Peter Bodo Claims that Federer is not the GOAT

#3
Federer is the GOAT (perhaps), with Gonzalez, Laver and Tilden nearby.

And Nadal (5th) below. Then Djokovic (7th).

But Peter Bodo, you are a great.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#4
I don't get this homologation thing. Even if true, all players have the same conditions, so more players will be a threat on different surfaces.
Forget about content of the article. It is a narrative shift. Stage 1: There is no GOAT, Stage 2: GOAT is X (and X is not Federer). Jumping off the ship, jumping on the bandwagon, as you like it.
 
#9
Federer is the GOAT (perhaps), with Gonzalez, Laver and Tilden nearby.

And Nadal (5th) below. Then Djokovic (7th).

But Peter Bodo, you are a great.
Federer, Gonzalez, Laver, Tilden
......... Nadal, Rosewall
......... Djokovic
.........
Borg, Sampras, Connors, McEnroe, Lendl, Kramer ....
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
#16
Right. Because Peter Bodo and the nameless high school drop out who wrote that crap you posted have the exact same credentials
LOL. What makes you think Bodo who use to write for tennis.com took shot at Federer when he broke Sampras record has anymore credibility than the author who wrote Federer is GOAT?(n)
 
#17
LOL. What makes you think Bodo who use to write for tennis.com took shot at Federer when he broke Sampras record has anymore credibility than the author who wrote Federer is GOAT?(n)
For starters, he doesn't have glaring grammatical and spelling mistakes in his articles. And when did criticizing a player become a reason for loss of credibility?

Who even is the author who wrote Federer is GOAT?
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#18
Bodo is not a Federer fan, but a Sampras fan.
Roger Federer: The Man, The Matches, The Rivals

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Peter Bodo
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Well-known sports journalist and writer of the #1 tennis blog on the web, TennisWorld, Peter Bodo's newest eBook is devoted to the player who holds six Wimbledon titles and countless others, Olympic gold medalist Roger Federer. With his unique insights into The Mighty Fed’s playing style, greatest rivalries, stunning winning streak (and possible decline), and even his fash ...more


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This book had a different take then one might have at first glance. Although it described Federer and his role being the greatest of all time, it tended to focus on specific matches and other players as well.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
#19
For starters, he doesn't have glaring grammatical and spelling mistakes in his articles. And when did criticizing a player become a reason for loss of credibility?

Who even is the author who wrote Federer is GOAT?
So what? You guys are a bunch of hypocrites. Creating thread the way you like it but when someone create a thread that you're not interested, you guys get all panties in a bunch.
 
#25
So what? You guys are a bunch of hypocrites. Creating thread the way you like it but when someone create a thread that you're not interested, you guys get all panties in a bunch.
What has your thread added to the discussion? It's nothing but regurgitated arguments we've seen a million times. Except the presentation is worse.

It's like the weak era stuff. I roll my eyes every time I see a weak era thread, regardless of who the target is.
 

TMF

Talk Tennis Guru
#29
What has your thread added to the discussion? It's nothing but regurgitated arguments we've seen a million times. Except the presentation is worse.

It's like the weak era stuff. I roll my eyes every time I see a weak era thread, regardless of who the target is.
Yeah, why don't you tell @Lew II and all of your comrades. Every thread is about Nole is great and Federer has weak competition.
 
#33
So they (he and other ESPN staff, "we") suddenly had this revelation now, yet right after the AO final, when it was a hot topic, Bodo's article was "Inside Djoker: Making the case for GOAT". :rolleyes:

They try to catch as much hype/clicks as they can. It's not a coincidence that the title of the article has all the Big 3's names in it instead of something general but closer to the point that there is no single player who is the greatest.
 
#36
Journalists are bored because Federer has tapped about all the magic he can from his Wilson wand. Nadal just got waxed by Djokovic after plowing through a bunch of mugs. It's the press keeping the sport alive in black and white. Nothing less, nothing more.
 
#37
He will be easily. His 15 dethroned Federer in Peter Bodo eyes. Few more and Peter Bodo will write an article "Djokovic is the GOAT".
Federer was chosen as GOAT by a group of historians , analysts , players and pundits specifically brought in for that exercise

I will wait until similar such thing happens (if ) for Djoker
 
#41
Who?

I had to google who that was and even after i did i couldn't contain my laugh. A sports reporter and writer weighing in on the topic on who is the greatest is like asking asking a blind and deaf person to judge a beauty contest. Sure they can have opinion but they have no actual practical experience in the subject matter.
 
#43
Theres no doubt that homogenization helps make the dominant plays STAY dominant.

What would guys like Goran, Becker, Sampras have accomplished if there was fast surfaces all year round? Sampras would have won 30 plus slams most likely.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
#47
Loved it when Uncle Toni blacklisted him and refused interviews with Nadal after Bozo posted an article about PEDs with Nadal's photo. Bozo then crawled before them in IW and begged for forgiveness.
 
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