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.
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.
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. Bartoli, Na nor Majoli are/were not GOATS.
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.
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.
Who is the GOAT in Tennis is a question that tennis fans have debated for many years. At the moment, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer each have 20 grand slam wins each. Federer has won more ATP titles overall but Nadal and Djokovic have won more Masters 1000 titles so the debate is still open on who will be considered the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) in men’s tennis.
Answer (1 of 3): GOAT is abbreviation for Greatest Of All Time. It is not specific to Tennis though. But yes, it is widely used for exceptionally good athletes e.g. Muhammad Ali in boxing, Michael Jordan in Basketball.
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. And he has almost every single stat to prove...
— Tennis Majors (@Tennis_Majors) February 21, 2021. Federer falling down the ladder. But first Djokovic must catch Nadal and Federer. The “OG” – or original GOAT – on the men’s side is Federer. The Swiss maestro has been top of the pops in the Grand Slam title race since passing Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2009.