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post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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What is more of an achievement...Grand Slam Runner Up or AMS Winner?

What's your choice?
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Re: What is more of an achievement...Grand Slam Runner Up or AMS Winner?

It's obviously Grand Slam Runner Up - - - I remember all Slam runnerups, and I forgot who won the clown tournament of 2006 - was it Hrbarty or Stepanek that played off in a AMS?

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AMS Winner.

Sure, it's nice to make it far in a slam... but you still lost. No one remembers the losers.


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AMS winner for me, at least its a title, i hate to be runner-up, having to stand next to the champion, and wanting to grasph the champion's trophy

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Hm, tough choice, but if would have to choose for myself it would be a winner on any tournament than second best, even it is a slam.
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Re: What is more of an achievement...Grand Slam Runner Up or AMS Winner?

I agree that I would want the good feeling that comes with winning ANY tournament, especially one that is second to the slams.

However, being runner up in a Slam is better statistically because you get 700 points there versus 500 in the Masters
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Runner up for me, though the new system is made to see the best players coming to the AMS which was not the case in the previous years...
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Runner up. When you reflect on someone's career, you're more likely to note that, "He reached the final of Wimbledon," than, "he won Madrid AMS."

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Runner up at Slam.

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more money too as a runner up
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grand slam runner up. robredo has won a ams, he would never make the final of a slam, silly thread
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AMS winner.

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runner-up obviously. baghdatis will always be remembered, so will gonzalez. even robredo, berdych or canas were to able to take a masters.
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Hm, tough choice, but if would have to choose for myself it would be a winner on any tournament than second best, even it is a slam.
so u a saying that any tournamnt is better than the final of slam even like a normal atp tournament???
or wat???
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Runner up by a country mile.

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