I jumped in 2007 Miami when he easily beat Nadal in straights. I was always hoping for him to own Nadal. He disappointed me for years with his retirements when playing Nadal at FO and Wimbledon, and with choking in places like the Olympics and 2009 Madrid. He finally stopped with that crap and now he can torment Nadal just like Nadal did Federer. Life is good. Vamos Nole!
Speaking of tormenting Nadal, I am really looking forward to Delpo finally getting his health together. 3 straight wins against Nadal in 2009 was epic. Withdrawing from a match in Madrid after easily winning the previous round was NOT. Come on Delpo!
Simply put...I don't understand this concept of bandwagoning. I mean aren't we all supporting these players because, you know, they *win*. If not, how would you ever know of them in the first place?
Unless you do well in the sport, you cannot have fans. And the more you succeed, the more fans you have -- simple concept.
Not quite, I am a big fan of Muzza.I don't understand this concept of bandwagoning. I mean aren't we all supporting these players because, you know, they *win*.
Well, you must be regretting your words so much after Wimbly ! Hope to see you soon without your obligatory SD pics. Take care, dude, its safe to come back now.I hope Nole is here to stay. If a few others can also get their act together, it's going to be a scintillating season of tennis!
Nadal is playing a different game from what he did in his prime in order to stay competitive and to prolong his career. It's working for him against everyone else not named Djokovic or Federer off clay.I jumped on the bandwagon late in '10 due to being so over "FEDAL!" It was them and only them with a sprinkling of Djokovic! I jumped on board for good when he started beating Nadal on a more regular basis; the only one with 2 "7-match" winning streaks! If not for clay, Nole would actually "own" Nadal; Federer as well of late! It's been inexplicable IMO since most think Nadal's playing better than ever, but has really struggled with Fedovic the last several years! My blog's still out there for people interested; let me know and I'll send the link!
To be fair, only two people in the world could have believed in 2011 that Djoker would win 16 slams...I think this kid's got potential.
Will win a couple of more slams
A total slam count of 5 at max..
Possibly a ye#1 as well if fedal decline by the end of 2013 or so....
I think there's a very important 3rd person who believed it too. Also a member of that family.To be fair, only two people in the world could have believed in 2011 that Djoker would win 16 slams...
Sadly, till this date, 2011 was the last year when a new ATG level talent made a breakthrough.I got on it in 2007-2008. I have to admit I was disappointed in the 2007 USO final because I thought the new "next great player to take the mantle" had arrived. Then 2008 AO happened and I was like ok I was right, he is the next "best thing"! 2008 was great but I was very sad for him at the Olympics. I thought he was going to win that but the Rafa momentum that year was too much. 2009 was disappointing but there sliver lining in his clay season. I was waiting for the real breakthrough but it was taking too long and then out of nowhere it happened. In 2010, I was this close to saying I was wrong about Djokovic but he completely destroyed those thoughts and his doubters.
I probably won't call them ATGs ever though.Medvedev will be an ATG imo and maybe one other player we are overlooking in thinking they don't quite have it.
I think Med will beat one of them in a Slam but I just don't want it to be Djokovic. Lol. Tsitsipas will win a few Slams too. I think those two will be multi Slam champs. I think Med will be an ATG though because he's mentally stronger and can handle adversity, like that NY crowd. Stuff like that catches my eye.I probably won't call them ATGs ever though.
Young ATG or great players break through the existing ones, and sideline them to win titles; do not wait for geriatrics to retire....
Absolutely, two or three of them will be multi slam champs. It might even be the case that real talent is still struggling to break the seal, flying under the radar & may just do it next season to sideline all of his contemporaries as well...I think Med will beat one of them in a Slam but I just don't want it to be Djokovic. Lol. Tsitsipas will win a few Slams too. I think those two will be multi Slam champs. I think Med will be an ATG though because he's mentally stronger and can handle adversity, like that NY crowd. Stuff like that catches my eye.