Wimbledon or The Championships?

Wimbledon or The Championships?

  • Wimbledon

    Votes: 27 90.0%
  • The Championships

    Votes: 3 10.0%

  • Total voters
    30

davced1

Professional
Inspired by the French Open or Roland Garros thread. What do you prefer, Wimbledon or The Championships. Personally I prefer Wimbledon, The Championships is just a bit too cocky and arrogant.

Just realised both are in the logo so it's not necesarilly either of them, oh well.
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
Wimbledon. For the reason you gave, and, it's always been "Wimbledon" for those in U. S.A. Why change now? Booo!
 
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Deleted member 756486

Guest
Can’t believe we humans colonised an entire area full of peaceful Wombles just for our selfish desire to watch tennis.

I think I finally understand why @Lew hates Wimbledon.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Whatever happened to Flinders Park?, named initially after that great explorer.

Re-badged for the greater glory of promoting Melbourne, unfortunately.
Apparently our American friends get bombarded with ads for Melbourne during the AO as well.

Desperate tourism boards I guess
 
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Deleted member 742196

Guest
I like things organized and neat.

Wimbledon and SWwhatever is nice an all when isolated from the other three but it’s goddamned annoying for my excel worksheets and symmetry.

Australian Open
French Open
English Open
American Open

Or,

Australia Open
France Open
UK Open
US Open
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I like things organized and neat.

Wimbledon and SWwhatever is nice an all when isolated from the other three but it’s goddamned annoying for my excel worksheets and symmetry.

Australian Open
French Open
English Open
American Open

Or,

Australia Open
France Open
UK Open
US Open
'Wimbledon' works perfectly well for my excel spreadsheets (and I like things organised and neat too). :cool:
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
I personally prefer something short and easy to remember, like

'The Championships part of The All England Lawn Tennis Club held at Wimbledon in the SW19 Area'
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
If you live in Wimbledon or are very connected to the tournament in various ways, its The Championships for sure. Londoners tend to say SW19.
But for all others Wimbledon is it.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
If you live in Wimbledon or are very connected to the tournament in various ways, its The Championships for sure. Londoners tend to say SW19.
But for all others Wimbledon is it.
SW19 is a postcode so I've never heard anyone refer to the tennis site as SW19. Casual fans I've heard just say 'wimbeldon tennis'. I personally say championships
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
SW19 is a postcode so I've never heard anyone refer to the tennis site as SW19. Casual fans I've heard just say 'wimbeldon tennis'. I personally say championships
In London SW19 is a very popular sort of address to have. When I was looking for a place to live there, prizes were up in SW19 contrary to SW20(not that far from The Championship.
Every time I had to tell my address I kind of felt proud having an SW19 address. Rather silly, but thats how it is. Posh SW19 lol.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
In London SW19 is a very popular sort of address to have. When I was looking for a place to live there, prizes were up in SW19 contrary to SW20(not that far from The Championship.
Every time I had to tell my address I kind of felt proud having an SW19 address. Rather silly, but thats how it is. Posh SW19 lol.
Yeah Wimbledon is a expensive area overall and is pretty posh, particularly the village area. Not as much as Chelsea or central
But it's definitely towards the higher end. I'm lucky to live here. The obsession with area code has a lot to do with Class still being an important aspect of life in the Uk.
 

Atennisone

Hall of Fame
Inspired by the French Open or Roland Garros thread. What do you prefer, Wimbledon or The Championships. Personally I prefer Wimbledon, The Championships is just a bit too cocky and arrogant.

Just realised both are in the logo so it's not necesarilly either of them, oh well.
Wimbledon Championships I Call it
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah Wimbledon is a expensive area overall and is pretty posh, particularly the village area. Not as much as Chelsea or central
But it's definitely towards the higher end. I'm lucky to live here. The obsession with area code has a lot to do with Class still being an important aspect of life in the Uk.
Yeah, some years ago I had the chance to move to UK and London. It was SW19 or nothing for me. I lived close to the village. Was my playground for 4 years. Most fun years of my life. Absolutely loved it! So many nice locals I felt at home.
 
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Deleted member 756486

Guest
The Pete open? I still have this mental connection that Wimbledon=Sampras.
Haha you remind me of my mom! She’s not a huge tennis fan but she loved Pistol Pete for some reason..

She still thinks Sampras is better than Federer...:confused:
 
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Deleted member 756486

Guest
I'm not saying that I love him or that he is better, just that my association is still there. When I think Wimbledon, I see Pete.
He was a bit before my time so the association isn’t really there for me.

When I think of Wimbledon, I see Federer and Nadal playing the greatest match of all time.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
Yeah, some years ago I had the chance to move to UK and London. It was SW19 or nothing for me. I lived close to the village. Was my playground for 4 years. Most fun years of my life. Absolutely loved it! So many nice locals I felt at home.
It's there's a sense of great community around here. Most people keep up with one another. What lead to you moving away?
 
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