Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Seany, Dec 5, 2009.
True or False?
NOT when it's Fed against Nadal.
maybe not the best quality, but definitely the most interesting slam
Andre always said the Aussie Open was the hardest slam to win as it was usually the most physically demanding of the four over a fortnight. As for which of the four produces the highest quality tennis - that's a real toughie :???:
I don't know, but Simon vs. Monfils this year was probably the worst match of the open era.
It's the most exciting slam imo,and always produces some if not the best matches of the season.So probably yes.
wimbledon is the best
In my opinion it is, because most of the players are fresh psycho-physically after winter break and because there is no tie break in 5th as well.
there isnt a tie break in the 5th in all slams except the usopen
I don't know, but if you hear those two names... presumably they just rallied forever with nothing exciting going on? :?
lol...it sounds like a 16 hour snoozefest...
A pusher vs pusher match is possibly the worst kind of match you could possibly see.
The only exceptions that pusher vs pusher is interesting is aggressive Monfils vs Nadal (Doha 09) and aggressive Murray vs Nadal (USO 08).
It's like the pushers loses faith in their pushing skills vs Nadal
awww come on!It's the cuttie vs the crazy celebration!!!Can't be that boring.
WHAT MORE COULD U WANT
Roddick/El-Aynaoui was a priddy righteous match.
a suprise finalist and even why not slam winner again!Preferably his name to start with B and end with aghdatis.
I don't agree. The AO is at very odd hours so not many people get a chance to watch it, so many of us cannot judge the quality of tennis because of this fact. WImbledon and US open are the best in my opinion, you can watch very high quality tennis at both these events.
What I love about the AO is the fact that there's always a Dark Horse that goes far into a Slam.
However I despise watching matches live in the middle of the night
But if I watch a match later on, those stupid SportCenter commercials will tell me who the hell won the match. Idiots!
Thats the main issue, I believe they should move the open to some place else so that people aren't affected and all quality tennis is watched by everyone.
Move a whole slam so a few TV viewers can watch in prime time as opposed to late night where all the REAL DEDICATED tennis fans would stay up to watch?
Not gonna happen
I think it would be better viewing for all of us. It gets very tiring watching the AO because of the timing difference.
Even though its hard for me to stay watching during night it makes my atmosphere in room much more tense.
yeah let's screw over the australians instead of the brits. tennis must conform to us.
Ooo, so u judge the quality of tennis based on slam that you watch and not all th slam,sounds like a very wise judgement to me :shock:
ohh, you sounded as if there's no ppl staying in asia, and if there's any, they don't watch tennis at all. did u fail your geography, ignorant or are u plain arrogant ???
The match-up itself is horrible, but to make it worse the heat was brutal and Monfils injured, on top of that those two are friends and decided not to push each other, but to push together.
In the end it was a moonball-push-fest in slow-motion with lots of errors, ending in a retirement.
In this topic: Everyone in the whole world who watches tennis lives in the United States
Are you kidding me.
This really pisses me off, the aussie open is the only slam that i get to enjoy to the fullest and nothing will take that away from me.
Please leave it alone.
I think Wimbledon produces the best quality. It's hard to believe the consistent level of performance we've been seeing there in the late rounds over the last few years. The Australian is less predictable, but a little more hit-or-miss quality-wise, in my opinion.
False. It's early in the season, so a lot of top players aren't completely sharp yet. It's actually the easiest slam to win for underdogs. (NOT meaning that all winners were underdogs, just meaning that if a less well ranked player (or a surprise player like Tsonga) were to win a slam, AO would probably be the most likely).
This being said, it did produce a slew of remarkable and dramatic matches over the years.
it is prolly true among the majors.
players come back from a break and are physically fresh.
the court surface offer true bounces.
not windy as Flushing.
Yeah, and while we're at it, let's put all 4 slams in the UK.
I think the AO produces some of the best matches, yes. It's my 2nd favorite slam (after USO).
Nadal vs Verdasco
Roddick vs Elanoywi
Safin vs Federer
I agree, the quality is very high. Plus, you can see different styles...
I concur. Everyone fresh off the break, new/recent coaching adjustments. It's exciting. I believe any of the slams would be there if in same time slot (obviously the others are in opposite hemisphere at this time). I do like the no tiebreak 5th set rule.
But on topic, yes players are physically and mentally fresh, so there are always dark horses who's talents really show. Just look at Nadal's semi and final matches this year if your questioning the quality of tennis.
I could say the same for Wimbledon, yet I still stay up and watch it. There are other countries in the world.
I like the atmosphere of the Aussie open,it feels nice being there. Definetly produces amazing and su[rising tennis like the 2005 semi's of Safin vs Federer. Was pure excitement. Possibly the only match i can see mulitple times. The surface looks pretty good too and it random every year. This year it was Nadal first, last year tsonga. I like to see everyone win slams, and aussie open possibly has the best chance for anyone since everyone is fresh but the one's who trully prepared shine out in the end. Like verdasco this year. I can't wait to know who would be the dark horse next year. Maybe Gulbis!
AO is my favourite, but im biased since i live in melbourne.. Wimbledon is a close second
Its a great feeling actually being there.. not just watching matches, but even just walking around watching players practice etc.. im fortunate enough to have gotten good seats to 2 quarter final night sessions and ground passes for 2 days for 2010.. cant wait
maybe not quality but definitely in excitement/interesting match ups and story lines.
staying up late is the best part. plus, re runs are on all the next day, just don't go on the computer. I personally love watching an intense 5th set at 4am
Some players are fresh and in shape and produce great tennis at the AO, others are not ready for the heat and they produce garbage matches.
False, evey slam produces different types of strategies and that is what makes tennis so interesting.
Although what makes the AO interesting is that the surface is a middle ground between the faster and slower ones, so everyone can play his game on it.
I think that in terms of pure "cache"/prestige, I think it's Wimbledon (great matches with what's on the line and sheer drama), followed by the US Open/French Open (VERY close at 2-3). Yet, the Australian does produce some very high quality tennis in my opinion in terms of just plain amazing points.
There tend to be purer bounces at the AO than at either Wimbledon or the French Open. There is also less "wind interference" and noise at the AO than at the US Open.
Plus, at the AO, compared to the French Open, you don't have the "complexity" involved with sliding, or the strange bounces and grueling physicality of Red Clay.
So, yes, because of those reasons, some of the very best matches in terms of overall quality are at the Australian Open. Overall, there seem to be fewer unforced errors there than at the other Grand Slams, but I could be wrong about that.
Andre said it, huh? Obviously, the most physically demanding slam is the USO. It's the hardest surface, and the tourny comes at the end of the season, unlike the AO, which is played a couple of weeks after the offseason in which players train and rest. Andre would say that, since that is the slam where he had the most success. But he says a lot of stupid things. This is a guy who skipped Wimbledon because he's a coward and said it was because they wouldn't let him wear...spandexy type 'clothing.'
USO is a fast surface.
the french is the most physically demanding surface to play on at any time. AO may be hardest for the players because they aren't match-tough/ match-fit after a brief off-season.
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