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Nov 13th, 2012 04:25 AM
binky-GOAT
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

5 slams. Career slam or any variety slam will only be a factor if both players had the same amount of slams.

Number of slams always comes first.
Nov 13th, 2012 04:12 AM
doktor
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

I'd personally take the Career Grand Slam. There's something about the symmetry of it.

And if we're going to turn this into a Masha vs. every other more accomplished tennis player in the history of sport and some who aren't hate thread, can we at least wait till she retires so we get those stats right.
Nov 13th, 2012 12:29 AM
MB.
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by Olórin View Post
What would that asterisk be for?
That you could only win one of the 4 Slams.
Nov 12th, 2012 10:10 PM
tejmeglekvár
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

maybe there should be a math captcha whenever somebody register here or opens a thread.

Also having hamburger every week or eating different things... latter i guess.
Nov 12th, 2012 09:12 PM
Olórin
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by MB. View Post
Career slams.

5 may be greater than 4, but your 5 Slams will always come with an asterix attached. You can't argue a Carrer GS.
What would that asterisk be for?
Nov 12th, 2012 08:59 PM
MB.
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Career slams.

5 may be greater than 4, but your 5 Slams will always come with an asterix attached. You can't argue a Carrer GS.
Nov 12th, 2012 08:57 PM
miffedmax
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by NashaMasha View Post
there are no players who won 5 titles of the same Slam and nothing more..... the closest one is Kuerten who with his 3 RG is inferiour to Capriati and Davenport in terms of achievements (to my mind)

players with great achievements just on one venue as usual have very weak W/L % , might have been considered as mugs outside their best surface.... It diminishes their achievements

for instance
players with CGS or at least 3 Slams on diff surfaces
Agassi 76%
Vilas 76.5%
Becker 77%
Edberg 75%
Wilander 72%
women
Capriati 71%
Hingis 80,5
Sharapova 80,4%
Davenport 79,5




and Kuerten with his just 64,7%..... it's less than Hewitt's , Rafter's, Kafelnikov's and other 2 Slam winners ratio. I rate Gustavo as a member of this group of player , not in the group of Ashe, Vilas , Courier
Molla Mallory won 8 US Opens (more than any other player) and was a runner up at the French and Wimbledon. So she was better than 5-0 at one slam only, albeit before the Open Era.

Anyway, for some reason I'd rather win 5. No real clear reason. Though like Mary Cherry I would yell "This is my house." Actually, I'd yell "This is my house, y'all" because I'm from Texas.
Nov 12th, 2012 08:02 PM
Nicolás89
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by Monzanator View Post
I am still proud of that. Losing to the best player of the decade is no reason to be ashamed of.
Maria and her fans must be the proudest bunch of people there is then.
Nov 12th, 2012 07:12 PM
Lucemferre
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Sharapova's always been special in her own way and I'm glad she's completed the career slam which puts her in a very special place.
Nov 12th, 2012 07:06 PM
gbenga
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by Monzanator View Post
I suspect she doesn't give a damn about whether she fits or not She has a CGS and you can only weep and bang your head against the wall
Of course she cares why else would she still be grinding on tour?? And you don't need to get testy, I commend her career slam achievement I just don't think it is enough to claim that she has achieved more than Henin and Venus just because they have no career slam.
Nov 12th, 2012 07:04 PM
SerenaSlam
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by doomsday View Post
You're making my neck hurt. Maybe you should roll your neck and snap twice instead. Easier to follow than eyes going in circles! GIG!!
Nov 12th, 2012 06:46 PM
Beat
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

career slam. i would start pondering from 6 slams on.
Nov 12th, 2012 06:42 PM
NashaMasha
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by gbenga View Post
^No I didn't. The bolded part is clearly Sharapova.
the problem is that tennis is still about winning Majors and winning all of them , Career can be considered complete if only player managed to win all the titles , including All Slams , YEC, Olympics (since 1988)

Masha has already won All-4 , now for her it's not important what Slam she must win, no pressure on her , whereas Henin was struggling to win Wimbledon and Hingis -French Open , it was their goal , but they couldn't achieve it
Nov 12th, 2012 06:41 PM
Monzanator
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

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Originally Posted by gbenga View Post
Not really if thats all you have. And thats all Sharapova have going for her so far.

Open era CGS:
Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Anyone can see Sharapova as the odd one out. She doesn't quite fit.
I suspect she doesn't give a damn about whether she fits or not She has a CGS and you can only weep and bang your head against the wall

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Originally Posted by young_gunner913 View Post
Lulz.

This reminds me of the time they were taking pride in the Silver Career Slam.
I am still proud of that. Losing to the best player of the decade is no reason to be ashamed of. But you wouldn't understand that and I don't think any Serena fan will. It's the part of cheering for an inferior player and Serena fans have it much easier in all the comparisons. Besides it's not like Maria lost the Career Golden Slam to Kudryavtseva or other mug
Nov 12th, 2012 06:26 PM
gbenga
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

^No I didn't. The bolded part is clearly Sharapova.

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Originally Posted by NashaMasha View Post
Lindsay Davenport on the Wertheim tweet ("what unites the likes of Davenport, Seles, Henin, Hingis - they've never won CGS") answered

Lindsay Davenport ‏@LDavenport76

I believe winning a career grand slam puts her at a higher level in history books even though (so far) she's 'only' won 4 slams.

It's competent opinion.....
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