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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday February 10, 2024

A joyous post about a ski trip, shared by Lindsey Vonn and Roger Federer, has turned into a GOAT debate. Should we be surprised? That’s what the website formerly known as Twitter is for, right?

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After taking cruise down the mountain with Federer (who acquitted himself like a true Swiss on the skis) and sharing this awesome video, Vonn penned a heartfelt tribute to her friend.

“I finally got to ski with my friend Roger… yes, @rogerfederer!” Vonn wrote in a post. “Have to take some time to really reflect on what this means to me… I have admired Roger as an athlete, philanthropist and incredible champion for so many years.”

Later down the page Vonn said: “You and your family are truly one of a kind and no matter what the statistics say (or Leo lol) you’re my forever 🐐, because it’s not about the stats but the impact you have made on me, and I’m just one of millions. Cheers my friend 🙏🏻🫶🏻”

Some – like Vonn – believe that the greatest of all-time debate is up for loose interpretation, but many on Twitter took offense and called Vonn out for turning a pleasant post into what they saw as a campaign for Federer as GOAT. The snapback bothered her, as she later pulled the post off of X (the post is still up on Instagram), the website formerly known as Twitter, and replied to tennis journalist Jose Morgado, with the following words about her reasoning:

“GOAT or greatest of all time is a subjective title,” she wrote. “What makes someone great? Is it statistics? Is it records? Is it impact? Is it character? Is it all of the above? People have differences of opinion and that’s OK. My goat might not be your goat and there will always be a debate but opinions are just that, opinions, and everyone is entitled to them.”

Our takeaway? Forget about GOAT talk, let’s talk about Federer’s skiing! Good to see the Swiss maestro having fun, and that’s what matters.