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The Best Tournament in the World?

Haasfan
06-05-2004, 09:32 PM
My personal fav is Wimbledon. The prestige, the tradition, the class, the setting and its history. Also I would think its the most highly rated of all slams, the winners of Wimbledon are generally more revered than the winners of Roland Garros, etc.

-wokkel-
06-05-2004, 09:36 PM
WTT Rotterdam

willie
06-05-2004, 09:39 PM
personally i think the best is the US open

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-05-2004, 09:41 PM
you shoulda made this a poll thread

maratski
06-05-2004, 09:45 PM
RG

maratski
06-05-2004, 09:46 PM
Mrs. Guga I didn't notice your signature until now :haha:

Are you still a big fan of Mario Ancic?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-05-2004, 09:53 PM
WIMBLEDON hands down :D

Sjengster
06-05-2004, 09:55 PM
Newport - it really is in a league of its own.

maratski
06-05-2004, 09:59 PM
Newport - it really is in a league of its own.

Interesting......;)

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 10:00 PM
Wokkeltje, seriously Rotterdam? What are your arguments?

Out of the tournaments I have been to, I would have to say that all of them have a lot of positive things to them, but also some negative.

My favourite tournaments are:

- Rosmalen.. GREAT atmosphere.. The players just walk around. Grass tennis.. Tommy always plays there. What more do you want? Well.. cheaper tickets, cheaper travel and easier travel too.

- Rotterdam.. GREAT field. Big names. And thanks to the press card I have had for five years now, I can go backstage during the qualifying event too. Which means I can see the players practise on centre court. Hadn't it been for this, and for the fact that the training sessions are now finally visible for fans (players had always been practising behind black curtains..), this tournament wouldn't be so high. But I LOVE the backstage thing. I could just enter the dressing rooms without anyone stopping me..

- Amsterdam. Yes.. I know it doesn't exist anymore. But some of my best memories date from this tournament. Filippini, I still love you! And Kratzmann and Pimek! Younes.. Alex! Robbie Koenig! This was such a great event. How they managed to screw it up so badly by moving it to Amersfoort.. I don't know. The event had such great atmosphere (even better than Rosmalen) and when I went to Amersfoort two years ago, it just sucked there. Nothing was accessible.. :( I will probably go again this year, so maybe some things changed.

Also, I have always had this great feeling about Queen's. It seems to have a great tradition and great players too (not this year, though). I so want to go there someday. The same goes for Basel and Sydney. And of course Wimbledon, RG and the AO. Not the US Open though.. It doesn't appeal to me!

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 10:01 PM
Love the sarcasm, Sjengster :p But you are right!

Chloe le Bopper
06-05-2004, 11:28 PM
My favourite tournament is RG, and since it's my favourite, I think it's the best ;)

Leena
06-05-2004, 11:32 PM
My favorite was RG... until Muster retired.

I'm not crazy over the current crop of dirtballers.

I guess US Open then.

Lestat
06-05-2004, 11:35 PM
1). Roland Garros

Bilbo
06-05-2004, 11:37 PM
Wimbledon of course

Leena
06-05-2004, 11:41 PM
Wimbledon men's matches are so fun to watch.

Lestat
06-05-2004, 11:43 PM
Wimbledon men's matches are so fun to watch.

especially if they are clay players :haha:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-05-2004, 11:44 PM
I love Wimbledon and Queens becuase I get to go to those and I just love grass tennis best.:)

Lestat
06-05-2004, 11:48 PM
I love Wimbledon and Queens becuase I get to go to those and I just love grass tennis best.:)

I envy you :sad:
:wavey:

CmonAussie
06-06-2004, 12:07 PM
* Australian Open definitely the BEST SLAM for Fans*@@*
-->> Among the other 3 biggies I also love French Open!

# Canada TMS is cool & the atmosphere at Madrid TMS last year was pumping!

Many good IS events: Sydney/Acapulco/LA/Tokyo/Bangkok/Rotterdam...

