Originally Posted by Phoenix1983
I agree that the Tennis Channel's list was flawed and that, obviously, Gonzales should rank well ahead of Emerson.
However as for putting Federer as GOAT, that isn't really controversial. The only other man who has a realistic claim is Laver.
They have Graf and Martina at the very top on the women side, and that isn't controversial either.
People don't realize that determining the top 10 is hard enough already, let alone 100, where it gets more subjective as you go down the list. Anyone can have make their own list and they all would be difference.
The Tennis Channel's top 100 wasn't determined by one expert, but a combined of many experts opinion, and they all have their own top list.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Gonzales, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall, Tilden; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi