Which Slam Do You Enjoy Watching the Most?

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Which Slam Do you Enjoy the Most?

  1. French Open

    15.5%
  2. Wimbledon

    36.9%
  3. US Open

    32.1%
  4. Australian Open

    15.5%
  1. Nadal_Freak

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    We know Wimbledon is probably the most prestige slam but a better question is which slam is the most enjoyable to watch?
     
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  2. tkauffm

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    Although watching the Australian is hectic because matches for me start at 12:30 am, I really think that the best tennis is played there. Most of the players have taken time off, so they're fresh. I didn't get to watch the last one because I was backpacking for a month (boo who, right?) but I thought that the rebound ace was conducive to great shot making. Hopefully the new stuff isn't too different.

    Wimbledon is probably a close second for me
     
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  3. Eviscerator

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    My order;

    Wimbledon

    US Open

    Australian

    French
     
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  4. daddy

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    I can not choose. I am always very excited to watch any of them and I have a few reasons. RG because of clay and its really unique. Wimby - we all know why, tradition goes a long way back. USO - always excelent thrilling matches and big crowds ! Aussie - first in the year, always has a surprise comers there and a good evaluation of whats to come during the year ! There you go !
     
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  5. zagor

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    USO although AO is a very close second.
     
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  6. Octavianus

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    U.S Open (by far the most favourite)

    Australian
     
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  7. Feña14

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    Wimbledon's fantastic, can't be beaten in my eyes.

    The French is good when you see the top clay courters on top form but the way Nadal seems to just whipe everyone off the court these days makes it a bit less interesting to me.

    I like the Australian because the time it's on is great for me to watch, also you usually get a surprise package and it's interesting to see, not to mention it's the first slam of the year which always makes it a bit different.

    The US Open would be my least favourite to watch as it all reminds me of going back to school! lol. September always means back to school and he nights drawing in earlier, going to bed earlier etc... It doesn't really do it for me.
     
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  8. Mansewerz

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    I love em all. Wimby is great because I love that tradition of class and gentleman playing tennis, but each has it's own identity and their great.
     
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  9. veroniquem

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    I voted FO because the poll gives only one option, but I have 2 favorite slams that I enjoy watching equally: FO and Wimbledon.
     
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  10. luckyboy1300

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    US Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (in order)
     
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  11. nextfederer

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    Australian Open, Wimbeldon, French Open then USO
     
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  12. cueboyzn

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    I like watching Wimbledon but love watching US Open. Its so electric the buzz and atmosphere are 1 of a kind in my opinion. You can almost feel the excitement and electricity buzzing in the air. Especially a big night match under lights. Plus its the slam where you see the most exciting tennis. I think to perform there you have to be a very special kind of player.. especially if your not American.
     
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  13. 2nd_Serve

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    I sort of don't like Wimbledon as much as the French because the points are way to short. The matches end too fast. The only Wimbledon matches that I like are when it goes to five sets. IMO, French is the best. You get the craziest points out there. And plus its long and entertaining haha.
     
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  14. bagung

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    french open...
    long rally...
    VAMOS RAFA
     
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  15. gj011

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    1. Wimbledon
    2. RG
    3. AO
    4. USO
     
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  16. North

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    1. Wimbledon
    2. US Open
    3. Australian
    4. RG
     
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  17. BNK

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    Aus open ---> unbiased :)
    Roland Garros
    Wimbledon
    USO
     
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  18. flyer

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    Wimby
    FO
    AO
    USO

    Wimby because its Wimbledon and I don't think anything compared, the seats are full from the get go and there isn't that slowness to the first couple rounds like every other slam, the other slams I just wait for that second week but at Wimbledon its two weeks of heaven

    FO- clay, the tradition itself and the different plots it brings add intrigue

    AO/USO- I prolly like the AO slightly better because Im so in the mood for tennis and at the USO Im pretty much beat from following so much tennis, idk it just doesn't do nearly as much for me
     
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  19. quest01

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    The US Open is the slam in which I enjoy watching the most primarily because I'm an American.
     
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  20. Nadal_Freak

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    Personally I think the US Open is a joke and I'm from the USA. Pathetic how the fans act. It is my least favorite slam by far.
     
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  21. flyer

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    I agree, and I am half American and have lived here since I was four
     
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  22. soyizgood

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    USO. At least I can see the balls played on TV better, the courts cater to players with a variety of styles, and this slam is a better barometer of greatness than any other slam in the Open Era.

    The airplane noise can be annoying. And it's held in NYC, a place people either love or hate with a passion. But the weather is usually warm, the night matches have often been electric, and along with the AO is the slam where someone outside the top 3 has a legit shot at going far.
     
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  23. flyer

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    barometer of greatness? sorry i couldn't let this slide, greatness is not decided by USO titles, its by Wimby and FOs, whos greatness was defined by USO titles?
     
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  24. CyBorg

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    Traditionally the French. It brings all the personalities. In recent years, Coria, Mantilla, Gaudio, Kuerten, Rios. Interesting, different guys with unique styles.

    It's been a bit of a bore as of late though.
     
