How many sets in total will Djokovic drop in 2023 Australian Open?

How many sets in total will Djokovic drop in 2023 Australian Open?


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Previous results:
2022 - [has not played]
2021 - 5 (Tiafoe, Fritz 2, Raonic, Zverev)
2020 - 3 (Struff, Thiem 2)
2019 - 2 (Shapovalov, Medvedev)
2018 - 4 (Monfils, Chung 3) [4R exit]
2017 - 3 (Istomin 3) [2R exit]
2016 - 3 (Simon 2, Federer)
2015 - 3 (Wawrinka 2, Murray)
2014 - 3 (Wawrinka 3) [QF exit]
2013 - 4 (Wawrinka 2, Berdych, Murray)
2012 - 5 (Hewitt, Murray 2, Nadal 2)
2011 - 1 (Dodig)
2010 - 4 (Chiudinelli, Tsonga 3) [QF exit]
2009 - 4 (Delic, Baghdatis, Roddick 2) [QF exit]
2008 - 1 (Tsonga)
2007 - 4 (Udomchoke, Federer 3) [4R exit]
2006 - 3 (Goldstein 3) [1R exit]
2005 - 3 (Safin 3) [1R exit]

Total: 55 sets in 17 tournaments (average 3.2 per tournament)

Most sets taken:
7 = Wawrinka
4 = Federer, Murray, Tsonga
3 = Chung, Istomin, Goldstein, Safin
2 = Fritz, Thiem, Simon, Nadal, Roddick
1 = [14 players]


What's your bet for 2023 AO?
 

NoleFam

Bionic Poster
Yesterday was fun but it's time for everyone to come back to Earth. This tournament won't be a walk in the park, especially for a 35 year old, and don't expect the field to play lackluster like last year. Everyone will want to try their best to take down Djoker.
 

Tiki-Taka

Semi-Pro
Yesterday was fun but it's time for everyone to come back to Earth. This tournament won't be a walk in the park, especially for a 35 year old, and don't expect the field to play lackluster like last year. Everyone will want to try their best to take down Djoker.
There was lack of such effort last year? :p

Unless he faces an inspired Medvedev in the quarters as well as another player in hot form prior, I don't see concern for Djokovic here. And as long as he is healthy obviously.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
There was lack of such effort last year? :p

Unless he faces an inspired Medvedev in the quarters as well as another player in hot form prior, I don't see concern for Djokovic here. And as long as he is healthy obviously.
I think there's always concern no matter the opponent. Some guys just come out of the blue and play lights out. Djokovic got pushed pretty hard by Quentin Halys in Adelaide. Same again against Korda in the final.
 

NoleFam

Bionic Poster
There was lack of such effort last year? :p

Unless he faces an inspired Medvedev in the quarters as well as another player in hot form prior, I don't see concern for Djokovic here. And as long as he is healthy obviously.
Not that the field didn't try their best (they obviously did), but I don't think the overall level of play was great. I expected more from them once the 3 time defending champ was not playing.

Yea health is the most important thing but I'm expecting a very competitive tournament. I do think Medvedev and a few others can really push him. We will see what the draw looks like though.
 

Tiki-Taka

Semi-Pro
I think there's always concern no matter the opponent. Some guys just come out of the blue and play lights out. Djokovic got pushed pretty hard by Quentin Halys in Adelaide. Same again against Korda in the final.
True. This is best of five format with days off in between. Under such circumstances Novak is less vulnerable. And obviously this is his favorite event coming up. Just saying I myself wouldn't bet against him.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
Yesterday was fun but it's time for everyone to come back to Earth. This tournament won't be a walk in the park, especially for a 35 year old, and don't expect the field to play lackluster like last year. Everyone will want to try their best to take down Djoker.
So you just proved the point I was making yesterday. Djokovic fans are always the first to talk about a weak field when someone else is winning, but then they complain when others say it's a weak era when Djokovic is winning. The field in AO last year was exactly the same as it was in the last few years, and this year it will be no different. Only difference is, the same players will suddenly be considered strong when Djokovic is the one who beats them.
 

Fabresque

Legend
He’s clear favorite. I think only Medvedev can really stop him if he’s playing his best. But others will definitely push him, it ain’t 2011 anymore.
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
So you just proved the point I was making yesterday. Djokovic fans are always the first to talk about a weak field when someone else is winning, but then they complain when others say it's a weak era when Djokovic is winning. The field in AO last year was exactly the same as it was in the last few years, and this year it will be no different. Only difference is, the same players will suddenly be considered strong when Djokovic is the one who beats them.

Field is actually quite strong with Djokovic in it. You see.
 

Razer

Legend
Yesterday was fun but it's time for everyone to come back to Earth. This tournament won't be a walk in the park, especially for a 35 year old, and don't expect the field to play lackluster like last year. Everyone will want to try their best to take down Djoker.

