It must do, when he's achieved everything else, RG will be "the one that got away"
Well, as for some of the other
players regularly mentioned in the GOAT-discussion, Borg never got the USO, Lendl never got Wimbly, Sampras never got RG (not even ever managed to make the final, whereas Fed made three + a semi-final so far
)... so it won't matter all too much imho if Feddie never makes it.
I guess he WAS indeed obsessed about it the past few years, getting so very close, but in the end, succumbing against the guy who might well be the Clay Court GOAT
- even Federer might well have acknowledged that it's time to face Reality by now. In all, not *that* much of a disgrace I think. If he lost to all kinds of 'clowns' in all those attempts of his, that would've been a rather different matter. I have the suspicion he's already put it behind himself.
All that matters now to Roger is breaking Sampras' record of 14 slams I think, whichever those will be.