Rate Top 10 levels of play between Big 3 per Slam

AnOctorokForDinner

Talk Tennis Guru
Time to do this. Open fire!

AO

Djokr 2011
Fedr 2007
Djokr 2008
Fedr 2004
Djokr 2016
Fedr 2005
Djokr 2019
Djokr 2013
Djokr 2012
Nadl 2009

RG

Nadl 2008
Nadl 2007
Nadl 2012
Nadl 2010
Nadl 2017
Nadl 2013
Nadl 2006
Djokr 2013
Nadl 2005
Nadl 2011
(it's crazy lol)

WB

Fedr 2006
Fedr 2003
Fedr 2005
Fedr 2004
Fedr 2007
{Nadl 2008
Fedr 2008
Djokr 2015
Nadl 2007} - all too close
Nadl 2010

USO

Fedr 2004
Fedr 2006
Nadl 2010
Fedr 2005
Djokr 2011
Fedr 2007
Fedr 2008
Djokr 2015
Nadl 2013
Djokr 2018


Feel free to bless us with your own lists, folks.
 

Odinn21

Rookie
This thread made me remember that picture.

This is what I had;

AO
Federer 2007 > Federer 2017
Djokovic 2015 > Djokovic 2020
Djokovic 2011 >= Djokovic 2012 (damn...)
Federer 2006 > Federer 2010
Safin 2005 >= Djokovic 2008 (this one was very tough, I'm still having second thoughts)
Djokovic 2013 > Federer 2018
Nadal 2009 >= Djokovic 2016 (another very tough one)
Djokovic 2019 > Wawrinka 2014

Federer 2007 > Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2011 > Federer 2006
Djokovic 2013 > Safin 2005
Nadal 2009 > Djokovic 2019

Djokovic 2011 > Federer 2007 (this is the actual final for me)
Nadal 2009 > Djokovic 2013

Djokovic 2011 > Nadal 2009

RG
Nadal 2017 > Gaudio 2004
Nadal 2019 > Djokovic 2016
Nadal 2007 > Wawrinka 2015
Nadal 2011 > Nadal 2018
Nadal 2013 > Nadal 2010
Nadal 2006 > Nadal 2014
Nadal 2012 > Nadal 2005
Nadal 2008 > Federer 2009

Nadal 2017 > Nadal 2019
Nadal 2007 > Nadal 2011
Nadal 2013 > Nadal 2006
Nadal 2008 > Nadal 2012

Nadal 2007 > Nadal 2017
Nadal 2008 > Nadal 2013

Nadal 2008 > Nadal 2007

W
Federer 2017 > Djokovic 2014
Nadal 2008 > Murray 2013
Murray 2016 > Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2018 > Federer 2004
Federer 2012 > Federer 2005
Federer 2009 > Djokovic 2011
Federer 2007 > Djokovic 2015
Federer 2006 > Nadal 2010

Federer 2017 > Nadal 2008
Djokovic 2018 > Murray 2016
Federer 2012 > Federer 2009
Federer 2007 > Federer 2006

Federer 2017 > Djokovic 2018
Federer 2007 > Federer 2012

Federer 2007 > Federer 2017

USO
Nadal 2010 > Wawrinka 2016
Djokovic 2015 > Djokovic 2018
Federer 2008 > Nadal 2017
Federer 2007 >= Djokovic 2011 (this could have been the final man...)
Federer 2006 > Del Potro 2009
Federer 2004 > Nadal 2019
Federer 2005 > Cilic 2004
Nadal 2013 > Murray 2012

Nadal 2010 >= Djokovic 2015 (another matchup that could have been the final)
Federer 2007 > Federer 2008
Federer 2006 > Federer 2004 (another final)
Nadal 2013 > Federer 2005

Federer 2007 >= Nadal 2010 (another final)
Nadal 2013 >= Federer 2006 (another final)

Federer 2007 > Nadal 2013

The Final Four
Djokovic 2011 AO
Nadal 2008 RG
Federer 2007 W
Federer 2007 USO

Djokovic 2011 AO >=== Federer 2007 W
Nadal 2008 RG >=== Federer 2007 USO

Nadal 2008 RG >===== Djokovic 2011 AO

Champion; Nadal in 2008 Roland Garros.

