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post #5 of (permalink) Old Sep 9th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Olórin
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Re: Importance of the olympics?

I think the Olympics is on a par, perhaps slightly more valuable than a YECs title.

A lot of people say it's got more value because it only comes round once every four years; but despite that fact, you get many top players not playing. I know some players like Serena said the Olympics were their main goal this summer, but I still can't help but wonder if Serena would have jumped around the court in quite such an excited manner if she had won the Olympics as she did when she won the Open.

It's clearly a very important tournament, but nowhere near as prestigous as a slam. Great players always win it, but great players always win the YECs, great players always win Miami, great players always win Indian Wells.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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