The GOAT; from Sampras To Federer

Who's your choice as The GOAT?

  • Roger Federer

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • Novak Djokovic

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Rafa Nadal

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Pete Sampras

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Rod Laver

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • Ken Rosewall

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Poncha Gonsalez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bill Tilden

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Don Budge

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
#1
A Re-hash from last summer ---

As time goes on, poor Petey will continue to drop in the GOAT discussion unfortunately! I was on the bandwagon just 10 yrs ago giving him the highest accolades even w/o a FO final played! At the time, he was so far ahead of his closest rivals & dwarfed the records of past greats, we were all ready to give him a pass on taking a FO title! He had 14 Majors which was significant back then and we were ready to carry his water to place him above Laver; now he's fallen back down due to awesome results of Roger, Rafa, & Nole! He's seen his stock truly fall! Laver's 2 CYGS; 1 as an amateur & 1 as a pro in '69 put him above Sampras for good even though 3 Majors short! OTTH, the old & new GOAT lists are as follows:

Before '06:
1- Sampras (14 Major - 6 YE #1)
2- Laver (11 Majors - 2 CYGS '62 & '69)
3- Borg (11 Majors - 5 Str. SW19 & 6 FO's)
4- Emerson (12 Majors - CGS in Singles & Dbls)
5- Connors (8 Majors)
6- Lendl (8 Majors)
7- Agassi (8 Majors - CGS)
8- McEnroe (7 Majors)
9- Wilander (7 Majors)
10- Tilden (10 Majors)

After '10 so far, but could change:
1- Federer (17 Majors -7 SW19's, 5 USO's, 4 AO's, 1 FO, 302 weeks @ #1 & CGS)
2- Djokovic (12 Majors - 200+ weeks @ #1, CGS, Nole-Slam, the most Masters 1000's, winning rec. over his closest rivals)

3- Nadal (14 Majors - 9 FO's)
4- Laver (11 Majors - 2 CYGS '62 & '69)
5- Sampras (14 Major - 6 YE #1)
6- Borg (11 Majors - 5 Str. SW19 & 6 FO's)
7- Agassi (8 Majors - CGS)
8- Lendl (8 Majors)
9- Connors (8 Majors)
10- McEnroe (7 Majors)

Any thoughts? :rolleyes: o_O :p
 

Jackuar

Hall of Fame
#2
I pity Pete's for his worries now. Don't know if he cares about records and stuff but I'm sure there'll be a more than just a regret deep inside for not getting that FO - add in some anger, frustration, jealousy even, and some salt, pepper and tabasco sauce to fuel it all.
 
#3
A Re-hash from last summer ---

As time goes on, poor Petey will continue to drop in the GOAT discussion unfortunately! I was on the bandwagon just 10 yrs ago giving him the highest accolades even w/o a FO final played! At the time, he was so far ahead of his closest rivals & dwarfed the records of past greats, we were all ready to give him a pass on taking a FO title! He had 14 Majors which was significant back then and we were ready to carry his water to place him above Laver; now he's fallen back down due to awesome results of Roger, Rafa, & Nole! He's seen his stock truly fall! Laver's 2 CYGS; 1 as an amateur & 1 as a pro in '69 put him above Sampras for good even though 3 Majors short! OTTH, the old & new GOAT lists are as follows:

Before '06:
1- Sampras (14 Major - 6 YE #1)
2- Laver (11 Majors - 2 CYGS '62 & '69)
3- Borg (11 Majors - 5 Str. SW19 & 6 FO's)
4- Emerson (12 Majors - CGS in Singles & Dbls)
5- Connors (8 Majors)
6- Lendl (8 Majors)
7- Agassi (8 Majors - CGS)
8- McEnroe (7 Majors)
9- Wilander (7 Majors)
10- Tilden (10 Majors)

After '10 so far, but could change:
1- Federer (17 Majors -7 SW19's, 5 USO's, 4 AO's, 1 FO, 302 weeks @ #1 & CGS)
2- Djokovic (12 Majors - 200+ weeks @ #1, CGS, Nole-Slam, the most Masters 1000's, winning rec. over his closest rivals)

3- Nadal (14 Majors - 9 FO's)
4- Laver (11 Majors - 2 CYGS '62 & '69)
5- Sampras (14 Major - 6 YE #1)
6- Borg (11 Majors - 5 Str. SW19 & 6 FO's)
7- Agassi (8 Majors - CGS)
8- Lendl (8 Majors)
9- Connors (8 Majors)
10- McEnroe (7 Majors)

Any thoughts? :rolleyes: o_O :p
Nice joke. Djokovic is #5 at best.
 
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