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A nice perspective to realise the greatness we've been witnessing in the past 15 years.

 
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Nice perspective.

Wouldn't have guessed that the biggest ever gap between 1st and 2nd on the open-era slam table would be 6 slams, held by Borg (11 majors) over Laver (5 majors).
 

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Nice perspective.

Wouldn't have guessed that the biggest ever gap between 1st and 2nd on the open-era slam table would be 6 slams, held by Borg (11 majors) over Laver (5 majors).
The other thing to consider is that Borg did hold the record as Open era goat for longer time, for 20 years Wimbledon 1978 to Wimbledon 1998.

He was also the first and only double digit slam winner for about 17 years (borg became double digit slam winner in 1980 wimbledon and sampras joined the club also in Wimbledon but 1997.. so for 17 years he was the only double digit slam winner and for 20 years he held the record of most slams despite retiring at 25...
 

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The other thing to consider is that Borg did hold the record as Open era goat for longer time, for 20 years Wimbledon 1978 to Wimbledon 1998.

He was also the first and only double digit slam winner for about 17 years (borg became double digit slam winner in 1980 wimbledon and sampras joined the club also in Wimbledon but 1997.. so for 17 years he was the only double digit slam winner and for 20 years he held the record of most slams despite retiring at 25...
Borg was never the (solo) Goat, though, according to the MTF's current criterion, because Emerson won 12 slams (despite just four amassed QF's in the open era) and Laver has also amassed 11 Majors (not taking his pro-majors into consideration).

Sampras was the first to win the most Majors ever (13), 34 years after Emerson's 12th in 1967, so, after his 14th major he was arguably the first (solo) Goat who played during the open era, helped by the fact that Laver, Rosewall & co. spent a lot of years competing on the pro-tour.
 

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Borg was never the (solo) Goat, though, according to the MTF's current criterion, because Emerson won 12 slams (despite just four amassed QF's in the open era) and Laver has also amassed 11 Majors (not taking his pro-majors into consideration).

Sampras was the first to win the most Majors ever (13), 34 years after Emerson's 12th in 1967, so, after his 14th major he was arguably the first (solo) Goat who played during the open era, helped by the fact that Laver, Rosewall & co. spent a lot of years competing on the pro-tour.
Sampras may have been the fast-court GOAT but to be the overall GOAT you gotta win all four.

Emerson - 8th
Perry - 7th
Agassi - 6th
Nadal - 5th
Budge - 4th
Djokovic - 3rd
Laver - 2nd
Federer - GOAT
 

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Borg was never the (solo) Goat, though, according to the MTF's current criterion, because Emerson won 12 slams (despite just four amassed QF's in the open era) and Laver has also amassed 11 Majors (not taking his pro-majors into consideration).

Sampras was the first to win the most Majors ever (13), 34 years after Emerson's 12th in 1967, so, after his 14th major he was arguably the first (solo) Goat who played during the open era, helped by the fact that Laver, Rosewall & co. spent a lot of years competing on the pro-tour.
Well this graph was about open era.
 

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Sampras may have been the fast-court GOAT but to be the overall GOAT you gotta win all four.

Emerson - 8th
Perry - 7th
Agassi - 6th
Nadal - 5th
Budge - 4th
Djokovic - 3rd
Laver - 2nd
Federer - GOAT
Agassi 6th and not Pete.. Budge ahead of Nadal? lol

True Is Fed, Laver, Rafa, Borg and Djok are all in the goat ladder Sampras and Lendl just knocking the Door.. connors and agassi a little behind them

winnin pro slams against milkman, distant cousin and ex gf doenst count.. for Budge times I mean..
 

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Agassi 6th and not Pete.. Budge ahead of Nadal? lol

True Is Fed, Laver, Rafa, Borg and Djok are all in the goat ladder Sampras and Lendl just knocking the Door.. connors and agassi a little behind them

winnin pro slams against milkman, distant cousin and ex gf doenst count.. for Budge times I mean..
Borg can't be above Sampras in the goat debate, Bjorn's resume was good enough for the open era goat status before Sampras, but Laver and Sampras are way ahead overall.

Borg is not even greater than 25.5 y.o. Fedal, and Federer was 27.9 y.o. when he won his 15th major toppling Sampras.
 
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