each decade has a GOAT except 80's

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  1. makhan10

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    70's has Borg as GOAT
    80's has no goat
    90's has Sampras as GOAT
    00's has Federer as GOAT
     
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    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.
     
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  3. Cesc Fabregas

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    Ivan Lendl?
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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  6. Cesc Fabregas

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

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    id say lendl
     
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  8. tennisplaya

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    Lendl easily.
     
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    GOAT is "Greatest of ALL TIME". There is no such thing as "Decade GOAT".
     
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  10. Richie Rich

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    these players were considered the GOAT during the decade that they played. i see where the OP is coming from
     
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    Ivan Lendl.
     
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    Definitely Lendl. Hasn't he been in like 19 grand slam finals? That's more than anyone ever I think, even Federer.
     
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    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
     
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    Lendl was the best player of the 80's:)
     
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    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:
     
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