(Stats) 24yo Zverev vs 24yo Djokovic vs 24yo Nadal

threehandedbackhand

Hall of Fame
bio​

Alexander Zverev
age: 24y 7m (as of November 2021)​

Novak Djokovic
age: 24y 7m (as of December 2011)​

Rafael Nadal
age: 24y 7m (as of January 2011)​
ATP tournaments in total
19 titles
28 finals​
28 titles
42 finals​
43 titles
56 finals​
ATP ranking
#3 (career high)​
#1 (career high)​
#1 (career high)​
Grand Slams
25 tournaments
0 titles
1 final
4 semifinals
7 quarterfinals
3.5 matches per tournament
63-25 W-L
71.6% W-L ratio​
28 tournaments
4 titles
6 finals
13 semifinals
18 quarterfinals
4.8 matches per tournament
110-24 W-L
82.1% W-L ratio​
26 tournaments
9 titles
11 finals
14 semifinals
17 quarterfinals
5.3 matches per tournament
120-17 W-L
87.6% W-L ratio​
Masters 1000
5 titles
9 finals​
10 titles
17 finals​
18 titles
24 finals​
WTF
2 titles
2 finals​
1 title
1 final​
0 titles
1 final​
olympic medals
1 (gold)
1 (bronze)
1 (gold)
Davis Cup best result
QF (2018)​
W (2010)​
W (2004, 2008, 2009)​
wins over top ranked opposition
4 (3 over Djokovic, 1 over Nadal)​
9 (3 over Federer, 6 over Nadal)​
14 (14 over Federer)​
wins over top 10 ranked players
39
60
72

Sources:
en.wikipedia.org:
Alexander_Zverev_career_statistics
Novak_Djokovic_career_statistics
Rafael_Nadal_career_statistics
 
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N01E

Hall of Fame
bio​

Alexander Zverev
age: 24y 7m (as of November 2021)​

Novak Djokovic
age: 24y 7m (as of December 2011)​

Rafael Nadal
age: 24y 7m (as of January 2011)​
ATP tournaments in total
19 titles
28 finals​
28 titles
42 finals​
43 titles
56 finals​
ATP ranking
#3 (career high)​
#1 (career high)​
#1 (career high)​
Grand Slams
25 tournaments
0 titles
1 final
4 semifinals
7 quarterfinals
3.5 matches per tournament
63-25 W-L
71.6% W-L ratio​
28 tournaments
4 titles
6 finals
13 semifinals
18 quarterfinals
4.8 matches per tournament
110-24 W-L
82.1% W-L ratio​
26 tournaments
9 titles
11 finals
14 semifinals
17 quarterfinals
5.3 matches per tournament
120-17 W-L
87.6% W-L ratio​
Masters 1000
5 titles
9 finals​
10 titles
17 finals​
18 titles
24 finals​
WTF
2 wins
2 finals​
1 win
2 finals​
0 wins
2 finals​
olympic medals
1 (gold)
1 (bronze)
1 (gold)
Davis Cup best result
QF (2018)​
W (2010)​
W (2004, 2008, 2009)​
wins over top ranked opposition
4 (3 over Djokovic, 1 over Nadal)​
9 (3 over Federer, 6 over Nadal)​
14 (14 over Federer)​
wins over top 10 ranked players
39
60
72

Sources:
en.wikipedia.org:
Alexander_Zverev_career_statistics
Novak_Djokovic_career_statistics
Rafael_Nadal_career_statistics
WTF stats are wrong for Djokodal (should be 1 final for both at that time).
 

Kralingen

Legend
Don’t forget that Zverev has an advantage over the two though. He leads them both in breadsticks received from RaoMUG (3)

to be somewhat fair to him tho, the nature of the Big 3 is that they are truly special outlier players and basically everyone else will fall short in comparison.
 
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Wake me up when he wins a slam. Lots of bums have won the year end title. LOL. Its a year end exhibition after a long season when guys are tired.. Plus it was played on a very fast court. A surface none of the slams are played on. the season really ends after the US Open for many guys. Many guys are looking for a time off after Flushing.
 

skaj

Legend
And soon after than Rafael loses his physical edge and everything starts going slowly downhill for him.
 

