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makhan10
05-25-2009, 12:08 AM
70's has Borg as GOAT
80's has no goat
90's has Sampras as GOAT
00's has Federer as GOAT

jamesblakefan#1
05-25-2009, 12:10 AM
What is your definition of GOAT? I thought there was only 1 GOAT? Do you mean GOAD (greatest of all decade)? Or GOAT contender?

What is the point that you are trying to make? Please explain.

Cesc Fabregas
05-25-2009, 12:11 AM
Ivan Lendl?

Cenc
05-25-2009, 12:12 AM
i guess better word is "dominant player"
GOAT discussion has one another problem
its tough to compare wooden and graphite era
so there might even be 2 GOAT's but definitely not one in each generation

jamesblakefan#1
05-25-2009, 12:19 AM
Yeah, it's between Lendl and McEnroe for the 80s. It's tough, b/c so many good players played in both the 70s and 80s. Mac had 6 slams in the eighties, Lendl 7

Cesc Fabregas
05-25-2009, 12:33 AM
Yeah, it's between Lendl and McEnroe for the 80s. It's tough, b/c so many good players played in both the 70s and 80s. Mac had 6 slams in the eighties, Lendl 7

Lendl was the best player of the 80's he was no.1 for longer than Mcenroe.

Cenc
05-25-2009, 12:35 AM
Yeah, it's between Lendl and McEnroe for the 80s. It's tough, b/c so many good players played in both the 70s and 80s. Mac had 6 slams in the eighties, Lendl 7

id say lendl

tennisplaya
05-25-2009, 01:31 AM
Lendl easily.

gj011
05-25-2009, 01:36 AM
GOAT is "Greatest of ALL TIME". There is no such thing as "Decade GOAT".

Richie Rich
05-25-2009, 01:38 AM
GOAT is "Greatest of ALL TIME". There is no such thing as "Decade GOAT".

these players were considered the GOAT during the decade that they played. i see where the OP is coming from

Dutch-Guy
05-25-2009, 02:29 AM
Ivan Lendl.

Rhino
05-25-2009, 02:50 AM
Definitely Lendl. Hasn't he been in like 19 grand slam finals? That's more than anyone ever I think, even Federer.

GameSampras
05-25-2009, 09:26 AM
Lendl laid too many eggs at the slam finals in which he should have won for being a GOAT candidate. Hes like the Kobe Bryant post season egg layer of the 80s

jimbo333
05-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Lendl was the best player of the 80's:)

tennis-hero
05-25-2009, 03:11 PM
Mac had thge 84 season which muddles the waters

connors was still playing well untill 84

and lendl just about dominated everyone from 85 onwards

it was one of the greatest eras in tennis

edberg, wilander, becker (prime) etc

the 80s have an argument as almost being good as the 90s.... and thes 90s have an argument as almost being good as 2003-2007 :roll: