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Olympics or Slam?

dencod16
06-12-2012, 03:13 AM
Which do you think is more important winning a Olympics Gold Medal or winning a Slam?
With the likes of Graf and Nadal stating that winning Olympics is more important than winning slams.
I personally think Slam because Slam winners is more widely recognized than Olympic winners.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 03:14 AM
Slam is better.

NadalesDios
06-12-2012, 03:14 AM
GS 4 in a year
Olympics 1 in 4 years

BauerAlmeida
06-12-2012, 03:16 AM
GS by far even if the Olympics were played every 98798 years.

Snowwy
06-12-2012, 03:19 AM
Slam

viruzzz
06-12-2012, 03:23 AM
Of course the slam.

tripwires
06-12-2012, 03:33 AM
:facepalm: This cannot be a serious thread.

Olympics Tennis is SO overrated.

stewietennis
06-12-2012, 03:33 AM
If you already have a slam, an Olympic Gold would be better on the resume than a second slam.
If you don't have a slam, a slam would be better than an Olympic Gold, if you have to choose.

motorhead
06-12-2012, 03:51 AM
whoever says Olympics needs to see a doctor asap

Paylu2007
06-12-2012, 03:58 AM
Of course Olympics are more recognized, Massu is on ppl's mind all the time!

Renaud
06-12-2012, 04:06 AM
Massu is the Goat

Chirag
06-12-2012, 04:13 AM
of course its a slam .Olympics sorry does not compare to a slam

viruzzz
06-12-2012, 04:20 AM
I also think the Olympics is a GREAT nation-tournament.

I mean, look at 2004. Chile won 2 gold there. That's pretty damn impressive.

Switzerland in 2008 only won 2 gold medals, one of them was the Tennis-Doubles. It's no joke.



But, considering the personal value of the medal, it's like 1/10 slam.

Mountaindewslave
06-12-2012, 05:12 AM
the gold medal is more significant but everyone will vote slam on here because Tennis Olympics hasn't been around long enough for the prestige to really build yet. you better believe it will get there, just as it does for every other sport involved in Olympics, historical significance of the event cannot be denied, no matter how recently a sport has become involved

SheepleBuster
06-12-2012, 05:22 AM
Olympics is a joke to be honest. I like the idea of McEnroe, making it a 5th slam every 4 years, and with 3 out of 5 sets matches. Why not? :)

Houstonko
06-12-2012, 05:28 AM
Federer needs it to complete GOAT.

bishi
06-12-2012, 05:31 AM
Olympics are prestigious...but a slam is greater.

CelesteBlanca
06-12-2012, 05:59 AM
:facepalm: This cannot be a serious thread.

Olympics Tennis is SO overrated.

This.

m9m9m9m9m9
06-12-2012, 06:37 AM
depends. to those who already have a slam, some will value Olympics over another slam.
but for all non-slamer winners out there, realistically i dont think anyone will take it over a slam

tripwires
06-12-2012, 07:33 AM
Federer needs it to complete GOAT.

No.

Chirag
06-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Federer needs it to complete GOAT.
no I will prefer if he wins 1 more slam instead if given a choice between the 2

leng jai
06-12-2012, 08:19 AM
The disrespect the Olympics get on MTF is absurd. It's an event only achievable every 4 years with much wider recognition than grand slams. Sure tennis wise there is no comparison, but the preference for players is nowhere near as clear cut as it's made out to be here.

Winning gold for your country is an enormous honor unless you have no sense of patriotism whatsoever. A medal is a medal, doesn't matter which event.

rafa_maniac
06-12-2012, 09:32 AM
A Slam is a much bigger deal in tennis terms, but I don't doubt on a personal level many players do or would treasure an Olympic Gold just as highly.

TheFearlessOne
06-12-2012, 09:39 AM
Depends.
If you're Roger Federer with 16 Slams and no Olympic Gold, you'd pick Olympics any day of the week.
If you're Andy Murray though, you'd probably agree to skip Olympics if it guaranteed you a Slam.

Backhand_Maestro
06-12-2012, 10:25 AM
The olympics is for nation above personal; like Davis cup

tripwires
06-12-2012, 10:27 AM
There is some element of national glory in slams too; otherwise no one would give a shit which countries the players are from.

AnnaK_4ever
06-12-2012, 10:29 AM
Gaudio >>>>>> Massu.