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ace high
03-30-2010, 11:05 AM
Mine is Wimbledon.

namelessone
03-30-2010, 11:07 AM
Can't really pick between RG and WB,though I like all of them. I'm gonna go with RG since I grew up playing on clay.

All-rounder
03-30-2010, 11:11 AM
Now and Forever it will always be Wimbledon

valiant
03-30-2010, 11:11 AM
Wimby ... its always been dear :D

Gustavo Kuerten
03-30-2010, 11:11 AM
In before American clowns who say US Open.

valiant
03-30-2010, 11:12 AM
Can't really pick between RG and WB,though I like all of them. I'm gonna go with RG since I grew up playing on clay.

Also you like Rafa :)

samprasvsfederer123
03-30-2010, 11:15 AM
wow im first to say the australian open, for me the australian open rules all i prefer the atmoshpere of it all, its the first grand slam, you cant help but speculate how everyone is going to do i like the quality of the matches, wimbledon is great its my 2nd favorite, french open seems a bit kind of boring i dont know seems more like the most quiet grand slam, then us open is also good like how the who arena is like a roman arena as the commentators voice echoes around the biggest tennis arena in the world, its also the fastest and

from least to greatest in terms of me liking it

australian open, wimbledon, us open, french open

tempted to put us open ahead of wimbledon

Li Ching Yuen
03-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Although technically it should be one of Wimbledon or Roland Garros, mine is Australian Open, by far.

CMM
03-30-2010, 11:18 AM
Wimbledon.............

ace high
03-30-2010, 11:18 AM
Anyone else think the long rallys of the French gets kinda boring?

Gustavo Kuerten
03-30-2010, 11:19 AM
My list is:

1. Roland Garros
2. Wimbledon
3. US Open
4. Australian Open

Gustavo Kuerten
03-30-2010, 11:19 AM
Anyone else think the long rallys of the French gets kinda boring?
Claycourt tennis is the most beautiful form, in my opinion.

jamesblakefan#1
03-30-2010, 11:20 AM
In before American clowns who say US Open.

American clown saying US Open. ;)

quest01
03-30-2010, 11:20 AM
The US Open is my favorite because I'm an American.

LameTennisPlayer
03-30-2010, 11:20 AM
my pick is wimbledon

dcdoorknob
03-30-2010, 11:22 AM
In before American clowns who say US Open.

Hi I am American and my favorite slam is the US Open.

*thows a banana cream pie at your face*

*Val*
03-30-2010, 11:25 AM
Wow, people not that keen on the Australian Open? I love it! Though I'm still not sure which one to pick.

ace high
03-30-2010, 11:26 AM
Apart from just being American any other reason why you like the US?

Fea14
03-30-2010, 11:29 AM
1. Wimbledon
2. Australian Open
3. French Open
4. US Open

Peters
03-30-2010, 11:31 AM
I enjoy all 4 (like any proper tennis fan) but Wimbledon in my opinion is the only GS that transcends tennis and is a landmark occasion across all sports.

I don't even need to hesitate for a second to vote for Wimby.

rovex
03-30-2010, 11:32 AM
1. Wimbledon
2. Australian Open
3. US Open
4. French Open

Ripster
03-30-2010, 11:37 AM
I enjoy all four but I'd give the edge to Roland Garros just because I have the best memories of that tournament.

samprasvsfederer123
03-30-2010, 11:37 AM
question now that i find the chance, why is it that in wimbledon the ball strike sounds more hollow or more echoing if you get me.

Ocean Drive
03-30-2010, 11:39 AM
Now: Australian Open, US Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon.

5-10 years ago: Roland Garros, Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon.

namelessone
03-30-2010, 11:39 AM
Also you like Rafa :)

Yeah but clay was my fav surface before he was even on tour.