Fedex
06-06-2004, 12:11 PM
WIMBLEDON :worship: :worship: Hands down!! Its produced some of the most brilliant matches ever, and i prefer grass tennis. (not big serving, but real tactics, like S & V)

WyveN
06-06-2004, 12:16 PM
Wimbledon - some major flaws in it but tennis wouldn't survive without it, not on a significant scale anyway

CmonAussie
06-06-2004, 12:36 PM
Wimbledon - some major flaws in it but tennis wouldn't survive without it, not on a significant scale anyway
:wavey:
Yeah Wimbledon has usually provided most of the more memorable matches & winners over the years^ so it's undoubtedly the most important event, though I still think AO is a better tournament (no distinct advantage for any type of play & rain delays aren't a factor, plus ticket prices are the cheapest of the 4-Slams)..
* In the future I think they'll be a shift in tennis_>> away from America & increasingly towards Europe & also Asia! So the staging of TMC in Shanghai 05-07 could have a big impact especially if it becomes permanent; then USO may not be regarded as highly as presently. AO is kind of caught in the middle; fortunately the Rebound Ace suits the Europeans & South American quite well & the time zone is convenient for Asia!

In short Wimbledon will alway have the prestige; French Open the most exciting matches; AO gives everyone a chance to win & tennis in Asia is on the rise with many sponsors waiting to jump on board^ then TMC Shanghai as season ender will draw away some of the attention from US summer hardcourt season (poor Roddick :sad: ).. I know you'll all call me crazy :p :cool: !

Vass
06-06-2004, 12:55 PM
RG and Dubai. Dubai, because I get to enjoy it the most.

Vass
06-06-2004, 12:56 PM
I think Wimby is boring.

CarnivalCarnage
06-06-2004, 12:56 PM
Umag, duh.

Springy
06-06-2004, 12:57 PM
Rome and Aus Open

WyveN
06-06-2004, 01:01 PM
* In the future I think they'll be a shift in tennis_>> away from America & increasingly towards Europe & also Asia!


Perhaps, also towards South America but a total shift doesn't happen overnight, it will take decades. Plus asia has not produced any top tier elite players which it needs to become a tennis superpower.


So the staging of TMC in Shanghai 05-07 could have a big impact especially if it becomes permanent; then USO may not be regarded as highly as presently.


It may get more of Asia involved in tennis, whats it got to do with the USO which is 2 months before the TMC?




French Open the most exciting matches


don't really agree with that, thats personal taste


then TMC Shanghai as season ender will draw away some of the attention from US summer hardcourt season (poor Roddick :sad: )..

The US summer hardcourt season & the TMC are seperated by a whole European indoor season. I fully realise the TMC was held in the USA last year but if anything, all that did is embarass USA tennis further so I am not sure how TMC being held in Asia draws away attention from US hardcourts.

Safin_Henman
06-06-2004, 02:36 PM
US Open just because its the closest to me....
meaning the only tournament i could actually go to :D

joeb_uk
06-07-2004, 11:17 AM
RG
now that i have been there too, it makes it more special to me, being my first tournament i went to

*Ljubica*
06-07-2004, 07:00 PM
Purely personal opinion:-

Roland Garros - because it is the hardest Grand Slam to win I think, and I love the atmosphere!

Monte Carlo - because I love the setting, the Club, the atmosphere, the area - and because it's the first live tennis I get to watch every year as it's the first major tournament played in Europe. And yes I know CooCooCachoo will argue "what about Rotterdam here?", but this clashes with Buenos Aires and none of my faves ever play in it - so has to be MC for me.

Least favourite - Wimbledon (vastly over-rated), Queens (too snobby), - US Open - least said about it the better imo!

Richard Cranium
06-08-2004, 02:57 AM
Kitzbhuel, great setting and usually has a very strong field and I remember Sampras winning there, but there have been many good winners there as well.