ITT We predict when Djokovic wins his 30th grand slam

TheNachoMan

Legend
Last prediction thread I made was in 2016. Djokovic was on 12 slams and I said he would win 20 slams MINIMUM.

Everyone who doubted me are now eating their words, and so will you.
I would love for him to win 30, but it ain’t happening. 25-26 maximum. And that’s more than enough i think.
 

Fairhit

Hall of Fame
I think it would be a good prediction but it fails to consider that Wimbledon 2026 will be the 10th Grand Slam win for Kyrgios.
 

ChrisRF

Legend
2027? Bold of you not to predict the 2 CYGS that might be happening this and next season.
I know you are joking, but you are right in a sense that IF Djokovic remains that good that he wins Wimbledon with 40, then most likely he will even win more than 8 Slams until then.
 

tex123

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon 2027 will be Djokovic's 30th grand slam title. Pencil the date in on your calendars boys and girls. :)
He might have won his last Slam at the AO you never know. My boy will make sure ;)


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DIMI_D

Hall of Fame
I would love for him to win 30, but it ain’t happening. 25-26 maximum. And that’s more than enough i think.
Well it’s def possible if he continues winning at the same clip he has since 2018 - provided he plays all the slams and has no injuries - end of 2025 season he can be on 27 or 28. Depends how much he values 30 but by then we assume nadal is finished he is like 4-5 slams clear of nadal he prob has no reason to continue but for sure he will be competitive at 38
 

itrium84

Hall of Fame
It isn't that impossible.

8 slams over a strech of 4-6 years, why not?
It's 8 out of 18, so - less than half. It's sounds possible and plausible at this exact moment. But, he is 1 or 2 injuries away from never reaching a GS final again. If he slows down just a little bit, even without injury, he will barely win 2 or 3 more.
 

ChrisRF

Legend
Does the prospect excite you?
Since I have accepted that he has overtaken Federer anyway I don't mind anymore. Certainly it would be impressive if he could do it. If not then it means that someone else must become really good, which also would be interesting.
 

Crocodile

G.O.A.T.
The historical records would indicate that winning 30 slams after the age of 37 is less likely than more likely.
Ken Rosewall holds the record at 37 years and a few months plus he reached a few finals when he was 39 and Roger Federer is somewhat around 36 years and a few months.
Some would say that you shouldn’t compare Ken’s record back then to now because of modern physical fitness, medicine and diet, and I do accept that as well as the type of players around in a particular era, however I think that needs to be balanced out with the surfaces the players play on now and the speed and explosiveness of the type of tennis being played now.
I think there may be a case ( time will tell) to suggest that todays tennis players put their bodies under more intense wear and tear and this could affect their longevity.
The question many would ask is whether someone like Novak is more meticulous in athlete preparation and care compared to his peers. I would say that some of the younger players and their management would be looking into it.
As an example of the other end of the spectrum is Nick, who doesn’t have a coach, has already had his meniscus attended to, has lower back issues due to his posture and is ( or was) clubbing till 3am before he goes on court in Wimbledon. I’m not knocking Nick but there is a difference between how the two guys go about their business. Yes Novak has had elbow surgery, but that obviously fixed his issues, I’m not sure how good knee outcomes are.
 
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LaVie en Rose

Hall of Fame
The historical records would indicate that winning 30 slams after the age of 37 is less likely than more likely.
Ken Rosewall holds the record at 37 years and a few months plus he reached a few finals when he was 39 and Roger Federer is somewhat around 36 years and a few months.
Some would say that you shouldn’t compare Ken’s record back then to now because of modern physical fitness, medicine and diet, and I do accept that as well as the type of players around in a particular era, however I think that needs to be balanced out with the surfaces the players play on now and the speed and explosiveness of the type of tennis being played now.
I think there may be a case ( time will tell) to suggest that todays tennis players put their bodies under more intense wear and tear and this could affect their longevity.
The question many would ask is whether someone like Novak is more meticulous in athlete preparation and care compared to his peers. I would say that some of the younger players and their management would be looking into it.
As an example of the other end of the spectrum is Nick, who doesn’t have a coach, has already had his meniscus attended to, has lower back issues due to his posture and is ( or was) clubbing till 3am before he goes on court in Wimbledon. I’m not knocking Nick but there is a difference between how the two guys go about their business. Yes Novak has had elbow surgery, but that obviously fixed his issues, I’m not sure how good knee outcomes are.
I think OP is exaggerating (who knows why).
If I'm not mistaken Nick went vegan wich would be progress for him, means he is aware of his relatively non healthy life style for athlete
 

bro

Rookie
Now that Nadal and Djokovic are at 22-22, do you think any of them are just gonna stop and give up the race? Both are going to play every slam as if it is their last chance to win it. They will push each other while all other players will just have to sit and watch Big2 take all the slams. Whenever both of them are in the draw, one of them will win it. So by Wimbledon 2027, it is likely that both have around 30 slams.
 

toxicity

Rookie
Now that Nadal and Djokovic are at 22-22, do you think any of them are just gonna stop and give up the race? Both are going to play every slam as if it is their last chance to win it. They will push each other while all other players will just have to sit and watch Big2 take all the slams. Whenever both of them are in the draw, one of them will win it. So by Wimbledon 2027, it is likely that both have around 30 slams.
In dream scenario Nadal will win 2 more.
 
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DSH

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Now that Nadal and Djokovic are at 22-22, do you think any of them are just gonna stop and give up the race? Both are going to play every slam as if it is their last chance to win it. They will push each other while all other players will just have to sit and watch Big2 take all the slams. Whenever both of them are in the draw, one of them will win it. So by Wimbledon 2027, it is likely that both have around 30 slams.
Nadal could have made it past 25 Majors with Joker's stamina but he no longer has it.
He can still take a last bite of Inmortality but he will have to improve his physical condition a lot and prepare mentally for it.
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