Ledigs
03-30-2010, 11:41 AM
I put Wimbledon because I like the surface, it's unique, but I also like the USOpen because of the weather. Just gorgeous that time of year

Danstevens
03-30-2010, 11:44 AM
1.) Wimbledon
2.) French open
3.) Australian open
4.) US open

ace high
03-30-2010, 11:49 AM
question now that i find the chance, why is it that in wimbledon the ball strike sounds more hollow or more echoing if you get me.

Not sure but it might be coz the players tend to use a lower string tension on grass, and coz of that it makes a louder noise.

Sephiroth619
03-30-2010, 12:15 PM
Aussie!!!!

Gorecki
03-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Cincy...

courtesy of Sugar E. S. H.

borg number one
03-30-2010, 12:27 PM
Wimbledon.

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jamesblakefan#1
03-30-2010, 01:03 PM
In before American clowns who say US Open.

This is coming from the clown who started thread titled "Which WTA girl is best in bed". What a joke.

fedhingis515
03-30-2010, 01:17 PM
US Open, love watching play on the fast hardcourts.

bezs
03-30-2010, 01:22 PM
Wimbledon for sure

zagor
03-30-2010, 01:26 PM
It's pointless to vote when the real slam isn't even in the poll.

mikro112
03-30-2010, 01:27 PM
Definitely Australian Open:

1. Polite and knowledgable tennis fans.
2. Best color scheme.
3. Best atmosphere.
4. Night matches.

My second favorite GS are the US Open, followed by RG (because I grew up on clay). My least favorite is Wimbledon.

Zefer
03-30-2010, 01:28 PM
1) Wimbledon
2) US Open
3) Australian Open
4) French Open

ace high
03-30-2010, 02:26 PM
It's pointless to vote when the real slam isn't even in the poll.

Which slam is that?

All-rounder
03-30-2010, 02:29 PM
Which slam is that?
Cincinnati

valiant
03-30-2010, 02:29 PM
Which slam is that?

Since you are new. Cincinnati is the 5th slam.

Supreme Being
03-30-2010, 02:33 PM
my favorite slam is none of the above. My favorite slam is upside your head OP! :shock:

*Val*
03-30-2010, 02:36 PM
I love them all, but went for Aussie Open, I think second choice would be Wimbledon (I'm from UK :D) but I'm just drawn to the AO, as mirko112 said:

Definitely Australian Open:

1. Polite and knowledgable tennis fans.
2. Best color scheme.
3. Best atmosphere.
4. Night matches.


I like the atmosphere, the heat in day matches, the awesome night matches, the courts, the crowd, the energy, everything. Also it's the first calendar slam, it's great to see what form players are in when they come back (and it means the kick-start of the new season!). Also, Tsonga plays well there :D Who can forget him prowling the two-tone blue surface at the Rod Laver arena like a panther dressed all in black, dominating Nadal as though he were nothing? One of the greatest moments ever for us Tsonga fans!

And the AO 2009 was great too, that semifinal with Nadal and Verdasco, and of course the final. Great memories!

Justin Side
03-30-2010, 03:01 PM
Wimbledon. Especially now that it has a roof on the main court.

VamosSR
03-30-2010, 03:19 PM
US Open.. because it's the only one I can attend without paying for airfare..

wilfreb
03-30-2010, 03:33 PM
AO!

10char

OKUSA
03-30-2010, 03:36 PM
US Open because I live in New York, of course

cquandt
03-30-2010, 03:47 PM
The French! So gritty and emotional. Not all about ball bashing and all about keeping mentally ahead of your opponent. Five sets on clay is a long way to go. and then the Aussie. Cuz there is almost always a breakout kid

kishnabe
03-30-2010, 03:47 PM
I love sliding on the dirt...all of the champions at Roland Garros are my favourite to watch...as a kid seeing Agassi lose many time and seeing Courier play in those finals it was awesome. French open is a slam with deserving clay court champions...The surface is awesome...the bounce is high...long rallies...loads of endurance needed in the matches... the real test of tennis player athletism.

Rosewall won 10 titles...Borg won 6 titles there..Nadal won 4 titles there...Fed reached 5 consecutive Finals there...Obviously fitness of a high degree is needed to win or real high attacking S and V like McEnroe, Edberg, Pannata at least won it once or got to the finals.

