French Open 2012, The Worst Ever Grand Slam in Recent Memory? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

French Open 2012, The Worst Ever Grand Slam in Recent Memory?

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Three Top Players had scratchy from all the way.

Novak Djokovic,Roger Federer,Andy Murray.Djokovic played one Good Set all Tournament and it came yesterday for an hour.Federer didnt even play that. Murray played one good match against Gasquet.

One of the Top Seeds had the flukiest draws ever. Nadal facing Clownaco,Mugerr.

Discuss?

Garson007
06-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Same thread. Every fucking year.

tribalfusion
06-11-2012, 02:30 PM
Three Top Players had scratchy from all the way.

Novak Djokovic,Roger Federer,Andy Murray.Djokovic played one Good Set all Tournament and it came yesterday for an hour.Federer didnt even play that. Murray played one good match against Gasquet.

One of the Top Seeds had the flukiest draws ever. Nadal facing Clownaco,Mugerr.

Discuss?

The only good thing you have ever posted is a photo of Gabriela Sabatini so congrats on that.

As for the thread, it's nonsense.

ServeVolley
06-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Definitely. I only enjoyed two matches all tournament (Wawa Tsonga & Djoker Tsonga). It's a travesty Tsonga didn't reach the semi-finals. :sad:

Backhand_Maestro
06-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Almagro fought Nadal almost as hard as Djoker

Quadruple Tree
06-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Same thread. Every fucking year.

That's because RG is the worst Slam every fucking year.

Absolute Anthropoid
06-11-2012, 02:33 PM
It wasn't that exciting for me so yes. But it's not because Nadal won or that he had a "fluke" draw with Mugaco etc.

The QFs between Fed vs Del Potro + Tsonga vs Djokovic were great though.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 02:34 PM
Tsonga :bigcry:. I'll never forget this slam because of that.

SerialKillerToBe
06-11-2012, 02:34 PM
I would say it's the worst mostly because of the conditions and muggy scheduling. This final should have been played at 12 pm when the rain was minimal.

The match also should not have ended yesterday. The rain was constant throughout the day. It was not any worse at the point when the match was postponed than it was throughout the entire day.

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 02:35 PM
The only good thing you have ever posted is a photo of Gabriela Sabatini so congrats on that.

As for the thread, it's nonsense.


He is a Terrible Player. Stop Following him FFS. Go out and play some Outdoor game and see his game in Perspective Again..

Mark Lenders
06-11-2012, 02:35 PM
There were some great matches: Wawrinka vs Tsonga and Djokovic vs Tsonga come to mind.

But generally it could have been better. It was also a shame to see Nadal face relentless chokers (Almagro) and clay court mugs (Monaco, Ferrer) on his way to the final, would have been better to see him challenged by players who had even a slight hope of hitting through him. He'd probably have won the tournament regardless of the draw, but it'd have far more interesting.

Art&Soul
06-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Yep, worst ever

delpiero7
06-11-2012, 02:37 PM
If you started watching tennis is 2011 and are a diehard Novak Djokovic nuthugger, then yes, it is undoubtely one of the worst grand slams in history.

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 02:38 PM
If you started watching tennis is 2011 and are a diehard Novak Djokovic nuthugger, then yes, it is undoubtely one of the worst grand slams in history.

Have started watching it from 1990. When have you started?

Looner
06-11-2012, 02:40 PM
It was bad, very, very bad. Typical of the FO so nothing surprising there.

UsD.AnDreS
06-11-2012, 02:41 PM
'Ever' and 'in Recent Memory' in one sentence, that's cool.

Quadruple Tree
06-11-2012, 02:42 PM
RG has been the worst Slam of the season ever since the top guys all started playing AO.

Kiedis
06-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Three Top Players had scratchy from all the way.

Novak Djokovic,Roger Federer,Andy Murray.Djokovic played one Good Set all Tournament and it came yesterday for an hour.Federer didnt even play that. Murray played one good match against Gasquet.

One of the Top Seeds had the flukiest draws ever. Nadal facing Clownaco,Mugerr.

Discuss?

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4186/tempertantrum1n.jpg

jaymon112
06-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Three Top Players had scratchy from all the way.

Novak Djokovic,Roger Federer,Andy Murray.Djokovic played one Good Set all Tournament and it came yesterday for an hour.Federer didnt even play that. Murray played one good match against Gasquet.

One of the Top Seeds had the flukiest draws ever. Nadal facing Clownaco,Mugerr.

Discuss?

http://j.wigflip.com/a/ITxLTLS6/roflbot.jpg

nastoff
06-11-2012, 02:49 PM
There were some great matches: Wawrinka vs Tsonga and Djokovic vs Tsonga come to mind.

But generally it could have been better. It was also a shame to see Nadal face relentless chokers (Almagro) and clay court mugs (Monaco, Ferrer) on his way to the final, would have been better to see him challenged by players who had even a slight hope of hitting through him. He'd probably have won the tournament regardless of the draw, but it'd have far more interesting.

However those 3 Nadal faced are in the top 10 of claycourters. It's always gonna be like that when you have one dominant player on a surface with most of the others just making the numbers.
One tends to wonder if Djokovic beat Nadal whether we'd even have that thread being made.

rafa_maniac
06-11-2012, 02:51 PM
No worse than the French is usually. So happy we're onto Grass!

TigerTim
06-11-2012, 02:57 PM
It was as bad as the last slam Nadal won :shrug:

Roger the Dodger
06-11-2012, 03:00 PM
However those 3 Nadal faced are in the top 10 of claycourters. It's always gonna be like that when you have one dominant player on a surface with most of the others just making the numbers.
One tends to wonder if Djokovic beat Nadal whether we'd even have that thread being made.

Well, the guy Nadal lost to in RG 2009 wasn't a top clay court player either, infact he lost 0 and 1 in their previous combat. But he was the kind of player that can cause him trouble. Where were those in his draw?

dencod16
06-11-2012, 03:01 PM
It's the French, usually the worst slam. It is the least prestigious out of all the slams.

NadalesDios
06-11-2012, 03:05 PM
It's the best Slam ever

Mystique
06-11-2012, 03:08 PM
It wasnt the best slam in recent memory for sure. But I guess a lot depends on who wins for a lot of us, myself included.
However, I do think last year's FO was actually real good.

anyway, in the last few years, when has RG actually been great?

evilmindbulgaria
06-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Need a tissue, sweetheart?

Looner
06-11-2012, 03:10 PM
It wasnt the best slam in recent memory for sure. But I guess a lot depends on who wins for a lot of us, myself included.
However, I do think last year's FO was actually real good.

anyway, in the last few years, when has RG actually been great?

2009 :).

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:11 PM
It wasnt the best slam in recent memory for sure. But I guess a lot depends on who wins for a lot of us, myself included.
However, I do think last year's FO was actually real good.

anyway, in the last few years, when has RG actually been great?

Yeah, it's never great unless Roger wins :rolleyes:

Mark Lenders
06-11-2012, 03:13 PM
2009 :).

It actually was a very good tournament. The two semifinals were fantastic, I thought - Federer vs Del Potro and Soderling vs Gonzalez - both five setters with huge hitting and attacking tennis on display.

A lot of great matches in that year's tournament, even if the final was kind of dull with Soderling predictably failing to reproduce the level that had taken him there, as often happens with first time finalists.

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Yeah, it's never great unless Roger wins :rolleyes:

You're finally seeing the truth. :hug:

Anyway, I'd take this thread seriously but it's started by Shinoj so I can't be arsed.

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 03:14 PM
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4186/tempertantrum1n.jpg


Is he your Kid? or Grand Son? There are two options.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:15 PM
You're finally seeing the truth. :hug:

Anyway, I'd take this thread seriously but it's started by Shinoj so I can't be arsed.

This is MTF. What's there to be arsed about whenever we're here?

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:16 PM
This is MTF. What's there to be arsed about whenever we're here?

The serious discussion that takes place 0.1% of the time. :sad:

Mystique
06-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Yeah, it's never great unless Roger wins :rolleyes:

I made a reasonable post, myself confessing the winner of the tournament has a major role to play in our overall assessment of it. Inspite oF that, I said 2011 RG was a very good tournament overall.

But what else can be expected from a troll like you.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:17 PM
I made a reasonable post, myself confessing the winner of the tournament has a major role to play in our overall assessment of it. Inspite oF that, I said 2011 RG was a very good tournament overall.

But what else can be expected from a troll like you.

Not really, RG 2011 was awful IMO. I had so many fav players either lost or did shit.

Oh great, I don't side with Federer and I'm a troll? :rolleyes:

Mystique
06-11-2012, 03:18 PM
Not really, RG 2011 was awful IMO.

Oh great, I don't side with Federer and I'm a troll? :rolleyes:

No.
You are just a troll

Johnny Groove
06-11-2012, 03:18 PM
Boy, the haters really foaming at the mouth after this one :lol:

SheepleBuster
06-11-2012, 03:19 PM
Three Top Players had scratchy from all the way.

Novak Djokovic,Roger Federer,Andy Murray.Djokovic played one Good Set all Tournament and it came yesterday for an hour.Federer didnt even play that. Murray played one good match against Gasquet.

One of the Top Seeds had the flukiest draws ever. Nadal facing Clownaco,Mugerr.

Discuss?

Well, it wasn't a total loss. We now know that Nole is the best player on clay when he is allowed to play for a few sets. Unfortunately, rain cost him the match today. But I have high hopes for Nole. It seems the level from 2011 is not completely gone. He just needs to step up and win the next three slams

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:21 PM
No.
You are just a troll

Whatever. Stay hurt for all I care.

I've suffered more with my favourites. At least Fed has won 16 GS's.

Chase Visa
06-11-2012, 03:22 PM
There's been worse. 2010, for starters.

Roger the Dodger
06-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Boy, the haters really foaming at the mouth after this one :lol:

I swear :lol:

Regenbogen
06-11-2012, 03:22 PM
I don't get why people are so unhappy about this RG. Yeah, the top players came through a lot even when they were playing poorly, but there were a bunch of interesting/dramatic matches along the way. I liked most of it. :shrug:

RNW
06-11-2012, 03:23 PM
Compared to the last 10 Grand Slams it was average, probably one of the three worst (quality wise). Dramawise it was good.

