Re: End the madness now - Who's career would you rather take? Hewitt vs Murray, VOTE
Let me break things down here - WTF is nothing compared to OG Gold. You ask any player who's won any of the two, you'll get straight answers, no doubt about it, fr sure, 100%.
Even Denko i believe would take an OG Gold instead of the crappy WTF, that everyne has forgotten about and no one would have ever forgotten his OG Gold ever.
From my perspective OG Gold is comparable to a Slam tittle. Especially for those ho already have a Slam, they'd all pick the Olympics first place in a heart beat.
For guys who have none - they'd go with the Slam for sure, coz it puts you on the tennis map, which is your job, but when you have one, you want to be in the World's sports history map, your own country's legend forever and just create your legacy beyond the boundaries of tennis.
It's once every 4 years, every player there has the highest possible motivation ever, coz it's different than a Slam, the favorites are much less so, the team spirit and the national pride play a huge part, the big ones are no stars there, they're just as any other of the thousands athletes, it brings you back in time, when winning such an event was the ultimate honor and pride, and the ultimate glory, which no money could ever match.
The Greatest tennis player of all time has set his furthest goal at the next Olympic games. He would have retired much earlier had the OGs been irrelevant. It's the ultimate event in sports in general.
Comparing the yearly muggery indoors, where everyone is tired beyond belief and the tennis level is as bad as the worst 250, with the Olympic games is idolizing some player to the point of being sickly irrational and subjective.
When you're top 8 you know you deserve to be up there with your level of tennis and you know you cold be there again and again, while the Olympics - it's once every 4 years, it's now or never, it's do or die, it's absolutely incomparable.
Dimitrov will never win anything above 250 level.
Rome R1 Zverev def. Dimitrov -
I never wrote this about active player after lost match but seriously - Dimitrov should retire from tennis.