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Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

From the results of the other thread, the Olympic Gold is way more important than any Masters 1000.

But is it more prestigious than the Year End Masters?

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

I think the Olympic gold. Can you tell me who won the Olympic gold in 2008?

What about the YEC?

I would guess more people know who won the Olympic gold without having to think or research it.

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Olympics >>>>> TMC

Only Olderer fan would disagree.
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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Olympic Gold>End of the Year Finals
1. Once every 4 years vs. every year
2. Variety of winners vs. Federer dominating
3. Representing your country vs. playing for money and points

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Wow, really?

The ITF is REALLY underrating the Olympics now. They give the gold medalist half the points of a TMC undefeated champ

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Wow, really?

The ITF is REALLY underrating the Olympics now. They give the gold medalist half the points of a TMC undefeated champ
So you have created a thread asking a question but anything other than the answer you want to hear is shocking and cannot be true?

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

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So you have created a thread asking a question but anything other than the answer you want to hear is shocking and cannot be true?
Who said it cannot be true? I would have thought the YEC would win this, sure, and I am surprised so many people so far have answered the Olympic Gold.

I am not discounting any opinions, I am simply gathering data.

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Majors > Olympics > YEM > 1000

Winning Davis Cup is also very important, perhaps on the same level as Olympics but on a different layer.

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

1-GS
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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

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Olympic Gold>End of the Year Finals
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2. Variety of winners vs. Federer dominating
3. Representing your country vs. playing for money and points
Fed winning it as many times as he has makes it less prestigious?

WTF - played amongst the top 8 players of the season and it's a unique tennis tournament. Tennis hasn't always been an Olympic sport and I personally don't pay a lot of attention to it.

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Although you guys have to admit that Basel is easily the most important and prestigious tournament ever.
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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

surely you meant Barcelona?

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Year-end Championships is definitely more prestigious. First, you have to qualify to play there, by playing well enough all year to finish in the top 8.

The only thing you have to do to qualify for the Olympics is make yourself available for a few Davis Cup matches (just be available; you don't have to play, or win).

The Olympics are special because it's an oddity in the season and somewhat of a novelty for the players. It's "different" and "unique" and "special" -- but not prestigious.

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Re: Sequel: More Prestigious? Olympic Gold vs. Year End Masters?

Hmm... Olympics may be prestigious but it would seem tennis doesn't exactly share that same standing in the olympics themselves - otherwise I hardly think it would have been deep-sixed from the Games between 1924 and 1988. And who knows, maybe it will disappear again (other sports which shared similar non-appearance fate at the Games and then returned, have once again been voted out.) One hopes it won't happen to tennis, but really, there's no guarantee that it won't

Hard to give full prestige status to something that was gone yesterday, here today and may be gone again tomorrow



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