'It's Over': GOAT Debate Decided By Djokovic According To Courier

'It's Over': GOAT Debate Decided By Djokovic According To Courier

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic is the best player of all time, according to former ATP player Jim Courier, who called the GOAT race as over.

The GOAT race is a fascinating topic in tennis because it doesn't seem like it will ever be over. Despite many already having made up their mind on the topic, there are always going to be people who disagree, keeping the discussion open.

When it comes to former player Jim Courrier, he thinks it's over. Statistically speaking, Djokovic is the best player ever, and it's not even close. Speaking on the tennis channel, Courier explained why he thought Djokovic was already the GOAT.

"Statistically, it's over. For now, unless Nadal somehow is able to find something and get back in the conversation with more Majors. But there's a lot to it. It's not just the Major titles, it's also the head-to-head record. Novak has a sizeable head-to-head lead over Federer but a narrow one over Nadal, it's close."

Courier on the GOAT debate

The case for Djokovic is just too compelling for Courier to ignore. As Courier pointed out, the Serbian has many stats backing his case up. One of the most significant factors is the number of weeks he spent as world number one, a stat in which he comfortably leads the rest, even breaking Steffi Graf's all-time record recently.

"But one that's not on this screen graphic I've been talking about for a while and I think it’s really important too. It's the weeks at No. 1, Djokovic certainly has a massive lead there."

"Then the Year-end No. 1, which is the true champion of the season, he's done that eight times. Federer and Nadal five times each. Sampras, six times, so for me, the numbers don't lie. He's [Novak Djokovic] the greatest and deserves all the accolades."

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