Novak Fans - another AO, a third RG, or a fourth USO?

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Novak Fans - if you could only pick one or the other which would you prefer?

The first would cement him as an even greater legend in Australia...but he's already a legend...

A 3rd RG would put him Guga territory on clay....

A 4th USO would be a nice feather in his cap and put him one away from the record
 

Rudiiii

Rookie
Third RG as that means Nadal has lesser chances of winning more(you can never put him out of discussion). Then USO,Wimbly and lastly AO.Imagine Djokovic having same number of USO and RG:eek::eek:
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Third RG as that means Nadal has lesser chances of winning more(you can never put him out of discussion). Then USO,Wimbly and lastly AO.Imagine Djokovic having same number of USO and RG:eek::eek:
And if Rafa were somehow able to win a 4th USO?

Edit: 5th...
 
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Rudiiii

Rookie
And if Rafa were somehow able to win a 4th USO?
He already has four? His ranking is droping so fast at the moment. With tougher draws I don't see him reaching SF at any major other than RG, so no record equalling fifth USO for him
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
All other things being equal, USO. RG is great, but Djokovic already won 2 RGs in Nadal's era. That's really impressive. AO he has enough of, but he's lost 6 finals at the USO, won 3. 4/10 would at least be a little more respectable.
 

Cortana

Hall of Fame
W > AO/RG > USO for me.

7 Wimbledon titles would just be mindblowing. Double digit AO or tripple career GS on par and nobody cares about the USO anyway. It's not even considered a real slam these days.
 

Sunny014

Legend
Logically winning another Roland Garros would be the best for him.
His chances at W and USO are still pretty good, so it is not such a desperate situation.
 

Sunny014

Legend
Hardly,when you win every slam 2 or more times you are not a one trick pony...
Nadal fans are rubbishing novak's claims of being HC goat due to USOs

9+4 > 10+3 > 13+0

So yes, novak will look a 1 trick pony on hard courts if he fails to win more USOs
 

tsp_207

Rookie
He's already secured the double career slam with RG this year, so honestly doesn't matter if he wins any more there. Getting a la decima at AO would be special and closing in on Federer at Wimbledon seems possible too. But I think he'll want to win the one slam he couldn't this year. So for me USO > AO > WIM > RG for next year.
 

Strale

Semi-Pro
Nadal fans are rubbishing novak's claims of being HC goat due to USOs

9+4 > 10+3 > 13+0

So yes, novak will look a 1 trick pony on hard courts if he fails to win more USOs
Nah he has the most hard court slams...Everything else is just a rant if you ask me...Numbers dont lie and there is nothing wrong with wining USO even 1 or 2 times...It is the last slam of the year when everyone are exhausted...

Also Djokovic dominated grass slam in the last decade,he is the most versatile player ever...

Defeated best of the best on every surface...I dont think anyone else can say the same...
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
uso, he really underperformed there. 6 finals lost and only 3 won is terrible, and so is nadals 1 more us open title.
ANY slam will do, but the FO would be my choice. This way, he would have at least 3 titles in every slam.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Nadal fans are rubbishing novak's claims of being HC goat due to USOs

9+4 > 10+3 > 13+0

So yes, novak will look a 1 trick pony on hard courts if he fails to win more USOs
If he wins one more slam he’ll have the slam record (plus the time at number 1 record). Who will care about surface goat discussions at that point?
 
Another Wimbledon puts him right up there at that tournament and also gives him a shot at equalling Fed for titles in 2023. That would be a real bitter pill to swallow for the Fed fans
 

Sunny014

Legend
If he wins one more slam he’ll have the slam record (plus the time at number 1 record). Who will care about surface goat discussions at that point?
Everybody will care except you.
Plus even if he has slams record he might not be considered better, Media has sold Federer as goat narrative for 2 decades, it has gained so much traction that it cannot be altered now
 

Sunny014

Legend
Nah he has the most hard court slams...Everything else is just a rant if you ask me...Numbers dont lie and there is nothing wrong with wining USO even 1 or 2 times...It is the last slam of the year when everyone are exhausted...

Also Djokovic dominated grass slam in the last decade,he is the most versatile player ever...

Defeated best of the best on every surface...I dont think anyone else can say the same...
Defeated an old Fed and injured Rafa, then got spanked at the hands of second grade 4th tier greats like moorey nd stan, that's Novak's legacy
 

Cheese&IPA

New User
He needs another US open really, would also be interesting to see if he could beat a injury free Nadal at the French for the first time.
 

Hitman

G.O.A.T.
Without question its a 7th Wimbledon title.

The one thing Federer has over the other two is that he is in the conversation for the top 2 on two of the three surfaces. This is a massive reason why his versatility is lauded.

Nadal lost his chance to be in the conversation for two of the three surfaces.

Djokovic has a chance to get past Sampras at W, if he wins another title on virtue of his extra final. He and Fed would then be top two on grass and hard, with clay in Nadal's domain.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Novak Fans - if you could only pick one or the other which would you prefer?

The first would cement him as an even greater legend in Australia...but he's already a legend...

A 3rd RG would put him Guga territory on clay....

A 4th USO would be a nice feather in his cap and put him one away from the record
4th USO, but only over Med, to avenge the loss. Otherwise RG.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Everybody will care except you.
Plus even if he has slams record he might not be considered better, Media has sold Federer as goat narrative for 2 decades, it has gained so much traction that it cannot be altered now
You are saying that in a scenario where Novak has the slam and time at number 1 record people will focus on Novak not being the clear HC GOAT? :unsure: ;)
 

Sunny014

Legend
You are saying that in a scenario where Novak has the slam and time at number 1 record people will focus on Novak not being the clear HC GOAT? :unsure: ;)
What I am saying is Novak cannot be the GOAT even if he moves ahead on numbers.

Federer has eaten up Novak's chances of being GOAT by taking away all the limelight in the 2010s by not retiring until 2022, so even if Novak retires with 1-2 more slams he will be known as one of the Big 3 or one of the 3 GOATs...... nothing more.
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
What I am saying is Novak cannot be the GOAT even if he moves ahead on numbers.

Federer has eaten up Novak's chances of being GOAT by taking away all the limelight in the 2010s by not retiring until 2022, so even if Novak retires with 1-2 more slams he will be known as one of the Big 3 or one of the 3 GOATs...... nothing more.
Well, I don’t believe in GOATs. But those that do and write about it will focus (as they already do) on the records and there 21 +weeks at #1=GOAT
 

Britanian

New User
What I am saying is Novak cannot be the GOAT even if he moves ahead on numbers.

Federer has eaten up Novak's chances of being GOAT by taking away all the limelight in the 2010s by not retiring until 2022, so even if Novak retires with 1-2 more slams he will be known as one of the Big 3 or one of the 3 GOATs...... nothing more.
With all the weeks at #1 ! With 7 years #1 !
If he gets 1 or 2 slams more ... maybe not enough to be "the only one"
But if he gets more than that ... ? (Are we sure that he won't win 1AO 1RG 2Wim &2US ? lol)
He would have some (statistics) arguments

Let's be patient and wait the end of the 3 GOATs to count
 

Strale

Semi-Pro
Defeated an old Fed and injured Rafa, then got spanked at the hands of second grade 4th tier greats like moorey nd stan, that's Novak's legacy
Rants rants rants...He crushed prime versions of everyone with his superiority ..
 
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