The Big Foe fan

Hall of Fame
bio​

Alexander Zverev
age: 24y 7m (as of November 2021)​

Novak Djokovic
age: 24y 7m (as of December 2011)​

Rafael Nadal
age: 24y 7m (as of January 2011)​
ATP tournaments in total
19 titles
28 finals​
28 titles
42 finals​
43 titles
56 finals​
ATP ranking
#3 (career high)​
#1 (career high)​
#1 (career high)​
Grand Slams
25 tournaments
0 titles
1 final
4 semifinals
7 quarterfinals
3.5 matches per tournament
63-25 W-L
71.6% W-L ratio​
28 tournaments
4 titles
6 finals
13 semifinals
18 quarterfinals
4.8 matches per tournament
110-24 W-L
82.1% W-L ratio​
26 tournaments
9 titles
11 finals
14 semifinals
17 quarterfinals
5.3 matches per tournament
120-17 W-L
87.6% W-L ratio​
Masters 1000
5 titles
9 finals​
10 titles
17 finals​
18 titles
24 finals​
WTF
2 titles
2 finals​
1 title
1 final​
0 titles
1 final​
olympic medals
1 (gold)
1 (bronze)
1 (gold)
Davis Cup best result
QF (2018)​
W (2010)​
W (2004, 2008, 2009)​
wins over top ranked opposition
4 (3 over Djokovic, 1 over Nadal)​
9 (3 over Federer, 6 over Nadal)​
14 (14 over Federer)​
wins over top 10 ranked players
39
60
72

Sources:
en.wikipedia.org:
Alexander_Zverev_career_statistics
Novak_Djokovic_career_statistics
Rafael_Nadal_career_statistics
@Yugram so bruh my point is proven that peak zverev is not nearly comparable to ATGs.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Borg would be better yet, he was pretty much finished as a top player before his 26th birthday
Nadal with 9 slams by age 24 is mighty close if not better considering that by 2011 he had won all four slams. Granted, things were very different back then, with the surface distribution, surface speeds, equipment, etc.

Djokovic ruined that party by GOATing in 2011, but had Nadal solved Djokovic for that year then he'd have ended the year with 11 slams with back-to-back three slam years, adding a third Wimbledon and a second USO (defending both titles), as well as winning IW, Miami, Madrid, and Rome.

Those would put him well past Borg in a direct comparison IMO.
 

topher

Hall of Fame
Borg would be better yet, he was pretty much finished as a top player before his 26th birthday
Borg had what, 10 slams including 3 channel slams.

Rafa had 9 slams, career grand slam and 2 channel slams.

I’d say Rafa was pretty close to Borg’s mark, if a tad short.
 

topher

Hall of Fame
We owe so much to Fedr.
So many people are unaware of this, looking away.
Sad, very sad indeed.
Very true, but who begat the Barilla-maestro? His Pistolness, Big Papa Peter.

Let us consult the immortal Spencer Gore, he’ll tell the origin story. #BudgeGOAT
 

Rosstour

Legend
Wake me up when he wins a slam. Lots of bums have won the year end title. LOL. Its a year end exhibition after a long season when guys are tired.. Plus it was played on a very fast court. A surface none of the slams are played on. the season really ends after the US Open for many guys. Many guys are looking for a time off after Flushing.
Lots of bums? Bums like Agassi and Jimbo?

Here's the list of players who have won it more than once.

2: Zod, Borg and Hewitt - total bums

3: Mac, Becker - clowns for sure

4: Nasty

5: Djok, Sampras, Lendl - absolute muggery

6: Federer (biggest bum of them all)

I guess there's no Rafa on this list because it's a mickey mouse tournament for bums and he was too busy winning Slams, being insanely dominant while in a wheelchair, and doing butt shots for Armani Jeans
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
We are missing Federer in the comparison (it would be interesting if he was added too), but Rafa was an absolute beast in his early years... Djokovic took a while to really mature, but when he did........
 

Kralingen

Legend
Crazy thing for Rafa in this one is that he had barely played his best HC tennis yet. Sure the AO ‘09 and USO ‘10 runs were excellent but he wasn’t yet that consistent on the surface. Of course the deal with the devil he made included exchanging grass for HC success.
 
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