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Old 07-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #4036
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For the next couple of years he has only nadal and federer as competition. Hopefully murray will decide to break curfew and join the party sooner or later.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #4037
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Even for that he will require at least 10 slams
Is it opinion or fact?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #4038
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now?! please...

but he can win 10+ slams at the end of his career, maybe then he is qualified for this discussion.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #4039
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Is it opinion or fact?
Fact.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #4040
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GOAT as in best of all times no, but he's only 1 slam short of Becker/Edberg and 2 from JMac who are all legends of the game, so he's going to be in a pretty good company by the end of career for sure
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No, he's not. For me, the only two people who are really qualified for the GOAT discussion are Federer and Laver anyway. He will be one of the GOATs when's all is said and done, but the GOAT, right now? No.
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Fact.
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Until he decides to do one of his splits move... can see one of those eventually going badly.

He will eventually tear his sack.

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Mugs doesn't qualify as such ...
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It would have been interesting had he won the 4 slams in a row, but he didn't.
Yep. Once in a lifetime shot, there's no way he should have lost to Federer at Roland Garros with last year's form. Nadal in the final I suspect would have been just as easy as in Rome and Madrid.

Where he probably went wrong was winning _everything_ the first half of last year. He ended up with a crapload of matches under his belt.


Now? He's probably just the best hard courter, but at 25 he's not going to rack up enough slams with Aus/US alone, unless Nadal's injury problems become chronic - if so, he could potentially win 7 of next 8 or the like. Then he's in the GOAT conversation.
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Sure.
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Not at all
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Have you got proof?
You would be have to be out if your mind to include anyone without 10 slams minimum in the GOAT discussion.
After 10 ypu can at least make a case. Example- laver winning the calendar slam.
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He needs at least 18 Grand Slams (probably 20) to be considered the GOAT.
Corrected.
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I am confused what discussion? There is nothing to discuss, GOAT is pretty clear now.
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