany.

Predictions for runner ups:
Likely (most to least): Group F, Group A
Unlikely (most to least): Group E, Group B

Ties to watch:
  • Britain/Czechia. A 2-1 win for Czechia makes the entire group have a 3-3 record, which would be cool to see. Other than that, it shouldn't be particularly close, I see Britain moving on.
  • Spain/Russia - the strongest group tie here. Should be the best tennis we see until the quarterfinals.
My adjusted prediction in light of Russia 3-0ing Ecuador and Germany beating Serbia:
Russia vs Serbia
Britain vs Germany
Italy vs Croatia
Spain vs Sweden

It's clear the strongest competition in the DC is 1. Russia (Near-unstoppable 1st singles, really good 2nd singles, and not bad doubles) and Spain (2 really good singles, quite good doubles), 3. Britain (top-tier doubles with 2 top-30 singles), 4. Serbia (1 near-unstoppable 1st singles, not bad 2nd singles, and decent doubles). 5. Croatia (decent singles, top-tier doubles). 6. Italy (4 great singles players, but doubles are weaker) and Germany (quite decent doubles, fairly good singles). 8. Sweden (honestly this is almost a bye).

Side note: Perhaps Spain/Russia should throw the 3rd match if they split the tie 1-1. After that point, both are guaranteed to move on, but the better QF matchup would be going up against Sweden, which only a runner-up can do. It's also fairly unlikely that Russia or Spain would be forced to play each other again in the quarterfinal given the way the bracket was made. Thus a strategic loss there could set up an easy path to the finals, at worst facing the #8 team, then the #5 team before the finals, whereas if they win their group they could end up facing the #4 team then the #3 team.

Right now, Serbia should really be hoping for Russia to lose to Spain. Against Russia 1st singles is 50/50, 2nd singles is against them, and doubles is maybe a bit for them - making it a tie that slightly favors Russia. Against Spain, I would say Serbia is favored in both singles and not too far behind in doubles.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
What if Kazakhstan beat Canada? Serbia is out or no?
Sweden seems to be ahead of Serbia in the contention, so if Kazakhstan beats Canada, Serbia falls to #2 in the runner ups. The USA could beat Serbia's set record with a 6-2 or better, so they'd need to restrict it to at most two 3-setters and they'd need to win every match. Doesn't seem likely.

Assuming the USA doesn't succeed that, the only way Serbia is eliminated is if the following both happen:
  • Kazakhstan beats Canada
  • Russia and Spain go 2-1 AND
    • The loser wins 1 match in straight sets AND
    • The loser wins 1 other set AND
    • The loser's game win % is higher than Serbia's.
Thus Serbia moves on in a lot of situations. It's entirely possible that even if Kazakhstan beats Canada, Serbia still moves on just because Spain and Russia have very decisive matches, or because too many matches went to 3. Obviously if they are all 2-set matches, Serbia moves on (loser cannot pad their sets won in 3-setters), but strangely if the loser fails to win a match in straights, they cannot make up enough sets to eliminate Serbia.

Examples (assuming Kazakhstan or the USA manages to snag the 1st Runner Up):
Medvedev d. PCB in 2,
Rublev d. Lopez in 2,
Granollers/Busta d. Rublev/Karatsev in 2

Result: Spain is eliminated.
Medvedev d. PCB in 2,
Rublev d. Lopez in 3,
Granollers/Busta d. Rublev/Karatsev in 2

Result: Serbia is eliminated, assuming Spain's game win % is higher than Serbia's.
Medvedev d. PCB in 3,
Rublev d. Lopez in 3,
Granollers/Busta d. Rublev/Karatsev in 2

Result: Serbia is eliminated.
Medvedev d. PCB in 3,
Rublev d. Lopez in 3,
Granollers/Busta d. Rublev/Karatsev in 3

Result: Spain is eliminated.

Serbia should hope for Russia or Spain to pick up the first 2 singles rubbers in straights. If they manage that, Serbia is through to the QFs. Otherwise only going into the last match will we know if Serbia will be rooting for Spain or Russia and in how many sets.
 

FedeRadi

Rookie
RUNNER-UPS

Group A:
Spain/Russia loser has to win one match and 3 sets(2-0, 1-2, 0-2) to tie Serbia, 1 match and 4 sets(2-0, 1-2, 1-2) to go ahead of Serbia.

