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.
Besides being an acronym totally unrelated to the four-hoofed mammal, it’s been our culture’s shorthand for the “Greatest Of All Time” over the past few years. The now ubiquitous term first surfaced circa 1992, when Muhammed Ali’s wife named his personal licensing business G.O.A.T. Inc.
Joined Jan 11, 2002. ·. 1,872 Posts. #13 · Aug 28, 2013. What is stupid about the use of GOAT is a lot of posters use it for frankly everyone. They say they love tennis, but the things that they post indicate they only want to trivialize it and equalize every player, every match and every victory. GOAT should be reserved only for the elite of the elite, who have actually achieved Grand Slam titles on multiple occasions.
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? Depending on your perspective, you may think that either one of these three deserves to be the GOAT.
GOAT talk can be a foolish endeavor, but it does have its merits. For one, it forces people to study the history of tennis and weigh the value of certain accomplishments. For a die-hard tennis fan that can be an enriching experience.
He is the disturber of the group, the one who shook up the tennis world with his seemingly unbreakable flexibility and not-so-quiet on-court demeanor.
What does G.O.A.T. mean? Not many people can claim to be the G.O.A.T., but those who can are the Greatest Of All Time in their field. Most often, the acronym G.O.A.T. praises exceptional athletes but also musicians and other public figures. On social media, it’s common to see the goat 🐐 emoji in punning relation to the acronym.
Open Era GOAT List quantifies tennis achievements during the Open Era only. Tennis achievements that predate the Open Era are not included. Why Open Era only? The reason is simple: the GOAT Points formula on which Open Era GOAT List is based needs detailed information about all matches players played.
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.