Top 3 worst Big 3 winning GS Final performances..

lud

Hall of Fame
FEDERER
1. AO 2018 vs Cilic
2. AO 2006 vs Baghdatis
3. WIM 2009 vs Roddick

NADAL
1. USO 2019 vs Medvedev
2. RG 2005 vs Puerta
3. RG 2006 vs Federer

DJOKOVIC
1. AO 2020 vs Thiem
2. WIM 2021 vs Berrettinni
3. RG 2020 vs Tsitsipas
 

Kralingen

Legend
Laughably wrong on the Rafa list. RG 2006 he was incredible.

1. USO 2019
2. USO 2017
3. I guess RG 05, possibly RG 13
 

Rudiiii

Rookie
FEDERER
1. AO 2018 vs Cilic
2. AO 2006 vs Baghdatis
3. WIM 2009 vs Roddick

NADAL
1. USO 2019 vs Medvedev
2. RG 2005 vs Puerta
3. RG 2006 vs Federer

DJOKOVIC
1. AO 2020 vs Thiem
2. WIM 2021 vs Berrettinni
3. RG 2020 vs Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas was in 2021,and W2021 should not be on this list,Djokovic routinely won that tournament.W 2019 comes to my mind,W 2011,2015...Those are tournaments where he played average at best and won
 

SonnyT

Hall of Fame
DJOKOVIC
1. AO 2020 vs Thiem
2. WIM 2021 vs Berrettinni
3. RG 2020 vs Tsitsipas
No way, all were great wins, much better than '19 AO Nadal and '11 AO Murray. '20 AO was 1st time Djokovic overcame a 1-2 deficit in finals; '21 RG was 1st time he overcame a 0-2 deficit in finals. I nominate these 3.

1. '19 AO Nadal
2. '11 AO Murray
3. '16 AO Murray
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
No way, all were great wins, much better than '19 AO Nadal and '11 AO Murray. '20 AO was 1st time Djokovic overcame a 1-2 deficit in finals; '21 RG was 1st time he overcame a 0-2 deficit in finals. I nominate these 3.

1. '19 AO Nadal
2. '11 AO Murray
3. '16 AO Murray
I would have said these some of Djokovic's best not worst.........

Edit - I see you are talking about the level of who Djokovic faced.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
I know it was a great win and all, but to be honest, Fed’s AO 2017 win probably deserves a spot in the top 3 here. Wasn’t bad, but Fed has played a ton of really good Slam finals and I simply don’t think 2017 AO makes the cut.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Laughably wrong on the Rafa list. RG 2006 he was incredible.

1. USO 2019
2. USO 2017
3. I guess RG 05, possibly RG 13
Would put 2018 FO down, also 2019 as well. Both worse than any of the FO finals that came before it.

Honestly for Fed his last three wins are probably all at the bottom. Djokovic is FO 2021, AO 2020 and Wimbledon 2019/2020.
 

RS

G.O.A.T.
RG 2006 was a pretty great performance by Babydal against peakest of peak Federer.. Laughable to see that on the list. RG 2014 could replace that one. Not sure about how winning your first GS title in 4 sets can be considered weak
Getting breadsticked in first set brings it down but after that Nadal certainly upped his game.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
Federer: AO 2018 was undoubtedly the worst, followed by AO 2017 and then W 2017 (which is a hard one to gauge because Cilic was Cryic)

Nadal: Probably USO 2019, and then USO 2017 and RG 2019in whatever order.

Djokovic: AO 2020, RG 2021, and W 2019/2021 in whatever order. Probably would be inclined to place W 2019 at the lowest

Edit: forgot about USO 2017
 
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Kralingen

Legend
Damn I honestly think everyone is crazy to not choose USO 2017 for Nadal. Maybe I need to go rewatch it, I don’t remember being impressed at all. Maybe just because it was Kevin Anderson.
 

Biotic

Hall of Fame
1. 2019 W
2. 2020 AO
3. 2021 W

For everyone who compared 2021 FO and 2019 W, 2021 FO final is easily better than 2019 Wimbledon. First two sets were similar, third was much better at RG, fourth as well. Fifth probably too, tough to compare. Zero BPs for the opponent on clay vs. broken 5 times on grass in sets 3-5 seals it.

This years Wimbledon was nervy af, 2020 AO had two forgettable sets.
 
All of them would be from the most recent ones. Federer's would be the 2017-2018 wins(with AO18 undoubtedly the worst), although Wimbledon is hard to gauge because of Cilic
Nadal's would be the two USO's and RG19.
For Djoker 2020 AO, 2021 FO and 2019/2021 Wimbledon make the cut.
 

SonnyT

Hall of Fame
Djokovic: AO 2020, RG 2021, and W 2019/2021 in whatever order. Probably would be inclined to place W 2019 at the lowest

/QUOTE]
Beating next gen could be more challenging than beating Federer and Nadal, you know!

After all, Federer hasn't beat Djokovic at Slams since '12; and has never extended Djokovic to 5 sets in a non-grass Slam final, unlike Thiem and Tsisipas.

Nadal hasn't beat in a Slam outside of RG since '13.
 

SonnyT

Hall of Fame
Djokovic: AO 2020, RG 2021, and W 2019/2021 in whatever order. Probably would be inclined to place W 2019 at the lowest
Just because the opponent is a next gen does mean it was a bad match! Now many of Djokovic's matches against the youngsters are more challenging than against Federer and Nadal. After all, Federer hasn't had a slam win over Djokovic since '12; and Nadal a non-RG win since '13.

At '21 RG, Tsisipas was able to extend Djokovic to 5 sets, but Nadal couldn't.
 

Third Serve

G.O.A.T.
Just because the opponent is a next gen does mean it was a bad match! Now many of Djokovic's matches against the youngsters are more challenging than against Federer and Nadal. After all, Federer hasn't had a slam win over Djokovic since '12; and Nadal a non-RG win since '13.

At '21 RG, Tsisipas was able to extend Djokovic to 5 sets, but Nadal couldn't.
I don’t look at the opponent and the scoreline and think “oh he played a bad match”. I watch the matches, look at the stats, and then formulate my opinion of his performance. Djokovic did not come off as very impressive in any of those finals, whether it was against Federer (W 2019), a lost gen (AO 2020), or a next gen (RG 2021).
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Fed: AO 18, AO 17 and Wim 17
Nadal: USO 19, USO 17, RG 19
Djokovic: AO 20, RG 21, Wim 19/Wim 21
 

BlueB

Legend
Tsitsipas was in 2021,and W2021 should not be on this list,Djokovic routinely won that tournament.W 2019 comes to my mind,W 2011,2015...Those are tournaments where he played average at best and won
W2011 finals was one of his best performances. He was murdering that ball.
 

ElisRF

Hall of Fame
I don’t think Wimbeldon 2017 should be here for Federer because Cllic was poor. Should be replaced by AO 2006 instead. Wimbeldon 2009 also should not be here imo for Federer.
 
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