Originally Posted by jrs
In men's tennis anyone anyone who can win 2 grand slams (the real not - no this bs career slam business) and Olympic gold - Is GOAT. A golden Slam is even better. I believe Rod Laver won 2 Grand slams (but a lot tournaments were grass).
Women's - I guess you have to beat Steffi Graf's or Margret Courts - records - not really sure what they are.
Laver didn't have Olympic Tennis as an option, it wasn't there when he was playing.
re. Olympic Gold. I think rather the WTF. If one doesn't have the WTF on one's CV it is much more glaring than the absence of an Olympic Gold since you get 4 times the attempts to win the WTF than you do Olympic Gold, so only a 1/4 the excuses for not winning it.