What nickname would you give to each grandslam

Elektra

Professional
#1
The Australian Open has taken life of it's own since it has expanded their infrastructure and is known to be the "happy slam" one of the main reasons is players coming in tennis season fresh, healthy and looking reset their season. Another reason is that Australia Open is the biggest international event in Australia which generally leaves a positive, happy and prideful feeling among Australians.

Which nickname would you give to each grandslam and how would you describe.
 
#9
French Open aka We-should-be-a-M1000-Open: "Look at us, we are so special, we use a surface nobody cares about."
Roland Garros is easily the toughest slam, because it has no tie-breaker in the 5th set.
winning a slam with no tie-breaker is the greatest accomplishment in tennis.
also has no hawkeye and no roof, so the prestige is unmatched:)
 
#18
LOL. Out of curiosity, how often has the 5th set gone above 6-6 at RG?
Gaudio won 2004 final 8-6 in the fifth.
And that's all I remember.

I think it is psychological, almost nobody dares to get to a 6-6 fifth set in RG, it would be grueling to break the tie with a normal two-games difference.
If they are 5-5 in a fifth set, the players' teams just secretly toss a coin and decide who will win and pretend to compete.
 
#21
AO: The 70's Decade Forgotten Slam
RG: The Not Real Tennis Slam (we all know who promotes this here)
Wimbledon: The Curfew Slam
US Open: The Mother's Slam
 
#35
Wimbledon: Ultimate player's dream
FO: pseudoslam
AO: the new OPEN
USO: Good god, we're almost as bad as FO now.
I was also thinking along those lines. Other possible nicknames in addition to the ones I mentioned above:

AO: The Open (which the USO has historically been called)
USO: The US (Federer, etc. currently call AO "The Australian")
 
#40
The DownUnder Slowed-up Slam
The Slowed Balls on Clay Slam
THe Genetically Modded Slow Faux-Grass Slam
The Slowed Hard Court slam

see what I did there ..
 

skaj

Professional
#42
The Australian Open has taken life of it's own since it has expanded their infrastructure and is known to be the "happy slam" one of the main reasons is players coming in tennis season fresh, healthy and looking reset their season. Another reason is that Australia Open is the biggest international event in Australia which generally leaves a positive, happy and prideful feeling among Australians.

Which nickname would you give to each grandslam and how would you describe.
I think that "happy slam" also has to do with the place, since Australia is a much happier place than Paris, London, New York. At least that's my impression, I visited all four.
 
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