Novak fans: would you "sign up" for 3 more slams?

powerangle

Legend
If Novak were to "only" win 3 more slams, and nothing more and nothing less, would you sign up for it? Or would you rather leave it to nature, where you gamble in that he may win a lot more, less, or even no more slams. What's the break-off point where you would "sign up" for? Of course you can choose which slams he wins. ;)

I guess this can be applied for other fan bases as well. For Fed fans: would you sign up for just one more slam and absolutely nothing else? Where would you want his last great major win to be?

Rafa: just one more? Or is it fair to say he should be winning more than just 1 more major?

Murray: would you sign up for 1 more? 2 more?

Dimi: 10 more? ;)
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
For Dimi, I'd sign up for a Slam final.

Djokovic fans should wish to leave this to nature I reckon.

I actually wouldn't sign up for an 18th for Roger but probably would sign up for another YE#1, which would likely entail at least one Slam anyway. Realistically, he'll probably achieve neither.
 

RedFoe

Semi-Pro
If Novak were to "only" win 3 more slams, and nothing more and nothing less, would you sign up for it? Or would you rather leave it to nature, where you gamble in that he may win a lot more, less, or even no more slams. What's the break-off point where you would "sign up" for? Of course you can choose which slams he wins. ;)

I guess this can be applied for other fan bases as well. For Fed fans: would you sign up for just one more slam and absolutely nothing else? Where would you want his last great major win to be?

Rafa: just one more? Or is it fair to say he should be winning more than just 1 more major?

Murray: would you sign up for 1 more? 2 more?

Dimi: 10 more? ;)
Novak: I'd sign up for 3. That would be an astounding number, despite what 17-obsessed non-tennis fans think.

1 FO, 1 W, and 1 USO.

RF: Can I have 18? I mean can I sign up for him LOSING 18 more slam finales? That's 18 more champagne bottles I would need to get.

Rafa: I would sign up, but Rafa would have to actually WIN one, actually play well, which isn't possible. If I could make THAT kind of leap of imagination and actually believe that he can win one more - which he can't - I'd pick AO.

Murray: I'd love Murray to win several more, but considering how hopeless he is under pressure, I would sign up for one in a jiffy, and any half-way sane Murray fan should as well.

Hopefully AO, that's the one he needs to have.

Gabashvili: Would love to see him win a slam. Guga Kuerten was ranked 66 and a complete nobody with not even a QF of any event to his name, and won FO 1997. I know, I'm grasping at straws. That was a sensation in the unpredictable 90s, now it would be the equivalent of the Pope making a porn film for Hollywood.
 
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Deleted member 716271

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For Dimi, I'd sign up for a Slam final.

Djokovic fans should wish to leave this to nature I reckon.

I actually wouldn't sign up for an 18th for Roger but probably would sign up for another YE#1, which would likely entail at least one Slam anyway. Realistically, he'll probably achieve neither.
Most realistic goal for Roger is a WTF victory
 
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Deleted member 716271

Guest
People who say the career slam doesn't/shouldn't matter...can't you admit that if FO was one of the 3 for Djoko that would affect this proposition greatly?
 
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Deleted member 716271

Guest
Bite your tongue!

I mean bite your fingers!

RF doesn't deserve any title bigger than Halle.
He could steal a WTF if Novak is burned out or something, as far as deserve don't believe in it. You get what you earn. ;)
 

RedFoe

Semi-Pro
People who say the career slam doesn't/shouldn't matter...can't you admit that if FO was one of the 3 for Djoko that would affect this proposition greatly?
I think we Novak fans are all being too affected by greedy RF fans who think only in superlatives.

We should be humble and accept 3 more slams i.e. 13 overall. We mustn't be greedy like the Fed fans, or we risk losing our souls the way they did.
 
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Deleted member 716271

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I think we Novak fans are all being too affected by RF fans who think only in superlatives.

We should be humble and accept 3 more slams i.e. 13 overall. We mustn't be greedy like the Fed fans, or we risk losing our souls the way they did.
Novak will reach 18 slams or die trying :p:D
 

RedFoe

Semi-Pro
He will win at least 5 more. So, no.
You shall all eat your words.

I wish you were right, but he won't win 5 and we shall ALL remember this day when OP gave us a chance to secure three more!

"Greed not good is. Not all at." - Master Yoda
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
No. He is on course to equal Pete and Rafa now. And now in the distance he can see Roger. Either he gets there or dies trying. First stop, 14 slams.
 

Noelan

Legend
I think we Novak fans are all being too affected by greedy RF fans who think only in superlatives.

We should be humble and accept 3 more slams i.e. 13 overall. We mustn't be greedy like the Fed fans, or we risk losing our souls the way they did.
I don't think so for the majority of Novak fans.My impression is that we are pretty realistic about his carieer, numbers of slams and other accomplishments, level of play, competition.
And god forbid that we ever become such envious,aforethought,disrespectful to other players which would present themselves as a threat to his success and thus game itself like some of federer fans( speaking here about radical majority in their crew).
To say that, I wouldn't sign anything at this specific moment in Novaks carieer.
 

