Why is Cincinatti the 5th Slam?

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  1. samprasvsfederer123

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    why is this known as the 5th slam?

    when the atp masters cup pays way more, is counted more seriously almost like grand slams, what places it over miami, indian wells, rome, why is this the 5th slam?
     
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  2. Li Ching Yuen

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    Because it's just a bit better than Umag, just a tad.
     
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    madrid pays the most of the mastesr and the stadium is nicer
     
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    so what u say madrid is better, still doesnt explain
     
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  5. Chezbeeno

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    I thought Indian Wells was considered the 5th slam but maybe that's just me, but I could've sworn I had heard that somewhere
     
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    lol its an inside joke... it's definitely not
     
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    hm really well i ask this because evveryone is always saying cincinatti this cincinatti that,
     
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    this and that, as in, lamest masters event. everrr
     
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    Because it's consensus opinion. Conform, damn you.
     
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    how am i gonna conform if its inferior to so many events

    DAM YOU!

    DONT BE A MINDLESS PAWN!
     
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  13. Rhino

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    It's not .
     
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    Because the Serbia Open gets no respect.
     
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    It's spelled Cincinnati. And I haven't a clue as to the answer.
     
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  16. fed_rulz

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    Yep, those were good times :). But, as a Fed fan, I still can't complain. Afterall he has won the most important tournament of the year so far
     
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    You have, from a few people who are intent on trying to take that title away from Miami. Miami got it years ago back when IW was still a one week event held at a hotel. :)
     
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    There's never been any consensus that Cincinnati is the 5th Slam. It's just a marketing ploy to represent that it's a big, important tournament with a great field.

    They used to say the same thing about Miami a few years after it started, and that would have been a more substantive claim since at the time, Miami had a full 128 draw and played best of 5 every round. But, this didn't last long. Anyway, again, it was just marketing.

    It's like how the golf media calls the Player's Championships at TPC Sawgrass the 5th major. Nobody actually thinks it's a major. It's just recognition that thetournament is something more than other non-major golf tournaments.
     
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    Sureshs deemd it so you fool. Cincinnati is the real slam all the others pale in comparison.
     
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    I hate the Cincinnati masters tournament. The only tournaments that should be considered for the unofficial title in my opinion are Indian Wells, Miami, and the World Tour Final. Kinda would be interesting if they had a grass masters tournament- just for some extra flair.
     
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  22. The-Champ

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    Federer worshippers came up with that..because federer won it twice.
     
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    How trollish can you be? Fed's won IW 3 times, and Hamburg 4 times, so why not those events instead, Einstein?
     
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    arent you in college?
     
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  25. The-Champ

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    How ignorant can you be? Nadal has won those events you mentioned, but not Cincy!


    Monte Carlo is the 5th slam!!
     
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    Davis Cup and Olympics go after majors. So happy Nadal has won those! He is the ultimate champion!
    Davis Cup is underrated because Americans only won once in 10 years. Davis Cup is huge and should be considerer in the GOAT discussion!!!
     
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    Don't tell Sureshs or he will mess the GOAT's slams recount again.

    Thanks to him, I am currently not sure of how many slams Federer has (something between 13 and 20 I think) and the last thing we need is another twist now that we are trying to figure out the maths.


    By the way, the REAL 5th slam is the Zaragoza F10 Futures... did Federer win this? He can't be the GOAT if he didn't.
     
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  28. Sentinel

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    Our expert sureshs declared Cincy to be the 5th slam, thinking that Nadal would win it.

    Sadly, that did not happen.

    That one thread also launched sureshs into the TW Posters Eternal Hall of Fame (along with other greats such as Fedace).
     
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    Don't forget Aykhan Mammadov.

    His greatness couldn't be measured.
     
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    Have a read at the thread... Sureshs started calling Cincinnati the 5th slam specifically to mock Federer.
     
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    no dude davis cup nor olympics can possibly be the 5th slam it has to be the masters cup
     
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  33. samprasvsfederer123

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    wow well it wasnt only him i heard this from but i guess al the other people are mocking him when They say it, oh well whatever drakulie aint in there?

    i hope someday i get to the hof even though i have a long way to go
     
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  34. AM95

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    its an inside joke on TT
     
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    I hope this joke spreads.
     
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  36. Matt H.

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    Miami has been tagged the 5th slam for decades.

    Indian Wells was on it's way to being shipped out, and it's in the desert.

    Key Biscayne and South Beach can't be beat.
     
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  37. sureshs

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    Cincinatti is not the 5th Slam - it is the real Slam.
     
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    ^^^so true... people refer at kinky as if it was the 5th... no way. it's the real deal, el numero uno, the OG, the mac daddy... the uber slaminator...

    i dont know what i am saying!...
     
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    Numbers don't lie. IW>Miami
     
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    On the thread about who is a better hardcourter out of Roddick and Nadal, didn't somebody say Roddick b/c he has two Slams :) Then their reasoning was that Roddick had won Cincinnati. The hilarious part is, I don't think they were being sarcastic.

    In any case, it all comes down to preference. Different tournaments mean different things to different people, just like the Slams

    BTW, even if a MS event was considered the most prestigious, shame on anyone who refers to it as "the 5th Slam" b/c NOTHING even comes close.
     
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    Actually Fed did real good in the Cincy Tournament. It definately showed his GOATness. He deserves big time props for that result.
     
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