I'm sure there are many picks you'll disagree with in there. Just be easy. Picking so many winners was making me dizzy in the process. If I look back, I'm sure I would change some. This is a mere copy/paste job.
 
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metsman

G.O.A.T.
My hot takes are: First 3-4 USO on my list would all be Federers, all 5 are above Djoko 2011, 2009 Wimby should be somewhere on that list, Djok 2019 AO shouldn't be on the list. I'd quibble with the RG list too due to 2017 RG but overall it's pretty good. Overall I'm of the belief that after Djoker 2016 died, no one has played at a historically great level, which is what prime big 3 are. Ok Nadal 2017 RG still counts because he's that good on clay but I'd be hesitant to put it above the earlier versions honestly.
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Time to do this. Open fire!

AO

Djokr 2011
Fedr 2007
Djokr 2008
Fedr 2004
Djokr 2016
Fedr 2005
Djokr 2019
Djokr 2013
Djokr 2012
Nadl 2009

RG

Nadl 2008
Nadl 2007
Nadl 2012
Nadl 2010
Nadl 2017
Nadl 2013
Nadl 2006
Djokr 2013
Nadl 2005
Nadl 2011
(it's crazy lol)

WB

Fedr 2006
Fedr 2003
Fedr 2005
Fedr 2004
Fedr 2007
{Nadl 2008
Fedr 2008
Djokr 2015
Nadl 2007} - all too close
Nadl 2010

USO

Fedr 2004
Fedr 2006
Nadl 2010
Fedr 2005
Djokr 2011
Fedr 2007
Fedr 2008
Djokr 2015
Nadl 2013
Djokr 2018


Feel free to bless us with your own lists, folks.
I'm sorry but I can't take your AO list seriously.
 

DjokoGOAT

Semi-Pro
AO:

Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2016
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2012
Djokovic 2013
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2020
Djokovic 2008
Nadal 2009
Federer 2007

RG:
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2013
Nadal 2014
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2005
Nadal 2006

W:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2018
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2014
Djokovic 2019
Federer 2019
Federer 2015
Federer 2017
Federer 2012
Nadal 2008

USO:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2018
Federer 2015
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2010
Djokovic 2013
Federer 2011
Nadal 2019
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
AO:

Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2016
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2012
Djokovic 2013
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2020
Djokovic 2008
Nadal 2009
Federer 2007

RG:
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2013
Nadal 2014
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2005
Nadal 2006

W:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2018
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2014
Djokovic 2019
Federer 2019
Federer 2015
Federer 2017
Federer 2012
Nadal 2008

USO:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2018
Federer 2015
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2010
Djokovic 2013
Federer 2011
Nadal 2019
Bias much?
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
^ inb4 he replies that it's a fact that players become stronger over time and that DjokoGOAT, BOAT, and FLOAT.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
AO:

Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2016
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2012
Djokovic 2013
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2020
Djokovic 2008
Nadal 2009
Federer 2007

RG:
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2013
Nadal 2014
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2005
Nadal 2006

W:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2018
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2014
Djokovic 2019
Federer 2019
Federer 2015
Federer 2017
Federer 2012
Nadal 2008

USO:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2018
Federer 2015
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2010
Djokovic 2013
Federer 2011
Nadal 2019
Only sane person here imo
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
Not defending his rankings but you put that on his ranking and like metsman comment. Literally all his takes are essentially Federer is betterer than both always especially Djokovic who sucks. You like that garbage and cry wolf when someone does the exact same thing for the opposite side. I thought you were better than that.
Take it easy lol.

I agreed with a lot of what metsman said, that 2009 Fed should be on the list somewhere and that the first 3-4 on the USO list could be some of Federer's (though I think 2010 Nadal might be up there as well. I also agree with the last part (and that part was mainly why I liked the post), that no one has really played historically great since Djokovic's slump in 2016, save for Nadal in RG 2017 and possibly Djokovic in AO 2019 (last two rounds were up there with his best, but a lot shakier in the early rounds -- not unlike AO 2016, in fact).

I have quibbles, such as all five of Fed's USO titles being greater than any of Djokovic's own (I know 2007 wasn't spectacularly impressive and there is an argument to be made for 2008 as well) and that 2017 RG shouldn't be on the list, which I completely disagree with.

I think you'll notice that I'm very liberal with the like button, so I sometimes like posts that I don't completely agree with on all respects but the main point is strong enough. I even like the posts of people I argue with if they have really good things to say and are respectful overall.

As for the bolded, it's really not "exactly the same thing". DjokoGOAT's list is incredibly biased, even more so than OP's, and I don't even need to list the reasons why. For OP, I can get why he would say some of these things (e.g. AO 2005 Fed being high because his form was overall very solid throughout the tournament; the Safin match was not a bad loss at all, speaking in terms of form), but for that poster, there isn't really a logical reason aside from "Djokovic must be the best, but the tournaments where Fed lost to him also need to be his best". It's like he didn't even watch the matches and is just going off of results and quotes taken out of context (such as the infamous "Fed was peak in 2015" PR talk). Having seen the matches, I can see where OP is coming from, but I'd have to completely detach myself from the tennis court to understand DjokoGOAT's list.

You seem to be a bit aggressive here. This list is purely opinion-based. There are no real stats to back up pure level of play; you can cite stats such as the strength of the field, but the actual form of a player can't be easily derived from those.
 

The Guru

Legend
Take it easy lol.

I agreed with a lot of what metsman said, that 2009 Fed should be on the list somewhere and that the first 3-4 on the USO list could be some of Federer's (though I think 2010 Nadal might be up there as well. I also agree with the last part (and that part was mainly why I liked the post), that no one has really played historically great since Djokovic's slump in 2016, save for Nadal in RG 2017 and possibly Djokovic in AO 2019 (last two rounds were up there with his best, but a lot shakier in the early rounds -- not unlike AO 2016, in fact).

I have quibbles, such as all five of Fed's USO titles being greater than any of Djokovic's own (I know 2007 wasn't spectacularly impressive and there is an argument to be made for 2008 as well) and that 2017 RG shouldn't be on the list, which I completely disagree with.

I think you'll notice that I'm very liberal with the like button, so I sometimes like posts that I don't completely agree with on all respects but the main point is strong enough. I even like the posts of people I argue with if they have really good things to say and are respectful overall.

As for the bolded, it's really not "exactly the same thing". DjokoGOAT's list is incredibly biased, even more so than OP's, and I don't even need to list the reasons why. For OP, I can get why he would say some of these things (e.g. AO 2005 Fed being high because his form was overall very solid throughout the tournament; the Safin match was not a bad loss at all, speaking in terms of form), but for that poster, there isn't really a logical reason aside from "Djokovic must be the best, but the tournaments where Fed lost to him also need to be his best". It's like he didn't even watch the matches and is just going off of results and quotes taken out of context (such as the infamous "Fed was peak in 2015" PR talk). Having seen the matches, I can see where OP is coming from, but I'd have to completely detach myself from the tennis court to understand DjokoGOAT's list.

