If Djokovic wins the remaining two slams and goes 6 in a row is the GOAT conversation over?

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If Djokovic wins the remaining two slams and goes 6 in a row is the GOAT conversation over?

Post by socal1976 on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 5:02 pm

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First of all, I actually don't think it is likely he will win the next two slams, and that is part of the reason that I am talking about it right now. Hypothetically, could Fed lose the mythical title of GOAT in the wider world if Novak does do something only done by a male player 3 times and ties the all time consecutive slam mark. I mean Novak last lost in a slam 388 days ago to Wawrinka playing video game tennis. Of course this conversation will likely live on even if Novak does the unlikely and pulls off the slam. Already I have sensed a change in the coverage of Djokovic since he has gone 4 in a row and done something that neither Fed or Rafa could ever manage. Now you openly hearing journalists questioning whether Djokovic is the GOAT, something that would have been unthinkable 18 months ago. But his domination later in his career has put many unbreakable Fed records in deep jeopardy. I still think 17 is pretty safe and in fact don't think Novak will do the slam this year. However, weeks at number 1 total is in big jeopardy, at this rate a player would have to win everything beating Novak over and over again for 7 or 8 months to overhaul. And this year he will tie Fed with 5 year end #1s and be the heavy favorite next year to tie Sampras' all time record of 6 YE 1s. He could also break the record for most year end Masters Cups he already has 5 and has been lights out indoors in recent years.

So will the conversation change, will Fed as GOAT become a minority position online and among journalists if Novak pulls off the next two slams? Will Djokovic in the majority of neutral minds supplant Fed as GOAT if this hypothetical takes place?

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Post by laverfan on Sun 14 May 2017, 12:27 am

This also shows that the conundrum of anointing any player as GOAT/GOTE/... is best left to journalists who are being paid exorbitant sums of money to keep publications afloat.


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Re: If Djokovic wins the remaining two slams and goes 6 in a row is the GOAT conversation over?

Post by Born Slippy on Sun 14 May 2017, 12:45 am

laverfan wrote:This also shows that the conundrum of anointing any player as GOAT/GOTE/... is best left to journalists who are being paid exorbitant sums of money to keep publications afloat.

Or those who like chatting about tennis on online forums?

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Re: If Djokovic wins the remaining two slams and goes 6 in a row is the GOAT conversation over?

Post by summerblues on Sun 14 May 2017, 12:48 am

Born Slippy wrote:Or those who like chatting about tennis on online forums?
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Re: If Djokovic wins the remaining two slams and goes 6 in a row is the GOAT conversation over?

Post by LuvSports! on Sun 14 May 2017, 9:03 am

lol SB!

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