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What are you waiting for more, Olympic tennis or US Open?

August
07-18-2012, 02:27 PM
What are you waiting for more, Olympic tennis or US Open? For me, Wimbledon Olympic tennis is something very special, possibly something that happens only once in a lifetime, and I'm rooting especially for Federer, even if there are players I like even more. I'd just hope Roger win the missing Olympic gold, and at Wimbledon, where he's been so great. Also, Murray's gold would be great as they play in UK, and this can also be another great champion, Nole's last proper chance for Olympic gold. On the other hand, there are many players I usually like more, but I'd prefer them to win US Open, for them Olympic gold doesn't seem as important. So, I'm eagerly waiting of the Olympic tennis.

duarte_a
07-18-2012, 02:35 PM
For the olympics I'm waiting 12 days. For the US Open 40 days.

I'm more excited for the US Open since it's a slam. The olympics are nice but that's it.

atennisfan
07-18-2012, 02:36 PM
I think Olympics is a bit more interesting just because it has novelty value, but strictly tennis-wise, US Olympics should be greater.

abraxas21
07-18-2012, 02:36 PM
olympics becuase they're closer :shrug:

but the USO is clearly more important

abraxas21
07-18-2012, 02:37 PM
I think Olympics is a bit more interesting just because it has novelty value, but strictly tennis-wise, US Olympics should be greater.

sounds like an interesting tourney :D

Federer in 2
07-18-2012, 03:02 PM
sounds like an interesting tourney :D

:lol:

US O..............And then he lost it

Alex999
07-18-2012, 03:03 PM
I see Olympics as a glorying exo tournament (talking about tennis of course). BRING THE USO :-)

DJ Soup
07-18-2012, 03:13 PM
For the olympics I'm waiting 12 days. For the US Open 40 days.


Well said. You have to wait more time for the USO and less time for the Olympics. No brainer. This is a pretty stupid question imo

Action Jackson
07-18-2012, 03:13 PM
Neither.

cutesteve22
07-18-2012, 03:18 PM
US open

Chirag
07-18-2012, 03:20 PM
Less time to wait for the olympics :shrug:

r2473
07-18-2012, 03:21 PM
whichever wins in this poll.

i do nothing and think nothing that is not in line with mtf majority.

Looner
07-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Both.

mystic ice cube
07-18-2012, 03:27 PM
US Open. The Olympics will be a spectacle for sure, especially as it's on grass, but I love the American Hardcourt season & the US Open is a slam I have great memories from.

mooncreek
07-18-2012, 03:27 PM
This might be the first time I'm actually interested in Olympic tennis, period. It's the Wimbledon effect.

It's about equal in anticipation for me. Then again, I have US Open tickets.

Freak3yman84
07-18-2012, 03:36 PM
whichever wins in this poll.

i do nothing and think nothing that is not in line with mtf majority.

:lol: :haha: :superlol: :worship: GOAT post!

rutinos harcos
07-18-2012, 04:48 PM
Both,bc Novak wants OG gold so much and he always did good at USO.

alter ego
07-18-2012, 04:54 PM
Monte Carlo masters 1000.

Johnbert
07-18-2012, 05:02 PM
http://www.sportsbetlistings.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/us-open-tennis-logo.jpg

Hypnotize
07-18-2012, 05:07 PM
I can't even think about the US Open because I'm too excited about the Olympics. All the top players are desperate to win gold, they are being held at Wimbledon and we have extra grasscourt tennis this year. If that wasn't reason enough, I have tickets for the Olympics. :dance:

Honestly
07-18-2012, 05:09 PM
I guess the Olympics is pretty exciting, especially since it's being played at Wimby. But the USO will always be more important and exciting.

GOAT = Fed
07-18-2012, 05:15 PM
USO by far. TBH I don't even care about the olympics as much. I'd much rather a player that I support win a GS opposed to an olympic gold.

Bad Religion
07-18-2012, 05:21 PM
The Olympic Games
There will be US Open this year and the following years.


Plus, Beijing 2008 brought the best result ever in tennis

Silvester
07-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Both, the sooner one comes, the sooner the other will come as well. Seriously though, Olympics a bit more interested than in the past due to the surface and I want Fed to win. US open is up there as I have tickets to stupid saturday and am looking forward to spending the weekend in NYC.

Fat Camel
07-18-2012, 05:23 PM
Waiting more for Olympics because it's on grass.

DemiCrayanhan
07-18-2012, 05:33 PM
USO hands down. This hype over Olympics...I don't get it. I can't think of any tennis player who would take the gold medal over the USO trophy.

Roger the Dodger
07-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Neither.

Umag 2013?