Group B:
Sweden qualified.

Group C:
Very likely out. Behind Serbia for sure.

Group D:
Out.

Group E:
United States has to win 3-0, losing not more than 1 set(2-0, 2-0, 2-1), to go ahead of Serbia.

Group F:
Serbia group.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
With Russia beating Spain with Spain getting no straight set wins and Kazakhstan beating Canada, Spain was knocked out of contention. This opened up the draw for the best-case scenario.

Previously Djokovic and co would've had to go through Spain or Russia to reach the Davis Cup semis, but now they just need to go through Kazakhstan. Moreover they've been placed into the easier half of the Davis Cup, so the bigger roadblocks of Britain and Germany have been switched out for the arguably easier Italy and Croatia - at least until the final, where if I had to guess Russia will be.

Looks like Serbia and Russia are favored. Maybe we'll see the following semis:
Russia v. Britain
Croatia v. Serbia

which should be exciting tennis to watch. Could turn out fun.
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
Hard to be happy reading these Djokovic's Davis Cup news and updates , while Djokovic is not even playing Australian Open next month and completely turning the GOAT and Grand slam rivalry upside down .

If Djokovic doesn't play AO and Nadal wins RG , Djokovic goes to Wimbledon 2022 aged 35 with 20 slams only .
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Hard to be happy reading these Djokovic's Davis Cup news and updates , while Djokovic is not even playing Australian Open next month and completely turning the GOAT and Grand slam rivalry upside down .

If Djokovic doesn't play AO and Nadal wins RG , Djokovic goes to Wimbledon 2022 aged 35 with 20 slams only .
It would surprise me if he didn't play honestly. I think he will.
 

ForehandRF

Hall of Fame
Hard to be happy reading these Djokovic's Davis Cup news and updates , while Djokovic is not even playing Australian Open next month and completely turning the GOAT and Grand slam rivalry upside down .

If Djokovic doesn't play AO and Nadal wins RG , Djokovic goes to Wimbledon 2022 aged 35 with 20 slams only .
I believe Novak wants some drama now but he will still play.; the stakes are high now and I don't see him "ruining" his chances to be the slam king.He has put all that effort to come from behind in the slam race for years and he knows that Nadal can win another French Open.Still, he knows what's best for him and maybe he is thinking that there is much more in life than tennis :D
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
It would surprise me if he didn't play honestly. I think he will.
I was also hoping he would play ,but my hopes are less now after reading his Father's statements .

For the first time he has a chance to move ahead in Slam race and that too at his favourite Slam ,and he isn't playing lol .

After the bad decision to play Olympics , and then the loss at US Open Final , this is such a stupid move to sit out of Australian Open ...

It would be tragic for him and fans but funny for his haters if He goes the Serena way and never wins another . Lol
 
He's got the most grand slams in the bag--RF & RAFA are probably done and Nole has some good years left in him. All of them being tied with 20 maintains a drama that will help gates. Nole can play hardball with the tyrant from Vic, forcing a showdown and skip AO if the little dictator from Vic doesn't cave to popular demand--he can double date with Gov Coma on Epstein Island after being booted out of office for draconianism. Hoping Novak holds out all the way!--He'll get his 21+ later in 2022--maybe 22, 23 & 24.
 
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Vaccination programs were not sufficiently advanced until now, and some countries do have a lower regard for public health.
CCP maybe?
And are you are aware that international air travel requires vaccination, or are the players going to row boat it all the way?
U r aware that in olden days tennis players used to voyage to OZ by steamship mate--Nole and company could book passage on the World Resident Sea--it has a tennis court on deck he could practice on.

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/...orts-news-alice-marble-news-footage/542224804
 
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Centrius

Professional
He's got the most grand slams in the bag--RF & RAFA are probably done and Nole has some good years left in him. All of them being tied with 20 maintains a drama that will help gates. Nole can play hardball with the tyrant from Vic, forcing a showdown and skip AO if the little dictator from Vic doesn't cave to popular demand--he can double date with Gov Coma on Epstein Island after being booted out of office for draconianism. Hoping Novak holds out all the way!--He'll get his 21+ later in 2022--maybe 22, 23 & 24.
Nadal is done at slams if he fails at winning FO again next year.
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Now that Novak's season is over, what was your favorite moment?

