Originally Posted by WhiskeyEE
Rafa can't be GOAT for a few reasons
Slam count skewed too much toward clay
Masters results skewed way too much toward clay
He doesn't have any elite seasons. His best years he had an 88% winning percentage. Compare this to Fed's 2 95% seasons.
Sorry but the ONLY thing that Rafa has to even make this debatable is his winning record over Federer. If he didn't have that; rather, if Fed didn't make so many clay court finals in 2005-2009, this wouldn't even be up for debate.
Nadal is the clay GOAT and is VERY fortunate to have met Federer so many times on the surface. That's it. Sorry.
How do you square this with the argument that his winning percentage has been so consistently high rather than having a flare here and there.