GOAT does exists, however, no one player has a a true consensus yet since mutiple players can lay legitimate claims to it.
Federer could have closed the deal on this as he was the closest to put all other player's arguments to bed, but he failed the final hurdle each time.
Nadal has a real...
Nadal's slam performances this year were really fantastic.
F at AO
Win at RG
SF at Wim
Win at USO
One of his best years at slams...
the last two years have seen nadal play some of his best stuff at Wim. I don't see why he would decline so terribly next year....
He still looks so strong and...
the problem is consistency.
few players in history have had an average level as high as fed, djok and nadal.
bonus mention for fed especially --> Fed's avg level is ludicrously high - just see his consistency over the course of his career.
on an average day goffin is gonna lose to the big 3.
A great candidate for sure but not the clear-cut GOAT.
Fed had chances to put this debate to bed during the course of his career, but it wasn't meant to be.
Other rivals stepped up.
BTW - its clear that Laver loved Fed's style and he would like fed to be goat everything else being equal. but...
djokovic won this match due to his clutchness...but he cant clutch win every slam here onwards.
Federer has shown he cannot protect his records against djokovic, but the field may do it for him.
djokovic's level of play was overall not convincing and it was only his clutch play that saved him
Compared to djokovic, sampras had meh competition too at W.
Djokovic at 5 slams is below sampras right now overall but his performances in finals were so impressive against two other ATGs - Fed and Nadal.
yes. its ok. you go for your shots. if you miss its execution, and that is only in his hands.
But Federer's down the t serve is one of his kill shots. he hits it very well...
i was including more than the MPs btw (i.e. djokovic;s general returning on the deuce side.) But the MPs should have...
the pattern is djokovic's return on the deuce side, and he got burned on mps before.
have a look at their match history and the results in deciding sets. its looks seriously ugly for federer against novak especially in recent history.
i dont think djokovic is going to able to get a solid...
margins are so small. it literally separated a wimbledon championship.
if this was the first time it happened, i would have said whatever. But we had some past history to use and we know the patterns of play in djokovic - federer matches. these guys have played many deciding sets and tie...