"Career Golden Masters"

powerangle

Legend
The ATP coined this phrase for a player that wins all the Masters 1000 events (as Novak is going for it this week in Cinci).

What do you think of the name?

I like it, but I usually associate the term "golden" with a medal.

People have suggested stuff along the lines of "career masters slam"...which is cool, but "slam" also tends to suggest that a major is involved.

Would you have named it something different or do you like the name ATP has given for the occasion?

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/08/33/Corona-Slice-Cincinnati-12-August-2013.aspx
 

timnz

Legend
Prefer Career Masters Slam

I prefer Career Masters Slam. 'Slam' doesn't mean major - it just means all of the events you are talking about. We are talking about Masters done over a career - hence 'Career Masters Slam'. In contrast a 'Grand Masters Slam' would be winning all 9 in one year. I don't know what the word 'Golden' has anything to do with it - so I don't know why they use the term.
 
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ubi1

Banned
The reason why its called Career golden masters is because novak has won the masters cup which is wtf so if he wins all cincy he will have career masters + masters cup making it the career golden masters.
 

timnz

Legend
No

The reason why its called Career golden masters is because novak has won the masters cup which is wtf so if he wins all cincy he will have career masters + masters cup making it the career golden masters.
Pretty sure that isn't correct. They are only talking about the 9 Masters 1000. This is nothing to do with the WTF (Masters Cup). If Nadal, who hasn't won the WTF, won the Paris Indoor and Cincinnati - he will have this 'Career golden masters'.
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Golden and slam seem inappropriate as terms for the Masters. Maybe the Masters 9000? Or Master-meister. The Master Maestro?
 

powerangle

Legend
Pretty sure that isn't correct. They are only talking about the 9 Masters 1000. This is nothing to do with the WTF (Masters Cup). If Nadal, who hasn't won the WTF, won the Paris Indoor and Cincinnati - he will have this 'Career golden masters'.
Nadal is also missing Miami from his resume.
 

LazyNinja19

Banned
This is from ATP site:



The "GOLDEN" makes no sense at all. Why call it Golden, when no Gold medal is involved?!
Could have just named it "Career Masters haul" or something like that. ATP fully on the Djoko bandwagon? ;)
 

Fedwimby86

New User
It's just "GOLDEN" because the ATP Masters 100 symbol is gold. But the video on the ATP site really adds a storyline and hype to the tournament.
 

*Sparkle*

Professional
Trying to shoe-horn 'golden' in there some-how cheapens the thing. It would be a great achievement if he does it. Why create an irrelevant name for it?

If he does it, Djokovic can call himself a Tennis Grand Master! :D
 

jg153040

G.O.A.T.
The ATP coined this phrase for a player that wins all the Masters 1000 events (as Novak is going for it this week in Cinci).

What do you think of the name?

I like it, but I usually associate the term "golden" with a medal.

People have suggested stuff along the lines of "career masters slam"...which is cool, but "slam" also tends to suggest that a major is involved.

Would you have named it something different or do you like the name ATP has given for the occasion?

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/08/33/Corona-Slice-Cincinnati-12-August-2013.aspx
I would call it career silver masters. Because gold makes it look like this is on par with career slam and it's not.
 

TheMusicLover

G.O.A.T.
Trying to shoe-horn 'golden' in there some-how cheapens the thing. It would be a great achievement if he does it. Why create an irrelevant name for it?
ATP PR/marketing hack with nothing else to do I guess. Like most of that kind of a profession have nothing sensible to do. :lol:

Silly name indeed.
 

kiki

Banned
And there´s the lady we all know

who shines white light and wants to show
how everything turns into gold
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Never heard this phrase when my fav doubles player, the one and only, Daniel Nestor, won them all... it is to be expected though.......sigh.
 

jhhachamp

Hall of Fame
I hope he doesn't win just so that we can forget about it and put off these sorts of discussions until next year.
 
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