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More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

What's more important, winning Olympic Gold or reaching a slam final? You can always cakewalk yourself to a final, but to win a tournament you are at least in theory the best participant. But the seeding system makes it difficult for a mug to cakewalk to a slam final, runner-up isn't always the 2nd best player, but usually at least 3rd or 4th best. And things like BO3 and top players already thinking about USO make winning Olympic Gold easier. To reach a slam final, you almost surely need to beat a focused top player in BO5.

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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

I would choose even bronze medal over a GS final.
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Slam final by a mile


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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

Slam final by really really far away
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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

Winning > Losing

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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

Good question. Still, GS final, I think.
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Slams >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Olympics

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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

Most players themselves would probably choose the gold medal, and do I
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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

I'd take Olympic gold in front of a home crowd.

Also I think Olympic gold for a country who doesn't get many would be nice too.

Slam final is pretty close though.
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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

Winning a slam is more prestigious than winning the Olympic gold

LOSING in a slam (doesn't matter if it's in a final or earlier) can't be better than WINNING the Olympic gold
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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

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You know nothing about athlete's spirit if you think they would take a defeat over a gold medal.
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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

I dont mean to be rude, but shut up. Do we rly need 5-6 threads asking 'is this more importan than that'? Evrybogy is going to rank achievements subjectivly and I can undesrstand OG vs WTF, but come on. Next thing you know we wil have 'Is ATP250 SF more important then a Chellenger title?' thread.

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You know nothing about athlete's spirit if you think they would take a defeat over a gold medal.
That´s because i´m not an athleth. But as a sport achievement, reaching the final of a Slam is by far more important than to win an Olympic Medal, because Slams are by far more important than Olympics.

Is like reaching the final of a TMS vs WInning a 250 tournament...

Of course if I were a tennis player I´d choose the Medal, but we must be serious, in this sport is by far more important the GS. They are the most important competition, not the Olympics.

And also, excepto for this Olympics, which are played on a historic place, winning in Atlant, Seúl, Pekin, is not more important than reaching the final in such places like Roland Garros, WImbledon, Us Open and Melbourne.

There´s impossible to establish a comparation between those events
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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

I cannot express my disdian at the idiocy of these threads. Have we not had enough. We have men's singles and doubles AND Washington. Please stop with this BS. Please...


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Re: More important: Olympic Gold or slam final?

How the hell can you compare stuff like this?
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