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dominikk1985 12-02-2012 03:22 PM

Is Fed the first non american GOAT?
 
Well most will agree here that fed is the GOAT. Is he the first non american GOAT of tennis (at least since the 1920s or so when tennis started to get more international)? Before him any GOAT I seem to remember was american.

OHBH 12-02-2012 03:25 PM

Laver
Borg
Lendl

DolgoSantoro 12-02-2012 03:47 PM

Laver was GOAT before Federer in my opinion, of course many people will shortly jump on you for assuming that he isn't the GOAT now. They'll post in 3... 2... 1...

dominikk1985 12-02-2012 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by OHBH (Post 7043382)
Laver
Borg
Lendl

lendl was GOAT? I'm not sure about borg too. Laver might be correct. although tilden might not have been far behind.

BobbyOne 12-02-2012 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dominikk1985 (Post 7043375)
Well most will agree here that fed is the GOAT. Is he the first non american GOAT of tennis (at least since the 1920s or so when tennis started to get more international)? Before him any GOAT I seem to remember was american.

dominikk1985,

I'm not sure if most posters here agree that Federer is the GOAT.

In my opinion Laver, Rosewall and Borg are the non-American GOAT contenders beside Federer.

Laver was considered the GOAT for several decades and is still considered by many people.

Blocker 12-02-2012 05:37 PM

Laver was a GOAT contender before Federer was even born.

SoBad 12-02-2012 05:46 PM

On the plus side, Colt45 has been the GOAT non-French champagne, by sales volume, since the history of grapes and grains.

boredone3456 12-02-2012 05:53 PM

Laver, Borg, Roseswall and Emerson are just 4 names who come to mind as non Americans with some claim to the GOAT title over the years.

DolgoSantoro 12-02-2012 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boredone3456 (Post 7043595)
Laver, Borg, Roseswall and Emerson are just 4 names who come to mind as non Americans with some claim to the GOAT title over the years.

Emerson shouldn't be a goat candidate.

BTURNER 12-02-2012 06:11 PM

If you define Australia as an American Territory, you have a prayer at not being ridiculed for the OP.

BobbyOne 12-02-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boredone3456 (Post 7043595)
Laver, Borg, Roseswall and Emerson are just 4 names who come to mind as non Americans with some claim to the GOAT title over the years.

boredone, Emerson was never a GOAT contender. He is just a third tier player

hoodjem 12-03-2012 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dominikk1985 (Post 7043375)
Well most will agree here that fed is the GOAT. Is he the first non american GOAT of tennis (at least since the 1920s or so when tennis started to get more international)? Before him any GOAT I seem to remember was american.

False premise. Bad memory.

pc1 12-03-2012 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dominikk1985 (Post 7043375)
Well most will agree here that fed is the GOAT. Is he the first non american GOAT of tennis (at least since the 1920s or so when tennis started to get more international)? Before him any GOAT I seem to remember was american.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoodjem (Post 7044013)
False premise. Bad memory.

There are some players that are so overwhelmingly better than some others in some sports that the statement by dominikk1985 can be applied. But if you examine Federer's record you cannot say that about him over other great tennis players of recent years and the past.

In other words I agree with you hoodjem.

kiki 12-03-2012 08:13 AM

No Laver was born down under and Borg up there

sureshs 12-03-2012 08:19 AM

No Nadal was born in Spain.

kiki 12-03-2012 09:42 AM

Hoad and Rosewall from oz


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