Khachanov needs to save us from Z.

Especially because I have a gut feeling this Olympics gold might push him into winning slams and dominating the tour.


If Z wins Olympic gold, I forsee tough times for ABZ.

We believe in Karen! Save_us_Khachanov.
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
After glancing at a list of gold medalist in men's singles since 1988, I really don't see any correlation between winning gold and winning slams. There's been 7 winners total. 4 have won slams and 3 haven't. It seems pretty random and not a good predictor of slam success
Murry 2012 broke through in Olympics
 

Omega_7000

Legend
Especially because I have a gut feeling this Olympics gold might push him into winning slams and dominating the tour.


If Z wins Olympic gold, I forsee tough times for ABZ.

We believe in Karen! Save_us_Khachanov.
Jeez you want Djokodal to keep winning majors until they are 50 years old?
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
Jeez you want Djokodal to keep winning majors until they are 50 years old?
That would be pretty cool if they did. :p Don't you think? It would also make us question the whole of human biology and sports science if they could win a major at that age.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
I don't know. I'm generally ABZ (despite being German), so I should root for Khachanov. But I'm not unfair, and after yesterday Zverev deserves it more.

Some ABZ people may think as long as Zverev doesn't win a Slam, it's not so bad. But Zverev explicitly said the Olympics is the outright biggest title to win, even in tennis. He said that to German media in the beginning stages of the tournament, not just now and in an opportunistic way.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Some ABZ people may think as long as Zverev doesn't win a Slam, it's not so bad. But Zverev explicitly said the Olympics is the outright biggest title to win, even in tennis
The Olympics is viewed by some players, such as Zed, to be more important because it is watched by a billion people and it is hyped and celebrated by the general public. Even by those that never watch tennis

He is certainly entitled to his view but all informed people agree that the Olympic player field is weaker than the Wimbledon field. Let's not pretend that winning Olympics and Wimbledon are equally difficult athletic achievements.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
The Olympics is viewed by some players, such as Zed, to be more important because it is watched by a billion people and it is hyped and celebrated by the general public. Even by those that never watch tennis

He is certainly entitled to his view but all informed people agree that the Olympic player field is weaker than the Wimbledon field. Let's not pretend that winning Olympics and Wimbledon are equally difficult athletic achievements.
I meant if it’s the biggest for him, then from his point of view he has won “everything” and will feel and brag accordingly.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
I meant if it’s the biggest for him, then from his point of view he has won “everything” and will feel and brag accordingly.
He will brag because the general public elevates the Olympics and gives more attention to a medal winner than a Slam winner. It is not clear how he personally feels.

What did he say? If he wins Gold and nothing else in his life that would be as good as winning one Slam and no Gold?
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
He will brag because the general public elevates the Olympics and gives more attention to a medal winner than a Slam winner. It is not clear how he personally feels.

What did he say? If he wins Gold and nothing else in his life that would be as good as winning one Slam and no Gold?
The German commentator of an early round Zverev match said that before the tournament Zverev told him that the Olympics is the outright biggest title to win, even in tennis. Not just “like a Slam”, but outright bigger.

I wouldn’t believe him if it was an opportunistic statement now before the final when he’s already so close. But since this was being said at the start I believe him that this is his biggest Goal.
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
Zverev deserves to and probably will win it, but I think I may be team Karen for this one. Especially after that disgusting question Daniil got during the press conference. Russia already got gold and silver from mixed doubles and winning in singles would give that extra bit of trolling we all need.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
The German commentator of an early round Zverev match said that before the tournament Zverev told him that the Olympics is the outright biggest title to win, even in tennis. Not just “like a Slam”, but outright bigger.

I wouldn’t believe him if it was an opportunistic statement now before the final when he’s already so close. But since this was being said at the start I believe him that this is his biggest Goal.
The Olympics are always hyped from the very beginning. People give it attention. And he likes the attention. Not clear whether he truly believes it is as big as winning a major. Particularly as so many of his fellow players chose to skip the Olympics.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
The Olympics are always hyped from the very beginning. People give it attention. And he likes the attention. Not clear whether he truly believes it is as big as winning a major. Particularly as so many of his fellow players chose to skip the Olympics.
Honestly I would also choose an Olympic title over any other title, if I could win just one. Wouldn’t even be a question for me, having a gold medal is HUGE. Only Wimbledon would be very close second.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
But Zverev explicitly said the Olympics is the outright biggest title to win, even in tennis.
Why wouldn’t he say this when he wet the bed trying to serve out the USO final? It’s also worth 2,000 ranking points when the Olympics is worth exactly 0 points.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Why wouldn’t he say this when he wet the bed trying to serve out the USO final? It’s also worth 2,000 ranking points when the Olympics is worth exactly 0 points.
Ranking points are temporarily and are only important if they could bring him to #1. What’s important apart from that, a few different seedings at some tournaments? Will even matter less after the Big 3 are gone and everything becomes random as in WTA.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I am fine with whichever player wins. The only thing for me is that it could be a confidence booster for Zverev and since he can defeat Djokovic from time to time I want him to be more confident - hoping he will be in Djokovic's draw in the QF's or SF's at the USO. But I would be equally happy for Khachanov, who played great at Wimbledon. Either way would be awesome!!!!
 
The German commentator of an early round Zverev match said that before the tournament Zverev told him that the Olympics is the outright biggest title to win, even in tennis. Not just “like a Slam”, but outright bigger.

I wouldn’t believe him if it was an opportunistic statement now before the final when he’s already so close. But since this was being said at the start I believe him that this is his biggest Goal.
So Murray and Nadal are GOAT. Case closed.
 

tsp_207

Rookie
Please for the love of god let ****rev choke and DF. No one wants a closeted misogynist abuser wearing a prestigious gold medal.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
After glancing at a list of gold medalist in men's singles since 1988, I really don't see any correlation between winning gold and winning slams. There's been 7 winners total. 4 have won slams and 3 haven't. It seems pretty random and not a good predictor of slam success
After this Olympics, we already know it will be 4 slam winners and 4 non slam winners.
Nole fckued this stat up, damaging Olympic tennis reputation.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Especially because I have a gut feeling this Olympics gold might push him into winning slams and dominating the tour.


If Z wins Olympic gold, I forsee tough times for ABZ.

We believe in Karen! Save_us_Khachanov.
It'll be ok if the Ziraffe grows up, gets his head on straight, and starts winning. I'll happily renounce my ABZ membership, which is based on his being an immature, bratty, git.
 

Omega_7000

Legend
Thank fk Zverev won gold....let's hope he doesn't go in to a slump after the high of winning a gold medal like a typical next genner now
 
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