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What is more of an achievement...Grand Slam Runner Up or AMS Winner?

  • Grand Slam Runner Up

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  • AMS Winner

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It's obviously Grand Slam Runner Up - - - I remember all Slam runnerups, and I forgot who won the clown tournament of 2006 - was it Hrbarty or Stepanek that played off in a AMS?
 

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AMS winner for me, at least its a title, i hate to be runner-up, having to stand next to the champion, and wanting to grasph the champion's trophy :mad:
 

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Hm, tough choice, but if would have to choose for myself it would be a winner on any tournament than second best, even it is a slam.
 

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I agree that I would want the good feeling that comes with winning ANY tournament, especially one that is second to the slams.

However, being runner up in a Slam is better statistically because you get 700 points there versus 500 in the Masters
 

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Runner up for me, though the new system is made to see the best players coming to the AMS which was not the case in the previous years...
 

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Runner up. When you reflect on someone's career, you're more likely to note that, "He reached the final of Wimbledon," than, "he won Madrid AMS."
 

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Runner up at Slam.

The ranking points don't lie.
 

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runner-up obviously. baghdatis will always be remembered, so will gonzalez. even robredo, berdych or canas were to able to take a masters.
 

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Runner up by a country mile.
 

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GS runner up, but alot of players that become GS runners up are one tournament wonders. Whereas AMS winners tend to be more consistant, and therefore have better careers.

But 1 GS RU Vs 1 AMS
GS RU wins every time.
 

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GS runner up. Nobody cares about the Masters Series (there's bloody 9 of them a year).

Now if you said Masters Cup Final winner vs GS runner-up then we could talk...
 

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Tough choice- for a guy like Henman it would be the AMS because he'd still be remembered as a British loser if he made a slam final and didn't win it, so better to have some trophies than make a slam final and have none.

However for a guy like Boredo or Canas, they would easily pick the Slam final because they know they wouldn't ever get to one in a month of Sundays.
 
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