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Favorite Slam?

Crowdmaker
01-13-2012, 02:11 AM
Away from home for AO!:(
Will miss CET and staying from midnight to early morning hours for AO, because
hey; another interesting match is on!
Looks like after all not becoming a living zombie this time around as
Gallons of Coffee, snacks and pretty much all kinds of food and spirits body can handle at that time
would otherwise follow accordingly.
Also Luckily NOT betting this time!

How else you would consider betting on a Slam that had following results;
Finals

2008 Tsonga
2007 Gonzales
2006 Bagdathis
2003 Shutller
2001 clement

And yes, certain Thomas Johansson as a winner in 2001!

To sum up; how crazy you have to be following 2 weeks of tennis throughout the night?

Still can`t help it; I am an AO addict, but not the only one ;)

nole_no1
01-13-2012, 02:13 AM
Yes this is my favourite slam too followed by Wimbledon,USO and RG

gators0708
01-13-2012, 02:27 AM
AO is my favorite as well stay up starting from 7PM till I have to go to school, then walking into class with no sleep!

Invisible Fan
01-13-2012, 03:34 AM
The Australian Open because I get to go to it!
2nd Wimbledon.

BroTree123
01-13-2012, 03:36 AM
AO and Wimby. Both equal with different reasons.

superandy88
01-13-2012, 03:48 AM
Yes, this one is my favorite, also because every year there are a lot of surprises here.

Mountaindewslave
01-13-2012, 03:58 AM
this and Wimbledon are very close. if i were going to compare them just based on the tournament alone (the history, the quality) i would probably choose Wimbledon but the reason that I love the Australian Open so much is because it begins the season and is often an exciting first big tournament of the year.

it's great because it really gives off big signs of what players are going to bring in the current year!

Wimbledon and Australia are both awesome. Wimbledon probably the better tournament for obvious reasons (grass, come on!/history) but Australia is fun to start off the year and the blue courts are... interesting!

viruzzz
01-13-2012, 04:07 AM
AO is my favorite slam to watch, because here in Argentina is so damn late!
But it's january, so I can be awake aaaaaall night, I love beeing awake all night watching good tennis.

But my favorite slam for what it means, is Wimbledon.

abraxas21
01-13-2012, 04:11 AM
RG

the Kia Open is fine and the bogan melbourne crowd is loud and energetic, though

ossie
01-13-2012, 09:04 AM
wimbledon, simply because i love grass.

rinnegan
01-13-2012, 09:24 AM
AO. I like how organized it is and I don't have to stay up late to watch the matches. Gorgeous trophies too.

leng jai
01-13-2012, 09:26 AM
ACC.

Tojo won in 2002.

ciprianned
01-13-2012, 09:44 AM
1. AO
2. FO
3. USO
4. Wimbledon

stanch
01-13-2012, 10:32 AM
1. USO
2. AO
3. Wimby
4. RG

petar_pan
01-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Asutralian Open for me.

Mystique
01-13-2012, 12:24 PM
Wimbledon. No matter how hard the organizers try to fuck that great tournament and its surface up, Wimbledon is still the most special slam.

But yes, I agree in pure tennis terms, AO perhaps sees some of the best matches.

finishingmove
01-13-2012, 12:26 PM
AO x2
Wimbledon
US Open

Pirata.
01-13-2012, 01:12 PM
Even though the court is slow, and I prefer fast courts, I like AO best, followed by Wimbledon. AO just seems really relaxed and fun, and there's always a surprise deep run.

USO next, especially since it's in my time zone, and then RG :ras:

petar_pan
01-13-2012, 02:16 PM
Wimbledon. No matter how hard the organizers try to fuck that great tournament and its surface up, Wimbledon is still the most special slam.

But yes, I agree in pure tennis terms, AO perhaps sees some of the best matches.

Yes, Wimbledon is special. But not so good to watch like AO. All that chilli hot sun, crowds from all over the world, waching late night here in Europe. That's really cool.

As for Wimbledon, there is no anything similar in tennis than Wimbledon final.

solowyn
01-13-2012, 02:20 PM
I always watch as much of the AO as I can, even though the time zone is beyond appalling for Europe. I just love its atmosphere so much, definitely my favourite.

_Chaz
01-13-2012, 02:20 PM
AO would probably 1st if not for the shittiest time zone possible.
Day session is from 1am to 9am here in Germany obviously and the Night Session from 9am on. During the 1st one I have to sleep at least a bit and during the latter I'm sitting in school...
I have to say I have things about all 4 tournaments I like and then things I dislike. For AO the - is the time zone, the + the atmosphere, with the USO the + the (usual) court surface, - scheduling, and so on.
So I would rate them as almost the same, but Wimby stands above the others a bit.

August
01-13-2012, 03:43 PM
Wimbledon is my favourite. It's the most traditional slam and the last still using grass courts, even though grass isn't anymore similar to what it used to be. And those things make it so prestigious for players, and because players appreciate it, I can nothing but appreciate it, too. And, in general I like British sports culture a lot. Also, RG two weeks earlier creates more interest in tennis, and right when RG ends, I start waiting for Wimby.

AO is another of my favourites. It's just in so good time, there's no other major sports events going on in late January. FIFA World Cup and European Championships usually coincide with RG and Wimby, and as a big Formula 1 fan, my biggest attention doesn't go to tennis in summer. But in January there's nothing that would take my attention from tennis. Also, the break between USO and AO is the longest between slams, so I'm already waiting for some GS tennis. And, as the AO comes so soon after the season starts, we can have some surprising results there. And, to see as many AO matches as possible, I'm going to go to bed at 8 pm Finnish time for the next two weeks and wake up after 8h of sleep at 4 am, i.e. 1 pm Oz time, meaning losing only two hours of action. That sleeping rhytmn means also that I'm not tired at lectures the following day what may be the case if I have no reason to go to bed early. Anyway, I have the impression that AO may be the 4th slam for players, the least prestigious. But I like it almost as much as Wimbledon.

RG and USO are to my understand almost equally prestigious, RG is liked due to it's special surface whereas USO's hard courts should equalize things between grass and specialist, and thus make it challenging to win as there are many title contenders. I like both those tournaments almost as much. USO may have more title contenders but RG is only clay slam. Anyway, I've probably started following tennis from RG, as AO and RG were the tournaments that used to have most free-to-air coverage here in Finland in the last decade, and RG matches were in better time on the afternoon, and school ended always before RG's first or second round, so I had time to watch it. On the other hand, of slams, I've followed USO the least. At least in the recent years it's been on pay-per-view channels, and also it's on the worst possible time, I have to go to bed before the playing sessons end, and on the other hand those sessions end too early so that I would sleep before them and not go bed after them.

Anyway, Wimbledon is also the slam I'd like to visit the most. But, again AO is 2nd. I have a good impression on AO's atmosphere, it seems to be quite relaxed. And, of course also RG and USO would be nice to visit.

Certinfy
01-13-2012, 03:45 PM
Australian Open. Only thing that really sucks is the time zones and that it's the only GS I haven't been to. :(

Naudio Spanlatine
01-13-2012, 03:47 PM
AUSSIE OPEN:cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

then French open, you know why:devil: :aplot:

Egreen
01-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Wimbledon.

Lucilla
01-13-2012, 03:51 PM
My favourite is Wimbledon :)

The_Djoker
01-13-2012, 03:53 PM
Wimbledon. US open is just garbage these days with the organisers and no roof over stadium. French is decent but atmosphere isn't great. Wimbledon has the best atmosphere and feels the most special. Aussie open is probably 2nd best though isn't the most prestigious.

RIboy
01-13-2012, 04:37 PM
aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi

Fat Camel
01-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Australian Open definitely because of the atmosphere and surprises. Getting up every day in Russia at 3 A.M, watching some nice tennis is an amazing feeling!
Also i love Wimbledon because of the grass so much.

Drugs Ruin Lives
01-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Wimbledon > Aussie > RG.

US Open is a giant pile of trash, just like everything else in that country.

Saberq
01-13-2012, 06:26 PM
AO or US Open I cant decide.....Wimbledon I love the most because of the tradition and grass but not a big fan of those matches........French Open is nice but French are garbage

Saberq
01-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Wimbledon > Aussie > RG.

US Open is a giant pile of trash, just like everything else in that country.

and what the hell do you know about the US?have you ever been here?

Naudio Spanlatine
01-13-2012, 06:31 PM
US Open is a giant pile of trash, just like everything else in that country.

I agree of us open being really pathetic tourney. But this? Wow speaking from a bitter ass Brit yourself, how about you take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why do you speak blasphemy and look ugly yourself?:rolleyes:

Saberq
01-13-2012, 06:32 PM
I agree of us open being really pathetic tourney. But this? Wow speaking from a bitter ass Brit yourself, how about you take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why do you speak blasphemy and look ugly yourself?:rolleyes:

preach it girl :rocker:

mystic ice cube
01-13-2012, 08:45 PM
There's something special about the USO for me.

Jamoz
01-13-2012, 10:36 PM
Don Wimble.

Looner
01-13-2012, 10:43 PM
If I have to choose one slam to go to (and see the Fed play), I'd choose AO. (FYI, I've been to Wimbledon :P).

EddceLLent
01-13-2012, 10:49 PM
Wimbledon, because traditionally I take 2 weeks off work :D

Punky
01-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Wimby.
the tradition, history and grass