Ah, I don't know enough about him to dispute how good he could be on his day.His indiscretions don’t count when he’s saving goals
But he fits the brief, on his day he could be the best in the world
wow mate wait a secondDon't think Nadal would count. He's the best clay court player of all time and a contender for the GOAT in men's tennis.
It's between him, Fed, Novak, Laver, and Borg imo.
Stan Wawrinka would be a good shout in tennis though. He has blasted the big three off the court when he's on it, but he isn't consistent, focused, or rounded enough to compete regularly.
I'll take Bubba Watson. When he's on his ability to shape shots is insane, plus the power to go with it. The best shot I've ever seen is his wedge out of the pine needles at Agusta that bent 90 degrees was insanePretty much any golfer that ever won a tournament.
Golf is very much about "on the day" and to win, particularly a major, you will need to beat all the top players by turning it on for a short period.
Given the right course and conditions, a bit of form, and a bit of luck, any player can win.
The two best golfers of all time, Nicklaus and Woods, can be beaten even if they are on top form. (This is particularly true of other top players like Player or Watson).
They primary reason they are the best is because they can replicate their best form, or close to it, most consistently.
Ian Poulter would be a contender if you include match play. Nowhere near the best golfer, he hasn't even won a major, he regularly beats better players in match play golf. Especially at the Ryder Cup.
It seems the format, and direct competition, brings out the best in him.
That wasn't a prime Tua. Tua was weird after the Ibeabuchi fight. After he struggled with Rahman He put on a shitload of weight and wasn't anywhere near as aggressive with Lewis.He makes my HW all-time top 5, and easily. Head to head at his best he is a monster and would present a huge challenge to anybody, and his overall legacy is very strong as well. I mean, over the guy's entire pro career start to finish, if you didn't spark him out with one punch then he beats you. And if you do catch him perfect and KO him, then he turns around and stops you in the rematch. He fought at the top level for years and years and was always successful. He could adapt to his opponent with intelligence - he blitzed Grant and Golota and KOed them before they could settle into the fight, and he spent 12 rounds using his jab to train prime David Tua and turn him into a toothless little puppy dog obediently following him around the ring. He demonstrated basically everything you could ask a top-3 ATG to show you.
Marat safin. Now theres a tennis connoisseurs answer. I applaud youBasketball: Dražen Petrović
Tennis: Marat Safin
Boxing: Tyson Fury
Football: Sebastian Deisler
Not in a sense that they are better than ATGs in their sport, but had/have the potential to beat ATG opponents on their best day..
Very good call on Bubba. When he's on form he can destroy courses.I'll take Bubba Watson. When he's on his ability to shape shots is insane, plus the power to go with it. The best shot I've ever seen is his wedge out of the pine needles at Agusta that bent 90 degrees was insane
But yeah Ian Poulter is a great shout too