This came from another forums I post on.
Sort of makes sense, don't it?Its about basketball but can be easily applied to the Tennis Goat Discussion.
"There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either. Everyone plays in different eras. I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent. I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era. Without Julius Erving, David Thompson, Walter Davis, and Elgin Baylor there would never have been a Michael Jordan. I evolved from them."
People like to do the Sampras is best because of this and Federer is best because of that. Lets face it, Great players like Sampras and others in his era are responisble for the development of Roger. Progression feeds on itself. In the Future another great star will come along and the debate will go on from there and that person will have evolved from the game of Federer. Its never ending. I just try to enjoy the greatness of each new era as they come along.