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Rickson
06-15-2006, 06:41 AM
and some tennis fairy granted you one major to win, which one would it be? Remember, you can only choose one.

theace21
06-15-2006, 06:42 AM
Tough one - It would be the US Open...

Arafel
06-15-2006, 06:42 AM
U.S. Open. Easily. For me it's always the most important Slam. The surface, the crowd, the atmosphere. Sigh. In September I'm always bummed that I don't live in NYC anymore. But after those 2 weeks that feeling fades fast!

jaggy
06-15-2006, 06:43 AM
US Open, least specialized surface and toughest field.

Ripper
06-15-2006, 06:46 AM
Isn't Wimbledon considered the most prestigious? Anyway, I guess, if you're from Australia, France, the UK or the US, you'll want to win your home one more than any of the others.

Douggo
06-15-2006, 06:48 AM
2002 Wimbledon. Then one of you could take the 2001 US, and Hewitt would be slamless.

Rickson
06-15-2006, 06:48 AM
Isn't Wimbledon considered the most prestigious? Anyway, I guess, if you're from Australia, France, the UK or the US, you'll want to win your home one more than any of the others.
I'd still rather win Wimbledon and I live in New York. Flushing Meadow is nice and all, but Wimbledon is the one to win.

Rabbit
06-15-2006, 06:50 AM
The Big W for me. I grew up watching it and IMO some of the most memorable matches ever were played there.

Rickson
06-15-2006, 06:52 AM
For so many posters picking Flushing Meadow, I sure see a lack of votes.

Andres
06-15-2006, 07:05 AM
Wimbledon, that's for sure.

Dan007
06-15-2006, 07:07 AM
Tough one between Wimbledon and US Open.

Rickson
06-15-2006, 08:13 AM
Tough one between Wimbledon and US Open.Nothing tough about it.

baseliner
06-15-2006, 08:17 AM
Wimbledon, nothing else close. USO second.

Moose Malloy
06-15-2006, 08:24 AM
Wimbledon. When your obit is written, it will begin with "Wimbledon champ so & so died" & everyone including non-tennis fans will know what that means.

There are US Opens in other sports, I think there's one even in surfing, so the name itself is not as universally equated with tennis.

The fact that there is no "open" listed in the title shows that it is more special than the others.

Breaker
06-15-2006, 08:26 AM
If I were Australian I'd want the Aussie Open and if I were French I'd want the French Open. But since I'm neither I'll go with Wimbledon.

Moose Malloy
06-15-2006, 08:31 AM
If I were Australian I'd want the Aussie Open

Laver, Rosewall, Newcombe, Pat Cash all said that their dream growing up was to win Wimbledon, not the Australian. I really doubt Hewitt would trade his W title in for an Australian.

And many great American players over the years have said the same regarding W.

Rickson
06-15-2006, 08:32 AM
French is dead last? Thought it would be Australian.

flymeng
06-15-2006, 08:54 AM
My favorites to win are in this order:-

1) US Open - Biggest stadium, exciting nite matches
2) Australian Open - Sun and fun, relaxing atmosphere
3) French Open - Not too crazy about the fans
4) Wimbledon - I know about the prestige but I don't care. The uptight rules and short grass court season doesn't appeal to me. Hit or miss game, bad bounces and no rallies is no fun.

Rickson
06-15-2006, 09:05 AM
Wimbledon, Melbourne, Flushing Meadow, and Roland Garros. Wimbledon comes first for the prestige, Melbourne for the babes and beaches, Flushing Meadow because I grew up in Flushing, and Roland Garros because it's fun to hit dropshots on clay.

tnig469
06-15-2006, 09:36 AM
Mine would be the french - the long freakin points with all the endurance needed...then wimbledon, us open, and australian

Rickson
06-15-2006, 09:53 AM
Mine would be the french - the long freakin points with all the endurance needed...then wimbledon, us open, and australian
Long backcourt points are why I picked the FO last.

MTChong
06-15-2006, 10:15 AM
Definitely Wimbledon

Kobble
06-15-2006, 10:30 AM
French Open.

mislav
06-15-2006, 10:36 AM
French Open for me, with Wimbledon being second. For the third place, I'm really undecided between Australian and US Open. That's my personal preference.

