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What 2005 Slam are you most looking forward to

henree
03-23-2005, 08:10 PM
For me it would definitely be the French. Last years French was so wonderful and full of surprises. Who would have thought that Gaudio & Myskina would be the champions of this tournament. I also like how the French is rarely dominated by a particular player. Variety is the spice of life. Plus it doesn't hurt that the americans suck on clay. This way we get a grand slam that actually shows players from countries other than America. French Open is the time non fans of Federer and Roddick can sit back an enjoy seeing everything the ATP tour has to offer. Viva La France... :worship:

User ID 4783
03-23-2005, 08:12 PM
I'm looking forward to the French Open as always, and also Wimbledon

roisin
03-23-2005, 08:15 PM
french open!
return of the king, jc's coming back baby! :worship:

*julie*
03-23-2005, 08:16 PM
I am looking forward to Roland Garros, and then Winbledon and then the USO and then the AO and then french open again and then................................ ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
03-23-2005, 08:19 PM
definitely Wimbledon! i always look forward to Wimbledon because of all the TV coverage it gets! i've been watching Wimby on TV for so many years! plus, i love all the tradition in that tourney!

jasmine(usa)
03-23-2005, 08:21 PM
Definitely the French Open. Hopefully, Gaudio will amaze us with another wonderful championship match again. :D

aceit
03-23-2005, 08:25 PM
USO because I'm going. :)

Laure
03-23-2005, 08:26 PM
French open because the play is most interresting.

Saumon
03-23-2005, 08:28 PM
AO2005 coz I'm sure that a hottie will win it! :p :tape:

Sommarsverige
03-23-2005, 08:28 PM
Definitely the French Open.
Clay is just the best surface and I am so much looking forward to see Gaston defending his title ;) (okay, maybe a bit too optimistic)

Hendu
03-23-2005, 08:29 PM
I am looking forward to Roland Garros... oh wait! Is Miami considered a slam? :confused: :p

tangerine_dream
03-23-2005, 08:38 PM
Wimbledon! Andy/Roger rematch please :worship:

and USO. Always one of the most fun to watch and I'm probably going this year too. :banana:

PaulieM
03-23-2005, 08:44 PM
wimbledon because i'm going :D

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 08:56 PM
I always look forward to all of them, but especially the RG/Wimbledon combination because the middle of the year is a tennis feast on TV - of course, I could happily sacrifice a few weeks in the middle if it meant a longer gap between the two Slams which is necessary for the game, but from Rome onwards we get nine straight weeks of televised tennis that includes two TMS events, two Slams and a change of surface. All of which is not bad at all.

NATAS81
03-23-2005, 09:02 PM
Though probably a RogerDoger slam, looking forward to PimDuck blowing RODGE off the court! :haha:

Rogiman
03-23-2005, 09:36 PM
French, no doubt! :yeah:

RonE
03-23-2005, 09:37 PM
Miami- and it's starting everyone, IT'S STARTING!!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Rogiman
03-23-2005, 09:40 PM
Miami- and it's starting everyone, IT'S STARTING!!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Of course, how could I forget the most significant of them all :o

adeegee
03-23-2005, 09:43 PM
wimbledon because i'm going :D

what day? i've got a few tickets from the ballot but i'm thinking i might sell them and queue up. i love queuing up overnight and getting drunk.

Goget
03-23-2005, 09:50 PM
Roland Garros

Go Coria !

WestMeister
03-23-2005, 10:51 PM
U.S. Open... love the speed and pace on hardcourts. Then Wimbledon for the quick serve and volley type points. Plus it's grass. You can roll in that thing all day. :rolls:
Not sure if I want to roll in clay. Might look like playdough when I'm done. :speakles:

lucashg
03-23-2005, 10:53 PM
Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Billy Moonshine
03-23-2005, 11:00 PM
French open definitely, it´s my fav. So many great matches and real chances for the underdogs.
Then Ozzie open cos great surface, a real leveller.
Then wimbledon and then US open.
But i look forward to them all cos they are all fab and what tennis is all about IMO

Puschkin
03-24-2005, 05:59 AM
Roland Garros, because of the selfish reason that I will be there ;) I am already counting the days and speculating about my favourite players reaching the semifinals. But whatever happens, I will fully enjoy it. It is great to be present at such a tourney, even if my seats will be high up in the galleries.

