Originally Posted by hoodjem
According to some, all it takes is a career slam.
And Nadal has one of those.
(But I disagree. A career slam is pretty much a Carilloism.)
According to some, you mean few Nadal fans like TDK. And there are Laver fans who believe a Grand Slam alone is enough for goat candidate. No so fast. Career slam or a Grand Slam is not enough because that's only 1 criteria. The full picture is the entire career achievement, which should take EVERYTHING into account.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Gonzales, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall, Tilden; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi