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Old 06-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
Excellent points Mustard.

I think that some of us have to realize that it's not set in stone that Federer is the GOAT as some seem to think. It's good to put Federer up there because it does help the tennis coverage for the media but it's not a FACT that his career is the most impressive. There have been a lot of impressive careers in tennis history. Connors is one of them.

The career records of many like Tilden, Gonzalez, Borg, Rosewall, Laver, Connors, Lendl, Kramer among others are fantastic.
forget about the GOAT argument for a moment ... consider just federer vs connors ...

the one and only argument connors has is longevity ...

even if consider the Masters/Dallas for Jimmy, his major tournaments win count still doesn't come close to fed's ...

fed has the better dominance, surface versatility, better in the majors .....there isn't a single surface that both played on where you could say jimmy was clearly better ( decoturf II comes close, but I'd say fed is better ) .....federer was/is better on grass, clay, indoors, HC ... everywhere ...

coming back to the GOAT argument

gonzalez, borg, rosewall, laver , Tilden have records closer to that of federer, but not connors,lendl and Kramer ... they are by some distance behind and it is very clear cut IMO ...
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