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“Novak Djokovic … Duh!” – Lance Armstrong has his thoughts on the GOATs of tennis and F1

As early as the early 2000s, the Tour de France became a sport that many sports fans pursued. The influence Lance Armstrong had on the sport was one ..

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"Novak Djokovic ... Duh!"  - Lance Armstrong has his thoughts on the GOATs of tennis and F1

As early as the early 2000s, the Tour de France became a sport that many sports fans pursued. The influence Lance Armstrong had on the sport was one of the best. It went south, however, when the talented cyclist failed a doping test that led to his fall. With all the cameras pointed at him, he appeared on Oprah to open up about his problems. With all his seven Tour de France he has nothing to show apart from many memorable moments.

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He’s also attending talk shows and interviews these days, as revealed by his favorite F1 driver and tennis player.

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Lance Armstrong unveils the two GOATs

During a podcast, Armstrong was asked to comment on the greatest athletes in tennis and Formula 1. He revealed Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and Briton Lewis Hamilton.

“Djokovic is the number one player, well, duh! Lewis Hamilton is the number one driver in Formula 1 because he has the most points and wins. No shit. We had that in cycling, we don’t have that anymore, ”said Armstrong.

Tennis – ATP Finals – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy – November 15, 2021 Novak Djokovic from Serbia poses as he celebrates with the trophy for his 2021 World Ranking after winning his group match against Norwegian Casper Ruud REUTERS / Guglielmo Mangiapane

Although Armstrong achieved greatest status in the early 2000s, the doping scandal damaged his reputation as the GOAT of cycling. He also revealed that the sport doesn’t have a big name like him right now. With no big superstars breaking out of cycling, Armstrong may be right. But is he right about Djokovic and Sir Lewis?

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Are Djokovic and Hamilton the greatest of all time?

Making an argument that they are the greatest is actually an easy task. While these two players share similar personalities, they don’t have a fan base like their counterparts. But their record speaks for itself.

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Djokovic won 20 grandslam titles and is number one in the world at the same time. With a record of nine Australian Open titles, he is on an equal footing with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for most of the Grand Slam titles won in tennis. What sets him apart is the head-to-head record against these two players. With this record he leads both Federer (27-23) and Nadal (30-28). Hence, fans consider these players to be the GOATs; That makes sense with tennis as an individual sport.



Formula 1 F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the REUTERS / Hamad I Mohammed / Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY race

Meanwhile, Hamilton’s case seems concrete. Although there are always doubts about his driving ability due to the car presented by Mercedes, he is an incredible champion. Winning seven F1 titles is a testament to his hard work and passion. At 102, he is also the first person to have achieved the most three-digit victories in F1 history continues. Many consider Michael Schumacher the GOAT, but Hamilton has a case!

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That gives Lance Armstrong a point. With the above athletes’ dominance in their sport, Hamilton and Djokovic could be the GOATs of their respective sport.

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