Originally Posted by Phoenix1983
This is an excellent point. My personal GOAT list contains greats from all eras. However many of the older posters here insist on putting Laver, Rosewall, Gonzales, Hoad, Kramer etc. all right near the very top, as if magically all the greatest players of all time emerged in the period 1948-1960. And then try to claim that minor greats like Segura qualify for a top ten spot all-time because they faced such overwhelming competition, and that Gimeno was far greater than Emerson and Santana because he played in the super-competitive pro tour.
It's obvious they are fanboys of a certain era and not at all objective.
They can also overreact to fanboys of the more contemporaries eras. As much as I admire Agassi, I don't see how he can make the top-10. In general, I don't think that their can be more than two contenders for each decade, as goat contender have to be fairly dominant.