Originally Posted by tennisaddict
Fast forward till tomorrow .. Lets assume for a moment Federer gets the W in singles finals and let's also assume that Murray carries Robson to Gold in the mixed doubles.
As far as olympics is concerned, are the achievements of Federer and Robson same ?
Why or why not ? Will Federer's achievement deserve more recognition than Robson ?
go on Pawn Stars, try to sell them 100m sprint and 10m air rifle gold medals. See which one brings in more money. This is representative of public opinion which trumps everything else. Different sports and events have way more prestige than others by a huge margin. Nobody in the history of Earth has ever cared about mixed doubles except for the players playing it (and maybe friends and family)