Compared to the last 10 years of Slam it was pretty good.

French Open in times of 2003 or 2004 were so bad, miles away from this years quality.

Langers
06-11-2012, 03:24 PM
It was pretty garbage, I agree.

SheepleBuster
06-11-2012, 03:25 PM
Well, French Open is terrible is because. A. it's French B. it's on slow clay 3. they don't afford light for night matches. So F the French Open.

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:27 PM
Whatever. Stay hurt for all I care.

I've suffered more with my favourites. At least Fed has won 16 GS's.

Who are your favourites?

And obviously RG 2009 was the best final for me. :hearts: :D

Kiedis
06-11-2012, 03:27 PM
Is he your Kid? or Grand Son? There are two options.

Crybaby and silly. The whole packet for the Serbiantard :facepalm:

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Who are your favourites?

And obviously RG 2009 was the best final for me. :hearts: :D

Why? Because of Kuznetsova? :superlol:

You should know what i mean by that.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Who are your favourites?

And obviously RG 2009 was the best final for me. :hearts: :D

I don't feel like saying them in public :sad:

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Crybaby and silly. The whole packet for the Serbiantard :facepalm:

Lol. I am not even Serbian. It was my show of Support for Djokovic and Tennis.

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:32 PM
Why? Because of Kuznetsova? :superlol:

You should know what i mean by that.

Still hurt by my answer? :awww: Obviously if I were to go for women I'd choose Kirilenko. I do actually have a girl crush on her. :hearts:

Also, how fucking childish are you, thinking "lesbian" is a legit insult? :haha:

I don't feel like saying them in public :sad:

PM? :D I won't laugh. :D

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:34 PM
PM? :D I won't laugh. :D

Sure, but you go first :shrug:

tribalfusion
06-11-2012, 03:35 PM
If you started watching tennis is 2011 and are a diehard Novak Djokovic nuthugger, then yes, it is undoubtely one of the worst grand slams in history.

This sounds about right.

rocketassist
06-11-2012, 03:36 PM
This sounds about right.

It was a pretty boring slam and many other people agree. Just because you don't. Deal with it.

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:36 PM
Sure, but you go first :shrug:

My favourite player is Federer. :shrug: Current second favourite is Isner. I also like Roddick and Nalby. Your turn. :D

cutesteve22
06-11-2012, 03:37 PM
top 2 seeds meet in final was good, but shame the rain almost destroyed some matches.
The real awful part is womens champion, player like Sharapova complete career slam? Such a shit and disgrace for tennis

tribalfusion
06-11-2012, 03:37 PM
'Ever' and 'in Recent Memory' in one sentence, that's cool.

LOL it tells you all you need to know about the knee-jerk qualities of the OP.

star
06-11-2012, 03:40 PM
I thought this was the best men’s final we have seen in several years. It certainly was closer and the outcome less certain than in several years.

Shinoj
06-11-2012, 03:40 PM
Well, it wasn't a total loss. We now know that Nole is the best player on clay when he is allowed to play for a few sets. Unfortunately, rain cost him the match today. But I have high hopes for Nole. It seems the level from 2011 is not completely gone. He just needs to step up and win the next three slams


Nole could have saved the Tournament by burying him yesterday or Today. But he just wasnt at full Throttle when it was really needed.

As for the Rest. Even i have high hopes from him.

tennis2tennis
06-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Tsonga :bigcry:. I'll never forget this slam because of that.

AGREE

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:42 PM
My favourite player is Federer. :shrug: Current second favourite is Isner. I also like Roddick and Nalby. Your turn. :D

Fine no PM. Listen up world.

Tsonga, Del Potro (love/hate relationship), Mugsarevic (sometimes), Duck (used to back then when he actually had a game, then he turned into a pure servebot with a pusher game that hurt my eyes). Ummmm....Haas, Garcia-Lopez, Verdasco (used to be a fan, but I'm pretty much given up), Lopez (something different), Monfils, Raonic, Nishikori, Lu.... some more I can't think of right now...

rocketassist
06-11-2012, 03:42 PM
I thought this was the best men’s final we have seen in several years. It certainly was closer and the outcome less certain than in several years.

Because your two favourites were in it.

tribalfusion
06-11-2012, 03:43 PM
It was a pretty boring slam and many other people agree. Just because you don't. Deal with it.

Many others don't agree with you. Deal with it yourself :)


In fact let's review some basics...when you express your (usually highly flawed) subjective opinion, you should say something like: "I don't like X" as opposed to categorically asserting "X is Y"

By now, we who read here know you don't like anything where Nadal does well and reason backwards (in both senses of the words) to the desired result.

See? That was so much easier, princess.

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:44 PM
Fine no PM. Listen up world.

Tsonga, Del Potro (love/hate relationship), Mugsarevic (sometimes), Duck (used to back then when he actually had a game, then he turned into a pure servebot with a pusher game that hurt my eyes). Ummmm....Haas, Garcia-Lopez, Verdasco (used to be a fan, but I'm pretty much given up), Lopez (something different), Monfils, Raonic, Nishikori, Lu.... some more I can't think of right now...

