Most people seem to pick the Australian open as the least prestigous slam, yet many discussions seem to suggest that in terms of atmoshphere,etc, it is the best one. I'd have to agree with that. It was the first tornament(to my knowledge) that bring in the closing roofs, first one to use hawkeye, first one to have nighttime finals; like the us open has nightime matches. I know that up until the late 80's a lot of the top players skipped it, but now, everyone plays it. Also, the fact that it has the most different champions, and clearly seems to be the hardest one to defend gives good argument that it is the fairest of the slams, to both attacking and defensive players. Plus, its the one i've always followed the most, being from Melbourne.. and definitly my favourite one Thoughts/opinions?