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Scale of achievements

Note, all combined achievements are not considered here.. ( there might be a separate thread about that )
Here is my scale of achievements in one tournament:

1. Wimbledon
2. US Open, Roland Garros
3. AO
4. Olympic gold
5. GS Final
6. Davis Cup
7. Masters Cup
8. Olympic medal
9. GS Semifinal
10. TMS
11. Any other mickey mouse tournament

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Can't agree with the Olympics being so high up on your list, is a token sport at the games and not all the top players bother turning up
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Why aren't all grand slams the first achievement. Wimbledon is more difficult to win than the rest of the tournaments?
Or are you talking about prestige? (which i also don't agree with )

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Re: Scale of achievements

I think AO is at least as hard to win as the US Open.

Tennis Masters Cup is definately harder to win then the Olympics.

And yes; Wimbledon is the hardest to win because Federer was born to win it.
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Re: Scale of achievements

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Note, all combined achievements are not considered here.. ( there might be a separate thread about that )
Here is my scale of achievements in one tournament:

1. Wimbledon
2. US Open, Roland Garros
3. AO
4. Olympic gold
5. GS Final
6. Davis Cup
7. Masters Cup
8. Olympic medal
9. GS Semifinal
10. TMS
11. Any other mickey mouse tournament

Discuss.
sounds about right but i would put TMS final 11 and MM 12

for Ljubicic so far
#6 check, # 7 check(if it means making it to MC) #8 check, #9 check, My #11 check, my #12 check
#5 will happen in next year or so. and #10 Paris or Madrid

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Re: Scale of achievements

Usually the professionals say that Roland Garros is the most difficult to win.

I would put most of the slams on the same level. I don't think you can even put Davis Cup here because it's not an individual acheivement.


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I'm sure any player would take a TMS title over a GS SF appearance. It's especially rare considering Roger/Rafa win just about all of 'em.
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Re: Scale of achievements

In terms of winning a tournament.

1. GS
2. TMC
3. AMS
4. Olympic
5. Other
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Usually the professionals say that Roland Garros is the most difficult to win.
It is not about what is the most difficult to win.. It's what is the most prestigious to win.. A majority of players would prefer winning Wimbledon to winning anything else. That is beyond any doubts..

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I would put most of the slams on the same level. I don't think you can even put Davis Cup here because it's not an individual acheivement.
Winning Davis Cup helps to get into The Hall of Fame, which is a very individual recognition.
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Re: Scale of achievements

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Note, all combined achievements are not considered here.. ( there might be a separate thread about that )
Here is my scale of achievements in one tournament:

1. Wimbledon
2. US Open, Roland Garros
3. AO
4. Olympic gold
5. GS Final
6. Davis Cup
7. Masters Cup
8. Olympic medal
9. GS Semifinal
10. TMS
11. Any other mickey mouse tournament

Discuss.
US Open has always had the best champions. I would put that ahead of RG.
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US Open has always had the best champions. I would put that ahead of RG.
Me too. But I would concede that I might not be objective in that.. That's why I put them on the same level.
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I'm sure any player would take a TMS title over a GS SF appearance. It's especially rare considering Roger/Rafa win just about all of 'em.
I'm not so sure of that.
I can imagine a conversation with a former pro where he boasts:
"I made it to the Semis of XX Slam."

However, not:
"I won the very major tournament that is no longer in existence" (since the Masters have often changed in form, ie the Super 9).
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Re: Scale of achievements

Interesting, this would be mine Some of them I'm not sure though. I think a TMS title and a GS final are similar. Same for DC and TMC

1. Wimbledon
2. US Open, Roland Garros, AO
3. TMS Title
4. GS Final
5. Davis Cup
6. Masters Cup
7. GS Semi
8. Olympic gold
9. Any other tourney
10. Olympic medal

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In terms of winning a tournament.

1. GS
2. TMC
3. AMS
4. Olympic
5. Other
I remember every Olympic champion since 1988. Do you remember TMC/AMS champions from that time? That's what it is all about. Staying in memory. Staying in records. They call it "legacy".. The status of Olympic gold is undoubtedly higher than that of TMS or even TMC..
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Interesting, this would be mine Some of them I'm not sure though. I think a TMS title and a GS final are similar. Same for DC and TMC

1. Wimbledon
2. US Open, Roland Garros, AO
3. TMS Title
4. GS Final
5. Davis Cup
6. Masters Cup
7. GS Semi
8. Olympic gold
9. Any other tourney
10. Olympic medal
Robredo has never been in GS final, but has a TMS title. Nalbandian has never won TMS title, but was a GS finalist. Who achieved more?
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