What's so embarrassing? Shit I forgot Lu in my post. How could I forget my fellow Taiwanese. :sad:

Roddick gets too much hate here and not nearly enough respect. And clearly you need Federer to make your list perfect. :hearts:

bokehlicious
06-11-2012, 03:46 PM
RG = mickey mouse slam

Mercury
06-11-2012, 03:46 PM
It really was a bad slam... I watched a lot of matches and I only enjoyed the ones with Tsonga in em. Maybe the Seppi Nole one as well. Even the SF/F matches were bloody tedious.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:47 PM
What's so embarrassing? Shit I forgot Lu in my post. How could I forget my fellow Taiwanese. :sad:

Roddick gets too much hate here and not nearly enough respect. And clearly you need Nadal to make your list perfect. :hearts:

Fixed :hearts:

Anyways, I'm still pretty sad :sad:

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:48 PM
Fixed :hearts:

Anyways, I'm still pretty sad :sad:

Sad about what?

tennis2tennis
06-11-2012, 03:48 PM
There weren't many i-can't-believe-how-great-this-match-is-it's-so-nervy-and-top-quality matches! but kudos to rafa for winning it! I don't think i could stomach watching novak ripping his shirt again

bring on wimbledon

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 03:48 PM
Sad about what?

First player I mentioned on my list :sad:

Hian-GOAT
06-11-2012, 03:49 PM
The top 3.

Murray.

Delusional.

delpiero7
06-11-2012, 03:50 PM
It was a pretty boring slam and many other people agree. Just because you don't. Deal with it.

'Pretty boring' and 'Worst ever in recent memory' are two different entities. Just because it may have been boring, doesn't automatically make it the worst ever.

tripwires
06-11-2012, 03:58 PM
First player I mentioned on my list :sad:

:sad: :hug: Clay isn't his best surface anyway, but yeah, I know how you feel. Hope he does better on grass. I like his game. :)

Lurking
06-11-2012, 03:58 PM
Favorite won
Favorite for each half reached the final
Favorite for each quarter reached the semis
Favorite for each eighth reached the quarters

Would it really be that hard to have something slightly unpredictable happen? :o

Hian-GOAT
06-11-2012, 03:58 PM
I thought this was the best men’s final we have seen in several years. It certainly was closer and the outcome less certain than in several years.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2a5zmxElw1qhwvm4o1_400.gif

Just because Nadal won it, it doesn't mean it was good.

Worst slam ever.

Xristos
06-11-2012, 04:02 PM
Worst Semi-Finals in recent memory, that is definite.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 04:03 PM
:sad: :hug: Clay isn't his best surface anyway, but yeah, I know how you feel. Hope he does better on grass. I like his game. :)

I don't care if it was clay or not, he played great. I just hope he isn't mentally gone after that :bigcry:. It's not like he's getting any younger either. I want him to go all the way on grass this year but unfortunately I don't think he will do well because of that match :sad:

His game. That's exactly why I'm a fan. Good personality as well, he's hilarious and his sportsmanship is quite underrated.

tennis2tennis
06-11-2012, 04:05 PM
Favorite won
Favorite for each half reached the final
Favorite for each quarter reached the semis
Favorite for each eighth reached the quarters

Would it really be that hard to have something slightly unpredictable happen? :o

It wouldn't be so bad if the favourites made it but the matches were closer with more drama

emotion
06-11-2012, 04:07 PM
It was pretty shit but RG 2010, USO 2010 have to be up there.

misty1
06-11-2012, 04:16 PM
it was boring if only because the final outcome was the one everyone predicted from the start.There were chances for guys to make things a little more interesting (seppi and tsonga) but both failed in the end.But then again what slam isnt boring thse days when you can basically wite the final 4 in like a script

it was not horrible or trash, there were some good matches. It was far from the worst

tripwires
06-11-2012, 04:18 PM
I don't care if it was clay or not, he played great. I just hope he isn't mentally gone after that :bigcry:. It's not like he's getting any younger either. I want him to go all the way on grass this year but unfortunately I don't think he will do well because of that match :sad:

His game. That's exactly why I'm a fan. Good personality as well, he's hilarious and his sportsmanship is quite underrated.

If I had to pick someone other than Rogi to win Wimbledon I'd pick Tsonga in a heartbeat. His game is practically designed for that. Not a huge fan of his celebratory dance though. :p

Fumus
06-11-2012, 04:28 PM
Worst final?

How about Wimbledon 2005? How about AO 2004? USO 2004? Or any final with Federer in the pre-Nadal era in general.

GSMnadal
06-11-2012, 04:29 PM
For the haters, sure.

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 04:30 PM
If I had to pick someone other than Rogi to win Wimbledon I'd pick Tsonga in a heartbeat. His game is practically designed for that. Not a huge fan of his celebratory dance though. :p

I hardly notice it anymore. It's just his way of expressing joy I guess. Plus it's unique to everyone else. I actually had a dream one time that Federer (in tears) was holding the Wimby trophy this year. Could I have powers that predict the future...? :speakles:

tripwires
06-11-2012, 04:34 PM
I hardly notice it anymore. It's just his way of expressing joy I guess. Plus it's unique to everyone else. I actually had a dream one time that Federer (in tears) was holding the Wimby trophy this year. Could I have powers that predict the future...? :speakles:

:speakles:

Don't give me false hopes please. :sobbing: God I hope so hard you are a prophet whose powers have not yet been realised. :sobbing:

BroTree123
06-11-2012, 04:37 PM
:speakles:

Don't give me false hopes please. :sobbing: God I hope so hard you are a prophet whose powers have not yet been realised. :sobbing:

It's just a dream :lol:. That'd be pretty fucking freaky if that actually happens though.

KarlyM
06-12-2012, 12:51 AM
This year was decent - not the best, but definitely not the worst. It didn't help that the semis were total stinkers... :lol:

finishingmove
06-12-2012, 01:08 AM
Too bad Novak didn't win.

Nothing else matters.

It was great.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 01:12 AM
That's because RG is the worst Slam every fucking year.

:baby:

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 01:16 AM
Just because Nadal won it, it doesn't mean it was good.

Worst slam ever.

Stop whining, hater. This slam was history in the making.

Johnny Groove
06-12-2012, 01:21 AM
It was pretty shit but RG 2010, USO 2010 have to be up there.

What a shock, both slams Nadal won :rolleyes:

Just another hater thread we get every time Nadal wins a slam, it must be the worst slam ever, cake draws, blah blah blah.

Haters need to shut the hell up and appreciate what these guys are doing. Even when Nadal was losing last year, I was giving props to Nole.

Looner
06-12-2012, 01:26 AM
Johnny, sorry both those slams sucked. Deal with it.

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 01:28 AM
Johnny, sorry both those slams sucked. Deal with it.

Agreed, USO 2008 and AO 2010/11 were the best because you got to see Mugray cry.

heya
06-12-2012, 03:44 AM
novak might reconsider changing his opinion of clay and his so-called heroes fed and rafa. PATHETIC, bitter behavior from rafa and fed IS AS LAME as fed's father moaning about the 2011
us open and fed's mother crying hysterically after fed humiliated roddick in 2004.:o

rocketassist
06-12-2012, 04:41 AM
Agreed, USO 2008 and AO 2010/11 were the best because you got to see Mugray cry.

He's a Fedtard not a Murray fan.

Mountaindewslave
06-12-2012, 05:09 AM
i love the result but i gotta admit the tournament sucked pretty badly, hardly any memorable matches and I didn't really enjoy anything except maybe the Tsonga-Djokovic match and watching Baker the first few rounds..

hopefully WImbledon isn't so poor as far as quality

Mountaindewslave
06-12-2012, 05:11 AM
Johnny, sorry both those slams sucked. Deal with it.

US 2010 SUCKED really??? the FEderer/Djokovic Semi was great and the Nadal/Djokovic final was very quality. don't be a dumbass and biased just because you are a hater on Nadal. my favorite match of Roland Garros 2012 was Djokovic/Tsonga, I wish you could similarly accept good moments from the player you dislike

ahadabans
06-12-2012, 05:12 AM
The quality of the final was poor at times due to the conditions. That's unfortunate. But the drama of the tournament was really high. It's probably the first RG since 2009 that didn't come with an air of inevitability. There was an excitement about the Fed/Djokovic rematch. And there was the historical significance of the final (regardless of the winner), as well as the question of whether Novak was the guy who could finally topple Nadal here. Pretty heavy stuff for a slam really.

All in all, it was probably the best RG of recent years, even with the lackluster semi-finals and the inconsistent and rain delayed final.

Luinir
06-12-2012, 07:26 AM
...because Nadal won. :D

Chirag
06-12-2012, 07:52 AM
:speakles:

Don't give me false hopes please. :sobbing: God I hope so hard you are a prophet whose powers have not yet been realised. :sobbing:
the quote of his in my sig tells us of his prophet powers :p

ballbasher101
06-12-2012, 07:56 AM
The French open is the worst slam around. I hate it with a passion. Since 2005 the event has become a joke. Soderling saved tennis for one year. Soderling you are a legend :worship:. Just give Nadal the damn trophy for the next 5 years god damnit.

Sharpshooter
06-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Nah, 2010 Aus Open was rubbish. Fed got a joke draw, played a bunch of his lapdogs and/or players coming straight off a 5 set match and played a mental pidgeon in the final. What a joke draw not even one tough opponent the whole time.

Then there was 2003 Wimbledon, another joke where Fed got a bunch of push overs, Roddick who is his lapdog and played a no hoper who fluked his way to the final. No memorable matches just shit tennis throughout both of those tourney's.

Then there was another flop, the 2007 Aus Open final, was there ever any doubt who was going to win that final? Fed got yet another joke draw and beat his lapdog Mr. Roddick once again before dishing out a beating to a guy who made his one and only slam final.

Also, the 2006 Aus Open was another boring event. Fed draws his pidgeons yet again and faced probably the easiest semi final and final opponent combo ever in the history of the sport in Kiefer and Baghdatis. In fact the highest ranked opponent for him in the whole draw was number 5 - Davydenko the "great slam performer". Laughable how that is never mentioned as the shittest, weakest draw yet people bitch about Rafa's RG draw this year. LOL!

tripwires
06-12-2012, 08:37 AM
Nah, 2010 Aus Open was rubbish. Fed got a joke draw, played a bunch of his lapdogs and/or players coming straight off a 5 set match and played a mental pidgeon in the final. What a joke draw not even one tough opponent the whole time.

