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Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

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assuming Rafa wins USO 09, so both Nadal & Federer manage to complete the `career slam` in the same year,, which one would get more acclaim and be remembered more in the history books??

Career Slams in the Open Era:

1. Rod Laver 1969 [*also calendar slam]
...30 year gap

2. Andre Agassi 1999 [completes with FO win]
...10 year gap

3. Roger Federer 2009 [completes with FO win]
...4 month gap
4. Rafael Nadal 2009 [completes with USO win]


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Re: Hypothetical>) who`s `career slam` gets more acclaim [FED 09 or RAFA 09]?

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Re: Hypothetical>) who`s `career slam` gets more acclaim [FED 09 or RAFA 09]?

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actually i was thinking Rafa might get more acclaim, because he would have achieved the `career slam` at a younger age and much faster [than either Fed or Agassi]
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Re: Hypothetical: who`s >career SLAM< gets more acclaim [FED 09 or RAFA 09]?

In the unlikely event of Nadal winning US Open 2009 or any other year his would be the better performance, because only one slam is played on clay (Nadal>Federer) and the others on grass/hard (Federer>Nadal)
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Re: Hypothetical: who`s >career SLAM< gets more acclaim [FED 09 or RAFA 09]?

To me it will easily be Federer, as it took him years and years of trying hard to get the FO.

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Re: Hypothetical: who`s >career SLAM< gets more acclaim [FED 09 or RAFA 09]?

I think Nadal, because he was the last one to achieve it.

If someone is close to winning a career slam again (lets say 10 years from now) people would say "Nadal was the last one to complete a career slam" just like they keep saying that Agassi was the last one. I think people will talk about the last one the most
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Re: Hypothetical: who`s >career SLAM< gets more acclaim [FED 09 or RAFA 09]?

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I think Nadal, because he was the last one to achieve it.

If someone is close to winning a career slam again (lets say 10 years from now) people would say "Nadal was the last one to complete a career slam" just like they keep saying that Agassi was the last one. I think people will talk about the last one the most

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Yeah i don`t think we`ll ever see Murray or Djokovic getting close to winning all 4.. the next list of future champs also don`t look like their going to be able to dominate on all surfaces,, so if Nadal manages to pull it off then it will probably be a long time before someone else equals the achievement..

Still i think it would be awesome if Nadal won USO 09,, because 2009 would forever be remembered as the only year in which 2 career slams were completed
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Re: Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

It depends on the tard
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Nadal if he has to beat some decent talent on the way
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That's exactly right. I think they would both be monumental achievements but there is such a large degree of subjectivity that goes with this it is impossible to say who has earned it more.
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Re: Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

I think Federer's achievement statistically will be better cause he has 14 GSs and won the other 3 more than 1 times. However Rafa has enough time to win them too many more times.
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Re: Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

Rafa because he's younger and he's got more of tennis career ahead of him and will be able to win a Calendar Grand Slam

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Re: Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

Aren't all career slams equal in the eyes of everyone today? Except Laver's of course.
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Re: Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

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Aren't all career slams equal in the eyes of everyone today? Except Laver's of course.
***Probably, but if Fed & Rafa complete both their career slams in the same year [2009], thereby becoming just the 3rd & 4th men in the Open Era to do so,, 2009 will be remembered as a unique year in tennis history
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Re: Assuming RAFA wins USO 09,,would he or FED get more acclaim for>career SLAM<?

Rafa. He did it quicklier and is better overall on the surfaces.

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