A slam poll

Favorite slam?


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Djokodalerer31

Hall of Fame
Mine is Wimbledon! Why? I dunno...i just like Wimbledon, that's all...oh and i won't lie, it's because my guy is dominating it has something to do with this as well! Just like your guy at Roland Garros...
 
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Guest
Roland Garros.
Greatest tennis skill test. No servebotting, longer rallies, many drop shot strategy opportunities, not so annoying crowd.
 

joekapa

Legend
AO, USO....because they are neutral surfaces, where there are more players who play well on them. They are not specialised surfaces.
Grass, because of tradition.
Last clay. Highly specialized surface. Neutralizes every shot a player has.
 
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Beerus

Guest
Wimbledon. It's a Slam I'd like to visit the most.

The Australian Open gave me some amazing non-Big 3 peak levels though. 05 Safin, 08 Tsonga, 09 Verdasco, 13 Wawrinka, etc.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
AO, USO....because they are neutral surfaces, where there are more players who play well on them. They are not specialised surfaces.
Grass, because of tradition.
Last clay. Highly specialized surface. Neutralizes every shot a player has.

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MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
A shooting Star Press into an RKO Catch-Reversal? Hmmm, i have absolutely no clue as to what this means in reference to RG neutralizing winners? That RKO looked like a cold blooded inside-In Rafa liquid-lasso-whip-lefty-forehand on championship point winner to me :D

Randy neutralized a winner ;)
 
AO, most fun matches and a surface a lot of players are good on, best Slam editions and bonus points for Novak being so good on it.

Best Slam of 2004, 2005, 2009, arguably 2010, 2012, 2013, arguably 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2022.
 

Rago

Hall of Fame
I love watching grass court tennis but there were many amazing matches at AO over past 15 years.

P.S. Wimbledon hasn't been that much fun in recent times, unfortunately.
 
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DIMI_D

Hall of Fame
Entertainment wise I think Wimby is the lowest as I enjoy longer rallies u do get them in the 2nd week but it’s more about the majority of the tour doesn’t play well on grass it looks like some are just unprofessional…
AO followed by the US and then RG for me entertainment wise
 

MeatTornado

Talk Tennis Guru
I can't really choose. I just know RG is last for me.

As a kid I would've said the USO, easily. I also have such a soft spot for Wimbledon, but Australia tends to have the best matches.

Forced to choose? Probably Wimbledon, but not by a lot.
 

RaulRamirez

Legend
Not a big difference for me.

My gut reaction is still Wimbledon -- a combination of decades of "brainwashing" and the spectacle of grass play -- which is getting more and more rare.
Roland Garros would probably be #2, just visually. I do enjoy clay tennis -- well, I like all surfaces, but don't get into indoor tennis as much.

Having said this, as a kid, probably the US Open, and years ago, I used to love the Super Saturday (two men's semis sandwiched around the women's final).
And it's played on my time zone.

The AO has probably had the most memorable matches over the last 20 years.
Generally speaking, more players are fit at the beginning of the year, and the surface conditions align better with their strengths and comfort zone.
 
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The Blond Blur

G.O.A.T.
The AO is last for me just because of the time difference. When I was younger it would have been the USO but recently it’s just been so meh and tennis is pretty dead in the states. No one knows how to play on grass outside of the Big 3 these days so it’s not Wimby. I guess by default it’s RG.

Pre-Inflation Era I would have gone USO > RG=WB > AO.