And also a reminder on what he's done.

Won 20 Slam titles, tying Federer and Nadal
Reached 31 Slam finals, tying Federer
Achieved three 3 Slam seasons, tying Federer
Achieved six multi Slam seasons, tying Federer
Became first player in Open Era to win all four Slams twice - Double Career Grand Slam
First player to reach the final at all four Slams at least six times
First player to reach the semifinal at all four Slams at least nine times
First player to win at least 79 matches at each of the four Slams (next best Fed with 73)
First player to win 12 Slam titles on the hard court surface
First player to reach 9 finals at two different Slams - AO and USO record
Improved his own Australian Open record - 9 titles
First player to win three Wimbledon titles after 30th birthday
Second player alongside Nadal to win a Slam on all three surfaces in a calendar year
Third player alongside Nadal and Wilander to win at least two Slams on all three surfaces
First player with four streaks of at least 3 Slam titles
Longest winning streak at Slams in a calendar year - 27 consecutive victories
First player with three streaks of at least 27 victories at Slams
First player with four streaks of at least 26 victories at Slams
Second player alongside Federer with three streaks of at least 4 Slam final appearances
Third player alongside Federer and Laver to reach all four Slam finals in a season twice
Most Slam titles won after 30th birthday with 8 (second best Nadal has 6)
First player to beat Nadal at Roland Garros: twice; in one of last two stages; from a set down
First player to register multiple 0-2 comebacks en route to winning a Slam - Roland Garros
Second player alongside Nadal to achieve three threepeats at Slam tournaments
Third player alongside Borg and Federer to achieve a threepeat at two different Slams
Fifth player alongside Laver, Borg, Nadal and Federer to achieve the Channel Slam
Record weeks as world number one, about to begin his 350th (second best Fed has 310)
Most weeks as world number one after 30th birthday, about to begin his 127th
Most years finished as world number one with 7, surpassing Pete Sampras
Improved his own record of the oldest year end number one - 34.5 years old
Most victories as world number one - 432
First player to win 37 Masters 1000 titles, surpassing Nadal
Most victories over top 10 opponents - 229
Most victories over top 5 opponents - 108
Most titles in his hometown - 3 Belgrade Opens
Most wins over a single opponent - 30 over Rafael Nadal
First player to achieve eight streaks of at least 20 victories
Most total Elite events with 62 and most Elite hard court events with 44
First player to achieve a threepeat at 6 of the 14 Elite events
The one and only player to win all 14 Elite events (Slams, Masters and WTF) at least twice

Add anything regarding this year if I missed. And here is wishing he'll treat us to more amazing tennis and winning celebrations in 2022. Hugs to all of NoleFam!




 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Now that Novak's season is over, what was your favorite moment?

And also a reminder on what he's done.

Won 20 Slam titles, tying Federer and Nadal
Reached 31 Slam finals, tying Federer
Achieved three 3 Slam seasons, tying Federer
Achieved six multi Slam seasons, tying Federer
Became first player in Open Era to win all four Slams twice - Double Career Grand Slam
First player to reach the final at all four Slams at least six times
First player to reach the semifinal at all four Slams at least nine times
First player to win at least 79 matches at each of the four Slams (next best Fed with 73)
First player to win 12 Slam titles on the hard court surface
First player to reach 9 finals at two different Slams - AO and USO record
Improved his own Australian Open record - 9 titles
First player to win three Wimbledon titles after 30th birthday
Second player alongside Nadal to win a Slam on all three surfaces in a calendar year
Third player alongside Nadal and Wilander to win at least two Slams on all three surfaces
First player with four streaks of at least 3 Slam titles
Longest winning streak at Slams in a calendar year - 27 consecutive victories
First player with three streaks of at least 27 victories at Slams
First player with four streaks of at least 26 victories at Slams
Second player alongside Federer with three streaks of at least 4 Slam final appearances
Third player alongside Federer and Laver to reach all four Slam finals in a season twice
Most Slam titles won after 30th birthday with 8 (second best Nadal has 6)
First player to beat Nadal at Roland Garros: twice; in one of last two stages; from a set down
First player to register multiple 0-2 comebacks en route to winning a Slam - Roland Garros
Second player alongside Nadal to achieve three threepeats at Slam tournaments
Third player alongside Borg and Federer to achieve a threepeat at two different Slams
Fifth player alongside Laver, Borg, Nadal and Federer to achieve the Channel Slam
Record weeks as world number one, about to begin his 350th (second best Fed has 310)
Most weeks as world number one after 30th birthday, about to begin his 127th
Most years finished as world number one with 7, surpassing Pete Sampras
Improved his own record of the oldest year end number one - 34.5 years old
Most victories as world number one - 432
First player to win 37 Masters 1000 titles, surpassing Nadal
Most victories over top 10 opponents - 229
Most victories over top 5 opponents - 108
Most titles in his hometown - 3 Belgrade Opens
Most wins over a single opponent - 30 over Rafael Nadal
First player to achieve eight streaks of at least 20 victories
Most total Elite events with 62 and most Elite hard court events with 44
First player to achieve a threepeat at 6 of the 14 Elite events
The one and only player to win all 14 Elite events (Slams, Masters and WTF) at least twice