Scotso
03-24-2005, 06:26 AM
Roland Garros, as always. :D

Perhaps the U.S. Open if I actually get to go this year :angel:

Auscon
03-24-2005, 07:38 AM
AO, and despite the final result, It was the dream slam for me.

Of the remaining 3...tough to say. I would go with Roland Garros, but seeing as I dont get any of the matches televised, that reduces the excitement factor for me.

I'm probably most looking forward to Wimbledon then.....looking forward to seeing if Roger can become a two time defending champion, want to see if Mark can have what could likely be his last shot at the title, and hoping to see Lleyton making Rogers second defence a tough one

syd
03-24-2005, 07:51 AM
Roland garros & US open

Ferrero Forever
03-24-2005, 07:55 AM
French Open because thats where my faves do best and it's on my fave surface, but the Australian Open because I had the opportunity to attend.

Action Jackson
03-24-2005, 08:09 AM
RG and the AO are the ones for me.

*Ljubica*
03-24-2005, 08:33 AM
Roland Garros is my favourite Slam by far - it's on my favourite surface, the players I like normally play their best there, it has a great atmosphere and tradition, and I thoroughly enjoy my time there every year.

Choupi
03-24-2005, 08:48 AM
Roland Garros will always be THE ONE in my heart. I like the surface and the game of the specialists on that surface. The atmosphere of the tournament has sthg special too that contributes to the magic of the place.

WyveN
03-24-2005, 10:45 AM
whatever slam is coming up

GoranIvanisevic546346
03-24-2005, 02:41 PM
Wimbledon, because is greatest tennis tournament

Roger-No.1
03-26-2005, 07:35 AM
Miami- and it's starting everyone, IT'S STARTING!!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
:lol:

Wimbledon.

USO.

Black Adam
03-26-2005, 07:39 AM
Wimbledon!

bad gambler
03-26-2005, 07:47 AM
out of the remaining 3 - wimbledon

Rex
03-26-2005, 10:32 AM
probably the french- mainly becasue it is the only slam that has a surprise winner. Its not always been number 1 to number 4. Next i would like wimbledon- only because i live near and its teh only one that isnt a lot of hassle to go and see.

Paialii
03-26-2005, 01:13 PM
Mine WAS the Australian Open, because my family and I flew out there to see it all live. What a great experience that was.

Now I'm looking forward to Wimby. :)

tennnisgirl7
03-26-2005, 03:09 PM
U.S OPEN ALL THE WAY! USA RULES! plus i might get to go and hopefully i will get to see my love Andy capture this title again GOOOO! ANDY! (sorry im kind of hyper this morning because I had hot chocolate)

ClaycourtaZzZz.
03-26-2005, 03:14 PM
Roland Garros,...... cause Roger will win and take the career Grand Slam
an then he take Wimby and USO!!
ROGER :worship:

MissFairy
03-26-2005, 03:19 PM
ooo WIMBLEDON, its so magical, and it was great last year right up until the last match :dance: except from a certain womens semi-final :o

and im going again, so yay :)

Esteban81
03-26-2005, 03:41 PM
I definitelly agree that Roland Garros is the best Grand Slam. It is the opportunity for Argentinian players (because of the clay courts so they don´t want let it go easilly.
The last championship was superb especially becuase Gaston Gaudio won it. I know it was a surprise for everybody, but it shouldn't have been like that, he's the best player on clay (at least tecnically speaking) but sometimes his mind, doesn't let him show that.

I like all the argentinian players, but I like french and russians too (especially Safin and Dementieva)
Good luck for everybody

Neely
03-26-2005, 03:54 PM
Wimbledon, best Grand Slam!!! :clap2:

For most players, people dreams are "I want to win Wimbledon one time in my career" and not "I want to win the Australian Open or Roland Garros". :)

long live grass court tennis! :worship:

Action Jackson
03-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Neely, you could always take a holiday during the claycourt season.

