Have the past 12 months been the most dominant period of any male player ever?

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Since losing the FO final last year, Djokovic has won 12 titles including all 4 majors, the WTF and 5 Masters 1000s. His W-L record is 85-6. I'm just wondering if these past 12 months could be regarded as the most dominant by any player in history, and not just in the Open Era. I'm not sure about Laver's stats but perhaps he had an even more impressive run in the late '60s.

Thoughts?
 

mistik

Hall of Fame
Result wise dominant game vise give me a break. He is by no means playing as well as 2011 and sadly he doesnt need to with this ever pathetic field.ALL OFF HİS MATCHES DULL FOR THE LAST YEAR AND HALF ALL OFF THEM.
 

AceSalvo

Legend
Yes, Djokovic's last 12 months is the most dominant where we had a 34 yr old in 2 slam finals and "is he a legit #2" in the other 2 slam finals.

Its still an achievement though. If Novak didn't do this, he would never be seen as a great player as he struggled with the competition until 2014. I think Novak knew this all too well. The same way he cared about his h2h with Nadal.
 
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VamosBamos987

Hall of Fame
What is your purpose on this forum 123456789. You're neither funny nor original, nor very good at trolling. Plenty of stupid clowns around this place. Maybe you should try some different mantra.
Seems like you are a hardcore fanboi, mate.
 

Jonas78

Legend
Since losing the FO final last year, Djokovic has won 12 titles including all 4 majors, the WTF and 5 Masters 1000s. His W-L record is 85-6. I'm just wondering if these past 12 months could be regarded as the most dominant by any player in history, and not just in the Open Era. I'm not sure about Laver's stats but perhaps he had an even more impressive run in the late '60s.

Thoughts?
My first thought was "man, this is going to turn into a Federer/Djokovic/weak era discussion" ;)
 
I would have to say yes. Nobody but Laver held all 4 majors at once, but I believe Laver lost 15 matches in 69 which is many more relative to Djokovic the last 12 months. Laver played many more matches, but even the ratio is considerably more. Combine that with holding the WTF and so many Masters and yes.
 

socal1976

Rookie
21 of the last 22 first tier events; Masters, Year ender, and Slams have featured Djokovic in the final with him winning 17 of those. He has now won 5 off the last six slams as well. No we have never seen dominance like this not even in Fed's heyday. Novak goes into every match on every surface against every opponent as the favorite, even in Fed or Nadal's heyday you simply could not make that statement.
 
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Emperor of Belgrade

Guest
Perhaps, but its almost meaningless...the same competition can be found at my community club.
Dude, don't underestimate your club.
Give 2006 Federer Djokovic's 2016 clay rivals and I don't think he loses a match. Beat everyone on clay that year and lost to Nadal in 3 close finals. Give him Bautista-Agut, old Berdych or Murray in the finals and he smokes them.
Thiem, who's still not put together a consistent game and by no means has he come close to maximizing his potential, was Djokovic's SF opponent. Laughable, simply laughable.
Result wise dominant game vise give me a break. He is by no means playing as well as 2011 and sadly he doesnt need to with this ever pathetic field.ALL OFF HİS MATCHES DULL FOR THE LAST YEAR AND HALF ALL OFF THEM.
 

Achilles82

Professional
Butthurt grandeur in this thread. LOL Yes, this past 12 months have been the most dominant period of any male player ever. Period.
Context:D What context?! The guy won every important tournament in that time. Federer had his chances, but he couldn't do it against semi retired Guga and pre prime Del Potro.
Fed buthurt fans can't take it. He thought Fed was the chosen one. Records that couldn't be broken for next 50 years.... well, turns out.... :D
 

90's Clay

Banned
I'll still take Laver's 1969 season just based on the fact he won all 4 slams in a calendar year. Nole gets that bit of break between late last year and early this year to rest up.
 

mandy01

G.O.A.T.
Feds titles that year were (among others)

Doha - 250 equivalent
Dubai - 500 equivalent
Halle - 250 equivalent (now is 500, back them had budget and points of a 250 series tournament)
Tokio - 500 equivalent
Basel - 250 equivalent

NIce tournaments he chose to play.
How does that even matter? Need I remind you that he won most of the masters which, back then, had five set finals?
 

mistik

Hall of Fame
Dont you guys know any other word than buthurt. You guys open this childish threads and then want people to approve on everything. Result wise dominant,game wise ı have seen much better performances. If that makes me buthurt so be it. Seriously why you novak fans OPEN THİS THREADS ??? What kind of responses are you waiting ?? It is pretty clear you cant even discuss anything without name calling better not open this childish threads.
 

demunbrun

Rookie
I'd say yes. Holding all 4 majors, WTF, since 2015 9 masters. If he achieves the Calender Grand Slam no question.
 

mandy01

G.O.A.T.
Didn't hold all 4 majors at the time though. ;)
Lost to a much better Nadal. And didn't need everything to slow down. Have you done a count of how many times Djokovic slips on grass even now? Might be fascinating. What a joke the surfaces are.
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
Since losing the FO final last year, Djokovic has won 12 titles including all 4 majors, the WTF and 5 Masters 1000s. His W-L record is 85-6. I'm just wondering if these past 12 months could be regarded as the most dominant by any player in history, and not just in the Open Era. I'm not sure about Laver's stats but perhaps he had an even more impressive run in the late '60s.

