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I can already see he has a clear goal on this forum. To discredit Federer's achievement as much as possible. I'll have him on ignore as well.I know I have you on ignore, but God..
Why did they let this guy back?
I don't get why a guy who had 2 separate alternate accounts and came here to troll (and is continuing to do so today) is allowed back? To spice things up? Well to be honest Chico would be a better member for the board. This guy is just a troll with too much time on his hands.
The big 5 is just right, stan showed his strength. about murray I am wondering what he can do now at this wimbledon, after all, as you said things could change fast in the tour in the future...1. Djokovic: 11 (+8)
2. Federer: 18 (+1)
3. Murray: 6 (+4)
4. Wawrinka: 3 (+1)
5. Nishikori: 0
6. Berdych: 0
7. Ferrer: 0
8. Raonic: 0
9. Cilic: 1
10. Nadal: 15 (+1)
I feel Murray is going to come on strong now when Djokovic falters and indeed Murray can beat him anyway. Combined I feel confident they get 7 more Slams. Which is why it's so easy predicting Raonic, Berdych and Nishikori will get zero titles. I have Nadal, Wawrinka and Federer an additional title as well. The age of the tour is due to the transitional era, which seems likely to continue for at least another full season after this. Now numbers wise that means 6 of the next Slams are all going to have to be won by the "Big 5". Which I feel is strong but Nadal and Wawrinka do have the capability to win in 2017 as well as Murray and Djokovic. This could change but I feel at least until 2018 we know what's ahead and there doesn't seem to be a slew of young contenders outside of Sock and Kyrgios and they don't scare me at least for the next 2 seasons.
If Nadal has 15 and Djokovic 14 I'll rate Nadal higher. Djokovic has a chance to win 15, though while Nadal will add 1 more at the very most so it'll be very tight at the end. If they tie I'll consider Djokovic the greater player due to the rankings, titles, MS, WTF's etc. Nadal will basically have nothing on Djokovic at this point with the exception of the h2h in the Slams which I don't rate very highly anyway (too FO heavy).Who would you rate as higher between Djokovic and Nadal in this case?
I have serious concerns over him. I still feel like he is a Roland Garros champion waiting to happen. He will contend there over the next 5 years. Why did I give him 2, don't know. Probably should have stuck with one.Don't be fooled by Thiem's age. I feel he'll burn out fast and even now at 23,5 he's not that good, anyway.
Nishikori is 27 years old himself and will be more injury prone in the future. He's not winning a Slam as long as the top guys are in contention and by the time they decline he'll be 29ish himself. Maybe an outside chance at the AO in 2019 or something but I wouldn't bet on it.I have serious concerns over him. I still feel like he is a Roland Garros champion waiting to happen. He will contend there over the next 5 years. Why did I give him 2, don't know. Probably should have stuck with one.
Not entirely sold on Nishi either, but I feel the draw will open up somewhere. Then again it just did, and he didn't win that 5th set. If he did maybe he'd have the trophy now.
Raonic, gotta win somewhere. But again, did he just blow a huge chance?
I was wrong on Fed. Still think Nadal is done tho. Still think Djoker will hit 14.Federer 17
The Fedal era is over. Djoker will win some slams thru 34. Stan has 1 more GOAT-mode in him, Andy will steal some from Djoker.
I'm adding some glaring omissions from the current top ten (Zverev and Dimitrov)Ok let's do the current top 10, a lot easier now knowing they are all old so won't add that many Slams:
1) Murray - 4
2) Djokovic - 14
3) Wawrinka - 4
4) Raonic - 1
5) Nishikori - 0
6) Nadal - 15
7) Cilic - 1
8) Thiem - 0
9) Monfils - 0
10) Federer - hoping 19 but probably 18
I've basically distributed Slams until the end of 2018. From 2019 new players will take over by default.
You've added seven Australian Open and eight U.S. Open trophies to these guys' shelves. I can't see any of them winning slams 7 or 8 years down the line. There will be all sorts of new and younger players.
Nadal 12 (7 French Opens, 3 Australian, 2 Wimbledon)
Federer 15 (6 Wimbledon, 6 U.S. Open, 3 Australian)
Djokovic 3 (1 Australian, 1 U.S. Open, 1 Wimbledon)
Murray 4 (2 Australian Open, 2 U.S. Open)
Nobody else in the top ten at the moment will ever win a slam.
And those are very generous predictions^^^