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SLAM PAIRS~~ which double is better:>> AO & Wimby...or...FO & USO????


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>>>>>>>>>> IF you had to pick a pair of Slams to win in a year which combination would you pick

1. FO & USO ~ ruled out because it`s the obvious pick
2. Wimby & USO ~ ruled out because McEnroe, Connors, Becker, Sampras, Federer have made this combo look easy
3. AO & FO ~ ruled out because Jim Courier managed the feat

4. AO & FO ~ ruled out because both are hard courts [though maybe I should include it for Newcombe`s sake~?]
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THEREFORE:
AO & Wimby [Sampras 94, 97]...or...FO & USO [Agassi 99, Vilas 77]..
Which combination do you think is more meaningful in this era???

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Re: SLAM PAIRS~~ which double is better:>>> AO & Wimby...or...FO & USO????

what about AO and USO, or FO and Wimby?
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Re: SLAM PAIRS~~ which double is better:>>> AO & Wimby...or...FO & USO????

The AO and FO are the two most heavily contested slams, so it would have to be them.
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Re: SLAM PAIRS~~ which double is better:>> AO & Wimby...or...FO & USO????

AO and FO

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.
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what about AO and USO, or FO and Wimby?
~~I thought that in this era with both AO & USO being on hard courts that it`s not as meaningful as winning two slams in a calendar year on different surfaces .... I was just trying keep it simple also
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AO and FO

I guess Jim Courier`s legacy just went up a notch then
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what about AO and USO, or FO and Wimby?
FO & Wimby is the obvious pick~~ I`m sure that`s what Nadal was aiming at->> to equal the seemingly impossible task that Borg achieved back in his heyday
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I guess Jim Courier`s legacy just went up a notch then
Here is my honest opinion on this. I don't care about Courier's legacy, Wilander has achieved that, it's not like it hasn't happened before.

Personally I don't give a crap about it, if someone wins a Slam, then good for them and they have deserved it and some mean more to different people and players than others, in spite of the rubbish hoopla you hear that everyone wants to Wimbledon, it's not true.

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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Here is my honest opinion on this. I don't care about Courier's legacy, Wilander has achieved that, it's not like it hasn't happened before.

Personally I don't give a crap about it, if someone wins a Slam, then good for them and they have deserved it and some mean more to different people and players than others, in spite of the rubbish hoopla you hear that everyone wants to Wimbledon, it's not true.

George your personality reminds me of Courier . He also never suffered fools .... Seriously thanks for your two bob
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George your personality reminds me of Courier . He also never suffered fools .... Seriously thanks for your two bob
I am from being like Courier.

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.
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I am from being like Courier.

You don`t like Courier??? It wasn`t meant as an insult
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The AO and FO are the two most heavily contested slams, so it would have to be them.

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You don`t like Courier??? It wasn`t meant as an insult
No, I don't like Courier much, but it was an observation that I didn't agree with.

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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~~I thought that in this era with both AO & USO being on hard courts that it`s not as meaningful as winning two slams in a calendar year on different surfaces .... I was just trying keep it simple also
Well there are 4 slams, making 6 possible combinations when you pick two of them.

If you don't include them all in your survey, then the answer are useless.

As for the toughest cominbation of winning two slams, given the proximity in time of the FO and Wimby and the vast difference in court speed - then this is your answer.
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No, I don't like Courier much, but it was an observation that I didn't agree with.
Apologies are in order then>< ~~ just curious why you don`t like Courier
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