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How long does it take become GOAT?

How long will it take the next GOAT to achieve GOAT status?

Will something like 04-07 ever happen again or will the next GOAT have to rely on a long career in order to get to the throne?

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Re: How long does it take become GOAT?

considering the next Goat has already got to the throne it may take a while

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Rafael has won more titles than Novak Djokovic, but speaking merely about tennis and about the game, Rafa has to be considered slightly lower than Djokovic. The Serb is such a good player that he is as close as you can get to Roger Federer
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Janowicz will take 4 years to become the GOAT from now.

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Re: How long does it take become GOAT?

There can only be one goat. Do you know what goat means? And the probability of anyone ever surpassing the current goat is very slim.
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There can only be one goat. Do you know what goat means? And the probability of anyone ever surpassing the current goat is very slim.
You mean no 'next GOAT'? How can you be so sure?

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Rafael has won more titles than Novak Djokovic, but speaking merely about tennis and about the game, Rafa has to be considered slightly lower than Djokovic. The Serb is such a good player that he is as close as you can get to Roger Federer
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Re: How long does it take become GOAT?

I seriously doubt anyone will surpass what Roger did from 04 to 07.
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Re: How long does it take become GOAT?

Damn near impossible to repeat 04-07, and 18 slams is the benchmark.

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You mean no 'next GOAT'? How can you be so sure?
I cant be sure, but its unlikely anyone will do the same as Federer again.
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Re: How long does it take become GOAT?

great thread. the only answer is Tomic who could do it in a split second of his 'mind'
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Re: How long does it take become GOAT?

Of course there is no absolute agreement on what it takes to be considered GOAT, but I suggest for most people the balance between absolute domination of the game and domination over a long period.

Effectively just to be number 1 over a very long period is one way to be considered. The other is to be absolutely dominant winning almost every match but without the requirement for the time-frame to be as long. The longevity of Federer as a dominant player free from injury is going to be hard to match. The way to surpass Federer is most likely by being even more dominant.
The dominant the player, the shorter the period required. I suggest a player who wins the grand slam becomes a contender. Win two in a row takes just two years and might get a lot of supporters for a GOAT claim.

But if a player won every match without even being threatened for a calendar year that might be enough- although unless they became injured or retired they would have to keep it up to preserve the image.
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great thread. the only answer is Tomic who could do it in a split second in his mind
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great thread. the only answer is Tomic who could do it in a split second of his 'mind'
this Tomic shit is getting a bit old
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Saberg can't post without throwing in a swear word lol

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no, no, it was more like 'in a split second of his twisted mind ... just playing here watching Gulbis driving me crazy ...

Saberg, Tomic stuff is getting old, but what the heck you expect people to say in this thread?
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I cant be sure, but its unlikely anyone will do the same as Federer again.
That's how we all felt about Sampras back then, but look what happened
Who knows what future holds

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Rafael has won more titles than Novak Djokovic, but speaking merely about tennis and about the game, Rafa has to be considered slightly lower than Djokovic. The Serb is such a good player that he is as close as you can get to Roger Federer
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