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40 Years of Grooming and Witnessing Champions, Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach Delivers G.O.A.T. Ultimatum With a Cheeky Revelation on Novak Djokovic

Published 07/10/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Rick Macci, the childhood coach of legendary tennis player Serena Williams has made quite a decisive statement regarding who the Greatest Player Of All Time is in men’s tennis. Rick Macci is known for being immensely active on social media. And he is a straightforward person who speaks his mind. Now what he has said might definitely reignite the G.O.A.T. debate once again.

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Macci is well-known for his cheeky ways of putting things on his social media accounts. This time, it wasn’t any different as he gave his opinion on who the greatest men’s tennis player of all time is. And no surprises there. He said it was the 23-time grand slam champion.

Rick Macci picks his G.O.A.T. in style


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Rick Macci is not only famous as a coach, but he is also famous for his funny and cheeky ways of giving his opinions on Twitter. So he packaged his statement of his favorite player being the GOAT in a simplistically humorous manner. He lays emphasis that Djokovic in ‘every way’ is the G.O.A.T., alluding to the funny fact that goats love grass and that is their favorite.

Novak Djokovic has won the Wimbledon Championships 7 times, and that is apparent in his tweet as well. And he also says that because of the abundant fiber content in the grass, Djokovic has had this insane flexibility and stretching skills that he uniquely possesses and concludes the tweet by saying that he is the greatest player ever to hold a tennis racquet.


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Macci tweeted, @DjokerNole in every way is the GOAT. The GOAT has a favorite food and it is GRASS. It is very high in fiber and the fiber inside the RUBBER BAND MAN has made him GOAT higher than any male player who ever held the stick.”

However, this isn’t the first time Macci has shown his admiration for the Djoker. Recently, he dissected the Serb’s game to show why he is the GOAT.

Rick Macci’s admiration for Novak Djokovic

As the Wimbledon Championships are going on currently, Macci talked about some grass specialists recently. Macci said that movement in grass is distinct from other surfaces. He credited Roger Federer’s poetry like play of tennis, and called Sampras light like he was on egg shells. Finally, he came to Novak Djokovic, who he labeled nimble and agile. He again incorporates the word ‘goat’ for Djokovic to show his greatness.


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Even though he credits Federer and Sampras by lauding them as phenomenal grass court players, he picks Djokovic as the GOAT, by repeatedly using the word, referencing it to him both directly and indirectly.


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Thus, Macci has made his opinion clear and if Djokovic wins this Wimbledon, where he is one of the favorites, then there can’t be much of a debate to argue against his status of being the GOAT.

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Tony Sam

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Tony Sam is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Post Graduation in English literature, Sam has been honing his skills to achieve the pinnacle in his dream career as a sports journalist. He has been a huge fan of tennis right from his childhood years with a special admiration for the 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal and his warrior like attitude.

Edited By: Tony Thomas