GOAT isn’t a term specific to Tennis. GOAT is an abbreviation - Greatest Of All Time. With specific regards to tennis, if someone calls a player the GOAT - players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic - they probably mean that they’re the greatest player, in their opinion. So yeah.
Nadal 24 — Federer 16. Novak 26 — Federer 22. Novak 29 — Nadal 26. Wait, no cogent GOAT analysis is complete without mention of fate’s sudden and cruel neutralizer—injuries. All athletes face them, some more than others. Doesn’t necessarily gauge how great you are; but does affect how great you could have become.
GOAT should be reserved only for the elite of the elite, who have actually achieved Grand Slam titles on multiple occasions. Bartoli, Na nor Majoli are/were not GOATS. Neither should Jankovic, Wozniacki or Safina et al be considered GOATS just because they achieved the #1 ranking. Using this term in a twisted way is so annoying.
Tennis has been blessed to have three of the greatest players ever all competing in the same era, but who, once all their careers are said and done, will have the best claim to the greatest of all time (GOAT) tag - Federer, Nadal or Djokovic?
G.O.A.T. is a fun one, usually said and even written just like the simple word goat. The popular phrase lends itself well to modification, like when Serena Williams’s husband took out a billboard calling her G.M.O.A.T. for Greatest Mother Of All Time when she played her first tournament after giving birth.
And it was at 8-7, when Federer held championship points on his serve and ended up being broken, that it became very apparent who I now considered the GOAT. Tennis fans have always loved Federer ...
GOAT Points formula. Open Era GOAT List quantifies tennis achievements using the GOAT Points formula. For a detailed visual description of the formula used, please see GOAT Points Legend below. Open Era exclusive. Open Era GOAT List quantifies tennis achievements during the Open Era only. Tennis achievements that predate the Open Era are not ...
But first Djokovic must catch Nadal and Federer. The “OG” – or original GOAT – on the men’s side is Federer. The Swiss maestro has been top of the pops in the Grand Slam title race since passing Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2009.
Sports What Djokovic’s Grand Slam Loss Means for the Men’s Tennis GOAT Debate The Serb could have closed the book on comparisons with Federer.
Published May 27, 2018. copy_link. Roger Federer has taken a rare foray into the GOAT (greatest of all time) debate, calling Serena Williams "one of the greatest, if not the greatest tennis player ...