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Johnny Groove 10-06-2012 03:32 AM

More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Usually the 2 most widely cited and weighted stats, weeks at #1, and total slams.

But which is more important?

Me, I think #1, but slightly. It denotes that you are the best in the world, not that you are one of at least the top 4.

Though slams are the next best thing.

Freak3yman84 10-06-2012 03:32 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
#1. Grand Slams are just a glorified Delray Beach.

Topspindoctor 10-06-2012 03:37 AM

Slams. Even a clown like Rios managed to eke out a few weeks at #1. To win a slam you need talent (or wind) .

AntiTennis 10-06-2012 03:39 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Slams

Honestly 10-06-2012 03:39 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Well the two are obviously related. You don't won't loads of slams without spending time as #1. But I would say slams. Anyway Fed has both records in his resume so he is the GOAT. Both are important.

rocketassist 10-06-2012 03:40 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Easily slams. Otherwise 80-week #1 Hewitt's ahead of 53-week #1 Djokovic, and that's not the case.

Freak3yman84 10-06-2012 03:44 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 12464241)
Easily slams. Otherwise 80-week #1 Hewitt's ahead of 53-week #1 Djokovic, and that's not the case.

:confused: Why use that example? I could use the example of Pat Rafter who only got 1 week at #1 but still won 2 slams and reached 2 other finals :shrug:

emotion 10-06-2012 03:46 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Slams.

Djokovic>Hewitt, Rafter>Ferrero

rocketassist 10-06-2012 03:46 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12464246)
:confused: Why use that example? I could use the example of Pat Rafter who only got 1 week at #1 but still won 2 slams and reached 2 other finals :shrug:

And is better than Moya, JCF and Roddick who all got more weeks but less slams.

Freak3yman84 10-06-2012 03:48 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 12464250)
And is better than Moya, JCF and Roddick who all got more weeks but less slams.

It usually takes multiple slams to be number 1. Personally, I would rather have a week at number one rather than a GS. Is Gaudio better than Rios?

Mark Lenders 10-06-2012 03:49 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Slams.

Rankings are mostly a joke.

Honestly 10-06-2012 03:50 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 12464241)
Easily slams. Otherwise 80-week #1 Hewitt's ahead of 53-week #1 Djokovic, and that's not the case.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djokovicgonzalez (Post 12464249)
Slams.

Djokovic>Hewitt, Rafter>Ferrero

Neither Djoke nor Hewitt won slams in Roger's peak. Hard to say who is better.

rocketassist 10-06-2012 03:50 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12464256)
It usually takes multiple slams to be number 1. Personally, I would rather have a week at number one rather than a GS. Is Gaudio better than Rios?

No but that's cause Gaudio never got close to any other big title. Had he won a couple of Masters titles I'd have put him ahead of Rios.

Paylu2007 10-06-2012 03:54 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
who cares? Federer got both anyway -__-

Freak3yman84 10-06-2012 03:54 AM

Re: More important for one's GOAT resume: Slams or Time Spent at #1?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 12464260)
No but that's cause Gaudio never got close to any other big title. Had he won a couple of Masters titles I'd have put him ahead of Rios.

And Gaudio won a GS with no #1, and Rios was #1 with no GS so...?


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