Time for Novak to retire ?

Rattie

Hall of Fame
Seriously? I’m a Nadal fan and even I know that’s a ridiculous suggestion.
What’s annoying about a lot of Novak fans is their endless cockiness. I don’t subscribe to their assumption that he is the best tennis player ever or that he is a lock in to win all the time but he is an exceptional player although his window of opportunity is closing far quicker than his supporters would think imo.
 

DSH

G.O.A.T.
Seriously? I’m a Nadal fan and even I know that’s a ridiculous suggestion.
What’s annoying about a lot of Novak fans is their endless cockiness. I don’t subscribe to their assumption that he is the best tennis player ever or that he is a lock in to win all the time but he is an exceptional player although his window of opportunity is closing far quicker than his supporters would think imo.
They are Djoko-bots, what can you honestly expect from them?
:censored::sick::X3:(n)
 

DSH

G.O.A.T.
He's not gonna retire before the 2024 Olympics, that's for sure. Unless there's a very good reason for it.
He has no chance on clay and less when he will be over 37 years old.
The only one who has a chance at that age is Nadal because he is the best player in history by far on clay and on any surface, but even so it will be a small one.
:D
 

Lauren_Girl'

Semi-Pro
He is on a 7 matchs winning streak. Won 16 of his last 17 matchs, only defeat against Nadal in RG. Would still be world number #2 with the Wimbledon points, knowing he missed 2 Slams and 4 Masters. So no. He shouldn't retire.

If losing an exhibition match means you should retire, then Nadal should have retired twice when Murray and Shapovalov beat him in Abu Dhabi this year. lol
 

Silverbullet96

Professional
He is on a 7 matchs winning streak. Won 16 of his last 17 matchs, only defeat against Nadal in RG. Would still be world number #2 with the Wimbledon points, knowing he missed 2 Slams and 4 Masters. So no. He shouldn't retire.
He lost his latest match. That's enough a reason to speculate that he should retire.
 
Seriously? I’m a Nadal fan and even I know that’s a ridiculous suggestion.
What’s annoying about a lot of Novak fans is their endless cockiness. I don’t subscribe to their assumption that he is the best tennis player ever or that he is a lock in to win all the time but he is an exceptional player although his window of opportunity is closing far quicker than his supporters would think imo.
I’m not cocky Novak fan. I personally think like Nadal he’s going to struggle to win more slams. These younger players like Alcaraz, sinner, Felix, Tiafoe are all good players and getting stronger physically and mentally.

His best chance if fit is Wimbledon. He will struggle to win though elsewhere. He has chances in Australia but the field depth on hard courts is stronger.

Rafa will rely on the French open a lot. Basically the slam race is likely to be determined who can defend their turf better. Djoko current best turf grass and Rafa clay.

Hard courts will be tough for both going forward. They will try snatch another but it will be tough
 

thepaint19

Hall of Fame
Rafa will win Wimbledon again, you can see he's good enough, 3 straight SFs (y) (y) (y)
Also don't underestimate him at the AO, he's incredibly consistent at going deep there :cool:
 

Rattie

Hall of Fame
I’m not cocky Novak fan. I personally think like Nadal he’s going to struggle to win more slams. These younger players like Alcaraz, sinner, Felix, Tiafoe are all good players and getting stronger physically and mentally.

His best chance if fit is Wimbledon. He will struggle to win though elsewhere. He has chances in Australia but the field depth on hard courts is stronger.

Rafa will rely on the French open a lot. Basically the slam race is likely to be determined who can defend their turf better. Djoko current best turf grass and Rafa clay.

Hard courts will be tough for both going forward. They will try snatch another but it will be tough
I know you aren’t, unlike some. Essentially I see it similarly.
 

skaj

Legend
He has no chance on clay and less when he will be over 37 years old.
The only one who has a chance at that age is Nadal because he is the best player in history by far on clay and on any surface, but even so it will be a small one.
:D
With this field, why not.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Yesh the Big Three should retire............................................................then start a proper Senior Tour!
 
Novak should snag 1 more slam. Then djokodal announce retirement at same time! Then both fanbases can argue who is greater and in the end we agree they tied greatest forever! ;)
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
…I don’t subscribe to their assumption that he is the best tennis player ever or that he is a lock in to win all the time but he is an exceptional player although his window of opportunity is closing far quicker than his supporters would think imo.
To be fair, he’s a lock to win all hypothetical matches in tournaments he doesn’t play in.

#hypotheticalGOAT
 

Arak

Legend
He will only retire when he’s crippled, like Federer did. I expect nothing less from him and Nadal.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Seriously? I’m a Nadal fan and even I know that’s a ridiculous suggestion.
What’s annoying about a lot of Novak fans is their endless cockiness. I don’t subscribe to their assumption that he is the best tennis player ever or that he is a lock in to win all the time but he is an exceptional player although his window of opportunity is closing far quicker than his supporters would think imo.
How is Novak not the best tennis player? Even Nadal said that Novak will win the most slams as he still plays at a high level and has the best longevity.

Novak will be more successful than Fed and Nadal. Simply because his game is more complete with little to no weaknesses. Along with better genetics and more work, ensures Novak will play the longest and win the most among the big 3.

It's pretty simple. Everyone knows it. Even Fed and Nadal say that.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
I’m not cocky Novak fan. I personally think like Nadal he’s going to struggle to win more slams. These younger players like Alcaraz, sinner, Felix, Tiafoe are all good players and getting stronger physically and mentally.

His best chance if fit is Wimbledon. He will struggle to win though elsewhere. He has chances in Australia but the field depth on hard courts is stronger.

Rafa will rely on the French open a lot. Basically the slam race is likely to be determined who can defend their turf better. Djoko current best turf grass and Rafa clay.

Hard courts will be tough for both going forward. They will try snatch another but it will be tough
You're overrating young players at AO and underrating Novak. Can't see next gen beating Novak at AO. Maybe ay USOpen but not at AO for another 2-3 yrs.
 

sportsfan1

Hall of Fame
He lost to FAA
He came back to make madrid finals, rg qf and won Wimbledon in his last comeback. Then in the next comeback match, first in many months, he beat the uso semifinalist in a dominant performance that was termed very sharp.
 
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pj80

Legend
He came back to make madrid finals, rg qf and won Wimbledon in his last comeback. Then in the next comeback match, first in many months, he beat the uso semifinalist in a dominant performance that was termed very sharp.
Well he kinda lost in Dubai and MC and got bageled in Belgrade..
Also he wasn't injured like Thiem, so he was still training
 

GabeT

G.O.A.T.
Rafa will win Wimbledon again, you can see he's good enough, 3 straight SFs (y) (y) (y)
Also don't underestimate him at the AO, he's incredibly consistent at going deep there :cool:
Djokovic is getting worse and worse with every round, while Nadal gets better and better, and Djokovic can't push is way to victory vs. Nadal or Sinner for that matter :happydevil:
At 2022 Cincinnati vs. Coric:
Nadal's 1st Serve average was 114mph.
Nadal's 2nd Serve average was 98mph.
That's perfect speeds, he wins Slams with that :happydevil:
That's why he's winning the 2022 US Open.
;) ;)
 
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