How impressive is the Grand Slam?

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The Grand Slam is as impressive as:

  1. 4 in a row

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  2. 5 in a row

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  3. 6 in a row

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  4. It's more impressive than any of the above

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  1. aphex

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    Pictures are best to explain things to aphex. Good choice guys. :)
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    Yes, yes it is!

    I make him a grand slam and then I pinch myself and ask, am I dreaming? Am I really j011y's girl?

    Yes, yes I am!

    I'm luckiest girl in the world! And I'm hot too!

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  7. paulorenzo

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    to do it in a single calendar year adds a lot of pressure, imo.

    let's say one starts off winning the aussie and builds up steam all the way through wimby, but he/she loses at the uso. no biggie. wait four months and your tally will start back up again in order to get the grand slam.

    with that in mind: one is playing the aussie and they lose, they have to wait a whole year to attempt to achieve the grand slam. he/she can attempt to win four in a row when ever he feels like it and can restart the 4 in a row journey after any given loss at the majors, but the grand slam has a set timeline every year where a loss at the majors means you start your journey back up at OZ the following season.

    postscript: this has probably been said before, but i figured, why not beat it to death some more.
     
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    The calendar year Grand Slam is 4 majors in a row, just like the non-calendar versions of the Grand Slam.
     
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    Being ranked number one for one week in February is just like getting the Year End Number One.
     
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    4 majors in a row are 4 different majors, just like the non-in-a-row versions.
     
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    Scoring 3 goals in one match is just scoring 3 goals, just like scoring them in different matches.
     
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    It's not so impressive because Federer has not won it.
     
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    I understand you want to mock those who think 4 in a row is the same as THE grand slam, but you could chose an appropriate analogy , not this ! :)
     
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    Uh? If you're the year end number 1, it's going to be for more than 1 week.
     
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    If Nadal won it.. it would be fake and ghey.
     
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    LOL, make it 5-6 weeks in Feb-March then ..

    Is it the same as ending the year as #1 ?
     
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    It's the same number of weeks, so yes. The year-end stuff is again about looking good on a bureaucrat's piece of paper. The rankings always take into account tennis players' results from the past 52 weeks, so how the heck are the year-end rankings superior in any way?

    Are you seriously going to suggest that Agassi's 30 weeks at number 1 in 1995 (10th April - 5th November) are inferior to Roddick's 13 weeks at number 1 from 8th November 2003 - 1st February 2004, just because Agassi's wasn't a year-end?
     
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    It is a very good analogy.

    We can discuss several stages:

    Stage 1:
    Winning 4 slams is impressive.

    Stage 2:
    Some people say winning 4 DIFFERENT slams is even more impressive, they call this the Career Grand Slam.

    Stage 3:
    Then there some people who say winning those 4 different slams IN A ROW is still more impressive than the Career Grand Slam and they call it the Non-Calendar Grand Slam.

    Stage 4:
    And for most people winning those 4 different slams in a row it is most impressive if they are won WITHIN ONE CALENDAR year. And they call it "the Grand Slam".

    But to say there is no difference between, say, Stage 2 and Stage 3 ("because 4 different slams are 4 different slams") is idiotic.
    As it is to say there is not difference between Stage 3 and Stage 4 ("because 4 slams in a row are 4 slams in a row").
     
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    The other threads about this subject weren't sufficient?

    Trollboy is at it again.
     
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    How about winning 4 slams in a leap year, even more difficult since if you miss, you have to wait FOUR YEARS for another chance.

    That's the real deal, guys.
     
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    And guess who is the only one who ever achieved that ...
     
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    Excellent description of Ralph!
     
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