Pirata.
07-18-2012, 09:15 PM
Olympics in general, but US Open specifically tennis-wise. However, I am always open to seeing more grass tennis :drool:

benji47
07-18-2012, 09:18 PM
US Open, I have a feeling this Olympic will be a steaming mess. I just want Serena to win the singles title, that's it.

Kiedis
07-18-2012, 09:24 PM
Olympic tennis

Litotes
07-18-2012, 09:34 PM
US Open. I look forward to the tennis part of the Olympics with as much anticipation as a Masters tournament, and one that coincides with lots of highlights in the sports calendar in general.

duong
07-18-2012, 10:32 PM
Olympics in general, but US Open specifically tennis-wise.

+1

and don't expect too much about the Olympic tennis tournament : two-setters on grass really anything can happen, on grass more than on any other surface where the Olympics might have taken place.

I expect it quite as what it's worth in the rankings : between a good ATP500 (Rotterdam-Dubai) and a Masters1000 tournament.

But I'm worried about how Toronto will look like this year.

JurajCrane
07-18-2012, 11:27 PM
Actually Kitzbuhel now.

KarlyM
07-18-2012, 11:39 PM
Both ;)

Edda
07-18-2012, 11:50 PM
The Olympics. I can't wait to see both the Opening Ceremonies and the tennis.

TennisGrandSlam
07-19-2012, 01:50 AM
Year-end no.1 is highly determinated by US Open!

So, my answer is US Open!

mickymouse
07-19-2012, 02:28 AM
US Open for the tennis. 5 setters versus 3 setters.
But the atmosphere for the Olympics will also be something to look forward to. There are always guys who surprise when they're playing for their country.

Travod
07-19-2012, 05:20 AM
I'm seeing Women's Singles and Men's Doubles gold medal matches, soooo...

Johnny Groove
07-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Olympics for the novelty, USO for the history books.

Shinoj
07-19-2012, 12:46 PM
Tokyo

tripwires
07-19-2012, 04:28 PM
US Open. It's a grand slam.

I don't care about Olympics tennis, but the fact that it's played at Wimbledon means we get an extra grass court tournament, which automatically makes it awesome. :hearts:

vojomocart
07-19-2012, 05:08 PM
I am wating for Olympics as I am waiting for 500 tournament which I don't care- something like Memphis.
US Open is slam FFS....

Fed Muzza Killer
07-19-2012, 05:30 PM
US Open is much more important interesting for me.

Andi-M
07-19-2012, 06:28 PM
For tennis USO by a 1000%. Oympics for me is about swimming and athletics! I'll obv watch it and wish Andy Murray all the best and stuff, but i'd rather he went out early and won the USO - it slams that count the olympics is like a nice bonus.

ahadabans
07-19-2012, 07:18 PM
US Open now that Nadal is out of the Olympics.

iriraz
07-19-2012, 07:46 PM
At the Olympics the main focus won`t be on tennis.Athletics,swimming and other sports are going to be mainly televised.Probaly the only way to watch tennis during Olympics will be to find a good stream.
At the Us Open all the headlines will be only on the tennis and the bad NY weather that comes with it.

shadows
07-19-2012, 07:48 PM
wimbledon olympics is special.

zeleni
07-19-2012, 08:11 PM
equally much.

GSMnadal
07-19-2012, 09:22 PM
I just lost pretty much all interest in the Olympics. Better hope for a great US Open, but I have to be realistic. Rafa will probably go through that phase he had in 09 after he came back, losing to just about anyone.

Can 2013 start already :awww:

Looner
07-19-2012, 09:24 PM
I just lost pretty much all interest in the Olympics. Better hope for a great US Open, but I have to be realistic. Rafa will probably go through that fase he had in 09 after he came back, losing to just about anyone.

Can 2013 start already :awww:

Delpo's just about anyone nowadays. Riiight.

Geo
07-19-2012, 09:45 PM
USO for sure. Olympics are cool but in tennis, slams are a bigger deal.

GSMnadal
07-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Delpo's just about anyone nowadays. Riiight.

Surely you remember the WTF? Nadal not grabbing a set?

Plenty of vids of that must be stashed in your 'favourites' folder

Looner
07-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Surely you remember the WTF? Nadal not grabbing a set?

Plenty of vids of that must be stashed in your 'favourites' folder

Lol, I don't watch matches in which RN plays except for RG 2009, as Soderling is a favourite of mine :p. As for WTF that year, RN lost fair and square to better players and it wasn't because he was off. Davydenko has always had his number indoors, Soderling's best surface is indoors (he beat RN at RG that year, remember) and Djokovic had won their two previous meetings in straights IIRC.

Edda
07-20-2012, 12:21 AM
I suppose it will have to be the U.S. Open now.

moon language
07-20-2012, 03:29 AM
Olympic tennis at Wimbledon is an interesting novelty so I'm pretty excited to see it. It's too bad Nadal is out, as well as there being some other odd exclusions/inclusions on some Olympic teams (Donald Young? Seriously?). Anyway I am excited to see something new tennis-wise during this part of the summer.

Stefwhit
07-20-2012, 07:00 AM
Gues the results speak for themselves - and who am I to disagree US Open!

Litotes
07-20-2012, 08:38 AM
Rafa will probably go through that phase he had in 09 after he came back, losing to just about anyone.


He didn't lose to anyone He had a torrid time against the top 10, going 1-8, but was 19-1 against the rest of the field, with the only loss to Cilic (ranked 15 at the time).

Of course, I understand perfectly this does not sound like something you would like to see again.

delboy
07-20-2012, 09:30 AM
USO easily.

Roy Emerson
07-20-2012, 02:18 PM
Equally much

MacTheKnife
07-20-2012, 02:33 PM
US Open.

TigerTim
07-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Olympics, Grass>>>>>everything, even if USO is my 2nd favourite Slam.

GSMnadal
07-20-2012, 02:47 PM
He didn't lose to anyone He had a torrid time against the top 10, going 1-8, but was 19-1 against the rest of the field, with the only loss to Cilic (ranked 15 at the time).

Of course, I understand perfectly this does not sound like something you would like to see again.

Yes, and it's usual for Rafa to go 1-8?

Even though they're top 10? No, that's losing to anyone for his standards, even getting straight setted at the WTF, not being able to put up a fight. Almost losing to Almagro ffs :facepalm:

Hypnotize
07-20-2012, 02:53 PM
I just lost pretty much all interest in the Olympics. Better hope for a great US Open, but I have to be realistic. Rafa will probably go through that phase he had in 09 after he came back, losing to just about anyone.

Can 2013 start already :awww:
Stop being such a cry-baby. Tennis isn't just about one player. :rolleyes:

If Dimitrov and Novak pulled out, I would be disappointed but I would still be excited about seeing some great matches. I don't like Federer or Murray but I still enjoyed the Wimbledon final.

GSMnadal
07-20-2012, 03:21 PM
Stop being such a cry-baby. Tennis isn't just about one player. :rolleyes:

If Dimitrov and Novak pulled out, I would be disappointed but I would still be excited about seeing some great matches. I don't like Federer or Murray but I still enjoyed the Wimbledon final.

I can enjoy it, but there's a huge difference between watching tennis, and really feel engaged when watching. I don't have the same tension and excitement when Nadal's not on court.

A bit like the difference between watching a match live or a rerun. You can enjoy it, but I don't really mind what happens.

Gabe32
07-20-2012, 04:37 PM
I am very surprised by the results so far.

There is nothing too exciting going on with the USO this year, but the Olympics are a very very unique tournament.

- Happens once every 4 years

- Will be played at Wimbledon (we will only see this once in our lifetime)

- Players will be wearing their countries colors at Wimbledon (many more traditions I am sure will be broken)

- Federer just won Wimbledon and reclaimed the #1. Besides a Davis Cup title, a gold medal in singles from the Olympics is the only real thing left of his resume

- If Federer wins at the Olympics he will not have had gone through Nadal again (first at the FO in 09 obviously). I am sure people will make a big deal deal out of this (rightfully)

- Murray is perhaps the second favorite to win it. If he wins it will the UK finally have something to cheer about? Also, he will likely have to play Djokovic and Federer for the title. He has never played Djokovic on grass

-The defending champ has withdrawn, so in 2016 (when Nadal will likely be in a wheelchair) there will be 2 defending champs perhaps.

So many good storylines at the Olympics! What is special about the USO this year? :confused:

The Fearhand
07-20-2012, 04:42 PM
US Open.

Why ? Because I don't care much for Olympics. Maybe Olympics are more important but to me it's more a players/nations thing. Players, nations care more about Olympics but I want to watch the same thing over and over again. It's like when you get used to something for a long time you prefer that over something that comes up once in a while. I respect people who prefer Olympics but for me it's US Open.

Corey Feldman
07-20-2012, 04:44 PM
was US OPen but now that Nadal is out of Olympics... its the Olympics

niff
07-20-2012, 06:03 PM
So many good storylines at the Olympics! What is special about the USO this year? :confused:
Just a more important tournament I guess :shrug:

For me the Olympics will get exciting once it starts but atm I'm so so.

Orka_n
07-20-2012, 06:05 PM
US Open, but I look forward to the Olympics as well.

JMan22
07-20-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm looking forward to the US Open more. The Olympics should be a good watch, but at the end of the day the US Open is a grand slam and will answer a lot more. Can Nadal bounce back? Can Federer keep us his rediscovered top tennis again? Can Djokovic restore his dominance? It could really be great.

Shirogane
07-20-2012, 06:54 PM
I know I voted equally much, but with each day that passes... :bounce: