Mike Tyson also isn't the GOAT in boxing but he's still the most popular boxer who ever lived because he was a bad mofo and people still talk about him to this day more than any other boxer.Been saying it on here for years, some Fed fans have started to realise it's happening, now Fed himself is coming around. Fed is not the GOAT.
Federer always drew more tickets than Nadal and Djokovic. He was always more popular than both of them throughout the world. People loved his silky smooth ballet-like sublime all-court style of play more than the injury-prone grinding bull Nadal and the baseline robot Djokovic. Far more people would adopt the Federer style of tennis than the other guys. For that reason, Federer will always be considered one of the greats. To me they're all legends but until Nadal wins 21 Slams, Federer will have to stay as the GOAT for now. Although Nadal should pass the record in 2020 if he's in top shape.