'd Sampras trade 2 Wimby for 1 French Open?

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'd Sampras trade 2 Wimby for 1 French Open?

Poll closed May 28, 2009.
  1. Yes:that 'd make him a GOAT

    10 vote(s)
    30.3%
  2. No:he's already a GOAT

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Doesn't matter:he raised the bar higher by winning 14 slams

    13 vote(s)
    39.4%
  4. Does matter:his legacy is in tatters by no winning FO

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
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  1. Dutch-Guy

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    'd Sampras trade 2 Wimby for 1 French Open?
    -Yes: why
    -No: why

    The gate is open for Sampras and Fed fans.
    Rafa and other player's fans can jump in too.

    Post away.
     
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  2. svijk

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    Good question.

    Five years ago,without hesitation, when he would have thought no one could get to 13 Slams.

    Today, not so sure, since I think he's like to be the #1 Slam winner of all time and there are doubts if Fed can equal/ beat him.

    On an off note, since I couldn't think of where to say it, Caroline Wozniaki looked pretty cute yesterday in the presentation ceremony, never saw her face before with the hat on:)
     
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  3. Dutch-Guy

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    I think he 'd,especially if Fed wins the FO.About the record,Fed will tie and/or break it for sure.No question about it.

    Yeah she looked great.Did she have a hat on? I didn't see that.
     
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  4. svijk

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    I meant i'd never seen her face before during matches when she wears a hat or cap or whatever its called....she should get rid of it asap
     
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  5. mzzmuaa

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    People trade two FOs for one wimbledon, not the other way around.
    Sampras is a person.
     
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  6. Chris De Tone

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    Why would he have to trade Wimbledon for a Roland Garros title? Roland Garros is the 3rd most prestigious major title. He could trade an Australian Open and a Philadelphia title for it. :) OK, I am ready for my annihilation from the clay court tennis fans!:) I am kidding, by the way...
     
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  7. Cenc

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    he wouldnt trade one wimby for fo lol
    in fact i think if he could choose his 15th slam it would be 8th wimby rather than 1st fo, in fact im 99% sure
     
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  8. prosealster

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    i dont think he is too disappointed about not winning FO....he place sw19 higher than any other major....i think he would trade any of his us open for another sw19
     
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  9. Andres

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    I wouldn't trade a Wimby for anything.
     
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  10. tintin

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    I'm sure he'd rather give one of his Australian Open or maybe 1 of his US trophies for just 1 Coupe des Mousquetaires

    Wimbledon
    RG
    USO


    Australian Open

    Sampras is no GOAT in my book
     
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  11. helloworld

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    Wimbledon title is far more prestigious than Roland Garros. Why would he trade something more valuable to obtain something less valuable? :confused:
     
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  12. svijk

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    Because he has 7 of one and none of the other and he would be considered a more complete player if he had a GS on clay as well, thats the point the OP is making here.

    Everyone understands the prestige asociated with Wimbledon but most of the posters are missing the point here
     
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  13. helloworld

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    Still, 2 Wimbledon for 1 FO is a very very bad trade. :-|
     
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  14. thejoe

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    No it isn't. Think about what it would do for his legacy. He would gain more by losing 2 Wimbys but winning a FO than he would by winning an eighth Wimby. Obvious he wouldn't gain numerically, but he would be seen as a more complete player.
     
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  15. Cenc

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    just by deluded fedfans, not by people who understand that wimby>roland garros in every aspect
     
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  16. thejoe

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    Or by deluded Sampras fans that think FO doesn't matter.
     
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  17. Cenc

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    it matters, of course it does
    however i think everybody (except those i mentioned before) would rather win 4 wimbys than one of each (AO,FO,Wimby,USO)
     
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  18. svijk

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    Oh of course, being from Croatia may have something to do with your opinion (remember a ceratin Ivanisevic)

    However i seriously doubt anyone picking 4 W instead of 1 of each. Maybe a poll can decide that or simply ask Agassi
     
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  19. JoshDragon

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    I would much rather have one of each. Especially in the same year. :)
     
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  20. Cenc

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    different years

    however, wimbledon has longest tradition (from 1877 i think) and is the temple of tennis so win there counts more than any other imo
    most of the players would agree with that i believe
     
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  21. Cesc Fabregas

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    Sampras has the record number of Wimbledon titles at 7 why would he trade that record for 1 French Open:confused:.
     
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  22. 380pistol

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    It depends. I don't think anyone (incl. Pete) would trade a Wimbledon for a French Open. I doubt Sampras (an many others) would not give up a US Open for a French.

    But in the sense that's the only slam he's missing, would Sampras make that trade off: 2 of his Wimbledon titles to to fill that missing hole. I don't know. Sampras probably feels he would like his chances on grass, carpet and hard, and that's 75% of the game, right there.
     
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  23. JoshDragon

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    I have to disagree with you on this. Was Pete's four straight Wimbledons more impressive than Rafa's four French Opens? No. They are just different. What about a player like Borg who dominated both Wimbledon and the French. Are his Wimbledon wins more impressive?

    I think what's most important is to be able to win all of the majors. Sampras, was never able to win the French and IMO that prevents him from ever being the GOAT. He, was easily the best of his generation on the fast surfaces and one of the best on medium speed but he failed miserably on clay. If he really was the GOAT he should have been able to win at least one French.
     
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  24. Jim Courier fan

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    nope ten ch
     
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  25. TheNatural

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    he'd trade none and stay the king of Wimbledon with his undefeated 7-0 Wimbledon finals record long after Nadal breaks his slam record.
     
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  26. All-rounder

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    Why would you trade 2 Wimbledon's for a french open Id do the opposite
     
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