Andy Roddick on GOAT debate featuring Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic: ‘It’s kind of dumb’

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Andy Roddick feels the “non-stop conversation” about the greatest player of all time (GOAT) involving Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is “kind of dumb”.

The Big Three have dominated tennis over the past two decades as they have shared 58 Grand Slams between with 13 of those coming in the last 13 majors.

Federer currently leads the way with 20, one ahead of Nadal while Djokovic, who has won five Grand Slams in the past two years, sits on 17.

A lot of tennis talk centres around which of the three tennis icons is the GOAT, but Roddick feels people are just wasting their breath.

“When it pertains to Serena [Williams] and the women’s side that’s a little clearer,” he told the Tennis Channel. “There seems to be this need to discuss the greatest of all time on the men’s side and, frankly, at this point, I think it’s kind of dumb.

“It’d be like handing out Oscars before you watch the ending of a movie. It just doesn’t really make sense. It’s just too early.

“I think we’re lucky to have Novak, Roger and Rafa still in the game – hopefully [Andy] Murray can get back into it – but it’s premature. Everyone likes to go to this conversation non-stop and I think there’s too much wasted breath on it right now.”

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