Part of being GOAT is also how you face challenges. Federer was faced with an opponent like Nadal and has never found a way to really stop him. He's 2-8 against him in slams. I think the GOAT would have found a solution. Nadal certainly found a way to stop Djoko, he didn't bend over. The same goes for beating Rafa at RG, both Fed and Djoko couldn't find a way. But Rafa did improve and find a way to beat grass GOAT Fed at Wimbledon for instance. Some of you will never get that greatness is not only about quantity, but also quality.
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I think you're the first Nadal fan ever to approach greatness from the aspect of quality. H2H records, slam titles, m1000 titles, total amount of titles, all quantity arguments.
Let's talk quality. In his prime (over the course of 6 years), Nadal lost in slams prior to reaching the final against Youzhny, Ferrer (twice), Murray (twice), Rosol, Tsonga, and Soderling, all players who had not even been remotely close to winning a Grand Slam up to that point, and all players who did not go on to win the tournament.
Federer, in his prime (over the course of 6 years), lost in slams prior to reaching the final against Safin, Djokovic, and Nadal, each of whom went on to win the tournament, each of whom is a multiple slam winner now.
Just because Federer did not find a way to beat Nadal at RG does not discredit him as a player. Nadal has not found a way to beat Federer on indoor hard courts either. I guess he should consider himself lucky that isn't a slam surface..