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thalivest:

--- Quote from: thalivest on December 09, 2007, 01:50:22 PM ---Since we all argue have an opinion and post quotes. I just thought I'd give you a list of players and who they said the greatest was......

Pancho Gonzales - Lew Hoad, Pete Sampras
Rod Laver - Pete Sampras
Pete Sampras - Rod Laver
Roger Federer - Pete Sampras
Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer
Tim Henman - Roger Federer
Mats Wilander - Pete Sampras
John Newcombe - Rod Laver
Stefan Edberg - Pete Sampras
Lew Hoad - Pancho Gonzales
Jack Kramer - Ellesworth Vines, Don Budge
Gustavo Kuerten - Pete Sampras
Yevgeny Kafelnikov - Pete Sampras
Fabrice Santoro - Roger Federer
Charlie Pasarell - Pete Sampras
Vijay Amitraj - Rod Laver
Manuel Santana - Rod Laver
David Ferrer - Roger Federer
Andy Roddick - Roger Federer
Tony Trabert - Pancho Gonzales
John McEnroe - Rod Laver, Pete Sampras
Ill Nastase - Roger Federer may have been him or someone else, mixing up names


For whatever it's worth.

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Just too add....
Rafael Nadal - Bjorn Borg as well
Sergi Bruguera - Roger Federer
Tony Roche - Pete Sampras

BGT:
During an interview, Rafa said the best ever had 14 slams so i wonder who he is talking about. :whistle:

mav140:

--- Quote from: thalivest on December 09, 2007, 01:50:22 PM ---Since we all argue have an opinion and post quotes. I just thought I'd give you a list of players and who they said the greatest was......
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Hi, just to correct you on some names here, I have to step forward, since I think you are talking about players who first said who the GOAT was in the early 2000's and have change their mind from 2005 to today...

Pancho Gonzales - Lew Hoad, Pete Sampras
Rod Laver - Pete Sampras   He gave an interview this year calling Fed the GOAT..
Pete Sampras - Rod Laver
Roger Federer - Pete Sampras
Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer
Tim Henman - Roger Federer
Mats Wilander - Pete Sampras
John Newcombe - Rod Laver
Stefan Edberg - Pete Sampras
Lew Hoad - Pancho Gonzales
Jack Kramer - Ellesworth Vines, Don Budge
Gustavo Kuerten - Pete Sampras
Yevgeny Kafelnikov - Pete Sampras
Fabrice Santoro - Roger Federer
Charlie Pasarell - Pete Sampras
Vijay Amitraj - Rod Laver
Manuel Santana - Rod Laver
David Ferrer - Roger Federer
Andy Roddick - Roger Federer
Tony Trabert - Pancho Gonzales
John McEnroe - Rod Laver, Pete Sampras He gave an interview on 2007 he said that he puts Roger Federer just an edge above Rod Laver and another edge over Sampras and that if he wins the FO, he definetily should be named GOAT...
Ill Nastase - Roger Federer may have been him or someone else, mixing up names

and I still think you are missing some of the great ones too like:
Andre Agassi - Roger Federer
Jimmy Connors - Roger Federer (Interviewed last year)
Boris Becker - Pete Sampras
Jim Courier - Roger Federer
Bjon Borg - Roger Federer
Carlos Moya - Pete Sampras
Juan Carlos Ferrero - Pete Sampras

thalivest:

--- Quote from: mav140 on December 12, 2007, 06:34:25 AM ---
--- Quote from: thalivest on December 09, 2007, 01:50:22 PM ---Since we all argue have an opinion and post quotes. I just thought I'd give you a list of players and who they said the greatest was......
--- End quote ---

Hi, just to correct you on some names here, I have to step forward, since I think you are talking about players who first said who the GOAT was in the early 2000's and have change their mind from 2005 to today...

Pancho Gonzales - Lew Hoad, Pete Sampras
Rod Laver - Pete Sampras   He gave an interview this year calling Fed the GOAT..
Pete Sampras - Rod Laver
Roger Federer - Pete Sampras
Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer
Tim Henman - Roger Federer
Mats Wilander - Pete Sampras
John Newcombe - Rod Laver
Stefan Edberg - Pete Sampras
Lew Hoad - Pancho Gonzales
Jack Kramer - Ellesworth Vines, Don Budge
Gustavo Kuerten - Pete Sampras
Yevgeny Kafelnikov - Pete Sampras
Fabrice Santoro - Roger Federer
Charlie Pasarell - Pete Sampras
Vijay Amitraj - Rod Laver
Manuel Santana - Rod Laver
David Ferrer - Roger Federer
Andy Roddick - Roger Federer
Tony Trabert - Pancho Gonzales
John McEnroe - Rod Laver, Pete Sampras He gave an interview on 2007 he said that he puts Roger Federer just an edge above Rod Laver and another edge over Sampras and that if he wins the FO, he definetily should be named GOAT...
Ill Nastase - Roger Federer may have been him or someone else, mixing up names

and I still think you are missing some of the great ones too like:
Andre Agassi - Roger Federer
Jimmy Connors - Roger Federer (Interviewed last year)
Boris Becker - Pete Sampras
Jim Courier - Roger Federer
Bjon Borg - Roger Federer
Carlos Moya - Pete Sampras
Juan Carlos Ferrero - Pete Sampras

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Understood.

I didn't mention Agassi cuz he said fed(and I believe he's leaning that way), but he said it, then wnet on CNN and told the AP something else like you can't pick on etc.
Connors I'm unaware of. But somebody posted some disparging comments about Roger form Coonors like how Federer was fortunate to be playing in this era, so I don't know.

Moya and ferrero I'm aware of but didn't wanna go overboard and be acuused of being biased etc. Same with becker, but had a talk with tennisfan(I think) about that.

JadeFox21:
Honestly, I don't care.  Five years ago, I highly doubt these opinions would be the same; and they'll probably be different in 5 years or 10 years from now.  It's all cyclical.  Five years ago, no one would even think of Federer and look at him now?  In ten years, some new guy might be considered a GOAT nominee. 

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