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Rank tournaments in order of prestige

Thought it'd be interesting to ask what people think the most prestigiuous tournaments are. I'm sure most people would put slams first but after that how would you rank the following kinds of tournaments in terms of prestige:

Grand slams
Davis Cup
Olympics
WTF
Masters
....or anything else you think deserves to be in this list

I'd say:

1.) Slams
2.) Davis Cup
3.) WTF
4.) Olympics
5.) Masters
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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

1. Slams
2. WTF
3. Olympics
4. Davis Cup
5. Masters
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Queens>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All the other tournaments.
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Now watch Fedtards and Rafatards move up and down respectively WTF and Olympics/Davis cup.

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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

Slams
WTF
Masters
Davis Cup
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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

Grand Slam
Davis Cup
Olympics

The rest put in whatever order.

Kafelnikov TMS events are just warm ups for the Slams.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Anyone placing WTF 2nd must be a complete idiot.

The only real question here is Davis Cup or Olympics 2nd. Actually, I think some players might prefer winning an Olympic gold to winning a GS. Would Massu have become such an hero if he had won a GS?
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Anyone placing WTF 2nd must be a complete idiot.

The only real question here is Davis Cup or Olympics 2nd. Actually, I think some players might prefer winning an Olympic gold to winning a GS. Would Massu have become such an hero if he had won a GS?
Good point. You get a (serious) shot at Olympics maybe once or twice in a career, three times if really lucky, so that's definitely harder than anything else.

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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

Slams
Olympics
WTF
Davis Cup
Masters

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Anyone placing WTF 2nd must be a complete idiot.

The only real question here is Davis Cup or Olympics 2nd. Actually, I think some players might prefer winning an Olympic gold to winning a GS. Would Massu have become such an hero if he had won a GS?
Kafelnikov even got more appreciation for his Olympic title. I think 2 Slams, Olympic Gold and a DC easily makes up for the fact he never won a TMS event or the TMC, the ones who put a TMS event in front of DC and Olympics, well they're special.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

There's no such thing as a bad tournament, if your looking across every player on the tour. But most to least prestigious is hard. I'd say:

1. Slams / Davis Cup (both equally mean a lot IMO -- making the history books, and a chance to make your Country proud -- both highly memorable for the player)
2. Olympics (only happens every 4 years -- also mean's the world to win Gold; again doing something for your Country and being remembered for it)
3. World Tour finals (still great, but probably NOT as likely to be remembered in the history books as above -- but still memorable in a way of solidifying yourself as one the world's best)
4. MS1000 (fairly large tourneys, not likely remembered to be something huge, but they give valuable $$$$ and ranking points -- essentially more of a "springboard" to do well and have potential for the more prestigious tourney's listed above)
5. The rest...

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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

from the most prestigious to the least:

1: viña del mar (king of tournaments)
2-100: others

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Slams
Olympics
WTF
Davis Cup
Masters
i disagree about the olympics being ahead of the WTF. no offense but only nadaltards feel that way

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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

Newport
Casablanca
Grand Slams
WTF
Olympics
TMS

DC is anywhere depending on your contribution to that team's success. A bit part clown like Boredo winning it was meaningless and belongs at the bottom.

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Re: Rank tournaments in order of prestige

1.Serbian Open
2.Slams
3.Davis Cup
4.Olympics

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