Add anything regarding this year if I missed. And here is wishing he'll treat us to more amazing tennis and winning celebrations in 2022. Hugs to all of NoleFam!




Win against Nadal at FO was the single most important match for me
 

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What about 2nd best/important match? For me its Fritz at AO. That might be top10 match of his carrer. Looked totally dead after sliping on that sigh, and somehow managed to win match and a slam.
 

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Now that Novak's season is over, what was your favorite moment?

And also a reminder on what he's done.

Won 20 Slam titles, tying Federer and Nadal
Reached 31 Slam finals, tying Federer
Achieved three 3 Slam seasons, tying Federer
Achieved six multi Slam seasons, tying Federer
Became first player in Open Era to win all four Slams twice - Double Career Grand Slam
First player to reach the final at all four Slams at least six times
First player to reach the semifinal at all four Slams at least nine times
First player to win at least 79 matches at each of the four Slams (next best Fed with 73)
First player to win 12 Slam titles on the hard court surface
First player to reach 9 finals at two different Slams - AO and USO record
Improved his own Australian Open record - 9 titles
First player to win three Wimbledon titles after 30th birthday
Second player alongside Nadal to win a Slam on all three surfaces in a calendar year
Third player alongside Nadal and Wilander to win at least two Slams on all three surfaces
First player with four streaks of at least 3 Slam titles
Longest winning streak at Slams in a calendar year - 27 consecutive victories
First player with three streaks of at least 27 victories at Slams
First player with four streaks of at least 26 victories at Slams
Second player alongside Federer with three streaks of at least 4 Slam final appearances
Third player alongside Federer and Laver to reach all four Slam finals in a season twice
Most Slam titles won after 30th birthday with 8 (second best Nadal has 6)
First player to beat Nadal at Roland Garros: twice; in one of last two stages; from a set down
First player to register multiple 0-2 comebacks en route to winning a Slam - Roland Garros
Second player alongside Nadal to achieve three threepeats at Slam tournaments
Third player alongside Borg and Federer to achieve a threepeat at two different Slams
Fifth player alongside Laver, Borg, Nadal and Federer to achieve the Channel Slam
Record weeks as world number one, about to begin his 350th (second best Fed has 310)
Most weeks as world number one after 30th birthday, about to begin his 127th
Most years finished as world number one with 7, surpassing Pete Sampras
Improved his own record of the oldest year end number one - 34.5 years old
Most victories as world number one - 432
First player to win 37 Masters 1000 titles, surpassing Nadal
Most victories over top 10 opponents - 229
Most victories over top 5 opponents - 108
Most titles in his hometown - 3 Belgrade Opens
Most wins over a single opponent - 30 over Rafael Nadal
First player to achieve eight streaks of at least 20 victories
Most total Elite events with 62 and most Elite hard court events with 44
First player to achieve a threepeat at 6 of the 14 Elite events
The one and only player to win all 14 Elite events (Slams, Masters and WTF) at least twice

Add anything regarding this year if I missed. And here is wishing he'll treat us to more amazing tennis and winning celebrations in 2022. Hugs to all of NoleFam!




I'm exhausted just reading all those achievements! :giggle: Btw I think he also equalled Federer's record of reaching at least 12 quarterfinals at all 4 majors at this year's US Open. ;)
 
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