Originally Posted by TMF
What you're saying is having less number of votes automatically means denigration.
That's just speculating.
Jerry Rice had overwhelmingly first place vote on all time greatest receiver. Anyone who follow NFL will know it's not about denigration towards other players, but simply believe he's the best.
Rice has greater dibs at being the GOAT receiver as Fed does being the "GOAT" tennis player.
Federer is far from some "hands down GOAT" to ever step on a tennis court. There in lies the problem. Hes spoke of as the greatest thing to ever step on a court despite a few flaws
1. There are some guys with some arguable better resumes then Fed (Pancho, Laver, Rosewall to name a few who weren't systematically destroyed by another guy as much as Fed was by his main rival Nadal)
2. Issues with Nadal exploiting Fed since the beginning of his career which has been a huge knock on Fed's career
Fed is one of the all time greats.. But to cast him as the hands down greatest ever is another story. Laver had more longevity and greater success then Roger (despite not having as many cracks at the slams then Roger. Pancho (Same story). Rosewall if you factor in the pro slams he has a 22-23 slam count