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mohamedmvp
07-09-2012, 02:05 AM
Won Wimbledon last night

30 years old beating Andy Murray who's in his prime at 25 and has home court advantage (Britain)

Now Fed's got 17 Grand Slams

The Undisputed GOAT of Tennis

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/09/article-2170579-13FB4D6A000005DC-618_634x873.jpg

Joska
07-09-2012, 02:16 AM
Repped, op.

shazbrah
07-09-2012, 02:18 AM
no doubt about it. Federer is the GOAT.

Knew he had this chit in the bag as soon as Murray made the finals. feels good to see him bag another Grand Slam

Phil9
07-09-2012, 03:29 AM
Pretty hard to argue at this point, he has shattered numerous important records now [And, from what I hear, will soon pass Sampras for most weeks at #1].

wifestealer
07-09-2012, 03:35 AM
stayed up til 6am to watch that beautiful man dominate once again.

"those who belong at the top never forget their way back"

forever GOATing

3MGS6
07-09-2012, 04:53 AM
OP dropping truth.

17 GS titles in total (15 in the previous decade)
Absolute monster at indoor tournaments.
Most weeks as number 1 ranked player - 287 weeks

All round play and shot execution is amazing to watch.
GJ FEDERER GOAT

DannyStylez
07-09-2012, 04:55 AM
Fed was back on dat GOAT time for this match, absolutely beautiful tennis.

waisoserious
07-09-2012, 07:12 AM
you know what though? kobe is still better than lebron






















































yep...i just turned this into a kobe vs lebron thread. the heat are ruining the NBA
brb lets all huddle into 1 team so we can piggyback each other to a ring

0starine
07-09-2012, 07:25 AM
Problem?

BullStampede
07-09-2012, 08:04 AM
lol at home court advantage for Murray. It's tennis bro everyone is quiet.

sammy21
07-09-2012, 08:11 AM
It's crazy to think that if Nadal wasn't around, Fed would also have 5+ French opens under his belt, making his majors record practically unbeatable. As a tennis player myself, the dude's game is so beautiful to watch. His fitness level is unreal too, whenever he plays 5-setters, his opponents are about to pass out and Fed looks like he's not even breathing heavy.

monsterBEN
07-09-2012, 08:20 AM
RF in his prime was amazing to watch.

This is possibly the first GOAT thread I've ever seen that is actually speaking the truth.

HairyScandinavian
07-09-2012, 08:34 AM
That was a good match, but he's clearly better than Murray. I don't even think RF broke a sweat that whole match, looked calm as well all the way up to the end. Felt awkward with Murray crying and that hot ass blue eyed GF/wife of his crying with him at the trophy presentation.


you know what though? kobe is still better than lebron


negged phaggot

CockeyJamel
07-09-2012, 08:38 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CZExCCcBJGM/TJlWpfiv2oI/AAAAAAAAABw/TkfhKQAqB4c/s1600/Rod+Laver.jpg

lsiberian
07-09-2012, 09:27 AM
A much easier game than 2009 for Roger. 16-14 5th set is still something I'll never forget.

datnikkadee
07-09-2012, 09:43 AM
I for one am happy that we are able to witness the Nadal vs Federer rivalry

sammy21
07-09-2012, 09:56 AM
A much easier game than 2009 for Roger. 16-14 5th set is still something I'll never forget.

The 08 final against Nadal is still the greatest match I've ever seen...I just wish Fed could've pulled out the win. So many clutch shots during the match. The only tennis match where I literally jump off my couch cheering.

The 09 final was great too, but a totally different kind of match, much more centered around great serving.

ohiostate124
07-09-2012, 01:09 PM
It's crazy to think that if Nadal wasn't around, Fed would also have 5+ French opens under his belt, making his majors record practically unbeatable. As a tennis player myself, the dude's game is so beautiful to watch. His fitness level is unreal too, whenever he plays 5-setters, his opponents are about to pass out and Fed looks like he's not even breathing heavy.

I think about this alot. He would also have a great shot at 3 calender year grandslams since he made the finals of the french and won the other 3 majors 3 times i believe.

kyleTX
07-09-2012, 01:16 PM
lol OP did this really need to be said? obv is obv

caj
07-09-2012, 01:37 PM
Not a Fed fan, but I can admit he's the second greatest of all time.

When he wins all four grand slams in one year - twice - like Rod Laver, then he'll be the GOAT.

But he's def proven to be better than Nadal, Samprass, Agassi, Edberg, Becker, McEnroe, Conners, Borg, and those generation of players.

Xnightwing
07-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Not a Fed fan, but I can admit he's the second greatest of all time.

When he wins all four grand slams in one year - twice - like Rod Laver, then he'll be the GOAT.

But he's def proven to be better than Nadal, Samprass, Agassi, Edberg, Becker, McEnroe, Conners, Borg, and those generation of players.

The only argument I have with that, is back then... 3 of the 4 slams were played on Grass... which were Roger's forte... and they played with wooden racquets, so its hard to compare with that. The game has become deeper these days too.

NJLife
07-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Eh goat of his era but he didn't really have much competition.

ichewkok
07-09-2012, 02:53 PM
He had to beat 117 opponents to get his 17 grand slam titles.

Unbelievable.

UAGreg
07-09-2012, 02:54 PM
The only argument I have with that, is back then... 3 of the 4 slams were played on Grass... which were Roger's forte... and they played with wooden racquets, so its hard to compare with that. The game has become deeper these days too.

This.

Fed would probably have 30 majors if they were all played on grass.

89FoxBody
07-09-2012, 04:38 PM
Everyone thought he was done, well guess what. Yeah he is 30 but you can see that he is still in fantastic shape. Like someone else said, he didn't even break a sweat against Murray. Sucks that Nadal has been around to ruin **** for him. Though if I feel bad for anyone it's guys like Murray, Roddick, Tsonga, etc that if they weren't playing in this exact era they'd have a few majors of their own.

wifestealer
07-09-2012, 04:47 PM
The 08 final against Nadal is still the greatest match I've ever seen...I just wish Fed could've pulled out the win. So many clutch shots during the match. The only tennis match where I literally jump off my couch cheering.

The 09 final was great too, but a totally different kind of match, much more centered around great serving.

agree with this post. that 08 final is goosebump inducing to think about


Eh goat of his era but he didn't really have much competition.

i don't get these comments. in what era or other potential GOAT did they have competition as stiff as nadal and djoker? hell even roddick and safin were pretty stand up players, and murray of course.

sampras only had agassi who is comparable to the competition fed has.

to most critics of the sport he has been the undisputed GOAT for a while now, even after his decline