Re: Was Federer's loss bigger loss for Olympic tennis event? Please, be serious
I think there are a couple of facts that make Olympic tennis a bit of a joke:
1. Federer has won Gold in the Doubles, but has never won a Doubles Grand Slam.
2. Murray (sure, he still can win a Grand Slam), and many other Olympic Singles Gold medallists has won Gold in the Singles, but has never won a Singles Grand Slam.
Surely that sums up the lack of prestige of Olympic tennis Gold in pure tennis terms? Perhaps in another 50-100 years, when there is more history created in tennis, the lack of the Gold medal in a tennis player's resume will be more significant. However, in most of our lifetimes', I don't see the Olympic tennis Gold medal as a significant title for a specific player, in pure tennis terms. Sure, it is a significant achievement for the player AND their country. But it doesn't make them a standout tennis player. Not right now anyway.
6-2, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-0 (and not even finals).