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Old 11-15-2012, 12:15 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by veroniquem View Post
The "counting slams" frenzy started with the Fed era.
Absolutely not. Sampras was the one who started the craze. Of course, he had stopped playing in 2005, so I guess you may be forgiven for forgetting he had even existed.

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By the way, Fed won Basel 3 times as a 250 and twice as a 500. It makes a difference imo as it's not the same level of competition.
Definitely. So I guess you must be horrified that Nadal's MC wins are still being counted as legitimate M1000's when this tournament is now non-mandatory and with a much weaker field. Please allow me to sympathize.
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