So in terms of fitness, and my love for the clay, and the name Roland Garros has a nice ring to it, and....so that is why it is my favourite slam.

1.) Roland Garros
2.) Wimbledon
3.) Australian Open
4.)US open
5.) Cincy Open

samprasvsfederer123
03-30-2010, 04:12 PM
Definitely Australian Open:

1. Polite and knowledgable tennis fans.
2. Best color scheme.
3. Best atmosphere.
4. Night matches.

My second favorite GS are the US Open, followed by RG (because I grew up on clay). My least favorite is Wimbledon.

amen brother

WilsonWest
03-30-2010, 04:24 PM
Wimbledon since I have always played on grass and can't stand hard courts

abraxas21
03-30-2010, 04:32 PM
1-Roland Garros
2- US Open
3- Australian Open
4- Wimbledon

abraxas21
03-30-2010, 04:35 PM
I love them all, but went for Aussie Open, I think second choice would be Wimbledon (I'm from UK :D) but I'm just drawn to the AO, as mirko112 said:



I like the atmosphere, the heat in day matches, the awesome night matches, the courts, the crowd, the energy, everything. Also it's the first calendar slam, it's great to see what form players are in when they come back (and it means the kick-start of the new season!). Also, Tsonga plays well there :D Who can forget him prowling the two-tone blue surface at the Rod Laver arena like a panther dressed all in black, dominating Nadal as though he were nothing? One of the greatest moments ever for us Tsonga fans!

And the AO 2009 was great too, that semifinal with Nadal and Verdasco, and of course the final. Great memories!

I like the USO a lot mostly because of the atmosphere it has. The crowd really gets involved in the matches and adds to the overall tension and passion of the game.

By contrast, I always felt that in Wimby the crowd was much to quiet at times or certainly not as cheerful and loud as in the other GS.

rainingaces
03-30-2010, 04:52 PM
Wimbles
Ozzie
french
us open

Wimbledon is special, cant explain it but it seems more important.

Semi-Pro
03-30-2010, 04:58 PM
US Open since it is in my time zone. :)

maddogz32
03-30-2010, 07:34 PM
my favorite is wimbledon, but i dont get to see as much of it cause its not on my time zone, i watch the US open the most because its on my time zone

Algo214
03-31-2010, 04:58 AM
1)Wimbledon
2)Australian Open
3)US Open
4)Roland Garros

fps
03-31-2010, 10:08 AM
wimbledon!!

forzamilan90
03-31-2010, 11:03 AM
tie between wimbledon and us open

TommieF
03-31-2010, 11:17 AM
I am an American who ranks Wimbledon the top. US Open a distance second.

Kevinfiji
03-31-2010, 03:48 PM
Only ever been to the Australian Open but love watching Wimbledon, cos the grounds etc look so beautiful.... lol

samprasvsfederer123
03-31-2010, 03:51 PM
they should make the french open more exiting, i just dont feel it when im watching, it shouldnt be that way,

its problably just me

soyizgood
03-31-2010, 03:59 PM
US Open. Win this and folks other than die-hard tennis fans know your name. Played in the financial, media, entertainment capital of the world. Bring it on or just go home. The only major where it's been won only by #1's consistently (only 3 players in the Open era have won this and did not attain #1, counting Del Potro) It has the USO Series leading up to it and it pays out the most of any slam. Much of the world followed the USO's lead in going to hardcourts.

GO USO!!!

Rhino
04-01-2010, 01:39 AM
Having been to them all multiple times, I'd say the Aus Open is the best from a spectators point of view.

Wimbledon would be the best to win.

Rhino
04-01-2010, 01:41 AM
they should make the french open more exiting, i just dont feel it when im watching, it shouldnt be that way,

its problably just me

How is it less exciting on TV? It's two pros on a tennis court right? Unless you don't like the speed of clay itself and the length of the rallies. Personally I love clay court tennis.

statto
04-01-2010, 02:02 AM
1. Wimbledon. Best time zone for me to catch the most tennis, best TV coverage of any of the slams in my country. Made better last year by the ability for them to now finish matches into the night.

2. Roland Garros. Time zone just as good as Wimbledon, but TV coverage is not so good and the crowd is often filled with jerks.

3. US Open. Not a great time zone for me. Matches don't start till 5pm, and the best matches are in the early hours of the morning. It's also way too commercialised.

4. Australian Open. Awful time zone, so don't get to watch much live unless I stay up till stupid o'clock.

ProgressoR
04-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Wimbledon is the best, many reasons.

1) Grass, the way tennis is meant to be played
2) We already have the home of football, rugby, cricket, and tennis naturally falls into the same category
3) strawberrys and cream
4) best crowd, most intelligent, tennis savvy
5) sense of history and tradition
6) Henman Hill, Murray's molehill, or whatever its called now
7) The fact a home player just cannot win at wimbledon, its great

sh@de
04-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Oz open. The time zone is right for me :)

Oh, and I absolutely love those blue courts.

statto
04-01-2010, 02:53 AM
US Open. Win this and folks other than die-hard tennis fans know your name. Played in the financial, media, entertainment capital of the world. Bring it on or just go home. The only major where it's been won only by #1's consistently (only 3 players in the Open era have won this and did not attain #1, counting Del Potro) It has the USO Series leading up to it and it pays out the most of any slam. Much of the world followed the USO's lead in going to hardcourts.

GO USO!!!

Not correct. Four players have won the USO without getting to #1 (Del Potro, Vilas, Orantes and Ashe). Wimbledon is not far off that with six (Ivanisevic, Krajicek, Stich, Cash, Ashe and Kodes).

The Australian and French are really disadvantaged using that yardstick though, as there are a lot of clay court specialists who aren't consistent enough on other surfaces to get a #1 ranking, and the Australian wasn't even entered by a lot of the top players for years.

diggler
04-01-2010, 02:58 AM
I like the speed of the US Open courts.

I'm an Aussie so Aussie Open is obviously convenient to me.

PSNELKE
04-01-2010, 03:22 AM
boy I hate Roland Garros
I hate these slow clay courts
Im happy again with the begginning of Wimby and the Hard Court season

1.Wimbledon
2.Australian Open
3.US Open
4.Roland Garros

Peters
04-01-2010, 04:20 AM
Of all the 'best GS' poll threads there's been on TT, has Wimbledon ever not won?

THUNDERVOLLEY
04-01-2010, 05:32 AM
Wimbledon & the U.S. Open: Tie--thanks to great history and being the stage for an almost embarassing number (for the other slams) of all-time great showdowns (and serving as repeat venues for many of the most explosive players in history). AO is a distant third on the list, with the FO at a deserved 4th place.

TheNatural
04-01-2010, 05:52 AM
Wimbledon, then AO and FO. Then USO

diggler
04-01-2010, 06:40 AM
Wimbledon & the U.S. Open: Tie--thanks to great history and being the stage for an almost embarassing number (for the other slams) of all-time great showdowns (and serving as repeat venues for many of the most explosive players in history). AO is a distant third on the list, with the FO at a deserved 4th place.

US Open doesn't have that much history at Flushing Meadows.

US does annoy me for having men's semis on the day before the final.

I appreciate the commercial imperatives, but Aussie Open is player friendly with Thurs and Fri night semis.

jean pierre
04-01-2010, 06:59 AM
Not correct. Four players have won the USO without getting to #1 (Del Potro, Vilas, Orantes and Ashe). Wimbledon is not far off that with six (Ivanisevic, Krajicek, Stich, Cash, Ashe and Kodes).

The Australian and French are really disadvantaged using that yardstick though, as there are a lot of clay court specialists who aren't consistent enough on other surfaces to get a #1 ranking, and the Australian wasn't even entered by a lot of the top players for years.

Vilas was n 1 in 1977, whatever says ATP.