Post by *skriptis
On 22/02/2021 1:05 am, StephenJ wrote:> On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 5:42:25 AM UTC-6, Whisper wrote:>> Sky is the limit?> > Nadal won't ever catch him, so looks like joker will hold this record for a LONG time to come.> He's prob cert to get his 7th yr-end No.1.That's big. Goes past Pete.
Weeks at #1: DONE
Years at #1: likely
Slams: has a chance
He's also got non-calendar slam, & seriously if he can win FO he looks
good enough to even win calendar slam this yr. Just needs to peak 3
times in next 6 months. Anyway let's wait for him to win FO before
discussing that : )
He's talking about playing into his 40's. Prob not winning slams at 40,
but looking at how fit & dedicated he is looks reasonable he can be a
top 3 slam contender til 37 or 38. That's 20 more slams he can enter at
this level. If he wins 1 in 3 on average that gets him to about 25
slams. That would also get him the raw 7543 king title.
Nadal prob can't last as long as Djoker given bulky physique & more
prone to exhaustion v younger players, like v Tsitsipas.
Federer has remarkable longevity too, but he simply isn't as good as
Rafa/Djoker so explains why his slam win rate nosedived when these 2 hit
their straps. Federer had a great start as he had a long gap between
Sampras/Agassi and Nadal/Djokovic where he won 80% of his slams with no
Anyway it all looks set up for Djoker to dominate in the short term at
least. None of the young guns look like they can seriously challenge
him in slams, they'll need to get a lot better. Nadal's path to more
slams is getting narrowed down to just FO, you wonder how long he can be
the best on clay? Maybe til 40 who knows? That could give him 5 more
FO (18, wow) & also about 25 slams.
Federer likely bowed out of the race so it's just Djoker v Nadal to see
who will end up all time slam king, prob never to be broken record. Hard
to pick a winner given Rafa clay dominance, but if he starts losing at
FO then Djoker big fave?