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What is more desired by tennis players? Olympic or one of Grand slams titles?

What are you guys think about it???
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Grandslam titles.
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For some, it may be the Olympics... but the majority, would be slams.
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Tough one really. I'm tending to say the majors, but you have 4 chances each year to play. if you play for 10 years, you have 40 chances to win a major.

Olympics are once every 4 years. So in 10 years, you may only get to play 2. I think an Olympic Gold for your country is bigger.

Venus said that after she won. And even Dementieva, with a silver, said it will the best moment in her career, no matter how many majors she wins
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Olympic, Olympic, Olympic, OLYMPIC!!! In doubles. MUCH better than stupid old singles slams......Pfft who'd want one of those.

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Olympic, Olympic, Olympic, OLYMPIC!!! In doubles. MUCH better than stupid old singles slams......Pfft who'd want one of those.
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OLYMPICS!!!!!!!!!

You have 16 chances to win a slam in 4 years
You only have one chance to win an Olympic Gold Medal in 4 years!!!!!!

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SLAMS no questions about it
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I'm sure ppl remember Steffi Graf more for her wins at Wimbledon than for her Olympics win!

Slams, definitely! Not a single doubt about it.
I'd rather have 1 slam than 2 olympic titles!
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What they really want is The Contract from IMG, the latter two are just a means to the end.

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If they"re smart..it would be grand slams!!Last I looked one doesn't get paid for the Olympics.For myself when the Olympics are on,I rarely watch any of it, way too much flag waving...makes me cringe.
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I think for players that already have a slam, the olympics might seem more appealing cos now they can win something for thier country instead of just them. I would choose a slam over the olympics if i didnt have any, but if i already had 1 or 2 i would want an olympic gold instead.

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If they"re smart..it would be grand slams!!Last I looked one doesn't get paid for the Olympics.For myself when the Olympics are on,I rarely watch any of it, way too much flag waving...makes me cringe.
Yeap the money factor can be big...

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I really think they prefer GS titles, but once they got it some players who keep on defending their national colours really enjoy and go for team victories as well... I mean sure they do their best before too, but now, when they've ensured themselves their little place in history of tennis Olympic medals and so contribute to make their legend much bigger... Olympics are once every 4 years, that make it special

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