Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam? - Page 2 - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

View Poll Results: Which would you rather have?

Career Slam 77 59.23%
5 titles of the same slam 53 40.77%
Voters: 130. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #16
country flag doomsday
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13,370
doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute doomsday has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matías. View Post
It would be cool to win 5 Wimbledon or French Open because it would mean you're the best, at least on that surface.
The best the very best should be able to win on EVERY surface in my book.
doomsday is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #17
country flag heavyhorse
Senior Member
 
heavyhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,101
heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute heavyhorse has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NashaP View Post
I'm not referring to ANY players. It is a HYPOTHETICAL situation LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Oh, my bad. You never said that in the OP so I thought you were trying to be shady by referring to an actual player.
heavyhorse is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #18
country flag i.will2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 57
i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice i.will2 is just really nice
Either way you're a Hall of Famer but I think I would rather have the career slam...if I couldn't win 5 Wimbledon titles. Having the career would put me in rare company but having 5 would show consistency or dominance on a surface.
i.will2 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #19
country flag joeh37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,751
joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of joeh37 has much to be proud of
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Difficult decision.
5 slams at the same venue will mean you have probably been a top player for a longer period of time.
A career slam could take place over 2 years and then you disappear.
I think it would come down to other things. If the career slam is over two seasons or so, chances are you will be number one. Whereas 5 identical slams, there is a chance you will never make number one.

I think I would stiill back up the idea that 5slams>4slams so ceteris paribus I would take 5 slams.
__________________
R.I.P Bally

Thankyou for years of service to British tennis




@Joeh_37
joeh37 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #20
country flag Nicolás89
Senior Member
 
Nicolás89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 18,493
Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute Nicolás89 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Quote:
Originally Posted by doomsday View Post
The best the very best should be able to win on EVERY surface in my book.
Lol I said the best on that surface, grass for winning Wimbledon and clay for winning Roland Garros.

And your point is weak because Sharapova won on every surface and she is not the best in nobody elses book but yours.
__________________
LEGEND. Caro. Aga. Sloane. Taylor.
Nicolás89 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #21
country flag égalité
Senior Member
 
égalité's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Hingistan
Posts: 11,911
égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute égalité has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

So "Who do you like more: Sharapova or Venus?"



I say Sharapova career slam.
__________________
Bitttchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh You Better Pay It Honey! The Devil Is A Liar!!!!! Bitches Get Interviews And Shit? Where They Do That At Honey? Girls Are Late Honey!!!! The Queen Needs To Get Into It Honey Cause The Girls Is Late Out Here! Yes Honey Im Throwing Epic Shade!

Management!
égalité is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #22
Volcana
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 22,596
Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute Volcana has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

There's a term in the USA. 'inside baseball'.

It means stuff that only means anything to fanatical purists of the sport. The career slam is that kind of stat. Agassi has the career slam. Sampras doesn't. Does it mean anything as a comparison?

I would rather have Justine Henin's career than Maria Sharapova's (to date).
__________________
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #23
country flag legalise#
17 and counting!
 
legalise#'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 585
legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future legalise# has a brilliant future
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

5 of the same.
legalise# is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:22 PM   #24
country flag L'Enfant Sauvage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,505
L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute L'Enfant Sauvage has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Depends on a couple of things... 5 of which slam? PERSONALLY I would take Calendar Grand Slam >>>>> 5 Wimbledons > Non calendar Career Slam > 5 of any other slam. I mean winning FIVE fucking titles on a surface, even RG with our awful clay era is pretty badass. That's like, total domination(which I've always valued over versatility, within reason that is.) But with equal career accomplishments as far as titles won, YEC/OG/T1s, weeks at #1 etc, the career slam player would be statistically GREATER. I'll still take 5 Wimbledons though
__________________
Queen LordRena Williams XVII
Lady Venus / Princess Vika / Lady Aga
Rise of Madison Keys / Rebirth of GOATra Kvitova

(Anyone playing Sharapova)
L'Enfant Sauvage is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #25
country flag Natural Joe
Senior Member
 
Natural Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In The Lost Woods
Posts: 11,720
Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute Natural Joe has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

I have a feeling this thread will derail to yet another Sharapova vs everybody else discussion.

I think it depends a bit on which time we're talking about. Back in the days when the surfaces weren't as homogenized I think I would have preferred a career slam. Nowadays I guess I'd rather have 5 slams than 4 because it's "easier" to be successful on all surfaces with the same style of play.

Last edited by Natural Joe : Nov 11th, 2012 at 05:56 PM.
Natural Joe is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #26
country flag Mary Cherry.
.
 
Mary Cherry.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10,989
Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute Mary Cherry. has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

5 of the same so I could be really obnoxious and yell "THIS IS MY HOME LOLOL" every time I win.
Mary Cherry. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #27
country flag acetoace
Senior Member
 
acetoace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 953
acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute acetoace has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

Why is it that most idiotic threads on TF are created by desperate pova fan base? I mean why? Always something from them trying to make pova look better than she earned on the courts. Great players are respected not just for winning the big ones, but also for having the ability to defend slams. Pova has never, I mean NEVER defended any slam in almost 10yrs and they think she deserves the same respect accorded to great players like Henin, Kim and Venus?

Fluke Career Slam spanning almost a decade to accomplish & made possible by cupcake draws don't equate winning multiple slams in a season and defending same. Henin was off 2yrs from the tour and still came back to woop this phony player to shreds on clay. Of course, pova defeated SARA ERRANI to win FO

Not long ago, pova was labelled "Qeen of Grass" just b/cos she won Wimby 04 and couple of next to nothing MM grass titles in 05 just to front. Um.....FF to 2012, any reason why we no longer hear them call her "Queen of Grass" anymore? I think we all know the answer to that. Now, according to her hallucinating fans, the "fraud in pova" is now "Queen of Clay" just b/cos....... . 2013 will be here soon and we would see how their fraudulent claim holds up. As history thaught us in the past, the "Queen of Australia" joke turned out to be an epic fail as was the "Queen of USO & Hardcourt" nonsense they peddled on TF for years.
acetoace is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #28
country flag Start da Game
Senior Member
 
Start da Game's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: pirru's heart
Posts: 3,500
Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute Start da Game has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

i would take 5 slams if all of them were either french or wimbledon......if not, career slam......
__________________
tsvetana pironkova's no.1 lover

enlighten yourself...
Start da Game is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #29
bandabou
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 39,185
bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute bandabou has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

What's with these Mashatards, these day?! Career-slam this and that?! Maria has 4 majors TOTAL..it's great that she managed to win all 4 once...but let's stop the delusion that it somehow means that she is in ANY conversation about greatness.

Her position is along with Kim Clijsters/ Martina Hingis..so stop with the hyping like Maria's somehow in the Juju/Vee group.
bandabou is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 11th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #30
country flag homogenius
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 15,844
homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute homogenius has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Which would you rather have? Career Slam or 5 titles of the same slam?

career slam
homogenius is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios