Grand Slam wish

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  1. adil1972

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    if you have the ability to grant one grand slam to one male and one female player who has not won any grand slam, which one it will be
     
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  2. Agassifan

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    The only acceptable answer to this question before USO12 would've been Murray/Wimbledon
     
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  3. Flash O'Groove

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    It would be for me.
     
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  4. adil1972

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    is not it weired that andy 6 grand slam finals appearences features only 3 times federer and 3 times djokovic, murray never faced nadal or any other opponent in a grand slam final
     
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  5. The Meat

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    Tommy Haas, he had chances before Federer really started making an impact in the grandslams. Maybe an AO title, if only he wasn't injured so much....
     
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  6. joeri888

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    Why? Because he's more talented than other players? I'd love for guys like Ferrer, Davydenko, Haas, Nalbandian, Baghdatis, Tsonga to win a slam more than Murray. Why aren't those acceptable answers?
     
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  7. joeri888

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    To answer the OP:

    Nalbandian FO 2013
    or Haase Wimbledon 2013 (just for Dutch tennis)

    with the women: Kiki Bertens FO 2013
    or Dinara Safina WIMBLEDON ;)
     
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  8. Masayoshi

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    Probably:

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Wimbledon
    Ana Ivanovic - Wimbledon


    They both have explosive, inconsistent games (though Jo is far better recently) and are two of my favorite people in the sport. Wimbledon because it's the fast surface suitable for attacking, and it's the one that everyone dreams of winning. Also, Ana already has the French [though that's the one least suited to her ability!].

    In both cases, I think the 7 matches they win in the tournament would be fun to watch.

    EDIT: just saw that it was people who haven't won a slam. in that case, I'd probably go with someone like Aga Radwanska, because I like her style of play, and would like to see it improve enough to be slam-winning level. Still Wimbledon, because Wimby's awesome.
     
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  9. tennis_pro

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    I agree. It would have to be me.
     
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  10. robin7

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    Andy Roddick @ Wimbledon 2009.

    Justine Henin @ Wimbledon 2006.
     
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  11. Bryan Swartz

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    Methinks there is an incredible level of reading comprehension fail going on here.

    Emphasis added. So far, 8 people have replied in this thread, resulting in two actual qualifying answers to the question. Guh. :)

    As for me, I'd pick Kei Nishikori to win an AO, and Caroline Wozniacki to win a Wimbledon. Preferably 12-10 in the third over Serena, and then laugh hysterically at what happened on this board.
     
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    Haas or Brian Baker
     
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    Andy Murray
     
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  14. Jeffrey573639

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    Did someone steal his US open title?:confused:
     
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    Federer, it took the clay goat to stop him!
     
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    Caroline Wozniacki, any slam, mainly due to her being born the same day as my youngest daughter. But, I realize she may never have what it takes to win one.
     
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  17. tennis_pro

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    We have a winner.

    (the) Grand Slam/ (a) Grand Slam = WINNING ALL 4 IN 1 YEAR
    Grand Slam CHAMPIONSHIPS, MAJORS = 1 OF THE 4

    I see it's a common mistake.
     
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  18. joeri888

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    Except Its not a mistake anymore. Only americans refer to tennis majors golf style. The grand slam is all four. Winning a grand slam tournament is winning one of the four tournaments constituting the grandslam.
     
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  19. Jeepers

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    Nalbandian!
     
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  20. pound cat

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    Marcelo Rios. Such a great, great talent, but he loved to party too much.
     
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    I would have to say as well, Andy Roddick with the 09 Wimbledon. He played so well in that final just to come up SO close!
     
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  22. Andres

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    Nalbandian winning USO 2003 and changing his career.
     
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  23. mariecon

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    yes, today people refer the the majors as grand slams or slams and winning all four as a career grand slam and winning all four in one year as a calendar year grand slam (CYGS)
     
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  24. Terenigma

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    I would give Tim Henman wimbledon.

    There are more deserving players who are better than Tim for sure but he gets my vote due to the rediculous pressure he got there but never getting past the semi.
     
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  25. vive le beau jeu !

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    wimbledon to baghdatis.
     
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  26. Relinquis

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    Marcelo Ríos. I still can't understand why he couldn't get one...

    On the women's side i'd pick Kimiko Date, for still playing pro tennis and beating pros half her age at 42 years old...
     
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  27. zam88

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    i agree i would've liked for him to get that 2009 Wimbledon.

    i would GLADLY trade the 2009 Wimbledon from Roger's trophy box for the 2009 USO or the 2009 AO, or another FO.... or even the 2005 AO match against Safin which was a virtual title match
     
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  28. augustobt

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    Andy Roddick - Wimbledon

    It was heartbreaking to see him get so close so many times.

    Safina - I know she isn't popular on the boards, but I feel like if she could have won a single major she could have become a much better player. She wanted it almost to bad to the point she suffered constant mental breakdowns.
     
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  30. mariecon

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    Soderling 2010 Roland Garros. Considering he was the only guy ever to beat Nadal in Paris, I think he deserved to do it again, this time in a final.

    (although I'm glad he didn't win it in 2009 because I wanted Federer to get his 1st RG). :wink:
     
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  31. pound cat

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    As I said in my post on page 1, Rios like to party too much. And he had injury problems, his back I think.
     
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  32. tennis_pro

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    omg the reading comprehension of some people...

    "if you could give a major to a player who is NOT a major champion who would it be"

    roddick, federer, li na etc. dont qualify:?

    Id give one to Nalby btw
     
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  33. GoaLaSSo

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    I was thinking it meant that they haven't won that particular major, like roddick and wimbledon :oops:
     
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  34. malbaker86

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    Ferrer w/Soderling and Tsonga being in 2nd and 3rd

    she was never GS winning materail but Anna Kournikova for the females
     
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    i misread the topic.

    I'd give one to Anna Kournikova, because she's blazing hot
     
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    2013 Wimbledon Tsonga...2 Semi and a Queens finalist.
    2013 French Open Jankovic....Mulitple FO semi, and mutltple Rome titiles.....too good on this surface not to win it with such a weak clay field.
     
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  37. Rogael Naderer

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    Once upon a time it was....

    I agree though, Wimbledon should be the place where agressive and fearless players should be able to rise through and upsets should be the norm, Rosol did it (though it took him five sets) and if the courts were faster it would be more common and good for the sport.

    Why shouldn't Isner, Raonic, Karlovic (Roddick) be able to serve their way to the final? Clay favours grinders, Hard courts favour grinders and grass... well I just don't know anymore!
     
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    Australian Open-Tsonga

    French Open-Brian Baker

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    1986 US open to Miroslav Mecir

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  41. tudwell

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    I want Tsonga to win Wimbledon.
     
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    Wozniacki. She takes a lot of crap for never winning a slam when #1. Deservedly so, but still.
     
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    This. I was gonna say exactly the same thing.
     
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  44. tennis_badger

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    def wimbledon for tim henman
    i know he already has GS but also AO for hewitt
     
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    Male: Berdych, female: Woz

    But I don't really want to grant that wish. What I want is for a player to achieve CYGS in my lifetime. And preferably a player I like but that may be asking for a lot...
     
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    David Ferrer, Roland Garros
     
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    Nadal vs Federer in French Open final. With Federer winning.

    Nadal vs Federer in US Open first time ever, any round.
     
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  48. _craze

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    Nishikori or Tomich winning Wimbledon would be awesome.

    And Stephens winning this AO would have been nice....
     
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  49. Mainad

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    The OP asked us to nominate players who had never won any other Slams! :)

    For me:

    Men:

    Tim Henman to win Wimbledon.

    Women:

    Agnieszka Radwanska to win Wimbledon.
     
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  50. augustobt

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    Radwanksa (AKA Simon that pee seated) winning wimbledon would make me sadder.
     
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