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  25. soyizgood

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    Look at the list of USO winners since the Open Era (1968 ). Every Men's USO winner has reached #1 in the world except for Orantes and some other person (both went #2). That's been true even with the USO being on grass, clay, and hardcourts. Meanwhile, Wimbledon, FO, and AO have had their share of fluke champs (Costa, Gaudio, Johansson, Krajicek, and plenty others) and one-surface specialists (Moya, Kuerten, Brugera, Muster, Ferrero, Ivanisevic). You don't see no-namers as USO champions.

    Just in case you don't believe me, here's list of slam champs: here
     
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  26. soyizgood

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    Yet Sampras, Federer, Connors, Becker, Edberg, McEnroe find themselves listed as all-time greats and how many FO titles did they accumulate? 1 less than Albert Costa/Carlos Moya/Yannick Noah/Andres Gomes/Tomas Muster/Michael Chang. Where's the FO greatness now? Name a slam Berasategui could have made a slam final with that Hawaiian forehand...oh that's right. Only the FO.

    As for Wimbledon, it's had one day in the spotlight folks like Krajicek, Cash, Ivanisevic, and Stich. Malivai Washington in the finals ('96) the same year all 4 semi-finalists were unseeded. The winner, Krajicek, didn't do much damage after that win.
     
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  27. Andres

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    Wimbledon
    US Open
    Australian
    French
     
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  28. Leelord337

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    i like the french open because of the well constructed points
     
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  29. NikeWilson

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    without question the US Open is the most exciting tournament to watch.
     
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  30. lovecr717

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    Wimby and USO
     
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  31. tennis08tarheels

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    Wimbledon, except the rain.
     
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  32. xpaulinabearx

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    US open, cause they play at night alot.
    weird, i know.
    and it's really fun to watch.
     
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  33. cueboyzn

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    In my opinion there is nothing more exciting than watching a high profile US Open night match. (Anyone who hasn't watched one maybe needs to see Fed vs Blake 2006, or Fed vs Roddick 2007)

    Awesome tennis and awesome excitement.
     
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  34. Rickson

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    The French is definitely last on the list for me because I can't stand slow ball. You get fewer winners from the French than from club players.
     
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  35. Rhino

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    to watch on TV
    Wimbledon
    US Open (is on when I get home from work)
    Roland Garros
    Australian Open (I have to stay up all night)
     
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  36. drive

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    Wimbledon
    Roland Garros - Australian Open







    US Open
     
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  37. Ljubicic for number1

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    Wimby "except the constant rain delays"
    French
    US Open.
     
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  38. Turning Pro

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    Wimbledon

    Aus Open

    U.S Open

    French Open
     
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  39. ninman

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    are you sure that's the only reason? Nothing to do with Federer not winning it yet?
     
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  40. paterson

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    As far as the best and most entertaining tennis

    1. Australian Open
    2, US Open
    3. Wimbledon
    4. French Open
     
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  41. SempreSami

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    Wimbledon for me, the BBC coverage is immense.

    Least favourite is the US Open, don't particularly like the way the crowd on the main courts usually contains cretins who scream as someone's tossing for their serve.
     
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  42. Pro Staff Pete

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    1. Wimbledon
    2. Roland Garros
    3. Australian Open
    4. US Open
     
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  43. Pro Staff Pete

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    Gotta love it when classic matches are shown during rain :)
     
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  44. Supernatural_Serve

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    US Open - annual pilgrimage is good for the soul
     
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  45. AAgassiradical88

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    I love the US Open, on TV it is the best to watch for me, plus i've been to it live and it was terrific. I would def. like to go see the others live so i could then compare.
     
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  46. bluetrain4

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    The US Open is my favorite by far. It's what really got me into tennis. And, when I was a kid, it was the only one that had substantial television coverage.

    I've always loved the nighttime coverage on USA and the night matches. I really hope that the format is maintained once the USO leaves USA network.

    There's always a good variety of play and it's exciting because it's the last Slam until January.

    Of course, it doesn't hurt that because it's played in the US, the television schedule is much better (I don't have to stay up until 2:30 am or get up at 5:00 am to watch a match) for me.
     
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  47. Rickson

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    I wouldn't care if he won it twice, I don't like watching slow ball. Oh and you'll finally get your wish of Federer winning a slam this year and that one is my favorite to watch. You ready to pay up yet?
     
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  48. soyizgood

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    Considering the army of Nadal and clay court fans, I'm kind of surprised to see the FO dead last on the poll. Even the AO has slightly more votes than it as of 9:27AM PST 6/12/08.

    It is practically a tie between Wimbledon and USO. IMO USO matches are more exciting than Wimbledon's. At least the USO hasn't had to slow the surface down to appease clay courters and folks bored with serve and volley.
     
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  49. ninman

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    Absoloutely, just send me an email with the details and I'll get that stuff off to you asap. Just an overgrip right? Do you still have my addresse?

    Btw I have absoloutely no doubt that Federer is going to repeat the Wimbledon US Open double this year, and I also have no doubt that the defeated finalists will not be Djokovic or Nadal, but I'm through with betting, lol.
     
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  50. ninman

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    Damn right, yet they won't change the clay court to make it easier for players like Federer to win at the French, bloody hypocrits.
     
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