Is the Olympics just another garden variety tune-up before the U.S. Open? Or the crowning moment of your career? It’s all a matter of perspective.
"I cannot even compare a Grand Slam and the Olympic Games because it’s just so much bigger. This is a dream for every athlete, just to be here. But to be an Olympic champion, this is the top of the career" — Elena Dementieva, 2008 women’s Gold medalist, 0 Grand Slam wins
"For tennis, the Slams are more important" — Rafael Nadal, 2008 men’s Gold medalist, 5 Grand Slam wins