Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer did fans a favor by tamping down the talk on Sunday, but that talk will return eventually.
Since Rafael Nadal won the French Open in brilliant style, the world has seemingly been clamouring to declare the tennis GOAT race over.
We can point to statistics in the GOAT debate, but there is also the emotional side, writes Russell Fuller.
Novak Djokovic has closed the Grand Slam gap and intensified the GOAT debate with one dominant fortnight in Australia.
Novak Djokovic has admitted that he believes the discussion surrounding him, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is good for tennis at large.
Andre Agassi believes there are only three players now in contention to be hailed as the greatest player of all time in the men's game - and he admitted the answer may never be definitive.
Men's tennis has been dominated by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer since the early 2000s.
The greatest of all time (GOAT) debate is fascinating.
Andre Agassi has given his view on the race between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to be greatest of all time.
In a year or two, the debate would be whether it is Federer or Djokovic, and Nadal is likely to be pushed to the third place.