Khachanov calls Federer "one of" the greatest

octogon

Hall of Fame
Fed had a nice little run as consensus GOAT , but it's over and it's never going back to him. Nadal is too close to taking the slam record, and Djokovic is also still in the equation.

Maria Sharapova referred to Nadal as the GOAT not long ago. Rod Laver tweeted a GOAT emoji to Nadal when he won the US Open. Why is it still a shock to some that Federer is no longer seen by even many players as the consensus GOAT, especially with Nadal doing what he's doing.

Fed had a good run. There will be no shame in him being 2nd or 3rd best in this golden era.
 

PeoplesChamp

Professional
Fed had a nice little run as consensus GOAT , but it's over and it's never going back to him. Nadal is too close to taking the slam record, and Djokovic is also still in the equation.

Maria Sharapova referred to Nadal as the GOAT not long ago. Rod Laver tweeted a GOAT emoji to Nadal when he won the US Open. Why is it still a shock to some that Federer is no longer seen by even many players as the consensus GOAT, especially with Nadal doing what he's doing.

Fed had a good run. There will be no shame in him being 2nd or 3rd best in this golden era.
Even the legendary Rod Laver acknowledging the posibility of Nadal becoming the GOAT, but some tennis talk keywordwarriors still deny that it is plausible.
Not on my watch.

https://www.tennis365.com/atp-tour/roger-federer-surpasses-tennis-legend-explains-why-rafael-nadal-and-novak-djokovic-cant-be-goat/



Thanks for the assist, Rocket.
 

octogon

Hall of Fame

Did you even read the article?LOL!

Laver just said a load of PR guff for damage control (probably because Federer pays a lot of his bills and travel expenses, and it wasn't a good look for him to tweet GOAT emjois to Nadal).

Laver just says some PR nonsense about Federer being the most famous athlete in the world who transcends tennis and Djokovic and Nadal can't surpass that. Basically, a statement that has little to do with greatness as a tennis player. You can almost tell Laver probably had a gun to his head by Federer's publicist when he said this.Haha.

The GOAT tweet to Nadal was Laver's true thoughts. This was the PR statement a few days later to appease Fed.
 

PeoplesChamp

Professional
Did you even read the article?LOL!

Laver just said a load of PR guff for damage control (probably because Federer pays a lot of his bills and travel expenses, and it wasn't a good look for him to tweet GOAT emjois to Nadal).

Laver just says some PR nonsense about Federer being the most famous athlete in the world who transcends tennis and Djokovic and Nadal can't surpass that. Basically, a statement that has little to do with greatness as a tennis player. You can almost tell Laver probably had a gun to his head by Federer's publicist when he said this.Haha.

The GOAT tweet to Nadal was Laver's true thoughts. This was the PR statement a few days later to appease Fed.
Whatever helps you sleep. All you do here is spew nonsense every single day and I'll be here to call you out on it. Have a nice one ;)
 

ibbi

Legend
Khachanov is on the borderline, but let's be real here, we've reached a point where the young players on tour today will have not really been watching tennis with any great attention when Federer was in his pomp. Gone I think are the days of Roger beating youngsters like Goffin who had his posters on their wall when they were a kid.
 

PeoplesChamp

Professional
Let's not forget the patterns of such players as Khachanov who say these things.

Off the top of my head lately there's been Karlovic, Tipsy, Ferrer, Khachanov.

All of whom have close ties to either Djokovic or Nadal except for maybe Khachanov who is from the same general region as well.

Those 4 guys?

1-37 vs Federer
6-36 vs Nadal
9-32 vs Djokovic

YOU BE THE JUDGE
 

DSH

Legend
A lot of controversy for nothing.
As some like to generate controversies to provoke hot exchanges of opinions.
:censored:
 

Whisper

Rookie
Fed had a nice little run as consensus GOAT , but it's over and it's never going back to him. Nadal is too close to taking the slam record, and Djokovic is also still in the equation.

Maria Sharapova referred to Nadal as the GOAT not long ago. Rod Laver tweeted a GOAT emoji to Nadal when he won the US Open. Why is it still a shock to some that Federer is no longer seen by even many players as the consensus GOAT, especially with Nadal doing what he's doing.

Fed had a good run. There will be no shame in him being 2nd or 3rd best in this golden era.
Laver said Nadal is the greatest athlete in tennis ever.
 
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