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Re: Tennis Discussion Thread - (Olympics)
Wait, what? I think it is clear that Austrailian Open is his strongest slam.
I think i must have meant surface, and mistyped! You're correct, the Aussie Open is his strongest slam at the moment. But the US hardcourt isn't so diffrent from the Aussie hardcourt is it not? The fast surface suits him so he should do pretty well in the US.
As for the argument over weather the Olympics are more important than slams. In terms of the tennis calender, coverage for the slams in comparrison to the olympic tennis tournament etc then no. But I think an Olympic gold is universal, being an Olympic champion isn't something that happens every year and very few get the opportunity to win gold for their country. I think the players will put as much importance on winning Olympic gold as they would win a slam tbh.
In terms of their own sport, winning a slam is better, but in terms of sport in general, winning an Olympic gold medal is pretty much the pinacle of any athlete. Winning gold is pretty much a once in a lifetime opportunity for most tennis players, whereas they have opportunities to win slams multiple times every single year. That's what I think anyways.
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