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Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

10+ grand slams but not winning all 4 slams, or winning all 4 slams but not getting 10 of them or more
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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

Different strokes for different folks, most people consider Sampras 1 of if not the greatest player ever because he won the most GS. Some people say Andre is the greatest ever because he won the career GS and the olympics, so who knows. I have equal respect for both but I think what Andre did was just incredible. However when most commentators mention the great ones they most often talk about Sampras

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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

it all depends on how you look at it i guess. both are great records, but both men have their asses kicked by steffi graf.

20+ singles slams, the only person in the planet to win the "golden slam", and won all four majors at least 4 times.
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it all depends on how you look at it i guess. both are great records, but both men have their asses kicked by steffi graf.

20+ singles slams, the only person in the planet to win the "golden slam", and won all four majors at least 4 times.
Yeah but we all know that the WTA is a joke, and was an even bigger joke when she was on top

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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

nah, the WTA is a joke nowadays, but during graf's time, it was awesome.

of course, the atp has greater depth which makes it hard for an individual to dominate.
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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

Personally, I'd say 10+, just because the person either had to have great longevity or be fairly dominant, or both.
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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

4 Slams for me!!!!!!One of the most arguable questions in tennis!!!!Compare it wit golf and the big 4!!!I would say the ultimate challenge would be winning the 4 big ones in different
places is more of a consilation than winning 10+!!!Theres alot more hype aswell been able to accomplish a feat that is regard by many as the hardest thing in tennis especially guys who have achieved a few Grands slams themselves or have the chance to!!!Lookin at the Fed i would say the French would be his ultimate dream no doubt!!!!O.K he wins a few more on the way but still it won be as much thrill for him then claiming the French Open title,unless he goes and wins another 4 Wimledons including the 3 he has achieved already!!!peace
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Well having the most slams is considered greater, RIGHT NOW, but that could change years from now, hindsight is 20/20. I personally think the greatest should be based on who would win in a one on one match, but, how can you judge that????? You can't really, so we have to settle for, who has accomplished the most in there own career!
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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

For me 4 different slams are better than, say, 10 AO, but this is just my opinion.
By the way, didn't Laver win 4 GS AND 10+ ?
A third immortality stuff is multiple RG/W like Borg did, one of the most difficult feat to achive...

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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

Without a doubt in my mind 10+ grand slams, If you win all 4 you are obviously a great player, but if you win 10+ GS your greatness has got to be recognised more even though you have not won on all surfaces, your major record has gone on and on and you have obviously preformed at the top of your game for years and years. I respect them both.

But for instance whio was the better player Sampras or Agassi, Sampras 100% no doubt, he was a machine.
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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

sampras or agassi?

agassi.... (plus olympics gold!)

its like collecting things, i would like to have a complete set, rather than have many of 1 type but missing a piece....

or like a jigsaw,i dont like to have a hole in the pic...
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Have a look at there head to head record my friend!!!
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Re: Which do you think is weighed more for mens tennis immortality?

I would rarher have Sampras's record any day of the week. Sampras on a whole would be regarded as a better player by most i would guess.
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