Then there was 2003 Wimbledon, another joke where Fed got a bunch of push overs, Roddick who is his lapdog and played a no hoper who fluked his way to the final. No memorable matches just shit tennis throughout both of those tourney's.

Then there was another flop, the 2007 Aus Open final, was there ever any doubt who was going to win that final? Fed got yet another joke draw and beat his lapdog Mr. Roddick once again before dishing out a beating to a guy who made his one and only slam final.

Also, the 2006 Aus Open was another boring event. Fed draws his pidgeons yet again and faced probably the easiest semi final and final opponent combo ever in the history of the sport in Kiefer and Baghdatis. In fact the highest ranked opponent for him in the whole draw was number 5 - Davydenko the "great slam performer". Laughable how that is never mentioned as the shittest, weakest draw yet people bitch about Rafa's RG draw this year. LOL!

Might as well have saved yourself the trouble of typing such a long post (which no one's gonna read in full anyway) and simply listed all 16 slams that Roger won as the "worst" slams, nevermind that listing more than 1 slam as the "worst" is actually illogical.

Sharpshooter
06-12-2012, 08:44 AM
Might as well have saved yourself the trouble of typing such a long post (which no one's gonna read in full anyway) and simply listed all 16 slams that Roger won as the "worst" slams, nevermind that listing more than 1 slam as the "worst" is actually illogical.

At least I back up my point. BTW I never said they were all the worst, you just can't read properly because I never even said the word worst in my whole post, I just listed a few that I thought were rubbish. If I was going to say worst, I would say Aus Open 2006.

Anyway you know I'm right. There are so many slams that Fed won that were rubbish with easy opponents in his weak era.

tripwires
06-12-2012, 08:50 AM
At least I back up my point. BTW I never said they were all the worst, you just can't read properly because I never even said the word worst in my whole post, I just listed a few that I thought were rubbish. If I was going to say worst, I would say Aus Open 2006.

Anyway you know I'm right. There are so many slams that Fed won that were rubbish with easy opponents in his weak era.

The thread title, however woefully phrased, appears to ask the question of whether RG 2012 was the "worst" slam. :shrug:

No, I don't know you're right. In fact, I don't agree at all.

sirwilliam
06-12-2012, 09:45 AM
Agreed, it was pretty messed up. Nadal had NO competition so there was no suspense and then the rain delay, etc. Pretty boring RG, let's hope Federer or someone new can step up to compete with Nadal on clay cause nobody else can even win a set off him except by chance....

Action Jackson
06-12-2012, 09:57 AM
No, the first 2 weeks were entertaining enough. There was the Fog in a 5 setter and Troicki choking in style.

PHM matches were enjoyable.

adele
06-12-2012, 10:01 AM
These threads are starting to be pretty pathetic....Get over it. Stop crying about the damn rain delay, draws etc.... Everyone knows Rafa would still be the champion. period. Childish to say "I didn't like the tournament 'cause my fave didn't win...." You could criticize every tournament about something..

Sharpshooter
06-12-2012, 10:21 AM
The thread title, however woefully phrased, appears to ask the question of whether RG 2012 was the "worst" slam. :shrug:

No, I don't know you're right. In fact, I don't agree at all.

I was responding to a few posts before mine.

If you don't agree you're a fool. Aus Open 2006 was absolute crap with no real challenge for Fed at all, he played nobody who could've possibly been a real threat and the matches were all crap. Fed got a free major right there.

tripwires
06-12-2012, 10:23 AM
There's no such thing as a free major. He played 7 matches to win and won it fair and square. Quit whining just because you don't like him.

MIMIC
06-12-2012, 10:28 AM
Well it was better than last year as far as I'm concerned :)

leng jai
06-12-2012, 10:34 AM
No wildcard for Haas is quite compelling evidence for the OP. Too bad he failed to mention it.

Shinoj
06-12-2012, 10:46 AM
Its quite simple. Many of us do believe it was the worst Slam. I gave out the reasons for it. If you do not feel like it just vote and say the reasons.

I do not understand the reasons for Patronizing Philosophers here around.

When Your Fav Player loses this is what you feel, WHy should you hate Nadal and so on.MTF is like this and so on.Just Grow Up.

tripwires
06-12-2012, 10:48 AM
But the contradiction between "worst slam ever" and "worst slam in recent memory" is impeding the serious discussion that MTF is dying to have.

Shinoj
06-12-2012, 10:49 AM
You are one Cat on Fire. Trust me. You Yourself are not looking for a Serious Discussion. You are looking for something else.

Houstonko
06-12-2012, 11:24 AM
This slam is similar to USO 2010 with Nadull's draw.

Sharpshooter
06-12-2012, 04:18 PM
There's no such thing as a free major. He played 7 matches to win and won it fair and square. Quit whining just because you don't like him.

Go tell all the Fards to quit whining coz they don't like Rafa! You can't have it both ways pal!

My point was quite simple actually, all the Fards sook over RG coz they know their man has no chance of winning it as long as Rafa is around, so they try to undermine it and make it look as unimportant as possible, quite sad really. But then when someone points out the easy slams Fed has had they get all defensive lol. Fed could've won Aus Open 2006 with one arm tied behind his back, and so would Djoker and Rafa if they wre given that joke draw. He's had sooo many but the fards don't bring them up do they?

