It kind of boggles my mind that people really care about GOAT discussions and here's why: Before Fed came along, Mac was my favorite player of all time. I couldn't care less that he didn't have the most slams or probably wouldn't be ranked above Sampras or Laver or others in some hyper theoretical GOAT discussion. I just loved the way he played tennis. When I first started watching Fed, I had the same reaction....I just loved watching the guy play. I hadn't enjoyed watching tennis on this level since Mac retired. Over the years, he accumulated all of the slams and GOAT discussions ensued in the media, etc. I even got sucked into a few of them but have since come to my senses and, I think, matured in my thinking. I certainly understand why the media hypes this stuff but can't understand why posters on a message board would care. In the end, no matter who ends up with the most slams, I will love watching Fed the most. I really don't care whether he's the GOAT in Wilander's mind or anyone else's mind. To me, his game is the most beautiful one that I've ever seen and nothing will change my opinion. I'm assuming that Rafa's fans love his game for aesthetic and personal reasons as well. So why do people even care to engage in the GOAT discussions. In the end, the reasons for loving a player are very personal and subjective so it seems an inane pursuit.