Eugenie Bouchard Denies Rafael Nadal As the GOAT, Picks Roger Federer

Published 08/28/2021, 5:51 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Rafael Nadal of Team Europe speaks with teammate Roger Federer during a practice session ahead of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 19, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


It has been well over a decade since we have witnessed the greatness of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. These two supreme athletes have raised the bar of the sport and carried it forward. Over the years, they have been involved in some historic matches. 

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However, there has always been a debate over who is the greatest player of all time. Fans of both players are biased towards and to be honest, this topic will always be debatable. Different individuals will share different opinions. Recently, Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard spoke on this subject. 

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the training match in the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre on August 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Swiss maestro edges past the Spanish star for Eugenie Bouchard

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The 27-year-old player was involved in a question and answer session on Instagram with fans. One question that popped up was, “Is Rafa the GOAT?” To which, she stated, “No Roger.” From the likes of it, it seems evident that Bouchard is a Federer fan. 

Coming onto her season, she began competing at the Australian Open but couldn’t go past the second qualifying round. After that, she was seen competing in two events in Mexico. She has not played in a competitive match since then. 

During the early stages of her career, Bouchard displayed some of the best tennis during the 2014 season. She made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open followed by the French Open. 

Eugene Bouchard of Canada reacts in her second round match against Serena Williams of the United States during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Soon after, she entered the finals of the Wimbledon Championships but failed to go the distance, losing to eventual champion Petra Kvitova. She ended the season at the US Open and reached the fourth round, which to date is her best result. 

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As a fan, we hope she recovers from her injury quickly and steps soon on the courts. All eyes will be on her when she steps on the courts after a lengthy duration.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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