Is Djokovic an all-time great?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by 5555, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. kiki

    kiki Banned

    Feb 17, 2010
    You are reight about GE, although I think it may have started at the beginning of the 70´s, with the explosion of Tv, exos and WCT.I find Federer would have bright more then, and so would Safin.Of course, the rest you mention are excellent players and probably cannot play any other type of game.But when you have been through Golden Era, it is a hard dish to swallow.
  2. NatF

    NatF Bionic Poster

    May 10, 2012
    I think there are alot of talented players nowadays but there's no so much variety anymore. That's my only gripe, although thats possibly because of the snore fests of Murray and Djokovic for the last 2 slam finals.
  3. forzamilan90

    forzamilan90 Legend

    Mar 10, 2010
    Blame variety not on the player's part, but rather the envisioned court speeds/terrain, etc. You only do what gives you the best chance of winning. Most current conditions simply benefit baseline play more, hence players adapting baseline play more. Variety is lost, but that's cause of the circumstances. I mean damn, AO and Miami especially are a pain in my butt, as a Fed fan, the man's just having a hard time there. Chipping and charging on every single point isn't exactly the best strategy either (for old school purists) and against great passing baseline players is suicide nowadays. I bet if they were to make the courts like they were back in the day, still with this current racket tech, upcoming generations will come to know more variety of play and display that on courts, as there won't be such a need to always be a baseline ho/rally player and going for winners will be easier.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013

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