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Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

Each Grand Slam tournament has its stories and charm. Which one was your favorite in 2005? Not just the final, or one particular match, but the whole 2-week extravaganza!
  • Australian Open: Safin comes back, conquers Federer, Demons
  • French Open: Nadal Takes Title and Tennis World by Storm
  • Wimbledon: Federer Three-peats
  • U.S. Open: Agassi, Blake, et. al Come Back, But Fed Reigns Again
I am torn because, my man Marat triumphed in Australia - beating Federer on the way. But, for its wealth of comeback stories and all around good feelings (and weather), I have to vote for the 2005 U.S. Open.

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first its tie with safins win in ausyland---------------then i roland garros where nadal beat federer

then of course how could you beat the great run of blake and agassi during teh USO.

Nieminen- The lucky lefty of tennis.
Sampras- The hairy champion of tennis.
Ferrero- The mosquito of tennis.
Srichaphan- The Thai- ger of tennis.
Safin - The of tennis.
Bagdatis- The quotesman of tennis "my coach will watch, i will sleep with my girlfriend"
Kiefer- The naive guy, "yeh, me and seb are good friends"
Santoro- The double handed wizard of tennis.
Lopez- IS my hair right? IS my lipstick right?
Moya- The tatoo and muscles of tennis (although nadal kicks his ass in that department).
Tipsarevic- The tatoo of tennis, competing with moya.
Djokovic- Stole Jiri's surname

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

In terms of the story, US Open, because of Agassi's effort at 35 to reach the final, and Blake's first major breakthrough at a Slam after his injuries. AO also comes close because of Safin finally winning his 2nd.
In terms of excitement and quality of matches, AO has to win.
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This was a fantastic USO. Great weather (go drought!) and so many thrilling five-setters.

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

Wimbledon!

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

The USO- upsets, thrilling and long matches even if the ending was a bit anticlimatic for me.

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

The USO. Best stories, best breakthroughs, best memorable matches, best weather, brilliant final, it had it all.

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USO. Many exciting men^s matches throughout the tournament, great weather, and lots of tv coverage.
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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

French Open and Aussie Open

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The USO died for me after Friday. It was good stuff up until then, though

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

I vote for US open and, second, Aussie Open.
The worst, by far, was Wimbledon. Extremely predictable and boring.
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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

The AO and USO undoubtedly had the best matches. The AO was the only Slam where the eventual winner had great matches as well, which is fairly important for the game - but I still preferred a few of the five-setters in New York, especially Sanguinetti-Srichaphan and Ginepri-Gasquet, so that one gets my vote.

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

US Open by miles

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

BTW this thread needs a poll

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Re: Your Favorite Major (overall) of 2005

Men: The US Open

Women: Wimbledon
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