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Yesh

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The GOAT Debate Thread
« on: August 03, 2020, 04:01:43 pm »

Who's the best tennis player ever? Men's? Women's? Both.

Use this thread to discuss the topic.

(My vote will always remain with Esther Vergeer, the most dominant athlete in sports history.)
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Re: The GOAT Debate Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 06:29:50 pm »

Only from the players I've personally seen play and not before:

Serena / Steffi

Djokovic -- Fed has 3 more but Djoko is 5 years younger
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Re: The GOAT Debate Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 11:38:51 pm »

Mens- Djokovic
Womens- Serena
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Mathieu Godin

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Re: The GOAT Debate Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 02:32:18 pm »

IMO:

Men's - Federer
Women's - Serena
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Re: The GOAT Debate Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2020, 08:47:22 pm »

I've had this argument many times...

Roger Federer is the best tennis player I've ever seen

But if my life was on the line? There is no way I'm passing on Nadal
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Re: The GOAT Debate Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2020, 09:07:22 pm »

Gotta be Steffi or Serena for the women's.

Men's is where it gets tricky. It comes down to Federer and Nadal and there are valid, sound and lengthy arguments to be made for both. But for some reason I always go back to win-loss records. Federer likely wouldn't even have the grand slam if not for Nadal bowing out early that year in the French. It's the one major Fed has never beat Nadal at. Superman had his kryptonite and for me, it's hard to call Federer the definitive GOAT because of Nadal edging him in their rivalry. I believe its +8 in favor of Nadal. Djokovic could catch them both but right now, Nadal is my GOAT.
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