This whining and sooking needs to end it's sad how defensive the Fedtards get when you question any of his achievements lol. I knew I'd annoy someone and you were the one that bought it hook line and sinker, congrats :D

Sharpshooter
06-12-2012, 04:22 PM
This slam is similar to USO 2010 with Nadull's draw.

Must hurt watching a SPANIARD win YOUR slam 7 out of the last 8 years bwhahahahaha!!!!!

tripwires
06-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Go tell all the Fards to quit whining coz they don't like Rafa! You can't have it both ways pal!

My point was quite simple actually, all the Fards sook over RG coz they know their man has no chance of winning it as long as Rafa is around, so they try to undermine it and make it look as unimportant as possible, quite sad really. But then when someone points out the easy slams Fed has had they get all defensive lol. Fed could've won Aus Open 2006 with one arm tied behind his back, and so would Djoker and Rafa if they wre given that joke draw. He's had sooo many but the fards don't bring them up do they?

This whining and sooking needs to end it's sad how defensive the Fedtards get when you question any of his achievements lol. I knew I'd annoy someone and you were the one that bought it hook line and sinker, congrats :D

Quit generalising. I stopped reading after the bolded part. I have no interest in engaging in some tard "argument" so whatever. :wavey:

Shinoj
06-12-2012, 05:17 PM
And when Gasquet was whining at Murray when he was holding his hips that was just the Icing on the Cake. I mean what Business did Gasquet have at Murray doing that.:tape:

hiperborejac
06-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Except for Djokovic-Tsonga match it was crap all tournament :o

rocketassist
06-12-2012, 06:07 PM
The best thing about the Slams nowadays are always the first week.

Roger the Dodger
06-12-2012, 06:15 PM
The best thing about the Slams nowadays are always the first week.

Only because the Fog and Wawa create 5 setters from nothingness.

asmazif
06-12-2012, 06:16 PM
fav matches were Tsonga-Wawrinka, Fog-Troicki, Berdych-Llodra and the anticipation at the end of the 4th set of Baker-Simon. Gasquet-Haas (and Gasquet-Murray) had a ton of quality moments also.

Only because the Fog and Wawa create 5 setters from nothingness.

would we have it any other way?

(Stan - yes)

anticaria
06-12-2012, 06:25 PM
The Worst Ever Grand Slam in Recent Memory?


'ever' and 'in recent memory' would seem to be contradictory statements, no? :confused: :facepalm:

LeChuck
06-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Wimbledon 2005 was an incredibly boring grand slam I remember. There were some highlights like the Nalbandian-Murray R3 match for instance, but in general there was a lack of quality and suspense.

There was no doubt whatsoever that Federer was going to win that slam, with his closest competition Hewitt and Roddick who he would have beaten blindfolded. A very poor Roddick reached the final (he had declined noticeably from his 2003-2004 level).

I'm no fan of the guy, but one highlight of that slam was López's 4th round destruction of Ancic. I'm not exaggerating when I'm saying that López put in one of the best performances I've seen from any player at Wimbledon over the past 10 years or so in my opinion.

Orange Wombat
06-12-2012, 08:12 PM
The best thing about the Slams nowadays are always the first week.

This.

The first week was actually great, plenty of entertaining five-setters. But the last players standing was too predictable:zzz: Djokovic-Nadal...

christallh24
06-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Same thread. Every fucking year.

The only good thing you have ever posted is a photo of Gabriela Sabatini so congrats on that.

As for the thread, it's nonsense.

QFTMFT.

MTF Fails, yet curiously, never disappoints.

samanosuke
06-12-2012, 10:05 PM
last two wimbies could go toe to toe with this year's rg

navy75
06-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Every Grand Slam on here is the worst Grand Slam. Either MTF has the shortest collective memory in the history of mankind, or people on here are horrible whiners (or both).

rocketassist
06-12-2012, 10:11 PM
USO 2010 and Wimbledon 2011 were worse than this slam though.

TigerTim
06-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Wimbledon last year was dull as dishwater.

Edda
06-13-2012, 12:55 AM
I thought it was a great tournament. The 2009 U.S. Open was probably the worst one I remember watching.

BauerAlmeida
06-13-2012, 01:16 AM
USO 2010 and Wimbledon 2011 were worse than this slam though.

Yep. Those two and this RG were pretty boring. AO 2010 too.

Topspindoctor
06-13-2012, 01:37 AM
Any slam Goderer didn't win is crap and bad for the sport.

rocketassist
06-13-2012, 01:56 AM
Yep. Those two and this RG were pretty boring. AO 2010 too.

AO 2010 would have been the best slam since 05 if Davydenko hadn't gone into choke mode after blowing bp's for *4-1 in the second set vs Federer. Davydenko, Tsonga, Cilic and Murray (four 0 slammers) in the last four would have been gravy.

Looner
06-13-2012, 02:23 AM
AO 2010 would have been the best slam since 05 if Davydenko hadn't gone into choke mode after blowing bp's for *4-1 in the second set vs Federer. Davydenko, Tsonga, Cilic and Murray (four 0 slammers) in the last four would have been gravy.

