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And this is why Federer is not the GOAT to me

Being the Greatest player Of All Time is not just about titles, number of Slams...

The GOAT, win or lose, should play like a great champion, should be clutch. I am sick of watching Federer snooze on a tennis court, missing basic shots, shanking backhands and choking matches away. You can lose but you can't act that way on the court and Federer has done it too many times. That's not being a G.O.A.T. in my book. The GOAT should try his best all the time, that means respect to the game.

That's why I will be a fan of Laver,Lendl,Sampras,Nadal..but never a fan of Federer.
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Being the Greatest player Of All Time is not just about titles, number of Slams...

The GOAT, win or lose, should play like a great champion, should be clutch. I am sick of watching Federer snooze on a tennis court, missing basic shots, shanking backhands and choking matches away. You can lose but you can't act that way on the court and Federer has done it too many times. That's not being a G.O.A.T. in my book. The GOAT should try his best all the time, that means respect to the game.

That's why I will be a fan of Laver,Lendl,Sampras,Nadal..but never a fan of Federer.
How come? He has the most consecutive weeks on the top and soon the most weeks as no.1

read MOST.
He's better at that than the guys you listed.

23 consecutive GS SF, anyone?
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yes Sampras always gave his best outside of Slams (or in RG), specially when he was older...

BTW: the whole GOAT thing is pretty stupid IMO, there is no basis to say that someone is the best of all times simply because things are way too different

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Look who's coming out to say something.
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okay.

federer may not be GOAT. But sampras is a terrible example.
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Being the Greatest player Of All Time is not just about titles, number of Slams...

The GOAT, win or lose, should play like a great champion, should be clutch. I am sick of watching Federer snooze on a tennis court, missing basic shots, shanking backhands and choking matches away. You can lose but you can't act that way on the court and Federer has done it too many times. That's not being a G.O.A.T. in my book. The GOAT should try his best all the time, that means respect to the game.

That's why I will be a fan of Laver,Lendl,Sampras,Nadal..but never a fan of Federer.
Sorry if this sounds like a familiar tune, but it wasn't always this way, you know. He used to pull out so many tight matches at this level, always coming up with the right shot at the right time. Now it's as if the dam has burst, and all the weaknesses from his early days are flowing out again.

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yes Sampras always gave his best outside of Slams (or in RG), specially when he was older...

BTW: the whole GOAT thing is pretty stupid IMO, there is no basis to say that someone is the best of all times simply because things are way too different
Agreed on everything. Pete tanked a ton of matches.
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Being the Greatest player Of All Time is not just about titles, number of Slams...

The GOAT, win or lose, should play like a great champion, should be clutch. I am sick of watching Federer snooze on a tennis court, missing basic shots, shanking backhands and choking matches away. You can lose but you can't act that way on the court and Federer has done it too many times. That's not being a G.O.A.T. in my book. The GOAT should try his best all the time, that means respect to the game.

That's why I will be a fan of Laver,Lendl,Sampras,Nadal..but never a fan of Federer.
LOL at the thought of you watching Rod Laver.

Dude, you know Sampras actually says in HIS OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY that he didn't care about matches outside of the slams for the last 5 or so years of his career right? I mean talk about the worst possible example.

This was a match Federer could have easily lost in straights, but instead he dug down and fought it out to a tiebreaker in the third set, actually creating a match point for himself. Not to namecall, but your a fucking idoit. Jesus christ.

I'm an Andy Roddick fan for christsakes, I should hate Federer through and through, but I have to defend the guy because so many of take for granted what you see from him on a daily basis with retarded kneejerk threads like these filled with absolute garbage.
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LOL at the thought of you watching Rod Laver.

Dude, you know Sampras actually says in HIS OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY that he didn't care about matches outside of the slams for the last 5 or so years of his career right? I mean talk about the worst possible example.

This was a match Federer could have easily lost in straights, but instead he dug down and fought it out to a tiebreaker in the third set, actually creating a match point for himself. Not to namecall, but your a fucking idoit. Jesus christ.

I'm an Andy Roddick fan for christsakes, I should hate Federer through and through, but I have to defend the guy because so many of take for granted what you see from him on a daily basis with retarded kneejerk threads like these filled with absolute garbage.
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Mungo is actually a closet Fed fan and is just upset he lost?

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Great thread. I totally agree. Fed is nothing actually.
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I may not like federer that much because I don't think he's hot and his gf, mirka is a mean bitch, but puhlease, 23 consecutive GS semis, most week at #1, beat rafa on clay once, and 16 GS titles and counting = GOAT
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