Originally Posted by mirkaland
OH please he's only 19. How do we know what he'll be doing 2, 3, 5 years from now? I think it's way too early to tell. I think it's ridiculous to say he's on his way to immortality, just like it would be ridiculous to say Roger will break Pete's record of 14 slams when he's only half way there.
Didn't Purple Rain say the same thing?
Originally Posted by Purple Rain
Of course it's too early to tell
It's much too soon to talk about entire career comparisons at this point given Nadal's age but some people are merely impressed with what he has done SO FAR. Is there anything wrong with that?
Furthermore, I agree that it's ridiculous to say that Roger WILL break Pete's 14 slams record but it's not ridiculous to say that Roger's accomplishments at this point are very impressive and he's very capable of beating that record. Don't you agree?
This is - at least as far as I am concerned - not at all a GOAT discussion (because for me, it's utterly ridiculous to do that at this point) but simply the observation that his accomplisments at his age are remarkable. Nothing more, nothing less. What's the problem with that?
As a Rafa fan, what he has done so far impresses me a lot but he needs to do more on various surfaces before we can start about the GOAT thing. A lot can happen over the years.