Post-Inflation Era RG > USO > WB > AO.
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
AO, USO....because they are neutral surfaces, where there are more players who play well on them. They are not specialised surfaces.
Grass, because of tradition.
Last clay. Highly specialized surface. Neutralizes every shot a player has.
Yeah, on clay you can't vulture wins by simply servebotting, even if the rest of your game is garbage. You actually need to play tennis to win on it. (though in the last few years it changed a bit because RG was turned into DO) No idea how someone who calls himself a tennis fan might say this is a bad thing.
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
Last decade and a half - has to be AO. Best slam matches as players are fresh and ready to go. Quality of tennis is quite high
 

duaneeo

Legend
My current favorite slam is the one that has somewhat reverted back to the Normal Order, as shown by the ages of the champions since 2017:

Australian Open: 35, 36, 31, 32, 33, 35, 35
Roland Garros: 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Wimbledon: 35, 31, 32, 34, 35
US Open: 31, 31, 33, 27, 25, 19
 

California

Semi-Pro
Yeah, on clay you can't vulture wins by simply servebotting, even if the rest of your game is garbage. You actually need to play tennis to win on it. (though in the last few years it changed a bit because RG was turned into DO) No idea how someone who calls himself a tennis fan might say this is a bad thing.
True. But you can win on clay without a serve, volley, or really any offensive tactics and just play ground stroke games and retrieve for hours. Is that desirable? Enjoyable to watch? Watch Coria play from 15 years ago or so and let me know your thoughts.

As for the rankings:

Wimbledon
US Open
French
Australian
 
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StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
True. But you can win on clay without a serve, volley, or really any offensive tactics and just play ground stroke games and retrieve for hours. Is that desirable? Enjoyable to watch? Watch Coria play from 15 years ago or so and let me know your thoughts.

As for the rankings:

Wimbledon
US Open
French
Australian
Actually, Rome 2005 final between Nadal and Coria is considered a great match in terms of quality.
 

fedfan24

Hall of Fame
Used to be Wimbledon but 2019 was the last good grass contests, now it’s just djokovic feasting on a bunch of nextgen bums who don’t know how to play on the surface

I vote rg. New players seem to do well there and give the remaining big 3 real problems
 

tennis_error

Professional
1 Wimbledon... It's beautiful...
2 AO... Best organisation, best matches, beginning of the season, most players healthy and neutral surface...
3 USO... Just because FO is the worst... Don't like climate, oversized main stadium, spectator are the second worst...
4 FO... Few last year's it's better, but I will never forget rain delays, schedule nightmare that decided many matches... Last to put fckn roof... Terrible spectators... Clay is nice surface, I admit I like it, but worst organisation...
 
AO, at least when watching on TV, feels like the most special event, thanks to the effort put in by the organizers.

RG, Wimbledon and USO are pretty much the same. RG are awful with highlights, nothing in particular stands out positively.
Wimbledon for me used to be elevated by Roger playing but now the only special thing about them is posh vibes and a discriminatory ban.
USO is just a very random Slam, with the rollercoaster of good and bad. But I kind of like the it's unpredictable, tbh, and some of my favorite matches recently were at the USO. Surprised it is dead last in the poll.
 

Razer

Legend
Wimbledon remains 1, nothing can beat Grass as a surface. Winning wimbledon is still the most prestigious thing out there.
Aus Open puts in the most effort, it is second best maybe due to all the great matches there in last 20 years.
US open has lost a lot of its shine, USA remains a powerhouse globally so the slam remains relevant, otherwise it is not that great.
French Open is the dullest....
 

-snake-

Hall of Fame
True. But you can win on clay without a serve, volley, or really any offensive tactics and just play ground stroke games and retrieve for hours. Is that desirable? Enjoyable to watch? Watch Coria play from 15 years ago or so and let me know your thoughts.

As for the rankings:

Wimbledon
US Open
French
Australian

Yeah, sure. That's why RG was the only place where Fedr managed to take out peak Djoko. You can do whatever you want on clay, it's up to the player.
 

Biotic

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon remains 1, nothing can beat Grass as a surface. Winning wimbledon is still the most prestigious thing out there.
Aus Open puts in the most effort, it is second best maybe due to all the great matches there in last 20 years.
US open has lost a lot of its shine, USA remains a powerhouse globally so the slam remains relevant, otherwise it is not that great.
French Open is the dullest....

Agree for the most part, except the bolded. It's a thing of the past, don't think it matters at all today.
 

Razer

Legend
Agree for the most part, except the bolded. It's a thing of the past, don't think it matters at all today.

