Andy Roddick believes it’s only when the careers of both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer end, it can be said who is better of the two.
According to Roddick, can someone weigh a certain film against another film if he has not watched both the films entirely and has watched only the initial couple of hours of the films? No, he can’t do that because he is unknown to climax of the films having not seen the end.
It is the same with the players. When they are still going and you have no idea how many more titles they can win, you are not in a position to make the comparisons between them.
Obviously, at present, Djokovic is sharper and is winning more matches, but, he has to have at least three more fruitful seasons in terms of winning the slams to beat Federer.
The Serbian will be 30 next season and 30 is an age after which you never know when a player starts slipping from the top. Many greats, once they have been to 30, they have had their career graph follow a downward curve.
Djokovic fell early in his last slam in England. However, it is fair to say it was only a random upset because mostly in the on-going season, he has looked a notch above any of his competitors. It’s not that he has regularly been tentative. At this point, you would always want to put your money on him and not his opponent whoever he is up against. It’s for a reason that he is ranked at the top right now.
But, then again, he is closing in on thirty. So, does he have six more slams in him? He must have that many in him if he has to become the king of slams pushing Federer to no. 2 in that regard.