You seem to be a bit aggressive here. This list is purely opinion-based. There are no real stats to back up pure level of play; you can cite stats such as the strength of the field, but the actual form of a player can't be easily derived from those.
Deleted my comment hoping you hadn't seen it yet for exactly that reason. My reaction was unnecessary. I was annoyed by this obvious bait/troll thread and then even more annoyed at metsman's comment and I reacted stupidly. Sorry about that. I shouldn't have even replied in this thread in the first place. Let's hope it dies before it gets to a 2nd page. Ignore what I said there because it was borne out of frustration. My bad dude.
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
Deleted my comment hoping you hadn't seen it yet for exactly that reason. My reaction was unnecessary. I was annoyed by this obvious bait/troll thread and then even more annoyed at metsman's comment and I reacted stupidly. Sorry about that. I shouldn't have even replied in this thread in the first place. Let's hope it dies before it gets to a 2nd page. Ignore what I said there because it was borne out of frustration. My bad dude.
Nah, you're fine.
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
Aus Open
1) Fedr 2007
1) Djoko 2011
1) Djoko 2016
4*) Safin 2005 - the only non-Big 3 player to make top 10 list at any slam
4) Fedr 2004
5) Djoko 2012
6) Fedr 2005
7) Djoko 2013
8) Djoko 2019
9) Djoko 2008
10) Nadal 2009

Roland Garros
1) the Nadal 2008
2) Nadal 2007
3) Nadal 2010
4) Nadal 2012
5) Nadal 2013
5) Nadal 2017
7) Nadal 2006
8) Djoko 2013
8) Nadal 2005
10) Nadal 2011

SW19
1) Fedr 2006
2) Fedr 2004
3) Fedr 2003
4) Fedr 2005
5) Nadal 2008
5) Djoko 2015
5) Fedr 2007
5) Nadal 2007
9) Djoko 2011
10) Nadal 2010

US Open
1) Nadal 2010
1) Djoko 2011
1) Fedr 2006
4) Fedr 2004
5) Fedr 2005
5) Djoko 2015
7) Fedr 2008
8) Fedr 2007
9) Nadal 2013
10) Djoko 2018

Edit: I just realised i left out Djoko 2015 at AO. I'd probably have him ranked at No 7 or 8.
 
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metsman

G.O.A.T.
Deleted my comment hoping you hadn't seen it yet for exactly that reason. My reaction was unnecessary. I was annoyed by this obvious bait/troll thread and then even more annoyed at metsman's comment and I reacted stupidly. Sorry about that. I shouldn't have even replied in this thread in the first place. Let's hope it dies before it gets to a 2nd page. Ignore what I said there because it was borne out of frustration. My bad dude.
Hey I did say it was a hot take. You gotta go big or go home in a thread like this.
 

Pheasant

Legend
AO:

Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2016
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2012
Djokovic 2013
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2020
Djokovic 2008
Nadal 2009
Federer 2007

RG:
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2013
Nadal 2014
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2005
Nadal 2006

W:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2018
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2014
Djokovic 2019
Federer 2019
Federer 2015
Federer 2017
Federer 2012
Nadal 2008

USO:
Djokovic 2015
Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2018
Federer 2015
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2010
Djokovic 2010
Djokovic 2013
Federer 2011
Nadal 2019

I am stunned that you didn’t put 2016 RG Djoker #1 and 2015 RG Djoker top 5.
 

Lew II

G.O.A.T.
AO
Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2016
Djokovic 2013

RG
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2013

WI
Federer 2017
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2019

UO
Djokovic 2018
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2015
 

robthai

Hall of Fame
The reason threads like this still exist today is because next gens still have not won any slams. Sad state of affairs when we have the same kind of topics (but renamed) over and over again for the last 10 years because there is nothing new in Tennis other than big 4/3 talk.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
The reason threads like this still exist today is because next gens still have not won any slams. Sad state of affairs when we have the same kind of topics (but renamed) over and over again for the last 10 years because there is nothing new in Tennis other than big 4/3 talk.

You're right. Sadly the only we can talk about the next gen is when they are trash talking each other. Shame really.
 

Backspin1183

Talk Tennis Guru
AO:
Nadal 2009
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2014
Nadal 2019
Nadal 2020
Djokovic 2011
Federer 2005
Federer 2007
Djokovic 2012

RG:
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2010
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2006
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2018
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2005
Nadal 2019

WI:
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2010
Nadal 2018
Nadal 2011
Federer 2005
Federer 2006
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2008
Djokovic 2011

US:
Nadal 2010
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2019
Federer 2004
Djokovic 2011
Nadal 2011
Federer 2009
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2015

Completely unbiased list.
 

AnOctorokForDinner

Talk Tennis Guru
AO:
Nadal 2009
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2014
Nadal 2019
Nadal 2020
Djokovic 2011
Federer 2005
Federer 2007
Djokovic 2012

RG:
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2010
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2006
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2018
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2005
Nadal 2019

WI:
Nadal 2008
Nadal 2007
Nadal 2010
Nadal 2018
Nadal 2011
Federer 2005
Federer 2006
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2008
Djokovic 2011

US:
Nadal 2010
Nadal 2013
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2019
Federer 2004
Djokovic 2011
Nadal 2011
Federer 2009
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2015

Completely unbiased list.

How many consecutive slams would hypothetical uninjured motivated nadl have won?
 

ForehandCross

G.O.A.T.
Off the top of my head :

Australian Open

Djokovic 2011
Djokovic 2016
Federer 2005
{I even rate him higher than Safin, he was the better player,and in crazy form throughout the tournament}
Djokovic 2008
Djokovic 2019 == Federer 2009== Nadal 2009

H/M : Djokovic 2013.



French Open :

2008 Nadal
2012 Nadal
2007 Nadal
2017 Nadal
2010 Nadal

H/M :Nadal and Nadal. J/k . Highest non Rafa levels: Federer 2007/11 ==Stan 2015==Djoker 2016


Wimbledon:

Federer 2005
Federer 2003==Federer 2004
Federer 2006(OVERRATED, Efficiency doesn't mean higher level)
Djokovic 2015==Federer 2007
Nadal 2008

H/M : Nadal 2007.

USO :
1. Federer 2006
2. Federer 2004==Djokovic 2011==Federer 2005
3. Rafael 2010
4. Rafael 2013
5. Federer 2008

H/M : Djokovic 2015, Del Potro 2009
Federer 2009(Yes despite the loss he was on super high level)

If we could include others, Safin USO 2000 finds a place at the top. Murray at Sw19/ Olympics deserves a H/M. So does Stan at AO for his runs
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Top 10 is too much so I'm gonna stick to top 5 to save some time:

AO:
1. Djoko 2011
2. Fed 2007
3. Djoko 2008
4. Djoko 2019
5. Rafa 2009

FO:
1. Rafa 2008
2. Rafa 2012
3. Rafa 2010
4. Rafa 2017
5. Rafa 2007

(Yes, Rafa is too good)

Wimb:
1. Fed 2006
2. Djoko 2015
3. Rafa 2008
4. Fed 2003
5. Fed 2004

USO:

1. Fed 2004
2. Rafa 2010
3. Djoko 2011
4. Fed 2006
5. Rafa 2013
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
Like if this version of Tabasco wouldn’t pose a massive damage to any Big3 version. If anything, this tells us that AOdal 2009 had close to infinite stamina.

You are basically making the claim that Verdasco is at about the same if not higher level as the best versions of Djokovic and Federer there, and that is just absurd. Verdasco was fantastic, and was Nadal's equal in that match, Nadal wasn't really greater than him by that much, if anything it was a whisker. And if Verdasco is going to cause massive damage to the big 3, you better believe so would Wawrinka 2013, and Safin 2005. As for AO 2009 having infinite stamina...Djokovic 2012 crushes that from a stamina perspective. No way is Nadal's 2009 greater than the best versions of Federer and Djokovic at AO.
 

