Two minutes on court with the GOAT. If you’re a tennis fan, you’ll get it. Anyone who’s a pro on the grass court is considered a goat and anyone who watches enough tennis know Roger Federer holds the title currently. A few days back Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova found Rafael Nadal practicing at the court, right before her. Nervous and excited, she walked up to him. And then she asked him out… for a practice session, duh! But that’s not even the big deal. What she did next is dividing tennis fans right in the middle.
Thanks Maria! It’s been a pleasure hitting with the you a few balls 👍🏻😊👏🏻— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) May 14, 2018
Maria called Rafa (who is a champ on clay) a goat. She may have crossed off an item on her bucket list but the Roger Federer fans on the internet are fuming. How could anyone besides Roger Federer be called a goat? Federer fans were quick to educate Maria on who exactly they thought is the goat. Fans of the Spaniard weren’t quiet either and won’t going to let them get away without a fight. A verbal battle ensued with fans from both camps fighting it out for their favourite stars.
@rogerfederer is the GOAT 🐐— Ashish Mishra 🇮🇳 (@kartavyaam) May 14, 2018
Fedtards are so insecure lmao 😂— Rahul Sharma (@s24_rahul) May 14, 2018
Nadal has never skipped a tournament that wasn't injury related or due to exhaustion. Federer has skipped the clay season twice when he was healthy. The H2H record is in Nadal's favor. Maybe you should look up the facts.— Kevin (@Carnie21) May 14, 2018
Waittt. What about @rogerfederer ??— Gabi Weinberg (@StartUpRabbi) May 14, 2018
Fed = Privilege. Always and forever.— KateyYoung (@Young1993Summer) May 15, 2018
GOAT?? Rafa? You for real? Watch more tennis, Roger is the 🐐!— Big_Boy_13 C.A (@oXoTheReal) May 14, 2018
Maria and Nadal are two of tennis’ best players and both are former number ones. Maria asked her team if it would be okay to hit a few balls with him. “And they're like, yeah, what's wrong with that? And I was like, a lot of things. There's a lot of things wrong with just coming up to Rafa,” said Maria to the news outlets. "They're like, no, you should. It's not like you're asking him to go on a date. And so I did. He probably thought I was really weird. I think he still thinks I'm really weird," she added.
While a match ensues on the internet, we assure you the King of Clay and Goat are still friends.