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How Many Weeks at #1 is Worth One Slam?

**Swish**:

Number of slams is the best stat that determines how great a player is.

Another stat, weeks at #1, is also another stat that's highly important.

If someone has 4 slams and 1 year at #1, is this as good as someone who has 3 slams and 3 years at #1?

There has to be a point where a certain number of weeks is equal to a slam.

I'll start it off by saying a nice round number of 52 weeks is equal to a slam.

Discuss.

**Alex**:

interesting thread Swish. I think that staying as long at #1 simply shows your consistency/overall quality compared to the field in a long run. it's hard. we tennis lovers don't sometimes understand how difficult is to be and stay on top of the world.

**jesse james**:

Counting slams has consistently been the measure of greatness in the top players. Weeks at no1 is a secondary measure-though it only has any real utility when applied to players who's slam tally is very close.

**FreakyGOAT > CD**:

Rios had 6 weeks at number one with no slams...

So we can safely assume >6 weeks = a slam. Let's go with 7.

**Swish**:

--- Quote from: Freak3yman84 on March 06, 2013, 05:53:34 PM ---Rios had 6 weeks at number one with no slams...

So we can safely assume >6 weeks = a slam. Let's go with 7.

--- End quote ---

Lets give him a 500 tournament. That's about right.

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