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09/16/2020

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O

Djokovic was on top of the world, he won so many slams, beating arch rivals Federer and Rafa. Ascending quickly to GOAT status, he didn't think he would lose. On his way to absolute glory, he slips, for the first time? The loss of reminds Federer's loss to Delpo, a little bit.

O

Comparing with Federer and Djokovic, Mowigli has never slipped once yet?

Gary  Lee  Moser

One man's "slipped" definition may not be any other man's "slipped" definition.

But...

What we can all agree on, I fervently hope, is that --- IN HIS OWN ERA:

AO: distant third (tie) [ 8-5-1 ]

FO: mind-boggling first [ 12-1-1 ]

WB: distant third [ 8-5-2 ]

US: close second [ 5-4-3 ]

WTF: distant third [ 6-5-0 ]

WA#1: distant third [ 310-286-209 ]

Hmmm...I'm seeing the words "distant third" an awful lot here for a serious GOAT candidate.

Gary  Lee  Moser

"On his way to absolute glory, he slips, for the first time?"
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For me, his first time was being straight-setted by Murray in the 2013 Wimbledon Final.

O

I think he is below Djokovic and Federer too, but he may be still in the slam race. When I say slip, I think about losing a very winnable slam title, and then almost never win again. When Federer lost to Delpo, I thought Federer never won another UO again.

Gary  Lee  Moser

"When I say slip, I think about losing a very winnable slam title, and then almost never win again."
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OK.

Nadal wins the AO in 2009. Would have a much-coveted Double-Career-Slam by now if not for the following.

2012: up a break in the 5th set before losing

2014: beaten in 4 by non-GOAT-candidate Wawrinka

2017: up a break in the 5th set before losing

2019: waxed in 3 sets

[ Hmmm...what's that smell? Can it be --- slippage? ]

Bento

AO, 8-5-1? Federer won it in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017 and 2018, so it should be 8-6-1.

Gary  Lee  Moser

Good catch...thanks.

nick

Fed did not win 2018 .

Gary  Lee  Moser

Over Cilic in a 5-set Final, with Novak having bombed out to Chung in R4.

nick

Ah my apologies to Bento. My memory is weakening ever since the loss at 2019.

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