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View Poll Results: Most boring slam of 2017?
French Open (Cuz FEDERER didnt play and RAFA got a cakewalk) 7 8.86%
Wimbledon (Cuz RAFA was screwed by the organizers and FEDERER gotta cakewalk) 22 27.85%
USO (Cuz FEDERER was injured and RAFA lucked out) 43 54.43%
All of them cuz Murray and Djokovic allowed FEDAL to vulture 7 8.86%
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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Most boring GS of the year?

Slams after the AO this year have been really boring
Congrats to FED and DAL fams for the titles but really disappointed by the the next and the useless gen

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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

I guess RG was the most NID, but the level Nadal displayed again, showing why he is the clay goat, was still nice to see.

Other than that every slam had it's charm. I didn't greatly enjoy USO but that's probably personal preference as well, and honestly I didn't have much time to see the matches anyways so have missed a lot too.

AO had the most epic matches by far though.
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

None was boring cuz Rafa made it to 3 finals and won 2.

But missing him in whites so hoping he'll try to improve on grass.
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

The USO was an absolute bore and a black mark on quality hardcourt tennis as a whole.

IMO the 6th best current HC player won the title and the better HC players were simply injured, ill, or did not participate.

People say Wimbledon was boring this year, but the best grass court player in the world won Wimbledon so it ended exactly how it was meant to.

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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

If 2015 an 2016 were snoozefest because a player in his best years repeated what he did 4 years earlier, this 2017 was not only text book for vulturing, but most boring tennis year in 21st century.

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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

It's been a shocking year. I don't mind a year where we have different slam winners. I don't mind a year where 1 or 2 guys dominate. But I do mind a year where everyone is fighting injury and we get any decent matches at any point. Take out AO and it's been an appalling year for tennis, both the mens game and women's game has suffered.
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

Most boring? RG by far. Snoozefest.
USO second just because the quality was so shit.
Then Wimbledon.
AO was fucking epic and the best slam in years.


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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

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The USO was an absolute bore and a black mark on quality hardcourt tennis as a whole.

IMO the 6th best current HC player won the title and the better HC players were simply injured, ill, or did not participate.

People say Wimbledon was boring this year, but the best grass court player in the world won Wimbledon so it ended exactly how it was meant to.
This. But the FO was pretty dire too. What a let down after the AMAZING Aussie Open.
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

AO was very entertaining.
RG was rather entertaining for me because Wawrinka and Thiem played well and went deep.
The only entertaining things at USO were the runs of Rublev and Shapovalov, plus a bit of vintage Delpo. Overall felt like Agassi's last AO titles, basically a veteran past his best taking advantage of a horribly depleted field.
Wimbledon was rather similar, Federer's competition was marginally better, but not by much. Come on, the most interesting match was probably Muller-Nadal, and only because Muller didn't finish the job earlier. But there were no youngsters getting far, only Zverev made it to R4 and against very easy opponents, lost/choked to the first serious opponent. Stan got injured as soon as he got mathematical chances to reach #1, that was just sad. The worst GS of the year for me.

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French Open had some matches and runs I really enjoyed... Verdasco made a nice run beating Zverev and losing to Nishikori in R4, and Kei himself stopped by an unexpected Murray run to the semis where he had a great 5 set match with Wawrinka. Thiem did well and got to another semi as well. A few unpredictable results kept things fun enough to enjoy, and despite the final being 1 sided it was a very high level of tennis.

Wimbledon was also a slam with some runs I enjoyed, Querrey doing well, Cilic making the final, Berdych getting deep here once again. Muller was great to watch too, coming back from a losing position against Rosol to knocking Nadal out in a very long 5th set. It got extremely predictable though with a low number of upsets and the final was a dissapointment because I think we didn't see a truly fit match-up. I am sure Federer would have won either way, but its not cool to be deprived of that.

US Open started out with less top players and even the ones that were there kept losing, in was a fortnight for upsets. Dimitrov, Zverev, Cilic, Tsonga and Berdych off the top of my head all surprisingly lost. I enjoy when the underdog can come through. Del Potro's run was great (vs Thiem one of the matches of the year possibly, certainly one of the best atmosphere), same with a lot of players on the bottom half who got chances for a great run. The final was overwhelmingly one sided which was a shame, it was refreshing for a first time finalist to be there but not so refreshing to see a first time slam finalist getting easily beaten.

Overall I enjoyed Wimbledon the least probably but I still found things I liked in all the slams and I never stopped watching any of them

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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

Schwartzman's USO run was fun to watch, Shapovalov too but on a grand scale I wasn't incredibly excited by the tournament overall. I guess for me it's hard to watch a slam without Kei participating, especially one at which Kei has beaten several top 4 opponents
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

All of them. A terrible and utterly boring year for tennis. Will hurt financially.

Tennis was much better and more interesting in previous 5-6 years.
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

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The USO was an absolute bore and a black mark on quality hardcourt tennis as a whole.

IMO the 6th best current HC player won the title and the better HC players were simply injured, ill, or did not participate.

People say Wimbledon was boring this year, but the best grass court player in the world won Wimbledon so it ended exactly how it was meant to.
Not true at all Slade, you know as well as I do that Stakhovsky is the best grass court player in the world.
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Re: Most boring GS of the year?

AO greatly entertaining, with few insane matches (mostly Fed and Nadal involved) and a final that proved to be a cherry on top.
RG was marked by Rafa's insane level of play, but it was entertaining nonetheless. Murray - Wawrinka probably the best match over there, shame Wawrinka couldn't pull off Stanimal in the final.
Wimbledon was great too, with Maestro breaking a few records on the way to the title. Funny how a notorious servebot made sure we get some entertaining matches, I'm talking about Muller's 5 setters vs Rosol, Cilic and especially Nadal.
USO was probably the most boring, with lower quality matches overall. The bottom half, unfortunately, ended up being one of the worst ever qualitywise with seeds falling to random mugs and random mugs reaching the quarters and semis (Busta, Schwartzman). Murray screwed us all over there. Was hoping for Syllic to step up, but he proved once again he's the world's most unpredictable player.

Overall, a surprising year, to say at least with Fedal splitting the slams.
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All of them. A terrible and utterly boring year for tennis. Will hurt financially.

Tennis was much better and more interesting in previous 5-6 years.
exactely the opposite is true.

fedal winning means a crapton of money for tennis.
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