Novak Djokovic : Tryst with Immortality

#6
Come this Roland Garros, Djokovic will have the chance to become the only second man to win 4GS in a row twice. It may not be the Grand slam. Yet no one can deny and should deny that it will be an enormous achievement.

Can he do it ? Can the great man become even greater ?
"Tryst with Immortality" is the best way to put it. Getting 2 calendar Slams would be the crowning moment for an already legendary career.
 
#7
He’ll win Roland Garros without dropping a set. Nobody is playing even close to his level
I'd agree. I think that's the most likely scenario, given the relative strength of the rest of the field.
But then it would ratchet up the pressure, massively, on Wimb and UsOpen. Because if Djokovic manages to win those two as well and get the elusive CYGS - he could put a stop to all the GOAT debates.
That could be the most significant achievement in Open era in Tennis. No record would be greater and no player would be greater than Novak Djokovic.
History beckons for the Serb. 2019 could go on to be a decisive year in Tennis..
 
#8
I'd agree. I think that's the most likely scenario, given the relative strength of the rest of the field.
But then it would ratchet up the pressure, massively, on Wimb and UsOpen. Because if Djokovic manages to win those two as well and get the elusive CYGS - he could put a stop to all the GOAT debates.
That could be the most significant achievement in Open era in Tennis. No record would be greater and no player would be greater than Novak Djokovic.
History beckons for the Serb. 2019 could go on to be a decisive year in Tennis..
"In the Open Era"? Try "Ever"
 
#10
What if he wins, now what if he retires? What a GOAT retirement that would be. It would absolutely murder Roger's retirement tour too.

I'm a bit torn because I love having them around but I hope Fedovic don't kill themselves chasing records for too much longer. It would be hilarious seeing Nadal still out there scratching around trying to pull out one more RG in 2020 after the other two have hung it up and are posting photos sipping pina coladas on the beach.
 
#11
Come this Roland Garros, Djokovic will have the chance to become the only second man to win 4GS in a row twice. It may not be the Grand slam. Yet no one can deny and should deny that it will be an enormous achievement.

Can he do it ? Can the great man become even greater ?

Weak era or otherwise , if he does it , it is a phenomenal achievement . Hats off to him then.

The media did not give him credit the first time around. Hopefully they see the magnanimity this time .
 
#19
This is totally sick making. What human being with any taste or comprehension of what it takes to be a real artist would ever drool over Nole.
Robots should not be playing tennis and None being a human metronome does not qualify for any of these ridiculous handles such as j'earth's mightiest warrior'. Get a life. Then word 'warrior' is always a very bad signal.
He is not a warrior. He is a tennis player.
 
#21
Novak is in danger if he gets this RG. Perhaps he would have two NCYGS but due to his mental fragility he may fail to win both WB and USO, hence get into another crisis similar to 2016 post RG. The best would be to win it and completely forget about it. But that will be a hard thing to do considering all the distractions around him. Losing RG but wining another three slams would be more beneficial to Novak's legacy. He already achieved NCYGS, he needs to win more than 20.
 
#22
This is totally sick making. What human being with any taste or comprehension of what it takes to be a real artist would ever drool over Nole.
Robots should not be playing tennis and None being a human metronome does not qualify for any of these ridiculous handles such as j'earth's mightiest warrior'. Get a life. Then word 'warrior' is always a very bad signal.
He is not a warrior. He is a tennis player.
In other words, their opinions are wrong?
 

Luka888

Professional
#24
One Nole slam was awfully good, but this would be even greater considering his age.
Age means nothing. You should see my mom. A blonde lady, almost 70 yo. She looks like she is 40 something. Very fit. She loves her DC glasses. Great shoes. So, a great lady :giggle:.

I was so shocked when someone asked at the store 'Is that your sister'? ouch :-D
 
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#25
Age means nothing. You should see my mom. A blonde lady, almost 70 yo. She looks like she is 40 something. Very fit. She loves her DC glasses. Great shoes. So, a great lady :giggle:.

I was so shocked when some asked at the store 'Is that your sister'? ouch :-D
A pessimist would see that comment as an insult; he thought you were as old as your mum.
An optimist would see that as a compliment to your mum appearance, and therefore to you by extension as you have the same genetics.
 
#26
A pessimist would see that comment as an insult; he thought you were as old as your mum.
An optimist would see that as a compliment to your mum appearance, and therefore to you by extension as you have the same genetics.

Or a man with some semblance of common sense would see without any fuss that he meant to say age is nothing more than a number.
 
#27
I will be glad to witness his greatness, especially if his hammer falls on Ralph or Kyrgios or he settles any other beefs in the process.
 
#30
Novak is in danger if he gets this RG. Perhaps he would have two NCYGS but due to his mental fragility he may fail to win both WB and USO, hence get into another crisis similar to 2016 post RG. The best would be to win it and completely forget about it. But that will be a hard thing to do considering all the distractions around him. Losing RG but wining another three slams would be more beneficial to Novak's legacy. He already achieved NCYGS, he needs to win more than 20.
It’s different this time because he badly wants to surpass Federer. His main objective wasn’t so clear 3 years ago and he probably didn’t even think he would eventually have a shot so his mentality was completely different.
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
#31
He can. Depends on which Nadal shows up in Paris though, as always.

Glad that I don't care this time if he does it or not. Took a very long time to get that RG monkey off his back. It's been a relief ever since.
Why do we still assume the French is on Nadal's racquet? Especially after he got smoked in 3 consecutive clay tournaments by players from 3 different generations?

IMO it's insulting to Djokovic. He has dictated their matches for years.
 
#32
Why do we still assume the French is on Nadal's racquet? Especially after he got smoked in 3 consecutive clay tournaments by players from 3 different generations?

IMO it's insulting to Djokovic. He has dictated their matches for years.
Didn't want to respond after Rome finished but I remember I forgot to do so immediately.

Djokovic has had the upper hand in their rivalry recently but if there is one place where Nadal has a clear advantage over everyone, it's the French, where he's won in the last two years as well.

Looks like he is playing much better now, managed to beat Djokovic too. I think Novak can take his own positives from the last two Masters and that his loss wasn't awful despite a couple of bakery products, but I don't see him as a favorite for Roland Garros.
 
#35
I don’t understand why this isn’t being made a big deal of.

If Federer was one away from holding all 4 majors, that’s all anyone would be talking about. Probably Nadal too. But I barely even hear about it with Djokovic. And when he completed it last time, nobody said much either. At least not compared to the volumes that would have been written if Federer had done it
 
#41
If Djokovic were to win RG, he would stand alone amongst the ATGs in this generation and the preceeding one imo.

There would be plenty saying he is the greatest of this era and I can see the argument.

He is starting to rack up some really unique records that speak to the level of his greatness in the game. The golden masters feat is another one.

A hat tip from me to the great man.
 
#42
Come this Roland Garros, Djokovic will have the chance to become the only second man to win 4GS in a row twice. It may not be the Grand slam. Yet no one can deny and should deny that it will be an enormous achievement.

Can he do it ? Can the great man become even greater ?
He is so godlike. I'll bet even when he poops it smells like success.
 
#43
I don’t understand why this isn’t being made a big deal of.

If Federer was one away from holding all 4 majors, that’s all anyone would be talking about. Probably Nadal too. But I barely even hear about it with Djokovic. And when he completed it last time, nobody said much either. At least not compared to the volumes that would have been written if Federer had done it
Probably because outside of his obsessed fanboys no one really pays much attention to Djokovic. Djoker could win 50 grand slams in a row but the fans would still pay more money to watch Roger try to survive the 2nd round.
 
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