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Old 10-06-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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#1. Grand Slams are just a glorified Delray Beach.
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Slams. Even a clown like Rios managed to eke out a few weeks at #1. To win a slam you need talent (or wind) .
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Default 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.
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Easily slams. Otherwise 80-week #1 Hewitt's ahead of 53-week #1 Djokovic, and that's not the case.
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Easily slams. Otherwise 80-week #1 Hewitt's ahead of 53-week #1 Djokovic, and that's not the case.
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
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Slams.

Djokovic>Hewitt, Rafter>Ferrero
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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
And is better than Moya, JCF and Roddick who all got more weeks but less slams.
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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?
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Slams.

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Djokovic>Hewitt, Rafter>Ferrero
Neither Djoke nor Hewitt won slams in Roger's peak. Hard to say who is better.
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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.
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who cares? Federer got both anyway -__-
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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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