The cold hard truth is a bit of above, and a bit of below. Nadal's style of play is frankly very ugly. With the background and history tennis has as a sport of elegance, it is difficult for anyone to mention Nadal in the same sentence as GOAT. I am not in belief Nadal is in contention yet, but the seed has been planted. We will see if Nadal can continue to water it until he retires, and how big the tree gets.