It would have been interesting. But then again I'm sure the RN army would have said that they would lucky and one slam wonders. Murray would have won that easily though.

Mark Lenders
06-13-2012, 02:27 AM
It would have been interesting. But then again I'm sure the RN army would have said that they would lucky and one slam wonders. Murray would have won that easily though.

Nah, reckon Ali or Davydenko would have beaten him in the final. Murray only beat Cilic because Marin was completely exhausted after a very tough draw, he was outplaying Murray while he had anything left in the tank.

Topspindoctor
06-13-2012, 02:27 AM
It would have been interesting. But then again I'm sure the RN army would have said that they would lucky and one slam wonders. Murray would have won that easily though.

Pushray wouldn't win a slam even if he had to face Almagro on grass in the finals :shrug:

He's a mental midget, time to accept it.

Looner
06-13-2012, 02:29 AM
I am no Murray fan but I think he had too much defence for Tsonga OR Davydenko. After all that was the slower version of the court and the final is played at night. I'm happy with AO 2010's result though :).

Topspindoctor
06-13-2012, 02:30 AM
I am no Murray fan but I think he had too much defence for Tsonga OR Davydenko. After all that was the slower version of the court and the final is played at night. I'm happy with AO 2010's result though :).

:lol:

Mark Lenders
06-13-2012, 02:33 AM
I am no Murray fan but I think he had too much defence for Tsonga OR Davydenko. After all that was the slower version of the court and the final is played at night. I'm happy with AO 2010's result though :).

The way Kolya was hitting the ball, he'd surely have beaten Murray. I think he'd have won the tournament if he hadn't faced his nemesis Federer on the way and predictably choked to no end.

I doubt Tsonga would screw such a golden opportunity to win a Slam either. But given the way he played in the semis, who knows? He didn't play a great tournament overall, was lucky to scrape past sick Djokovic. Guess we'll never know though.

rocketassist
06-13-2012, 02:44 AM
Difficult to say who'd have won that final if Davydenko hadn't choked v Fed, as he was a huge choker himself, and Tsonga had the experience of beating the big guns in Melbourne. It'd certainly have been a toss-up who won the title. Any of them winning would have been good for the game (maybe not so much Cilic but hes OK enough)

Mark Lenders
06-13-2012, 02:46 AM
Difficult to say who'd have won that final if Davydenko hadn't choked v Fed, as he was a huge choker himself, and Tsonga had the experience of beating the big guns in Melbourne. It'd certainly have been a toss-up who won the title. Any of them winning would have been good for the game (maybe not so much Cilic but hes OK enough)

Cilic winning would have been great for the game. He has a great game and is one of the nicest, most unassuming guys on tour for sure. Marin wouldn't have gone into this monumental slump if he had won or even reached the final :sad:

Too bad he had a hellish draw and was completely out of energy vs Murray.

rocketassist
06-13-2012, 03:02 AM
Cilic winning would have been great for the game. He has a great game and is one of the nicest, most unassuming guys on tour for sure. Marin wouldn't have gone into this monumental slump if he had won or even reached the final :sad:

Too bad he had a hellish draw and was completely out of energy vs Murray.

Needing 5 sets to beat a 17 year old Tomic didn't help his cause.

Topspindoctor
06-13-2012, 03:04 AM
Needing 5 sets to beat a 17 year old Tomic didn't help his cause.

This. Mugrin is overrated as fuck. Another overgrown brainless ballbasher with no tactics or decent serve. Horrendous player, who was overhyped to the max.

Clay Death
06-13-2012, 03:14 AM
this is a bullshit thread.

RG 2012 was a historic slam. and it captivated the entire tennis universe. there was so much history at stake.


mods:

please drag this thread outside and have a very large and a very old water buffalo--with massive intcontinence issues--- shit and piss on it for a day or 2. thanks.

Sophocles
06-13-2012, 12:16 PM
I'm no fan of the guy, but one highlight of that slam was López's 4th round destruction of Ancic. I'm not exaggerating when I'm saying that López put in one of the best performances I've seen from any player at Wimbledon over the past 10 years or so in my opinion.

Well remembered. He was also brilliant in destroying Safin earlier in the tournament, especially since Safin had found some form on grass, having made the final in Halle & taken a set from Fed there.

TigerTim
06-13-2012, 12:21 PM
who can forget this at the AO 2010 :worship:

Jldu4S6FgKk

Shame Roger got in the way. Again. :mad:

bounccer
06-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Well, the French is a big NID tournament since 2005, every year it's the same, 2009 was the only exception and without Soderling, Nadal would have 8 RG in a row now.

Every year, the same shit "how many sets will Nadal lose?" "Oh god, "insertaname" took him to a tie break, it's the sensation of the year......

Only Nadaltards can take some fun about this IMO.

BroTree123
06-13-2012, 02:27 PM
Oh what a surprise. Another Fedtard vs Nadulltard thread :rolleyes:. The poll says it all :lol:

Kiedis
06-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Oh what a surprise. Another Fedtard vs Nadulltard thread :rolleyes:. The poll says it all :lol:

Come on, the first option also has some sore losers djokotards among its supporters.