Originally Posted by texasdave
So, who are the one, maybe two players in the history of the sport that can crack this triumvirate?
Laver and maybe Borg and/or Sampras. I think Federer is the greatest ever, but I never saw Laver play obviously. It's one of those two. Nadal is unbeatable on clay and still great on the other surfaces, but probably not in the top of all time. Djokovic is good across surfaces but needs to sustain his place on the top for a while longer.
I really like all 3 of the current guys. They're so great in such different ways. Federer is like an artist with a tennis racquet; Nadal is pure power; and Nole is so athletic. Such great players to all come along at the same time. If Nadal comes along a few years later, there's little doubt Federer wins all slams in the same year more than once. It's just a joy to watch.