Wimbledon matters the most even today

- Grass looks so beautiful and it is one of the 2 natural surfaces out there, more significant than red dirt. It costs a lot to maintain, it is an elite surface.
- UK is still economically one of the biggest countries in the world
- Every GOAT candidate is supposed to have a lot of wimbledons on their resume, that is the rule. Novak beat Fed 3-0 & beat Nadal in 2018, proved he is benchmark now.
- Wimbledon's prestige is still intact due to it being the surface with least tournaments on tour, what is less is always precious.
- Wimbledon field might be weak now but this is a transition phase, Novak is schooling next gens on how to play and when he gets beaten we will get net gen Grass champs.

So keeping all this in mind, Wimbledon is still the premier surface and slam.
 

Mustard

Bionic Poster
Wimbledon remains 1, nothing can beat Grass as a surface. Winning wimbledon is still the most prestigious thing out there.
Not since they started banning players for being of a certain nationality. The longer they keep that up, the worse off Wimbledon will be as a tournament.
 

Razer

Legend
Not since they started banning players for being of a certain nationality.

As long as the best player at wimbledon is not banned, the prestige is intact. If French open bans berretini & kyrgios then its prestige is not affected, but if it bans Nadal then the prestige is affected. So I would say AO lost some prestige last year, thats why Tiley tried hard to ensure that this year Novak returns to full strength and wins it despite his hamstring, Tiley knew it was very important to put the real champ back on the throne for the sake of the tournament. In the case of the russians, with due respect to them, all of them are mugs. Rublev got butchered like sheep at AO, you think with his lollypop serve he would make a difference on Grass ? Medvedev ? These guys are nothing on Grass, the prestige is intact.
 

fedfan24

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon matters the most even today

- Grass looks so beautiful and it is one of the 2 natural surfaces out there, more significant than red dirt. It costs a lot to maintain, it is an elite surface.
- UK is still economically one of the biggest countries in the world
- Every GOAT candidate is supposed to have a lot of wimbledons on their resume, that is the rule. Novak beat Fed 3-0 & beat Nadal in 2018, proved he is benchmark now.
- Wimbledon's prestige is still intact due to it being the surface with least tournaments on tour, what is less is always precious.
- Wimbledon field might be weak now but this is a transition phase, Novak is schooling next gens on how to play and when he gets beaten we will get net gen Grass champs.

So keeping all this in mind, Wimbledon is still the premier surface and slam.
2 crap tournaments in a row and 2019 tainted by the match points and endless choking from federer. Last edition was an exhibition. Wimbledon stock has fell RAPIDLY. Unless murray can make a grand comeback.
 

Razer

Legend
2 crap tournaments in a row and 2019 tainted by the match points and endless choking from federer. Last edition was an exhibition. Wimbledon stock has fell RAPIDLY. Unless murray can make a grand comeback.

On the contrary the stock is intact because Novak is winhning. To be the man, you gotta beat the man. No compromise on quality, there are no easy wins for next gens, beat Novak and then take wimbledon if you can, those are the rules.
 

StrongRule

Talk Tennis Guru
Wimbledon remains 1, nothing can beat Grass as a surface. Winning wimbledon is still the most prestigious thing out there.
Aus Open puts in the most effort, it is second best maybe due to all the great matches there in last 20 years.
US open has lost a lot of its shine, USA remains a powerhouse globally so the slam remains relevant, otherwise it is not that great.
French Open is the dullest....
Right, said by a fan of a player who is vulturing Wimbledon titles for a few years now, in the weakest grass era of all time.

Wimbledon is now the worst slam.
 

TheAssassin

Legend
Having watched for three decades now, Australian Open has been constantly on top for me. Waking up to tennis, favorite surface, truckload of great matches and preferred outcomes.

Roland Garros was fun until the early 2000s or so. Not so much since then for obvious reason.

Wimbledon would be the opposite of that, because of Sampras and mostly the brand of tennis that was rewarding on grass at the time.

US Open has been consistently okay on average. Electrifying followed by forgettable, rinse and repeat.
 
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