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Rate the Slams in order of their importance

We count all majors equal when stating a player's Grand Slam tally, especially for modern players who've had tough competition in the AO as well. Federer with 16, Sampras 14, Agassi and Nadal with 8 for example. Yet we can look a bit more closely at the Slams and define what is the order of "importance" (i.e. history, legacy) within the four Slams. My order:

1. Wimbledon. Pretty weird if everyone doesn't have it as their first pick.
2. US Open. For me this is a toss up between the French and US Open. I picked the Open because a lot of players seem to value that win more and because the US was such a power in tennis for a long time that their national Championship surely is more esteemed.
3. French Open. The only clay Slam. Might be more respected in countries with great clay tradition.
4. Australian Open. For a long time the Slam with the weakest field. Now the field is great, but it doesn't have the same history as the other Slams.

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Re: Rate the Slams in order of their importance

W
FO
US
AO
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Wimbledon, US Open / French Open, Australian Open. I think slowly the Australian Open could converge with the FO / USO in its perceived 'importance' though.
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Depends on where you are from and what style of tennis is preferred.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Depends on where you are from and what style of tennis is preferred.
Not fully. I'm sure Wimbledon would be on top if you made a survey amongst all pros.

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Wimbledon, US Open, Roland Garros, Australian Open.

This is the generally accepted order according to tennis experts and professionals. However the gaps are decreasing.

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SW19
Roland Garros
US Open
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Re: Rate the Slams in order of their importance

Wimbledon
US Open
Australian Open
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Agree with OP

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USO=FO
AO
I agree that USO is seen as more important than FO but: a) the advantage in tradition of Flushing Meadows over FO was somewhat spoiled by the change in surface in 1975, the historical USO had been on grass; b) USO is favoured by the huge economic clout of the country it is played in and c) by a trend for favouring HC over other surfaces which is still comparatively recent.
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Re: Rate the Slams in order of their importance

Wimbledon
RG
USO
AO
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Wimbledon
US Open
Australian Open
French Open

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Not fully. I'm sure Wimbledon would be on top if you made a survey amongst all pros.
The classic Wimbledon is superior myth and nonsense. It does depend on other factors, there are players who want to win RG the most and yes it's the most important to them, same for the US Open.

They call have the same points for winning.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Rate the Slams in order of their importance

USO
AO
Wimbledon (Nobody can play well on grass anymore)
FO (Again, too many of the top players suck on clay)



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Winbledon
USO
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