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Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

How would you compare winning a Major to winning a Masters Title to winning the end of year WTF to winning Olympic Gold? If Player A wins 3 Majors; Player B wins 1 Olympic Gold; Player C wins 10 Masters Titles and Player D wins the World Tour Finals twice; would they all be on equal footing?

Would you say winning three Masters Titles equates winning one Major? Majors are held for two weeks with 1 day break in between, Masters are more compacted. Majors have more points but Masters are just a tier below. Both normally get the same amount of elite players. Arguably Majors are more prestigious because there's only four of them a year; but then an Olympic Gold should be at least 10 times as valued because there's only one every four years.
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Ask Nicolas Massu, Gaston Gaudio, and Andy Murray.

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I'll have 3 slams, please. Thank you
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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

No.
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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

Major > Olympic Gold >> 3 Masters Shields, in my opinion.
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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

Major > Olympics > World Tour Finals > Masters Titles

I don't know how many Masters titles would be an equivalent for a major. Depends on the criteria we would take into the consideration. Taking into account the ranking points, only 2 Masters are an equivalent of one major.

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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

Maybe if they still had 5 setter masters
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Olympics are nothing, like DC

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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

The olympics is an MM-event in tennis history.
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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

and honestly, the olyimpics are similar to a masters in terms of difficulty and format.

main difference is that it only happens once every 4 years so it's special.

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Major>Olympic Gold>3 Masters IMHO
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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

To have so many masters and 0 slams is a possibility.
In that case 1 Major > x Masters. Always.

The OG and WTF are different and cool tournaments to have. Like a plus.

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Re: Major = Olympic Gold = 3 Masters Shields?

Agree with the posts above. 1 Grand Slam is better than 100 Master's titles, and an Olympic Gold is probably equal to 5-10 Master's titles.
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