Depends on what country you're in - I think. I think the top players still put more credence in a grand slam because after your career is over, you will be known or thought of by how may grand slams you had. Players who know they probably would never get a slam, but did win the gold medal (the players from Chile, etc.) that gold medal probably means just as much to them and their country as if they had won a grand slam. Just my opinion.