Yugram

Legend
Top 10 is too much so I'm gonna stick to top 5 to save some time:

AO:
1. Djoko 2011
2. Fed 2007
3. Djoko 2008
4. Djoko 2019
5. Rafa 2009

FO:
1. Rafa 2008
2. Rafa 2012
3. Rafa 2010
4. Rafa 2017
5. Rafa 2007

(Yes, Rafa is too good)

Wimb:
1. Fed 2006
2. Djoko 2015
3. Rafa 2008
4. Fed 2003
5. Fed 2004

USO:

1. Fed 2004
2. Rafa 2010
3. Djoko 2011
4. Fed 2006
5. Rafa 2013

Wow, this is actually a list I could mostly agree with, coming from a Fedfan!
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
AO
Djokovic 2019
Djokovic 2016
Djokovic 2013

RG
Nadal 2017
Nadal 2012
Nadal 2013

WI
Federer 2017
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2019

UO
Djokovic 2018
Djokovic 2015
Federer 2015
It's a pity you only started watching tennis in 2012. You missed out on one of the greatest runs in history in 2011. Oh boy, if only there was a young gun of Djoko's 2011 calibre the last couple years....you'd have to re-tweak your "peaking in 30s theory".
 

Lew II

G.O.A.T.
It's a pity you only started watching tennis in 2012. You missed out on one of the greatest runs in history in 2011. Oh boy, if only there was a young gun of Djoko's 2011 calibre the last couple years....you'd have to re-tweak your "peaking in 30s theory".
You wanna see my collection of tennis magazines from 2008-09? :)
 

Yugram

Legend
You are basically making the claim that Verdasco is at about the same if not higher level as the best versions of Djokovic and Federer there, and that is just absurd. Verdasco was fantastic, and was Nadal's equal in that match, Nadal wasn't really greater than him by that much, if anything it was a whisker. And if Verdasco is going to cause massive damage to the big 3, you better believe so would Wawrinka 2013, and Safin 2005. As for AO 2009 having infinite stamina...Djokovic 2012 crushes that from a stamina perspective. No way is Nadal's 2009 greater than the best versions of Federer and Djokovic at AO.
Some versions of Djokovic and Federer could match-up better against him due to having better serve, but off the ground it would still be pretty damn tough. I see nothing wrong in admitting that there are players, who reached higher or equal peak than some peak/near-peak versions of Big3 for a few hours. It’s not like Big3 are inhumans and no one can play as good as them on a short stretch.
 

Sabrina

Hall of Fame
Top 10 is too much so I'm gonna stick to top 5 to save some time:

AO:
1. Djoko 2011
2. Fed 2007
3. Djoko 2008
4. Djoko 2019
5. Rafa 2009

FO:
1. Rafa 2008
2. Rafa 2012
3. Rafa 2010
4. Rafa 2017
5. Rafa 2007

(Yes, Rafa is too good)

Wimb:
1. Fed 2006
2. Djoko 2015
3. Rafa 2008
4. Fed 2003
5. Fed 2004

USO:

1. Fed 2004
2. Rafa 2010
3. Djoko 2011
4. Fed 2006
5. Rafa 2013

I would put Djoko AO 2016 instead of 2019. As for Nadal at RG, his 2007 level is higher than 2010/2017 IMO. Fed Wimbledon 2005 should deserve a mention too.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
Yeah missing Djoko 2011 AO and Nadal RG 2008 is just unreal.

Excatly. Djokovic 2011 AO was a beast from start to finish and Nadal RG 2008 was Godly. How are these versions not at the top of anyone's list for the big three performances.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
Some versions of Djokovic and Federer could match-up better against him due to having better serve, but off the ground it would still be pretty damn tough. I see nothing wrong in admitting that there are players, who reached higher or equal peak than some peak/near-peak versions of Big3 for a few hours. It’s not like Big3 are inhumans and no one can play as good as them on a short stretch.

Right. So since Verdasco was Nadal's equal at AO 2009, and you are putting that one version of Nadal that won the title above the two guys who have a combined 14 AO between them, would that mean Verdasco's level is then higher than any version of Federer and Djokovic also? That is what you are implying here.
 

Lew II

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic 2011 was a lot higher than 2019. In 2019 he was struggling earlier on against Medvedev and Shapovalov and in 2016 he had 100 UE against Simon.
Champions bring their A game to the last rounds.

He didn't struggle with Shapovalov.
 
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