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cueboyzn
06-07-2008, 09:40 AM
If you were a Tennis Pro, and had a choice of which slam you could win. And that would be the only slam you would win, which slam would it be?

Personally, in the History/Prestige category I would pick Wimbledon.

In terms of electric atmosphere, number of spectators, glitz, glamour and pure adrenalin and excitement etc., Id have to say US Open.. by a mile.

I have yet to see a more intimidating, imposing, electrifying arena than a packed capacity Arthur Ashe stadium, especially at night under the lights. It is absolutely amazing.

joeri888
06-07-2008, 09:47 AM
Wimbledon by a million miles. Than Roland Garros, than US Open. The American hyped thing with the faaaar too big arthur ashe doesn't appeal to me that much.

I don't play tennis myself so can't comment on rather winning on HC or clay

ACE of Hearts
06-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Wimbledon.It has the most prestige.

greenfan
06-07-2008, 09:55 AM
Wimbledon....
The epitome of Grand Slams !

bhallic24
06-07-2008, 09:58 AM
I'll just reply for about 95% of the people here and say Wimbledon. Say you the reading.

TheTruth
06-07-2008, 10:03 AM
It depends on the person. If I was a clay courter I would want to win the French. If I was a traditionalist I would want to win Wimbledon. If I was an excitement junkie I would want to win the US Open. If I was a fitness buff I would want to win the Australian.

If I was a tennis pro I would want to win any one of them. Snobbery between grand slams? Not me!

justsomeecho
06-07-2008, 10:05 AM
US Open. One of the largest stages in tennis.

joeri888
06-07-2008, 10:07 AM
I think not many european people will say US Open.

charlottefromca
06-07-2008, 10:07 AM
Wimbledon for the prestige then US Open for the cash then Roland Garros

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And then the Australian Open

ACE of Hearts
06-07-2008, 10:10 AM
Can someone get me a wildcard for wimbledon?

smO
06-07-2008, 10:11 AM
Wimbledon. Then US open.

beedlejuice22
06-07-2008, 10:13 AM
Wimbledon of course. Isn't that the dream of every tennis player?

malakas
06-07-2008, 10:18 AM
your fifteenth.;)

h7hugo
06-07-2008, 10:27 AM
Roland Garros!! Then Wimby!

lovecr717
06-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Wimbledon.

h7hugo
06-07-2008, 10:37 AM
Everyone said Wimby...and anybody besides me say RG!! interesting..

vive le beau jeu !
06-07-2008, 10:38 AM
US open... after a 5 sets final in an electric night session ! :rolleyes:

Not fulltime player
06-07-2008, 10:44 AM
If you were a Tennis Pro, and had a choice of which slam you could win. And that would be the only slam you would win, which slam would it be?

Personally, in the History/Prestige category I would pick Wimbledon.

In terms of electric atmosphere, number of spectators, glitz, glamour and pure adrenalin and excitement etc., Id have to say US Open.. by a mile.

I have yet to see a more intimidating, imposing, electrifying arena than a packed capacity Arthur Ashe stadium, especially at night under the lights. It is absolutely amazing.

I agree about USO, but Paris still means glamour, Iīd say cool for NY and glamour for Paris.

daddy
06-07-2008, 03:33 PM
If you are Roger Federer, RG. ;) Otherwise we all know Wimbledon has got the edge. When you come to that stage to challange for slams, money is not an issue, fame is, prestigue is. Tradition plays a big role here also.

nickb
06-07-2008, 03:35 PM
Wimbledon...the other 3 slams dont compare...Wimbly has everything.

Nadal_Freak
06-07-2008, 03:39 PM
French Open and Wimbledon. I guess Wimbledon is slightly more but I enjoy watching the French Open more.

Mansewerz
06-07-2008, 03:41 PM
Wimbledon and then the French because the French usually has the least likely of winners. It's so different from many others.

But Wimby is what tennis is known for. If you gave people a choice, they'd probably want to play at wimby because grass is somewhat rare and the gold net posts are badass.

fps
06-07-2008, 03:42 PM
wimbledon cos it's the best one, french because it's the most alien one. then maybe aussie i like aussies.

gj011
06-07-2008, 04:03 PM
In this order:
1. Wimbledon
2. RG
3. AO
4. USO

Jules
06-07-2008, 04:10 PM
French Open! The toughest of them all...

nextfederer
06-07-2008, 04:12 PM
i wouldnt mind which one but becasue im aussie i would love to win AO the crowd at the aussie open is best crowd at any grand slam by a mile. :D

zagor
06-07-2008, 04:12 PM
Wimbledon for tradition,history etc.(it's almost like an unofficial world contest even though all slams are supposedly equal),99% of the players would say the same IMO if they're asked.

veroniquem
06-07-2008, 04:15 PM
The ones on natural surfaces FO and Wimbledon (maybe it's also because I'm European).

Octavianus
06-07-2008, 04:15 PM
If you were a Tennis Pro, and had a choice of which slam you could win. And that would be the only slam you would win, which slam would it be?

Personally, in the History/Prestige category I would pick Wimbledon.

In terms of electric atmosphere, number of spectators, glitz, glamour and pure adrenalin and excitement etc., Id have to say US Open.. by a mile.

I have yet to see a more intimidating, imposing, electrifying arena than a packed capacity Arthur Ashe stadium, especially at night under the lights. It is absolutely amazing.


I FULLY AGREE, the U.S. Open by a mile. I think that the vast majority of pros would rather win the U.S Open than anything else, I know I would if I were a pro.

veroniquem
06-07-2008, 04:16 PM
I FULLY AGREE, the U.S. Open by a mile. I think that the vast majority of pros would rather win the U.S Open than anything else, I know I would if I were a pro.
What's so special about the USO?

Zaragoza
06-07-2008, 04:18 PM
Roland Garros. The most mentally and physically demanding major. The toughest one to win.

Shaolin
06-07-2008, 04:21 PM
Wimbledon first, AO last. USO and RG are interchangeable at #2 & 3.

bumblebee
06-07-2008, 04:21 PM
Roland Garros
Australian Open
Wimbledon
in dat order

Zaragoza
06-07-2008, 04:27 PM
Wimbledon for tradition,history etc.(it's almost like an unofficial world contest even though all slams are supposedly equal),99% of the players would say the same IMO if they're asked.

More players than you think despise Wimbledon or couldnīt care less.
Grass is the least important surface of the 3 right now and thereīs basically nothing on grass besides Wimbledon so some players donīt even bother or donīt take the tournament seriously, even skip it.
Many of them also dislike the treatment they get from the organizers which is understable.
I think the AO would be the least popular choice but it would be pretty balanced between all the other 3.

daddy
06-07-2008, 04:33 PM
More players than you think despise Wimbledon or couldnīt care less.
Grass is the least important surface of the 3 right now and thereīs basically nothing on grass besides Wimbledon so some players donīt even bother or donīt take the tournament seriously, even skip it.
Many of them also dislike the treatment they get from the organizers which is understable.
I think the AO would be the least popular choice but it would be pretty balanced between all the other 3.

Surely you are joking Zara ? I mean surely, for your own good. Wimbledon is as good as you get. The ones which could care less are the ones who can do nothing at it while any normal player would consider it tops. Lendl always had remarks about his only regret being that he has no Wimby titles. All the great champs to name a few like Borg, Sampras, Federer are proud of their Wimbledon achievements.

Grass may be the least important surface but Wimbledon is the most important slam.

2nd_Serve
06-07-2008, 04:36 PM
Wimbledon. But since I am a heavy topspin player, I guess the French would be more reasonable to say. But it's not like I'm going to turn pro haha.

daddy
06-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Where the hell is the poll ? That would sum up the results much easier than having to read all the posts here.

veroniquem
06-07-2008, 04:40 PM
I love Wimbledon for the tradition, it's the most historically prestigious and the FO for the effort required and the longer, more spectacular rallies. The Australian is fun because of the special atmosphere in the audience (rowdy and colorful). The only thing I can say in favor of the USO is that since I live in NY, it's the easiest one for me to go to (and I go every year!) but it's still my least favorite slam.

(Blank)
06-07-2008, 04:44 PM
It'd be a toss up between Wimbledon and the US Open for me. Wimbledon obviously has the tradition and prestige but winning a slam in front of my own country would be great, especially at a late night match with the wild crowd.

zagor
06-07-2008, 04:46 PM
More players than you think despise Wimbledon or couldnīt care less.
Grass is the least important surface of the 3 right now and thereīs basically nothing on grass besides Wimbledon so some players donīt even bother or donīt take the tournament seriously, even skip it.
Many of them also dislike the treatment they get from the organizers which is understable.
I think the AO would be the least popular choice but it would be pretty balanced between all the other 3.

Maybe you're right but all I know is almost every player I heard was interviewed would say if he had a choice he would like win Wimbledon more then any other slam.Wilmbledon is not my favourite slam anyway as in the 90s when I started to watch it was a serve-fest(I like it better now)and I also don't like the rain interrupting the matches and screwing up the schedule but I still think that winning Wimbledon would bring a player most glory and recognition.

NikeWilson
06-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Wimbledon. it's the most prestigious.

but damn, i'd love to win a US Open.

actually, i'd love to win them all!

Zaragoza
06-07-2008, 05:44 PM
The ones which could care less are the ones who can do nothing at it while any normal player would consider it tops.
Grass may be the least important surface but Wimbledon is the most important slam.

Same happens to some players at RG (the overwhelming dominance of hardcourt tournaments in the tour make some players despise other surfaces). There are many players who focus in R.Garros and donīt try so hard in Wimbledon because clay is their best surface, grass is their worst and Wimbledon comes after an intense clay season (and thatīs not the case of just a few players).
I tell you I have read many interviews with current pros from latin countries (and latin players are about half of the top 100) and thatīs what most of them think.
Perhaps itīs shocking for people who just read/watch the english speaking media but they are missing a big part of the picture.
Then add most of americans and french players who would probably pick their home Slams and you will see my point.
There is not one Slam more important than other right now (ranking points, 128 draws, similar prize money...). You can think about the one with most history,tradition...but not most important. Important is not the correct word if you want to rate majors based in your personal preferences.

babolat141
06-07-2008, 06:17 PM
i'd deffinatly go with the us open because i love the energy of tennis i wouldnt mind winning wimbledon but i like it when the crowd goes crazy and everything it's fun and exciting!!!!!

Leelord337
06-07-2008, 06:20 PM
Wimbledon hands down. its the only one non-tennis people know about. thats how sharapova got famous

TheTruth
06-07-2008, 06:21 PM
Same happens to some players at RG (the overwhelming dominance of hardcourt tournaments in the tour make some players despise other surfaces). There are many players who focus in R.Garros and donīt try so hard in Wimbledon because clay is their best surface, grass is their worst and Wimbledon comes after an intense clay season (and thatīs not the case of just a few players).
I tell you I have read many interviews with current pros from latin countries (and latin players are about half of the top 100) and thatīs what most of them think.
Perhaps itīs shocking for people who just read/watch the english speaking media but they are missing a big part of the picture.
Then add most of americans and french players who would probably pick their home Slams and you will see my point.
There is not one Slam more important than other right now (ranking points, 128 draws, similar prize money...). You can think about the one with most history,tradition...but not most important. Important is not the correct word if you want to rate majors based in your personal preferences.

I agree 100%.

flyer
06-07-2008, 06:30 PM
Yeah by points there is not one more valuable than another, but tennis is all about Wimbledon, thats the highest trophy in tennis, if you have a choice to win anything, its Wimbledon

daddy
06-07-2008, 06:36 PM
Why is this so hard to accept ? Formula 1 is driven everywhere and it always awards a winner 12 points. But you know - win in Monte Carlo and win in Malesya are not comparable. As in many other sports, there is this one tournament or place which has a very special meaning to the world.

Just to put things into perspective : Roger Federer first wanted to play professionaly when he saw, Sampras, guess where ? Also Novak Djokovic's idol, the same guy was an inspiration for him. Nadal grew up reaming of Wimbledon title. There you go, these three players should rest the case on what the pro players think about this.

TheTruth
06-07-2008, 06:52 PM
Why is this so hard to accept ? Formula 1 is driven everywhere and it always awards a winner 12 points. But you know - win in Monte Carlo and win in Malesya are not comparable. As in many other sports, there is this one tournament or place which has a very special meaning to the world.

Just to put things into perspective : Roger Federer first wanted to play professionaly when he saw, Sampras, guess where ? Also Novak Djokovic's idol, the same guy was an inspiration for him. Nadal grew up reaming of Wimbledon title. There you go, these three players should rest the case on what the pro players think about this.

I don't know about that. Justine-grew up wanting to win the French. Mauresmo was inspired after seeing Yannick win the French. Different people. Different wants. No more. No less.

flyer
06-07-2008, 07:06 PM
Why is this so hard to accept ? Formula 1 is driven everywhere and it always awards a winner 12 points. But you know - win in Monte Carlo and win in Malesya are not comparable. As in many other sports, there is this one tournament or place which has a very special meaning to the world.

Just to put things into perspective : Roger Federer first wanted to play professionaly when he saw, Sampras, guess where ? Also Novak Djokovic's idol, the same guy was an inspiration for him. Nadal grew up reaming of Wimbledon title. There you go, these three players should rest the case on what the pro players think about this.

great post daddy, right on the money, sure there are some that would rather win other but on the whole Wimby is king...

r2473
06-07-2008, 07:11 PM
Umag

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daddy
06-07-2008, 07:21 PM
great post daddy, right on the money, sure there are some that would rather win other but on the whole Wimby is king...

Well when you have all the big guys of tennis talking about Wimbledon being the top tournament in their books, not only the top three today but likes of Laver, Ashe, Newcombe, Borg, Becker, Edberg, Lendl ( never won it, said the grass is for cows but recently said his only regret is that he did not win the biggest of them all ), Agassi ( when saying about borg selling trophys and that those belong not in hands of the rich but in hands of the champs since its the biggest tournament in the world ). There are other opinions but there is something honorable in taking part in Wimbledon and no one can deny that. Dress code, royalty, history, tradition, hell even the crowd is so polite there. Its a special vibe, unofficial world champs for a century, oldest tennis tournament ever etc. I understand some US players do not feel this way also the part of the Us public which is normal, they have their own to cheer for, but make no mistake - Wimbledon is the biggest of them all in tennis.

kelz
06-07-2008, 08:26 PM
Australian Open

because im australian.

flyer
06-07-2008, 11:11 PM
Australian Open

because im australian.

but you can honestly say that you would rather win the AO, than Wimbledon