In view of their significance I'd say it's Wimby, FO, US Open and Australian Open being last, but not at all insignificant. Gotta love the Slams. :D

fastdunn
06-15-2006, 10:41 AM
You know it's Wimbledon. There's just different aura around it.
Maybe the dress code, maybe the royal family, maybe the grass,
everybody wants to win it. most oveted slam

joe sch
06-15-2006, 11:36 AM
If I were Australian I'd want the Aussie Open and if I were French I'd want the French Open. But since I'm neither I'll go with Wimbledon.
Are you American, so why not the US Open ?
I personally would want the Wimbledon Championship because of the prestige and skills needed to win that lawn tennis championship.

JayxTheKoolest
06-15-2006, 01:09 PM
Wimbledon because of the prestige.

Shabazza
06-15-2006, 01:11 PM
Every one of them, don't care which one first (but with my serve Wimby could be a problem ;) )

Mattle
06-15-2006, 01:13 PM
U.S. Open. Easily. For me it's always the most important Slam. The surface, the crowd, the atmosphere. Sigh. In September I'm always bummed that I don't live in NYC anymore. But after those 2 weeks that feeling fades fast!

US open is great, but don't tell me wimbledon dosen't have atmosphere:P

Rickson
06-15-2006, 01:21 PM
Wimbledon's winning by a landslide. I wonder if Rafa would trade his 2 titles for 2 Wimbledons.

emcee
06-15-2006, 03:44 PM
US Open is the fairest tourny, and it's exciting because it's at the end of the year. I don't think there have been many fluke US Open winners. But if you only won Roland Garros, you'd forever be a "clay court specialist", and if you won Wimby, you'd forever be a "power server", but anyone can win the US Open.

Even Rafa!

Look who's won the US Open (since 1989): Becker, Sampras, Edberg, Agassi, Rafter, Safin, Hewitt, Roddick, and Federer. That's pretty much every great player of the 1990s! Everyone single one of them is a multiple slam winner. Wimbledon has people like Kraijeck, Ivanesivic, and Stich who never did anything in other slams. French Open has people like Gaudio. Everyone knows the Australian is a distant fourth. Therefore, the US Open validates tennis champions like no other slam.

hyperwarrior
06-15-2006, 04:55 PM
Rickson,

My choice in order from the best to the least.

Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open...

superman1
06-15-2006, 04:56 PM
As an American, I'd want the US Open, but Wimbledon is definitely the most prestigious. If you win Wimbledon, people always remember you even if that's all you win. Look at Pat Cash. Then look at Andy Roddick.

HyperHorse
06-15-2006, 04:58 PM
if i were a pro...
id kick total ***....
bang crunch whallop POW!!!!
:-P

dannyjjang
06-15-2006, 05:36 PM
can't avoid the austrilian babes..imagine how many cuties would come get me after i win the austrilian open..yum

J-man
06-15-2006, 06:13 PM
I would want to win the USopen because I love hardcourts and It's my home GS!!!!!!!

tennis_nerd22
06-15-2006, 06:15 PM
wimbledon, because its more prestigous (as mentioned), and cause i hate the french crowd (clay courts arent that bad though). australian and US open are great too, but i like wimbledon more.

however, any one of them is awesome considering the prize money :D lol

Feņa14
06-15-2006, 06:34 PM
It would have to be my home slam of Wimbledon. Just watching a Brit winning would be one of the best days of my life. Winning it myself would be just, well there would be no words to describe it.

You would be immortalised in tennis history forever, the place is so beautiful. Wimbledon has been a part of my life from when I was born, always having it on in the summer and tennis fever gripping the nation. If you could be at the centre of it all there that is just the pinnacle of the game, it doesn't get better.

If I was there and winning it, well your life would be pretty much complete.

Okay back to reality now lol :)

quest01
06-15-2006, 06:44 PM
US open, because i live in the US.

Rickson
06-15-2006, 06:52 PM
US open, because i live in the US.
I grew up in Flushing and although I no longer live there, I'm only a 15 minute drive from Flushing Meadow now, but I'd still rather win Wimbledon.

thejackal
06-15-2006, 07:03 PM
Wimbledon, then the USO

croatian sensation
06-16-2006, 08:35 AM
RG... playing on clay all my life I've never associated tennis with any other surface...so French would be my choice. And then I would sell the trophy to Coria for a reasonable sum of money :mrgreen:

c_zimma
06-16-2006, 05:18 PM
US Open under the lights. That would be sweet.

oscar_2424
06-16-2006, 07:02 PM
US open for me , roland garros second

diegaa
06-17-2006, 05:04 AM
Definetly the french. "Thats the tourney all argies want to win", Guilleromo Vilas. And I agree.

OrangeOne
06-17-2006, 05:33 AM
Wimbledon has people like Kraijeck, Ivanesivic, and Stich who never did anything in other slams.

Michael Stich did win a Grand Slam Cup (1992) and make it to two other GS finals, one being the US (1994) that you were singing the praises of :), the other being the French (1996). We know that not too many Wimbledon winners can make it to the French final, and notably, he beat world #2 & clay legend muster in the R16!.

I guess I'm just saying that I think your call that he "never did anything in other slams" is a little harsh, given he's won a massive tournament indoors, and been to GS finals on hard & clay. Below from atptennis.com I've included the match detail from the Grand Slam Cup, it may not have been a Grand Slam but that's four big names in a row...

R16 Edberg, Stefan (SWE) 7-6 6-7 8-6
Q Krajicek, Richard (NED) 7-6 7-5
S Sampras, Pete (USA) 7-6 7-6 3-6 7-6
W Chang, Michael (USA) 6-2 6-3 6-2

siber222000
06-17-2006, 12:32 PM
ill go with aussie open since hewitt is from aussie ;)

Zeph
06-17-2006, 12:38 PM
Hmmmmmmm.

I think i'd have to say wimbledon, if I recall i think Wimbledon has the most prize money of all the majors.

US open in definately for second.

brucie
06-17-2006, 12:41 PM
Well Im English so Wimbledon!

malakas
06-17-2006, 12:50 PM
I think that my choice in order would be:Wimbledon,French Open,US open and the Australian open.

Warriorroger
06-17-2006, 01:14 PM
I really would like to win RG.

Aykhan Mammadov
06-17-2006, 02:22 PM
If I were a PRO then I'd chose Wimbledon,...

...then I tried to win also RG, AO and USO in a row 4 times in succession. Thus , I'd become the only man in the history who made Grand Slam 4 times consequitively and who won 16 GS beating record of Sampras of 15. Then I'd try to win even more Slams reaching the quantity of 23 slams, and I'd try to win all Masters in the same year giving no chance to any other player to win at least 1 MST.

Thus, I'd become the GOAT of all times and I'd help to stop all discussions at the forum about who is the GOAT.

I'd actively participate at TW forum to share wth u with all my secrets.

I'd take into my friends Santoro and Federer.

And finally I'd win Nadal on clay 30 times in a row with the score 6:1, 6:1, 6:1. 1 game I'd give him in order just not to distress the kid completely.

malakas
06-17-2006, 02:29 PM
If I were a PRO then I'd chose Wimbledon,...

...then I tried to win also RG, AO and USO in a row 4 times in succession. Thus , I'd become the only man in the history who made Grand Slam 4 times consequitively and who won 16 GS beating record of Sampras of 15. Then I'd try to win even more Slams reaching the quantity of 23 slams, and I'd try to win all Masters in the same year giving no chance to any other player to win at least 1 MST.

Thus, I'd become the GOAT of all times and I'd help to stop all discussions at the forum about who is the GOAT.

I'd actively participate at TW forum to share wth u with all my secrets.

I'd take into my friends Santoro and Federer.

And finally I'd win Nadal on clay 30 times in a row with the score 6:1, 6:1, 6:1. 1 game I'd give him in order just not to distress the kid completely.

Wow,you are so generous and kind!!

fantenam08
06-17-2006, 02:53 PM
US Open, in front of home crowd, with a huge group of my family and friends that rivals the J-Block. Wearing electric yellow and cornrows :P

Wimbledon second, I'm not that impressed by the prestige and strict rules, but I'm sure commentators are.

Saito
06-17-2006, 02:54 PM
You sold me on beach babes.... AO :lol:

Rickson
06-17-2006, 06:02 PM
You sold me on beach babes.... AO :lol:
I'm glad I could be of influence.