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Old 07-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

For a minor tournament, as the most posters here claim, it sure as hell receiving a lot of attention, no ?
You won't ever see so much talk about Masters, although most people say it's bigger than olympics, no?
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Default Re: Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

It is exciting yo
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It is exciting yo.
But it's less important than Masters tournaments, no ? And on the same level as Halle and Houston, no ?
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Default Re: Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

Less points than Masters but you get a medal yo
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Default Re: Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

.... another nadulltard with a simple question... it's less prestigious than a masters but it is once in a 4 years so it's normal that it's receiving a lot of buzz ...
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Default Re: Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

the Olympics now is a big fair with "stars" rather than sportsmen.

1000 journalists yesterday to Fed's presser with silly questions, because they're not tennis journalists,

you see what it's about

it's not really about tennis, it's rather about popularizing tennis in the world, we'll get back to our tennis world in one week.

As far as purely tennis fans are concerned, concerned with tennis traditions, the WTF is more important, and I don't talk of the US Open

Then to the question : yes the buzz about the Olympics is crazy but that's not about tennis
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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.... another nadulltard with a simple question... it's less prestigious than a masters but it is once in a 4 years so it's normal that it's receiving a lot of buzz ...
Less prestigious than a 1000 tournament

Grand Slams > Olympics > WTF > 1000's > Davis Cup > 500's > 250's
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Less prestigious than a 1000 tournament

Grand Slams > Olympics > WTF > 1000's > Davis Cup > 500's > 250's
there was a poll about that : many people disagree, and I will not change my mind at all if Fed wins it. The Olympics are not primarily a tennis event imo. "Prestige" well ... Prince William is more "prestigious" than Federer
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Default Re: Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

It is because Olympic tennis is in Wimbledon. Last time it happened was century ago, who knows when next time will be.

And tennis stars are huge celebrities, almost like Dream Team was in Barcelona.

That said, I watched at schedule on Saturday and it was expected disappointment : 2 womens matches on Centre and 2 mens matches. So they play 4 matches on one court, but still only 2 short mens matches, best of 3... Same on Court 1. Damn political correctness, I cant stand it !
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there was a poll about that : many people disagree, and I will not change my mind at all if Fed wins it. The Olympics are not primarily a tennis event imo. "Prestige" well ... Prince William is more "prestigious" than Federer
I'm including the world outside of tennis in my reasoning.

Noone will care about a 1000 title, while an Olympic medal will raise respect and awe in every corner of the world.
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Default Re: Too much buzz around Olympics, or not ?

Sure, they receives little points and it doesn't have tradition. But tradition is built little by little every 4 years.
The tennis players seem to enjoy it a lot and I think this is all that matters.

Having it at Wimbledon this year adds to the excitement factor and I am sure this will carry on for the next OG.
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I'm including the world outside of tennis in my reasoning.

Noone will care about a 1000 title, while an Olympic medal will raise respect and awe in every corner of the world.
Well that's what "prestige" is about, but once again Prince William is more prestigious than Federer.

The interests in this forum are about tennis primarily.
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But it's less important than Masters tournaments, no ? And on the same level as Halle and Houston, no ?
I'm not sure how anyone could think that. The amount of points on offer and the depth of the field should give you a clue the Olympics are far more important than Halle.

The fact it is being played at Wimbledon has only raised the stakes even higher. Outside of the GS, this is without question, the most important event of the year and for some players, it may even be on a par with them.
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Less prestigious than a 1000 tournament

Grand Slams > Olympics > WTF > 1000's > Davis Cup > 500's > 250's
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