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Dutch-Guy
06-07-2009, 08:32 AM
Fed isn't the GOAT as there isn't such a thing a GOAT.
I mean GOAT is a matter of opinion. To me he's the best of his generation, the greatest of his era. What he has achivied so far is just(i leave it to your imagination).
I congratulate him for his win and i wish him good luck for the rest of the season.

From a Rafa supporter.

zagor
06-07-2009, 08:34 AM
I don't care about GOAT bull***** either but yeah amazing achievements.

Dutch-Guy
06-07-2009, 08:36 AM
I don't care about GOAT bull***** either but yeah amazing achievements.

Great achievement indeed but all these GOAT talks should be put to rest as it's subjective.

fedtastic
06-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Finally a sensible approach to this whole GOAT and cows debate. Who knows who is the GOAT, COW or SHEEP. Its a subjective thing and we may never agree.

zagor
06-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Great achievement indeed but all these GOAT talks should be put to rest as it's subjective.

Agree,you could make a case for quite a few players.Fed has a strong case now but so do guys like Laver,Borg,Sampras,Pancho,Tilden etc. It's a neverending debate and the one I don't particulary care about.

tahiti
06-07-2009, 08:58 AM
As Mats Wilander and Villas clearly put it, there can never be a goat. Difference competitors, times, eras etc. He was already in the history books so this completion doesn't put him there. But GOAT finally some sense that Mats and Villas spoke about :)

DarthFed
06-07-2009, 08:58 AM
He's one OF the greatest..definitely up there imo with Laver

GameSampras
06-07-2009, 09:00 AM
It cant really be proven without the use of a time machine. One can say Fed didnt have to deal with anyone on Borg, Laver or Pancho or Sampras' level his entire career and vice versa. You would have to get everyone playing together in the same era to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

vtmike
06-07-2009, 09:02 AM
It cant really be proven without the use of a time machine. One can say Fed didnt have to deal with anyone on Borg, Laver or Pancho or Sampras' level his entire career and vice versa. You would have to get everyone playing together in the same era to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

I see you now have suddenly have had a change of heart & started to agree on how pointless the GOAT discussion is... :lol:

samster
06-07-2009, 09:02 AM
It cant really be proven without the use of a time machine. One can say Fed didnt have to deal with anyone on Borg, Laver or Pancho or Sampras' level his entire career and vice versa. You would have to get everyone playing together in the same era to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

Just for your enjoyment:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5z1jqf.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/169g2mc.jpg

GameSampras
06-07-2009, 09:04 AM
Just for your enjoyment:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5z1jqf.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/169g2mc.jpg

He should have thanked Rafa and Djoker for tanking. :).

samster
06-07-2009, 09:07 AM
He should have thanked Rafa and Djoker for tanking. :).

Have another:

http://i42.tinypic.com/2i7wo6g.jpg

Docalex007
06-07-2009, 09:09 AM
Tanking? LOL... if they did that then they would lose all respect from most people. Players who tank matches are also pathetic losers.

So hopefully you change your mind about the "tanked" part. :)

Champions either win or go down fighting. Tanking? Damn.. thought Nadal deserved more than that.

Dutch-Guy
06-07-2009, 09:11 AM
As Mats Wilander and Villas clearly put it, there can never be a goat. Difference competitors, times, eras etc. He was already in the history books so this completion doesn't put him there. But GOAT finally some sense that Mats and Villas spoke about :)

Exactly.Laver in the 60's,Borg in the 70's,Lendl in the 80's,Sampras in the 90's and Fed now.Each era has his greatest.

leonidas1982
06-07-2009, 09:13 AM
I've always approached the debate in terms of the Greek Pantheon: Tier 1 (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades). Tier 2 (Ares, Hermes, Apollo, Hephaestus). Tier 3 (Eros, Morpheus). Demigods. Then the rest.

Nevertheless, a great achievement.

MichaelNadal
06-07-2009, 09:16 AM
Those pics will go down in history.

LuxilonTimo
06-07-2009, 09:35 AM
You guys say GOAT making it sound stupid but Federer is the greatest of all time. Its practically the same thing as saying greatest of the era and greatest of this generation. There is a such thing as greatest of all time. Its not an opinion anymore when hes won 14 grandslams and 20 straight semifinals and a whole bunch of achievements we dont know about.

samster
06-07-2009, 09:37 AM
Those pics will go down in history.

So will this one:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2hqyq9g.jpg

EtePras
06-07-2009, 09:40 AM
How is he even the best of his era? There are 7 billion people in the world. Federer hasn't even win 1000 matches in his life, and until he beats everyone in the world, there is always someone out there better than you. Fact.

BorisBeckerFan
06-07-2009, 09:40 AM
Just for your enjoyment:

http://i40.tinypic.com/5z1jqf.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/169g2mc.jpg

As a Fed fan I wish you wouldn't post these pictures. It makes it look like he's taking the most massive dump in history of mankind. Over 100 Courics.
You should post pictures of him holding the trophy up in victory once he composed himself. Now that's glorious.

maximo
06-07-2009, 09:41 AM
^^ was that a Nike cap by any chance?

vtmike
06-07-2009, 09:56 AM
So will this one:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2hqyq9g.jpg

Amazing! but you forgot Mungo, Rubberduckies & gj011 :lol:

beernutz
06-07-2009, 10:04 AM
Fed isn't the GOAT as there isn't such a thing a GOAT.

I mean GOAT is a matter of opinion. To me he's the best of his generation, the greatest of his era. What he has achivied so far is just(i leave it to your imagination).
I congratulate him for his win and i wish him good luck for the rest of the season.

From a Rafa supporter.

Contradict yourself much?

My opinion is that your second bolded comment is correct.

Dutch-Guy
06-07-2009, 10:06 AM
Contradict yourself much?
My opinion is that your second bolded comment is correct.
I did i contradict myself? Enlighten me. "GOAT" is subjectibve,thus a matter of opinion.

scineram
06-07-2009, 11:14 AM
So will this one:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2hqyq9g.jpg

And Nadal_Freak?

kimbahpnam
06-07-2009, 03:22 PM
How is he even the best of his era? There are 7 billion people in the world. Federer hasn't even win 1000 matches in his life, and until he beats everyone in the world, there is always someone out there better than you. Fact.

Sorry Fed spoiled all your threads about the "thank god the hard court season is over." You are fail.

JeMar
06-07-2009, 03:23 PM
So will this one:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2hqyq9g.jpg

I laughed pretty hard right here.


Priceless.