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Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are "supergreat" in all surfaces, look their victories and number of finals (and SF) in all the GS or almost every M1000...

You already opened another topic saying the same thing, that Nadal is not the goat for you ... just your opinion.
 

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Agassi was great on all surfaces. So was Borg, Laver and so many others etc. This era because of Homogenisation Fed and Djokovic are great on all surfaces as well, but the competition is weaker. Nadal misses out because of his poor indoor hc record and inflated grass record. He's been quite poor on grass from 2012-17.
 

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So the real goat according to you has to win 14+9+9+6=38 slams (at least). Is it even possible to happen? 😳🤯

PS. Thanks to your threads this forum won't die soon. 😜
 

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10 GS on hardcourt, grass, clay and underwater at minimum.

Whats with Fed fans trying to erase the GOAT debate? Theyve lived merrily considering Fed the undisputed GOAT from 2007 onwards.
 

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Agassi was great on all surfaces. So was Borg, Laver and so many others etc. This era because of Homogenisation Fed and Djokovic are great on all surfaces as well, but the competition is weaker. Nadal misses out because of his poor indoor hc record and inflated grass record. He's been quite poor on grass from 2012-17.
He still played semifinals last two wimbledon aged 32 and 33.
 

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Fed is supergoat because he beat superhuman in 2011.
 

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Big 3 is great on all surfaces, but for the most part they stopped each other from winning the double/triple Career Slam.
 

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I get this is the women's game, but an example like Serena (at least 3 of each; 7 in AO, 3 in FO, 7 in Wimbledon, 6 in USO) may be that example, pretty even with FO interestingly the one lagging (but not by much). Nadal's RG dominance is so affecting that skew because not only does RG constitute 65% of his total Slams, but Federer's RG only is 5% of the total while Djokovic's is ~6%. Nadal likely needs 2 more AOs to minimize skew (still means 62% RG if we assume +2 AO +2 RG in the next 2 years). I think maybe even just overtaking Fed in the USO count may be enough though.
 

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We've already seen that player: Rod Laver. Dominated all his opponents across all surfaces for two Calendar year slams. The big three are ruled out of the GOAT contention until they match that feat, just like every other historical player.
 

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Look get over it. FOR NOW Federer and Nadal are sharing the argument. In 5 years time Djokovic will have relegated both to 2nd and 3rd spot.

Let them have their few years of glory. When Djokovic is the same age as Federer is now. He will have obliterated most of Federers records. And there will be no question in any sane unbiased persons mind who the greatest is.
 

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We've already seen that player: Rod Laver. Dominated all his opponents across all surfaces for two Calendar year slams. The big three are ruled out of the GOAT contention until they match that feat, just like every other historical player.
Rod laver didnt play on grass, hardcourt and clay in 4 different slams. So no he didnt dominate. He had a few decent rivals. Nothing like the field today. He would be lucky to make a semi final today.

Federer, Nadal.and Djokovic are BY FAR the greatest players to ever live. The only thing to be decided is who is the greatest of them. I believe in 5 years Djokovic will be the undisputed greatest player of alltime. Others will say Federer or Nadal. But the records just wont compare..and it's the numbers that will tell the story.
 

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Rod laver didnt play on grass, hardcourt and clay in 4 different slams. So no he didnt dominate. He had a few decent rivals. Nothing like the field today. He would be lucky to make a semi final today.

Federer, Nadal.and Djokovic are BY FAR the greatest players to ever live. The only thing to be decided is who is the greatest of them. I believe in 5 years Djokovic will be the undisputed greatest player of alltime. Others will say Federer or Nadal. But the records just wont compare..and it's the numbers that will tell the story.
Laver won slams on indoor wood. He is a three surface slam winner just like the big three. You need to read up on your history.
If we are talking overall tennis GOAT, that would be Court with 24 singles slams including a CYGS. She won 50% of the slams she entered. She also had the highest winning percentage on all surfaces in the Open era, and 64 total slams won across all disciplines.
Nobody picks their rival and it's subjective anyway. Like you say: all we have are numbers and achievements.
 

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Can't wait for the GOAT debate on steroids: the SUPERGOAT debate. We might need to create a Ruins inside the Ruins.

 

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I love that messianic waiting for that one player who is only worth to be called the GOAT by sweeping the CYGS five times in a row
 
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