- The GOAT race doesn't come down to only slams. There are other events for a reason.
- Finals reached are only a benefit to the player, not a detriment. Going 10-5 in finals is better than being 10-0.
- Results aren't a measure of form. A poor form player can have a tight match and a great form player can be outplayed by someone playing even better. A 5-setter isn't necessarily tough if the loser was lucky to even be in the 5th set.
- Weak era arguments just come down to the question "does everyone else suck or is [Player X] that much better than everyone?". People will always pick the narrative that makes their favorite look better.
- Once the Big 3 are gone everyone will miss the GOAT race. The narrative was fantastic and made every slam that much more interesting. Without it, a little something is missing.
- Winning the Olympics is bigger than winning the ATP finals. (Happens 1x every 4 years, so winning it is big)
- Not winning the Olympics isn't as bad as not winning the ATP finals. (Only ~3-4 chances to win it over a career as opposed to 12-16 WTFs.)
- Tennis is bigger than the player you're a fan of. Enjoy the tennis even when they lose.
- Tournaments leading up to slams are indicative of form, but aren't be-all, end-all. If Rafa loses a clay event or any of the top 5 lose early in the American HC swing, be prepared for them to still go far at the next slam.