Tier V title vs Slam QF: to be the best lower tier player or to be a top tier player - TennisForum.com
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QF: I want to prove I can compete with top players 36 66.67%
Tier V tite: I want to win a title to be the best for a week, no matter against whom 18 33.33%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tier V title vs Slam QF: to be the best lower tier player or to be a top tier player

Which one do you choose?
Tier V's are usually scheduled side by side with Tier I's or II's, whoever win them though will never get exposure as Tier I winner. To me, I would rather be called as a slam contender, to be considered as a top tier player, by reaching the quarter final, then to be called the best player for a week against low tier players, it is just not the kind of attitude a champion should have.
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Slam quarter, because you probably beat a top player along the way...and it shows that you have potential.
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V title. I would want to be a champion and also.. gain confidence.. Patty Schnyder did it.. everythough those were tier III and it improved her game.. Maybe had Anna done someone of those tournaments she would have a few titles today..

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Slam Quater Definatley - beating a top player ad gettin to play the Quater would b great aswell as the atmosphere exposure etc

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I prefer the tier V title.

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i would actually prefer the slam quarter final. Since I could improve later on that result and show HEY I BELONG HERE With the top 8!

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QF of course.... although I like Tier V's too


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So why does Anna Kournikova catch so much flack? Hasn't she made the QF of Grand Slams? Yet she's never won a title, V or X, so which is really the more important of the two.

It would be great to reach the QFs consistently and it's worth more points-wise and money-wise, but if after the end of an illustrious Slam QF career I have no title (V or X tier), everybody's gonna hammer me for it a la Anna and say I could never win a single title even though I made Slam Qfs consistently, no?
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a slam qf would be great, but, in the end, it's the number of titles people remember you by...

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Depends on how I got to the slam quarterfinal.

If I did it in the way Fabiola Zuluaga got to quarters of the Aus Open (before moving to the semis), beating very weak players with little to no attention on her match, then I'd pick the Tier V title.

If I knocked out a top 10 player on a big time showcourt, maybe another top 20 win on the Grandstand or something, before losing to a top five player in a close 2 setter, then the Grand Slam quarter.
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God, you keep asking the tough ones. Slam semi is definitely better professonally than Tier V title. Look how long it kept Alexandra Stevenson God Exempt. But QF .....

To me, being the last woman standing has always meant something special, even at the Tier V level.

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Depends on how I got to the slam quarterfinal.

If I did it in the way Fabiola Zuluaga got to quarters of the Aus Open (before moving to the semis), beating very weak players with little to no attention on her match, then I'd pick the Tier V title.

If I knocked out a top 10 player on a big time showcourt, maybe another top 20 win on the Grandstand or something, before losing to a top five player in a close 2 setter, then the Grand Slam quarter.
You cant say that, she got there because she made sure she won her first 4 matches to reach QF. yes, Amelie retired. She was not just lucky, she made sure she was ready for this "luck" to help her into the QF. I'm sure there are a lot of ways to be called an unworthy winner. There are tournaments won where winner only beat one top 100 player, but a win is a win. A QF performance is a QF performance.

A lot of the players have a dream to appear on the centre court of Roland Garros. And many so called "surprise" quarterfinalists or semifinalists, they always indicate that playing in the last 8 in a grand slam is such a dream come true. I'm sure the excitement for that is a lot more than winning a tournament in the far east, e.g. Tashkent, where probably 100 people will salute you victory on site, while in the slam, your showing will be celebrated by 50 times the spectators.
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i prefer Slam QF

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Tough question but I guess I gonna with a Tier V title.


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