Good to see that you said most players and not all, or that would have needed some serious straightening out.

JCF
03-26-2005, 04:25 PM
RG for sure.

Its the one slam you would say more than 3/4 players could win.

Neely
03-26-2005, 05:02 PM
Its the one slam you would say more than 3/4 players could win.
Could win, yes. In reality, no.

I agree with you that the "race" for a Roland Garros crown is generally more open than for Wimbledon, for example, but Roland Garros also had lots of repeat champs in the last decades, such as: Kuerten, Bruguera, Wilander, Lendl, Courier, Laver, Borg, Kodes, Emerson...

Action Jackson
03-26-2005, 05:09 PM
Could win, yes. In reality, no.

I agree with you that the "race" for a Roland Garros crown is generally more open than for Wimbledon, for example, but Roland Garros also had lots of repeat champs in the last decades, such as: Kuerten, Bruguera, Wilander, Lendl, Courier, Laver, Borg, Kodes, Emerson...

Actually RG has the highest number of different winners of all the Slams.
Yes, greats like Gomez, Agassi, Muster, Gaudio, Costa, Chang, Noah, Vilas were one hit wonders.

Go ahead and conduct it yourself and it'll show that RG has had the most amount of different winners of the event in comparison to the others definitely more so than Wimbledon or the US Open and there haven't been any repeat winners there either. :p

Neely
03-26-2005, 05:17 PM
Actually RG has the highest number of different winners of all the Slams.
I can believe you that fact and I hope I never said anything else, but according to that fact that there have been quite a lot multiple champions in the last, lets say 40 years, it's not very correct to throw in a number like 75% of the players could win it.

Denaon
03-26-2005, 05:19 PM
RG for obvious reasons!!!!!

Action Jackson
03-26-2005, 05:23 PM
I can believe you that fact and I hope I never said anything else, but according to that fact that there have been quite a lot multiple champions in the last, lets say 40 years, it's not very correct to throw in a number like 75% of the players could win it.

What 75% I didn't say that. I mean there are usually more first time winners at this event, that should indicate usually that it's more open than the others, but anyone with a semblence of a clue can see that, because the surface does bring in players who are less likely to be threats elsewhere.

Yes, it's more open and who picked Gaudio to win it last year before the start of the tournament, nobody picked Bruguera when he won it, even Kafelnikov was a surprise, then there have been others as well.

Neely
03-26-2005, 05:58 PM
What 75% I didn't say that.
Noooo, I never said you said 75%. It was JCF who said that. I was trying to tell JCF that throwing in a number like 75% is a very brave, for me a too far going, number. It was you who joined and who wasn't okay with something I said, apperently.

As I said already, the thing I'm contesting is not that RG has more different champs than other Grand Slams or that RG isn't "more open" than others, the key point for me is saying something like "3/4 of the players could win it". That's way exaggerated, or else we wouldn't have so many multiple champs over the last 40 years.

That's my point. Not more, not less.

Action Jackson
03-26-2005, 06:04 PM
Actually JCF came in after me and no I don't agree with 75% at all, but I wish just setting it straight that RG does have a wider range of winners, though I think JCF was exaggerating the percentage that can win.

JCF
03-26-2005, 06:15 PM
Actually JCF came in after me and no I don't agree with 75% at all, but I wish just setting it straight that RG does have a wider range of winners, though I think JCF was exaggerating the percentage that can win.
Nooo, sorry what i meant is that more than 3 to 4 players can win it. I wrote 3/4 instead of 3-4. You know on hard courts/grass there are only Federer, Roddick, Hewitt, Safin at the mo who could win the slam, whereas look how many could win RG :)

CooCooCachoo
03-26-2005, 06:24 PM
Wimbledon. It is the best Grand Slam. By far :)

Neely
03-26-2005, 06:24 PM
Okay, now I understand it better. Then I hope that everything is clear now :)

Aleksa's Laydee
03-26-2005, 07:14 PM
Wimbie!!! bring on the grass

Jennay
03-26-2005, 07:18 PM
Roland Garros. :hearts: