If you were a pro...

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Rickson, Jun 15, 2006.

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which one?

  1. Wimbledon because of the prestige

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  2. French because of the grind

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  3. US because I love hard courts

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  4. Australian because of the beach babes

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  1. Rickson

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    and some tennis fairy granted you one major to win, which one would it be? Remember, you can only choose one.
     
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  2. theace21

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    Tough one - It would be the US Open...
     
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  3. Arafel

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    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!
     
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  4. jaggy

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    US Open, least specialized surface and toughest field.
     
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  5. Ripper

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    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.
     
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  6. Douggo

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    2002 Wimbledon. Then one of you could take the 2001 US, and Hewitt would be slamless.
     
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  7. Rickson

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    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.
     
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  8. Rabbit

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    The Big W for me. I grew up watching it and IMO some of the most memorable matches ever were played there.
     
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  9. Rickson

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    For so many posters picking Flushing Meadow, I sure see a lack of votes.
     
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  10. Andres

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    Wimbledon, that's for sure.
     
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  11. Dan007

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    Tough one between Wimbledon and US Open.
     
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  12. Rickson

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    Nothing tough about it.
     
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  13. baseliner

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    Wimbledon, nothing else close. USO second.
     
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  14. Moose Malloy

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    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.
     
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  15. Breaker

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    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.
     
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  16. Moose Malloy

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    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.
     
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  17. Rickson

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    French is dead last? Thought it would be Australian.
     
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  18. flymeng

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    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.
     
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  19. Rickson

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    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.
     
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  20. tnig469

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    Mine would be the french - the long freakin points with all the endurance needed...then wimbledon, us open, and australian
     
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  21. Rickson

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    Long backcourt points are why I picked the FO last.
     
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  22. MTChong

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    Definitely Wimbledon
     
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  23. Kobble

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    French Open.
     
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  24. mislav

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    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
     
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  25. fastdunn

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    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
     
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  26. joe sch

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    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.
     
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  27. JayxTheKoolest

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    Wimbledon because of the prestige.
     
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  28. Shabazza

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    Every one of them, don't care which one first (but with my serve Wimby could be a problem ;) )
     
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  29. Mattle

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    US open is great, but don't tell me wimbledon dosen't have atmosphere:p
     
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  30. Rickson

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    Wimbledon's winning by a landslide. I wonder if Rafa would trade his 2 titles for 2 Wimbledons.
     
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  31. emcee

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    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.
     
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  32. hyperwarrior

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    Rickson,

    My choice in order from the best to the least.

    Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open...
     
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  33. superman1

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    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.
     
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  34. HyperHorse

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    if i were a pro...
    id kick total ASS....
    bang crunch whallop POW!!!!
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  35. dannyjjang

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    can't avoid the austrilian babes..imagine how many cuties would come get me after i win the austrilian open..yum
     
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  36. J-man

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    I would want to win the USopen because I love hardcourts and It's my home GS!!!!!!!
     
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  37. tennis_nerd22

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    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
     
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  38. Feña14

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    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 :)
     
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  39. quest01

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    US open, because i live in the US.
     
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  40. Rickson

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    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.
     
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  41. thejackal

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    Wimbledon, then the USO
     
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  42. croatian sensation

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    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:
     
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  43. c_zimma

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    US Open under the lights. That would be sweet.
     
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  44. oscar_2424

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    US open for me , roland garros second
     
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  45. diegaa

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    Definetly the french. "Thats the tourney all argies want to win", Guilleromo Vilas. And I agree.
     
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  46. OrangeOne

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    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
     
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  47. siber222000

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    ill go with aussie open since hewitt is from aussie ;)
     
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  48. Zeph

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    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.
     
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  49. brucie

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    Well Im English so Wimbledon!
     
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  50. malakas

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    I think that my choice in order would be:Wimbledon,French Open,US open and the Australian open.
     
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