Post Corona phase - Big 3 will never be the same

what is your opinion?

  • Yes

    Votes: 23 54.8%
  • No

    Votes: 19 45.2%

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Start da Game

Hall of Fame
that is a long vacation and at the age of mid-late 30s, it will be difficult for big-3 to exhibit the same level of tennis........biggest loser would be obviously djoko who was really on a roll.......i think that slight drop of level in their careers post this mess will be enough for new generation to finally catch up with them........
 

weakera

Legend
It's amazing that some people are still obsessed with the slam race in such times. Maybe it's a good distraction and mentally healthy, who knows?
You're on a tennis forum, kiddo. Kind of makes sense that people discuss the implications of the Coronavirus on tennis here, don't you think? Maybe people here discuss the real world implications in, I don't know, the real world?
 
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It’s very unfortunate for the game and it’s fans.

The Big 3 GS chase is by far and away the most interesting narrative to come out of tennis.

There will be an asterisk for ever more. In my opinion they are joint GOATs each with their own claim, but ultimately now asterisked.

Thank you Big 3.
 

Robert F

Professional
I feel the big 3 are great and building training blocks to be ready for the next big event. I think this gives them the edge in prepping for whatever slam comes next even if it isn't until 2021. All three of them have had situations where they came back stronger after layoffs.

Maybe the younger generation will have some time to improve/build their games instead of maintaining just to stay on the busy tour.
 

titoelcolombiano

Hall of Fame
There isn't a big three, only a big two as stats over the last decade have shown. I guess it depends on how long the break is as to how the top two bounce back, a few months off might do them some good.
 

titoelcolombiano

Hall of Fame
Pretty embarrassing for the Bull to keep losing to such a nobody.
Fed is great don't get me wrong - but he trails the other two last decade in all major categories (most by quite a way) except WTF where he is still a distant second to Novak:

Slams
Djoker 16
Rafa 13
Fed 5

YE # 1
Djoker 5
Rafa 4
Fed 0

Weeks @ # 1
Djoker 275
Rafa 159
Fed 48

WTF
Djoker 4
Fed 2
Rafa 0

M1000
Djoker 29
Rafa 20
Fed 12

H2H
Rafa 11-10 Fed
Djoker 22 -14 Fed
 

DonDiego

Hall of Fame
There are more important things in the world. Millions of people dont have jobs now. Ban tennis, Ban forum for the time being.
Stupid comment. For the ''important things'', you know where to go. And there's plenty. This is a tennis forum. And as for the "banning this, banning that" part of your comment, I would gladly post the Batman meme where you'd be Robin getting slapped in the face, but I'm too old for these things.
 

weakera

Legend
It's pretty crazy how much Djokodal would lose if the entire season is scrapped. Nadal looking at 1+ slams, 4-6 titles, Djokovic at 1-3 slams, 4-6 titles and 40+ weeks at #1 in all likelihood plus a YE1 (again, in all likelihood).
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Nah. In 2021, they will be older, more injury prone and will have trouble physically trying to handle the grind of the tour. And the young players will be stronger and more experienced and ready to take these old guys down.
But, but... I have read on TT that Federer is better than ever. Are people lying on TT??? :oops:
 

mxmx

Hall of Fame
There are more important things in the world. Millions of people dont have jobs now. Ban tennis, Ban forum for the time being.
There are many more important things, yes.

But we need to continue our lives. Perhaps reflect a bit more to where it's going, but still. People on this forum are supporting the very web designers, web hosts and the store itsself. They too have jobs you know.

Closing this forum will solve nothing. Focusing in other things than just the virus, is a must.
 

jackdaw

Rookie
It's amazing that some people are still obsessed with the slam race in such times. Maybe it's a good distraction and mentally healthy, who knows?
Distraction for sure ....


This is an unbelievably stressful time, and will go on and on and on and on and on and on ..... the cure is actually worse than the disease ...
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
There are many more important things, yes.

But we need to continue our lives. Perhaps reflect a bit more to where it's going, but still. People on this forum are supporting the very web designers, web hosts and the store itsself. They too have jobs you know.

Closing this forum will solve nothing. Focusing in other things than just the virus, is a must.
This tennis forum is not an ‘essential business’.
 

SonnyT

Hall of Fame
It will hurt Fed the most, no doubt, since now he only has realistic chances at Wimbledon. And his chances decrease with every passing year there, probably dramatically. To me, Fed has noticeably slowed the last 1+ years. That's why COVID-19 actually hurts him more than anyone else.

The other 2 can only get marginally worse, while the young guns get better.

Don't be surprised if, in next few years, Djokovic is more dominant at Wim than Nadal at RG. Because w/o Fed, who's going to challenge Djok at Wimb? Whereas Thiem and Djokovic are going to challenge at RG.
 

Start da Game

Hall of Fame
It will hurt Fed the most, no doubt, since now he only has realistic chances at Wimbledon. And his chances decrease with every passing year there, probably dramatically. To me, Fed has noticeably slowed the last 1+ years. That's why COVID-19 actually hurts him more than anyone else.

The other 2 can only get marginally worse, while the young guns get better.

Don't be surprised if, in next few years, Djokovic is more dominant at Wim than Nadal at RG. Because w/o Fed, who's going to challenge Djok at Wimb? Whereas Thiem and Djokovic are going to challenge at RG.
seems reasonable assessment, but i feel rafole will get equally hurt with this break.......we cannot compare this with injury breaks, i feel there is a large mental aspect associated with this break and all three might not win a slam again who knows.......
 

justasport

Professional
No tennis player comes back from long layoffs better than Roger Federer. This hiatus will benefit him more than any other player. Rafa will be hurt the most because the clay season is shut down and he will not be able to rack up wins and get confidence and that invincible feeling he enjoys from the clay. Novak’s year is ruined because I honestly felt this was the year for the calendar slam for him and I have the feeling the next tournament that gets played will be the 2021 Australian Open. Roger will win 3 more slams to end his career with 23 majors, Rafa will win two more raking his tally to 21 majors, Novak will win 3 more taking his tally to 20 majors.
 

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
It's pretty crazy how much Djokodal would lose if the entire season is scrapped. Nadal looking at 1+ slams, 4-6 titles, Djokovic at 1-3 slams, 4-6 titles and 40+ weeks at #1 in all likelihood plus a YE1 (again, in all likelihood).
It would be an interesting development if this year's season was scrapped and the Next Gen finally got it together next year.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
No tennis needed. 15000 people have died . Several thousand in hospital and many more waiting to get admitted.

Scrap tour for the next 12-18 months till we get a vaccine
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
that is a long vacation and at the age of mid-late 30s, it will be difficult for big-3 to exhibit the same level of tennis........biggest loser would be obviously djoko who was really on a roll.......i think that slight drop of level in their careers post this mess will be enough for new generation to finally catch up with them........
yes, I think novak will suffer the most. he doesn't do well after long layoffs while other 2, long layoff seem to really benefit them
 

Rubens

Hall of Fame
Let's hope Federer never gets the disease. At his age he's in the vulnerable population for serious complications.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Let's hope Federer never gets the disease. At his age he's in the vulnerable population for serious complications.
He's 38, not 68 or 78 and is a world class athlete in elite physical shape. I know you're just joking, but Fed is in almost no risk. He's also self isolated with nobody but Mirka and the kids for the last 20 days, as he said.
 
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