La Grande

G.O.A.T.
About Nadal: No, I wouldn't take just one more. Although at the moment, he isn't playing good enough to even win a masters 1000. Still, I reckon he could grab a couple more if everything falls for him. If 14 is the final destination? Fine by me.. he's had a hell of a career :D
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
May I remind you that this would involve a Faustian deal with Satan. And Novak is an Orthodox Christian, very much a believer. Forget the 18, or even 16, won't happen. Satana is stronger, as all recent horror films prove.

It was much easier for RF to sign up for 17 (he underestimated the opposition otherwise he would have gone for 28, but the contract was blood-sealed in 2003, pre-Rafa/Novak) coz RF is an atheist. Ditto Satanislas Wawrinka.
Hahahaha this the best nickname I've seen here

If I'm not mistaken Fed is not an atheist, but Nadal is.
 

Buffster

Rookie
I don't consider myself a Djokovic fan, although I do like him. I can not imagine though that he (or his fans) would sign up for "only" three more majors. In my opinion there is much more possible for him.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Novak fans ma
As for me, no, I wouldn't sign up for 3.

5 is another story...:cool:
I don't think even 5 is a great offer. It looks like Novak has his sights set on 18. Tipsarevic told as such recently.

Between 13-15 he is going to still be in the midst of Borg-Rafa-Pete. Why not go all out for 17 - 18 ?
 

jelle v

Hall of Fame
As both a Federer and Djokovic fan:

Djokovic:
Absolutely would not sign up for "only" more. I feel Djoker has at least 5 or 6 more Grand Slams in him. He seems to be a mixture of Nadal and Federer when it comes to movement, so I feel he will not drop drastically the coming years, like Nadal for instance. And there doesn't seem to be any upcoming player who can beat him.


Federer:
I would definitely sign up for one more Grand Slam. I feel that for a long time now, Federer winning a next Grand Slam is not in his hands anymore. He has to get e bit lucky, like last years US Open (2014). The draw has to play out in a way that Djokovic and/or Wawrinka lose in the quarters and Federer is the absolute favorite for the remaining rounds. Not sure if Nadal is still in the mix and I feel that a good Federer can defeat Murray. Unfortunately, last year at US Open, Federer had his chance, but didn't take it.
 

OhYes

Legend
I wouldn't sign anything for Nole. And I think if any of different fan group had the same situation with their favorite, they wouldn't either. Novak could even make 4 just in next year.
If Novak has drive and motive (and I heard from him and Becker that he does), sky is the limit.
 
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Deleted member 77403

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Good to see that pretty much we are not signing up to anything. Djokovic knows his time is now, and he knows he could go really far. After RG 14, I didn't think he would ever catch Nadal, and certainly never get close to Federer. It was as if he had to hit his lowest point, which he did in that final, losing to Nadal. Then, Wimbledon 2014 happened and Djokovic rebounded sensationally. Now, he's at 10, Nadal and Federer unable to add to their tally, and with all the momentum and his favorite slam coming up, things could be very interesting by the end of 2016.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
Interesting question but I think I'd probably sign up for it. I don't think he needs to reach 14+ slams to be considered greater than Nadal or Sampras and being the 2nd greatest player of the Open era is nothing to be ashamed of!
Nobody with a little common sense would never rank Djokovic above Nadal or Sampras with less Slams.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Risk reward.

Risk: maybe only win 1 or 2 more Slams.

Reward: maybe become an animal.

Don't sign up!!!
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
All of you who said no are gonna be in shock next year when the decline starts. You're gonna beg for 3 more Slams at the end of 2016.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
All of you who said no are gonna be in shock next year when the decline starts. You're gonna beg for 3 more Slams at the end of 2016.
I take it you are predicting 0-1 Slam next season for Mr.Fantastic.
 

user

Professional
Things can turn around very quickly. Just 15 months ago he was at 6 Majors, and the future didn't look so bright at all. His realistic range in the following years is 1 - 5 more slams. Chances to go beyond 15 are slim, but you never know.
 

Cortana

Hall of Fame
I would sign up for all 4 Majors in 2016. That makes it a 6-1-4-3, 6 slams in a row, CYGS and a total of 14 titles.

It woulnd't matter if Nadal would end up with more slam titles. Djokovic would be the GOAT without discussion.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I take it you are predicting 0-1 Slam next season for Mr.Fantastic.
1 Slam and just because the competition is weak. If people think that a 29-year old player has another 4-5 Slams in him while playing full seasons all the time for more than 10 years are so deluded it's beyond the joke.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I would sign up for all 4 Majors in 2016. That makes it a 6-1-4-3, 6 slams in a row, CYGS and a total of 14 titles.

It woulnd't matter if Nadal would end up with more slam titles. Djokovic would be the GOAT without discussion.
There is no GOAT without discussion. Federer comes as close to perfect as it gets, he's at or near the top of every major statistic and people still mention his h2h with Nadal.

Every sane person knows that if Federer and Djokovic were the same age it wouldn't be 50-50 but more like 70-30 or better for Federer. He's that much better than Djokovic.
 

Cortana

Hall of Fame
Every sane person knows that if Federer and Djokovic were the same age it wouldn't be 50-50 but more like 70-30 or better for Federer. He's that much better than Djokovic.
Lol. I think Federer would have 6-7 GS titles in that case.
 
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