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Which Grand Slam produces the most surprises?

LiZpHaIr
10-31-2004, 07:33 PM
I think it's the French Open...Gaudio, Medvevdvevvevedvdvvdvdvevevevdvev(finalist)(sp??) Agassi in 1999, Verkerk(finalist)...anyone else..?

Chloe le Bopper
10-31-2004, 07:41 PM
Costa was a surprise too, although not as unlikely or as unworthy as many may think.

I would certainly agree that it's Roland Garros.

the cat
10-31-2004, 07:53 PM
I'll be different and say the Australian Open. Thomas Johansson and Petr Korda were surprise champions in recent years.

TheBoiledEgg
10-31-2004, 07:59 PM
if you mean the winner of the tourn: then RG

but also Wimbledon produces a fair amount of upsets as hardly anyone knows how to play on grass these days :o

maratski
10-31-2004, 08:02 PM
I agree with Eggman here

superpinkone37
10-31-2004, 08:04 PM
i would say that roland garros is probably the most surprising, but not always.

Golfnduck
10-31-2004, 08:06 PM
I would have to say Roland Garros

joeb_uk
10-31-2004, 08:26 PM
Roland garros, there are so many great claycourt players as opposed to wimbledon (where there isnt as many great grass court players) so there is going to be more shocks when there are more very good players on that surface

Chloe le Bopper
10-31-2004, 09:14 PM
if you mean the winner of the tourn: then RG

but also Wimbledon produces a fair amount of upsets as hardly anyone knows how to play on grass these days :o
That's a good point. I would agree with you here.

Horatio Caine
10-31-2004, 09:52 PM
I'd say the Australian Open. Although there haven't been many surprise winners, there have been some surprise runs e.g. Wayne Ferrreira's semi a few years ago, along with Novak. Clement in 2000 along with Grosjean that year just to name a few. Perhaps even El Aynaoui's dramatic outing in 2003.

The Australian Open tends to catch many top players off-guard because it is right at the start of the season, with little time to play yourself into form.

Purple Rainbow
10-31-2004, 10:18 PM
Are we all agreeing that the US Open produces the least surprises then?

Bilbo
10-31-2004, 10:40 PM
Roland Garros

LiZpHaIr
10-31-2004, 10:54 PM
Costa was a surprise too, although not as unlikely or as unworthy as many may think.

I would certainly agree that it's Roland Garros.

I didn't list Albert because I always thought he would win RG :)

Billabong
10-31-2004, 11:44 PM
French Open:D

RonE
11-01-2004, 10:49 AM
In terms of the top players bombing out- both RG and Wimbledon are minefields for seeds.

In terms of who lifts the trophy on the 2nd Sunday, RG. Wimbledon only has a handful of people who you can almost be assured of winning the thing. With RG on the other hand you have about 50 players who have a more or less equal chance- in recent years look at the surprise winners: Gaudio, Costa (although to me it wasn't such a surprise, I expected him to win it one day, but the timing was surprising), Guga the first time he won (again, in hindsight he is one of the best ever on the red stuff but in 1997 nobody heard of him), Agassi (again, his timing, even though he made two RG finals in the early nineties).

gogo_guga
11-02-2004, 01:48 AM
Aussie Open for sure!
Roland Garros is really not that surprising cuz it's either a Spaniard or an Argentine who wins every year. Or Guga who is Brazillian, but you guys know what I mean, it's always a clay-courter.

Havok
11-02-2004, 02:20 AM
Touhg to say. Roland Garros to me is most surprising because the top seeds are always slaughtered before the 4th round or earlier, and these unknown players squeak through draws. Though when you really look at it, those upsets usually aren't that big of a surprise because these clay courters who can't do crap on anything else other than clay have low rankings to they'll draw seeds and beat them because they play better clay tennis. I agree with the Wimbledon thing, that not many players know how to play on grass, though if that's the case, than there really shouldn't be many surprises then should there?