Federer fan: I finally managed to accept the idea that Djokovic may overtake Federer

The closer he gets to 20, the more motivated I think he will be. If it remained 20 to 12, I think eventually he'd lose the drive. Now he can taste the glory. Its within reach, especially if he French caps come spring.
 
Djokovic is sensational. He can win five more slams and more, but take it one day at a time. Fed looked pretty invincible after AO 2010, yet it took him two and a half years to get the next slam.

But things are looking good for Djokovic. Next gen is still to step up in slams. Lost generation is still lost. Players like Delpo and Cilic won’t get any better as their movement never were that great to begin with. Unlikely that Fed will regain 2017 form, if so only for a short, short while. Nadal injury prone as ever, will still be the favorite on clay, but not elsewhere.

BUT: an injury, a player breaks through, motivional loss, sickness etc can effect Djokovic. Don’t look five slams ahead. That’s 1/3 of what he won from 2008 up til now.
And 3 is 60% of that and it only too 6.5 months. I love math.
 
The Slam record will be broken eventually. Either it happens in this era or the next...or the era after...some great player will come along and clear the deck and dominate for 10-12 years and be super lucky that he won't have a real rival to stop him.
 
The Slam record will be broken eventually. Either it happens in this era or the next...or the era after...some great player will come along and clear the deck and dominate for 10-12 years and be super lucky that he won't have a real rival to stop him.
30 is reachable imo. Not even a doubt really. Sooner or later it'll happen. Hell Brady might play till 50. Age is not what it was before.
 
30 is reachable imo. Not even a doubt really. Sooner or later it'll happen. Hell Brady might play till 50. Age is not what it was before.
Yup, 20 Slams is really nothing. Murray could've won 10+ Slams if he didn't have Fedalovic to deal with. Nadal could've blitzed way past 20 if Djokovic hadn't stopped him. Federer could've had 27-28 if not for Nadal and Djokovic. And Djokovic could've had well over 20 if not for Nadal, Federer, Stan and Murray.
 
Well, whoever breaks Fed's GS record (if he breaks it) deserves it.

I just want to throw my 2 cents:

It's one thing to be Sampras and your record to be surpassed by a youngster 10 years your junior after you have already retired and it's another to be Federer.

Why? Because Sampras had no control over what Federer was doing.

Federer, on the other hand, has had way more control over his destiny since Nadal and Djokovic have been his biggest rivals in his era, unlike Federer to Sampras. It would be a much bigger blow if one of Djokovic or Nadal surpassed Federer because Federer would be surpassed by a rival of his own era whom he had a chance to stop while he was still active, but failed.

Not that I'll lose too much sleep over it if it happens, just putting this out there.

Trust me, it's a much bigger blow for Fed's record to be surpassed by Nadal or Djokovic, especially Nadal, whom Fed really had several opportunities to stop while he was still in his prime.
Sampras also had control of his destiny. He chose to retire, but he just as easily could have stuck around and tried to prevent Federer from winning so many grand slams in the 2000s. I don't believe that he would have been successful, but he could have tried. It is inaccurate to say that Sampras had no control over what Federer was doing.
 

mike danny

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why are you making a huge deal anyway?

do you known federer personally, his family and friends?
Are you going to receive a donation or something like that from the Swiss?

I still do not understand how someone can feel devotion or hate someone else because the other has simply achieved more sporting achievements than his "heroes", so to speak.
I think you misinterpreted my post. It was anything but hate that I suggested in there. And I also said that I wouldn't lose sleep over it. So if it happens, it happens.
 
Fed will always be goat to me... no matter the numbers...

but yes im in the same boat as far as denial... both joker and nadal will pass fed...
Well it’s difficult to say fed is the goat if both Nadal and novak surpass him in the slam count. Unless you are basing it off of a different criteria.
 
Shame that you didn't accept it a long time ago. I have enjoyed Fed's tennis over the years a lot myself, and that's precisely the reason why I like the guy. Not his titles. You should have seen some of the guys I have passionately rooted for. Records and they were never mentioned together in the same sentence. And although I don't like when my guy is playing below his capabilities, I didn't mind that. Tennis itself is what is the most important thing.
 
i should've been more clear. but i was referring to the winning h2h record against fedal and murray. furthermore, nole won most of his slams by beating fedal and murray, while fedal (mainly fed) had much weaker opponents in the finals. in short, nole won his slams the hard way - by beating arguably the two greatest players in history, along with muzz.
You gotta love these arguments that penalise Fed not playing to play Fed. The top ten playing during Federer's peak years 2004-2007 is in my opinion considerably better than todays top ten.
 
jackson ville voting for 1 Major in Djokovic's career.

lol

:cool:
Ha!
Was not trying to bash anyone.
I am just confused on what Fed fans want. Did they want him to keep winning 3 majors a year right up to 2019?
Did they want no one to compete with him?
Did they want him to retire in 2008?
It seems he is awesome when he wins then when he loses he is "Old" and is weak competition.
It is like they want it all and they are not getting it and are losing it big time.
signed,
Just wondering...
 
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