Thoughts?
Pretty sure it is the most dominant 12-month stretch in the Open Era given the number of big titles won. It's probably better than anything before 1968 as well in those terms, I don't recall any statistically better stretch. The Win-Loss is not the best (85-6) but that is, in my view, outweighed by the fact that the player in question holds all 4 Majors and several other Masters titles.
 
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Emperor of Belgrade

Guest
Dont you guys know any other word than buthurt. You guys open this childish threads and then want people to approve on everything. Result wise dominant,game wise ı have seen much better performances. If that makes me buthurt so be it. Seriously why you novak fans OPEN THİS THREADS ??? What kind of responses are you waiting ?? It is pretty clear you cant even discuss anything without name calling better not open this childish threads.
More dominant performances, maybe in your dream.

You guys opened threads like tennis is dead, tennis lost its appeal, 2016 RG is the worst Slam ever and were spitting all over Djokovic and Murray but Novak fans open childish threads? Cool story.

Find the word "butthurt" in my last post and then we can continue.
Because you keep replying to me all time.
Don't know if you are a liar or just stupid. Several previous discussions were all started by you. Try harder.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Don't know if you are a liar or just stupid. Several previous discussions were all started by you. Try harder.
Dude, you're replying to me first almost every time.

Usually with "there's no need to be upset" kind of memes too. If you weren't bothered you wouldn't reply to me at all. So welcome aboard but for different reasons.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Lost to a much better Nadal. And didn't need everything to slow down. Have you done a count of how many times Djokovic slips on grass even now? Might be fascinating. What a joke the surfaces are.
What would your response be if we take competition out of the equation and focus solely on the stats?
 

Jonas78

Legend
Pretty sure it is the most dominant 12-month stretch in the Open Era given the number of big titles won. It's probably better than anything before 1968 as well in those terms, I don't recall any statistically better stretch. The Win-Loss is not the best (85-6) but that is, in my view, outweighed by the fact that the player in question holds all 4 Majors and several other Masters titles.
The G.U.R.U better do something soon, its far from any equlibrium in the mens game currently;). As much respect as i have for Gurufils, i must say, what is he up to right now???
 

mistik

Hall of Fame
More dominant performances, maybe in your dream.

You guys opened threads like tennis is dead, tennis lost its appeal, 2016 RG is the worst Slam ever and were spitting all over Djokovic and Murray but Novak fans open childish threads? Cool story.

Find the word "butthurt" in my last post and then we can continue.

Don't know if you are a liar or just stupid. Several previous discussions were all started by you. Try harder.
Djokovic biggest rival of the last 2 years Fed who is in his mid 30s.Enough said.
 

Noelan

Legend
Wow I can't believe Djoko fans are becoming even MORE annoying, arrogant and boring than the tennis player himself...
Says a guy who is regular in Novak News thread with his crying and begging for him to fall, posting stupid memes like" Stay calm and no trophies":D
 

robok9

Semi-Pro
Even as a Fed fan, I say yes. Slam performance wise, I think it's a wash because Federer was more dominant in route to those finals in the 2005-06 and had to deal with peak Nadal at the FO, but the masters tournament performance puts him over Fed collectively IMO.
 
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Emperor of Belgrade

Guest
Dude, you're replying to me first almost every time.

Usually with "there's no need to be upset" kind of memes too. If you weren't bothered you wouldn't reply to me at all. So welcome aboard but for different reasons.
Dude, you came to me crying how there will be no new ATG in the near future, saying that Djokovic never changes defense into offense instantly and that only hypocrite glory hunters can support him, then had a rant about this era a couple of times, as well as spitting on his nation... And I am somehow equally upset as you. :confused:

I am glad you noticed the gif. It's gorgeous and will have more appearances in the future. :)
 
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Tiki-Taka

Guest
If he had bad results outside out of Slams then maybe this would be debatable. But since he has dominated other events as well, it's pretty much clear that the last 12 months have been the most dominant period ever.
 

nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
Without a doubt and just like Becker do not want his Wimby youngest record ever broken, Nolefams should feel like this should never be broken. And maybe it never will.
 

Achilles82

Professional
How does that even matter? Need I remind you that he won most of the masters which, back then, had five set finals?
of course it matters. Winning 25 matches on tournaments where there arent best players isnt that big of a deal. Winning GS and masters is what matters.

Sorry, but past 12 months, Novak won all four GS, 5 masters, WTF, and reached all 8 mandatory masters finals (monte carlo isnt mandatory tournament).

That beats federers 2006 by a mile.
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
The G.U.R.U better do something soon, its far from any equlibrium in the mens game currently;). As much respect as i have for Gurufils, i must say, what is he up to right now???
Gurufils has a great plan for great learners, and this was an important piece of history that He intended to create. Fear not, the next Chapter will soon be upon us!
 
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