If you could hand out a Grandslam who would you give it to?

Warriorroger

Hall of Fame
After watching the Tsonga - Haas match, I felt for Tommy Haas. It was sad to watch. Not sure what the reasons are for his lack of succes (mentally fragile I suspect). He is one of the oldest players on the tour now, but remains the Benjamin Tommy in my eyes. I love his style of play, his beautiful strokes. I compare him to Gabriela Sabatini. Talented but whose career coincided with all time greats Monica Seles and friend and rival Steffi Graf. He came up in an era dominated by superstars (Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi) and in the twilight of his career faced superstars (Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer) with unbelievable talent.

Just for his talent I grant him a Wimbledon title.


Who would you guys give a Grand Slam.
 
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TennisandMusic

Guest
Well I think Roddick should have won last years Wimby, so I guess that one..ummm...I dunno. As much as I bag on "the competition" of today, it's hard to argue the people who won each major weren't the most deserving. A lot of the people with "potential" who don't win are that way because they simply don't work hard enough, or don't believe in themselves enough. But this is true of MANY things in life, across all kinds of fields, both creative and technical. Tons of wasted potential in most people.

So yeah the only one I can really think of is Roddick and Wimbledon.
 
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Deleted member 22147

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After watching the Tsonga - Haas match, I felt for Tommy Haas. It was sad to watch. Not sure what the reasons are for his lack of succes (mentally fragile I suspect). He is one of the oldest players on the tour now, but remains the Benjamin Tommy in my eyes. I love his style of play, his beautiful strokes. I compare him to Gabriela Sabatini. Talented but whose career coincided with all time greats Monica Seles and friend and rival Steffi Graf. He came up in an era dominated by superstars (Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi) and in the twilight of his career faced superstars (Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer) with unbelievable talent.

Just for his talent I grant him a Wimbledon title.


Who would you guys give a Grand Slam.
Mental fragility? Are you serious? You joined this forum in 2005 and you don't know about Haas' ridiculous injury problems? (which include 3 shoulder surgeries)
 

egn

Hall of Fame
Too many but here are just a few going from present to past

Roddick gets a Wimbledon

He actually always comes out his hardest at wimbledon and it just really seems like he wants to win it. Roddick might not be the most likable guy and people trash on him but frankly he should have at least one by now, especially last year he really raised his level of play.

Davy gets an Aussie

Just cause he worked so damn hard.

Coria gets a French Open

Say hes undeserving but he should have one right now had it not been for his choke fest.

Chang gets an Aussie

I still don't understand how he lost to Boris..

Lendl gets a Wimbledon

I still don't understand how he lost to Cash..

Mecir gets a US Open

After taking out 3 top ten players in 1986 and that battle against Becker had he not been so exhausted and flamed out he probably could have won that. So much talent it's sad he never won a slam.

Clerc gets a French Open

One of the best clay courters that nobody knows about because he had to play in one of the deepest clay court eras with Borg, Lendl, Vilas, Wilander, Noah and Conners all active through most of his prime.

Borg gets a US Open

He would have probably won one had he not burnt out.
 

TheTruth

G.O.A.T.
Tommy Haas, Davydenko, Dementieva, Jankovic, Safina, Blake, Clement...everyone who's been on tour, tried their hardest and didn't win one.
 

statto

Professional
For greats I would give:

McEnroe the '84 French Open (when Lendl came back from two sets down)
Lendl the '86 Wimbledon (when he lost to Becker)
McEnroe the '90 Australian Open (when he got disqualified)
Agassi the '05 US Open (his swansong against Roger)

For people who never won slams I would give:

Henman a Wimbledon (any one of the four years he went out in the semis)
Coria the '04 French Open (I cannot remember feeling more sorry for a player)
 

AM95

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon- To me
Wimbledon- To Roddick
Wimbledon- To Haas
Wimbledon- To me again.

oh

an USO- Blake..a true new yorker.
 

CeeY

New User
U.S Open-Roddick
Wimbledon-Roddick
Aussie Open-Hewitt

Aussie Open-Stosur

And mostly importantly,
U.S Open-Blake
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
Roddick for sure, though it'd be interesting to give one to someone like Gasquet and see if it'd help him get his act together.

Dementieva on the women's side, or Kirilenko so I could see her play 7 matches.
 

halalula1234

Professional
first if i this is allowed i would give my self a wimbledon or french +prize money of course.

