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Do you consider tying a record as "making history"?

For me, history is made only the first time something is done. I don't think that if someone ties Bolt's 100m record they've made history.

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Re: Do you consider tying a record as "making history" ??

It depends on the context of "making history"... If making history means to be the pioneer of something great, then no. For example, when Pam interviewed Coco during her match, that is making history. If she does that with Serena today, that's not making history.

However, if Serena ties Steffi's record, I think this is making history because of the special context and circumstances.

So basically I think it comes down to the context and circumstance.

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Re: Do you consider tying a record as "making history" ??

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However, if Serena ties Steffi's record, I think this is making history because of the special context and circumstances.

So basically I think it comes down to the context and circumstance.
I read that as a peculiar type of favoritism. There is no special context - it's the record for most majors. Period.

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Re: Do you consider tying a record as "making history"?

Well, does anyone even remember who was the first ever to run the fastest 100m?
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Re: Do you consider tying a record as "making history"?

Of course context matters. If I serve 115 aces in a tennis match, it's not the same as if somebody does it at Wimbledon.

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Re: Do you consider tying a record as "making history"?

No. Have to break the record to 'make history'.

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Re: Do you consider tying a record as "making history"?

It depends.

Seems in Track and Field, the world record time is constantly broken.

However, in Tennis, the top GS count is rarely broken.

It's like comparing a burst record (via time) v. an endurance record (via count). Count records that happen over a career are more difficult to break than a metric. That's why no one cares on a historical level in tennis if you are serving high MPH serves unless it breaks a record.

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