Will the Olympic Gold in mens tennis gain prestige...

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  1. tudwell

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    With so many top players playing the Olympics and now skipping Toronto, I think it's obvious it means more to them than a Masters, and it's certainly harder to win with no tiebreak in the third and a best of five final. It's near the level of a WTF, maybe a bit less, maybe a bit more - I'm not sure.
     
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    I think it gained prestige when Rafa and Federer both showed big interest in the Gold Medal, with Rafa having gold but not Federer.
     
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  3. syke

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    In the eyes of the players, the Olympics do seem more important than winning a masters.

    Just look at the emotions displayed on court... I never see them on a masters tourney.
     
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  4. TheNatural

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    Its a lot more prestigious than the wtf these days. Muzz and Joker are indicating that its as big or bigger than a slam (Fed rates it alongside Wimbledon, so above other slams and so obviously above wtf), they make no mention of the wtf as the wtf doesn't rate anywhere near.
     
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  5. TennisBatman

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    A good percentage of tennis fans in this era (that is, casual fans pulling for Federer or Nadal because of their great rivalry) have never heard about the WTF, but hear about the Olympics as a huge event that includes tennis as one of its sports...

    I would have to agree that if Federer wins, it would increase the significance of the event, as then he and Nadal would have won the gold medal right after the other.

    On the other hand, if Murray beats Federer, it would be major payback that would involve denying Federer that prize (probably for life) that he failed to win in four serious attempts (including this one)...in a rematch of the Wimbledon final in the same year, played on the same exact court, and watched by the same entire nation that is hosting both events (not even mentioning the tennis fans themselves).

    It's all about recognition.
     
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  6. Russeljones

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    Everything Federer touches turns to gold. End of thread.
     
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    LOL, what a joke you are.
     
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