WTA i would either give Zheng Jie a slam of her choice or Venus a french open

ATP i would give Fabrice Santoro a slam of his choice.
 

pc1

G.O.A.T.
Too many but here are just a few going from present to past

Roddick gets a Wimbledon

He actually always comes out his hardest at wimbledon and it just really seems like he wants to win it. Roddick might not be the most likable guy and people trash on him but frankly he should have at least one by now, especially last year he really raised his level of play.

Davy gets an Aussie

Just cause he worked so damn hard.

Coria gets a French Open

Say hes undeserving but he should have one right now had it not been for his choke fest.

Chang gets an Aussie

I still don't understand how he lost to Boris..

Lendl gets a Wimbledon

I still don't understand how he lost to Cash..

Mecir gets a US Open

After taking out 3 top ten players in 1986 and that battle against Becker had he not been so exhausted and flamed out he probably could have won that. So much talent it's sad he never won a slam.

Clerc gets a French Open

One of the best clay courters that nobody knows about because he had to play in one of the deepest clay court eras with Borg, Lendl, Vilas, Wilander, Noah and Conners all active through most of his prime.

Borg gets a US Open

He would have probably won one had he not burnt out.
On the last one, he probably would have won in 1978 if he didn't have the blister on his thumb. I think it was on his thumb. Probably would have won in 1977 too if not for the shoulder injury.

Murray gets a Wimbledon so the fans in England can have one of their own win a title.

Nalbanian an Australian just because of his amazing ball striking.

Roddick a Wimbledon because I felt bad for him last year because of that awful missed volley in the third set tiebreak. Also it was tacky of Federer to wear that 15 during the Wimbledon final.

Rosewall a Wimbledon because he would have won so many Wimbledons if he was able to play the majors.

Lendl a Wimbledon because he worked so hard to get it and just miss out so often.

McEnroe a French because he deserved one because of immense gifts.

Mecir, well he deserves several majors because he was inspiring to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_34nkKIUXc

Leconte a French Open because he was so talented.

Sampras a French because he was had the talent to do it except for the illness.
 

ubermeyer

Hall of Fame
Me... lol

Or... Ivo Karlovic- Wimbledon

Or... Roger Federer- another French

Or... Andy Roddick- Wimbledon

Or... John Isner- USO

Or... James Blake- USO

Or... Chris Guccione- Australian
 
Mental fragility? Are you serious? You joined this forum in 2005 and you don't know about Haas' ridiculous injury problems? (which include 3 shoulder surgeries)
But Haas can be just as big of a headcase as some of the ladies on the WTA. Just look at the match at RG vs Fed, as soon as he lost the 3rd set, he started walking around the court muttering to himself and really gave himself no chance mentally even though he was still up 2 sets to 1. I think that's what he meant by mental fragility.

BTW surprised to see so many people willing to give a slam to Blake. Pretty nice for a 'journeyman clown' as some put it. ;)
 

galain

Hall of Fame
Definitely a Wimby title or Lendl.

An AO for Patty Rafter because he was on his way to kicking Agassi @ass and would have beaten Schuttler in the final. Sadly, his fell victim to his electrolyte balance. I'd even throw in a Davis Cup for Rafter - because he so tried so hard to win one.

And Dementieva gets whatever Grand Slam title she likes - as long as she thanks me (at least twice), afterwards!
 

Ripper014

Hall of Fame
Elena Dementieva... probably a US Open title... if not Wimbledon. What the heck, like a previous polster said... she can have whatever she wants.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
For greats I would give:

McEnroe the '84 French Open (when Lendl came back from two sets down)
Lendl the '86 Wimbledon (when he lost to Becker)
McEnroe the '90 Australian Open (when he got disqualified)
Agassi the '05 US Open (his swansong against Roger)

For people who never won slams I would give:

Henman a Wimbledon (any one of the four years he went out in the semis)
Coria the '04 French Open (I cannot remember feeling more sorry for a player)
I don't want to be an ass but you know McEnroe should get the 1983 Australian open title since he reached the semis that time.1990 was the 4th round and he was clearly dindn't believe in his game agianst the power game. 1983 seems realistic and had he won 1984 french he might have gone on to win the 1985 aus open.
 
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