The constant debate on who is the GOAT in tennis continuous to stir prolonged discussion among tennis enthusiasts and fans. Every involved party seems to have their choice of who is the greatest tennis player of all time. The contenders for this much-coveted title are still Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. The three have unique achievements that give them an edge over each other in different categories.
However, Roger Federer is regarded by many people as the GOAT when it comes to tennis. Ever since he started his career in 1998, Federer has clinched a total of 103 titles. The Swiss has 20 Grand Slam titles, a feat yet to be achieved by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who are his worthy competitors. With that extraordinary achievements, Roger Federer is regarded as one of the tennis elites. However, that does not rule out the other three, since they are also great in their own right with a significant fanbase and career achievements.
Serena Williams just called Federer the GOAT 🔥pic.twitter.com/vX3jKYe3BS
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Game Recognises Game
Serena Williams has also joined the debate on who is the GOAT when it comes to playing Tennis. The 38-year-old is an accomplished player herself in the WTA with 23 grand slam titles. As a result, her opinion about the greatest tennis player of all time cannot be ignored.
For her, she is convinced that Roger Federer deserves that GOAT title. Serena Williams, who started the 2020 tennis year on a high note by winning the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, referred to the Swiss as the greatest of all-time tennis players during the pre-Australian Open event. The event dubbed as #Rally4Relief was organized to help raise funds to support the victims of the Australian bushfires. A total of $4.8 million was raised during the event, which hosted some well known and talented tennis players.
Serena Williams took part in the event where Team Williams faced off with Caroline Wozniacki’s time. The Danish introduced Nick Kyrgios as a member of her team, whereas Serena Williams announced Federer as her team member. But it was the way she introduced him that caused a buzz around the Rod Laver Arena. “How about the Goat,” she announced.
Serena Williams surprised fans
At first, tennis fans were left surprised when Serena Williams made her introduction. So they waited patiently to see who walks to the court as the proclaimed GOAT, according to Serena. And immediately Federer made his at to join her; he was greeted with a resounding reception fro the fans in the stadium.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.9, the American played her last match on the 12th of January when she beat Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-4 in the final in Auckland to win her 73rd career title.
This season the American has a 5-0 win-loss record. Serena conquered 1 title in Auckland.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.3, Roger played his last match on the 16th of November when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in the Nitto ATP Finals.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer
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