Thats what I feel too, everyone will be knowing that this is the time to take him down, if they cannot beat him here then he will look very dangerous in the clay court season (like in 21) as well if his opponents are not at their best and then invincible in the grass court season, so another 3 slam year and if he is allowed into USA then looking at a CYGS.

So the locker room will be going all in at him since he too would be all in against everyone.

On the other hand Rafael Nadal will be looking at the draw eager waiting for someone to take out Nole in the 1st week, if that won't happen and nole reaches semis then Nadal will start looking towards clay season, might even declare a injury, he might have his own mindgames ready to plan for the year ahead.
 

DSH

Talk Tennis Guru
It will be interesting to witness the ninth defeat of the Australian Open GOAT.
:cool:
 

The_Order

G.O.A.T.
So you just proved the point I was making yesterday. Djokovic fans are always the first to talk about a weak field when someone else is winning, but then they complain when others say it's a weak era when Djokovic is winning. The field in AO last year was exactly the same as it was in the last few years, and this year it will be no different. Only difference is, the same players will suddenly be considered strong when Djokovic is the one who beats them.

All of Djok's slam draws since 2018 apart from a couple have been an absolute joke...

Not to mention how "stacked" the Adelaide 250 draw was when he only faced much worse versions of Shapo and Med than what Nadal faced at last year's AO...
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
All of Djok's slam draws since 2018 apart from a couple have been an absolute joke...

Not to mention how "stacked" the Adelaide 250 draw was when he only faced much worse versions of Shapo and Med than what Nadal faced at last year's AO...

Lol. Getting prepared for post AO barrage of "weak era" arguments.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
You can use this model to judge. Note the number of TBs which means he was as close to losing in the early rounds as he was to going through.

Djokovic's activity AO 2021
 
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jl809

Hall of Fame
You can use this model to judge. Note the number of TBs which means he was as close to losing in the early rounds as he was to going through.

Djokovic's activity AO 2021
Not really - since his comeback 2018 Djokovic has been winning 3 out of every 4 tiebreaks he plays. So it's basically super unlikely he loses 2 in a match.
 

clayqueen

Talk Tennis Guru
Not really - since his comeback 2018 Djokovic has been winning 3 out of every 4 tiebreaks he plays. So it's basically super unlikely he loses 2 in a match.
Nothing is that balck and white in tennis.You should know that.
 
Djokovic should win AO.
Any other result is totally unacceptable.
Tournament win and the number of sets dropped have not too much in common.
One can lose 0 sets, be on a 20 sets winning streak and retire in the 3rd set of the final just to finish as a runner-up.
One can lose 3 sets and go home after R128.
One can lose 14 sets just to win the trophy in the end.
 

NeutralFan

G.O.A.T.
Tournament win and the number of sets dropped have not too much in common.
One can lose 0 sets, be on a 20 sets winning streak and retire in the 3rd set of the final just to finish as a runner-up.
One can lose 3 sets and go home after R128.
One can lose 14 sets just to win the trophy in the end.

Stop jinxing son, Djokovic is a lock and you should start celebrating already.
 

SonnyT

Legend
All of Djok's slam draws since 2018 apart from a couple have been an absolute joke...

Not to mention how "stacked" the Adelaide 250 draw was when he only faced much worse versions of Shapo and Med than what Nadal faced at last year's AO...
Nadal saw an 'absolute joke' of a draw blown up in his face in '22 UO!
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Celebrating?
Yes, in Argentina they are already celebrating Novak’s 22nd slam

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ZERO! Djokovic is fully motivated and is in vengeance mode. Djokovic winning his 10th AO is inevitable.

What happened last year was a serious injustice to Djokovic and he will prove that he would've won last year had he been allowed to play.
 

The_Order

G.O.A.T.
I predict he'll lose 14 sets... he'll come back from 0-2 sets every match because he is unbreakable come back king of all time.

He will start every match with his arms and legs flopping around like octopus tentacles, collapse when he goes to sit down and start shaking uncontrollably with a towel hanging over his head... then once he's down 2 sets to 0, he will take a toilet break and the real Djokovic will emerge and reset to factory settings.

Every opponent will lose by this trick.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I predict he'll lose 14 sets... he'll come back from 0-2 sets every match because he is unbreakable come back king of all time.

He will start every match with his arms and legs flopping around like octopus tentacles, collapse when he goes to sit down and start shaking uncontrollably with a towel hanging over his head... then once he's down 2 sets to 0, he will take a toilet break and the real Djokovic will emerge and reset to factory settings.

Every opponent will lose by this trick.
He always gets away with that. Sad.
 

Midaso240

Legend
Sort of a cop out, but it's impossible to answer properly without seeing the draw and whether he gets some tricky opponents the first week. I'd be shocked if he doesn't have one or two close matches though or a match where he throws in a bad set while never in danger of losing so I'll just take a shot in the dark and say 5
 
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