Which Grand Slam final did you prefer (out of the last 4)?

02-02-2005, 01:11 AM
Which one:)?
Mine is the Wimbledon final, followed closely by the French Open final! But I enjoyed a lot all 4 finals:D!

02-02-2005, 01:13 AM
The Wimbledon final was a classic, IMO. Gotta go for that one....although it's followed closely by this year's Aussie Open final. Yeah Safin! :woohoo:

02-02-2005, 01:14 AM
US Open.

02-02-2005, 01:16 AM
us open cuz i was happy that one of my favorites federer defeated one of my not so favorites hewitt in straight sets

02-02-2005, 01:17 AM
Wimbledon by a mile. Was a great match to watch, with both the winner and loser very gracious at the end, just what I like to see. Plus I was there so.....

02-02-2005, 01:18 AM

02-02-2005, 01:33 AM
Even though Roddick lost that match, I believe that was his high point in the entire 2004 season.

02-02-2005, 01:38 AM
USOpen demolition by Federer

02-02-2005, 01:38 AM
Only one choice for me --- AO 2005.

Star said something about Marat fans being in the wilderness for over 4 years. It was SO good to come out of exile --- I can't get enough of looking at photos of Marat holding the AO trophy.

02-02-2005, 02:14 AM
Interesting results;)! But where are the Gaudio fans:confused:??

02-02-2005, 02:25 AM
USO because it was just a beautiful display of tennis from Federer

02-02-2005, 02:28 AM
I loved the FO Final!

02-02-2005, 02:33 AM
Interesting results;)! But where are the Gaudio fans:confused:??


I don't think there are many...

02-02-2005, 02:45 AM
Cool idea for a poll Billabong! :yeah:

Out of these four, I was only able to watch the US Open and Australian Open. I voted for the Australian Open, because there was so much pressure on both players -- it made it very excited. Pressure for Hewitt to end the drought of course, and pressure for Safin to prove himself. Excellent Final indeed. :D

02-02-2005, 03:31 AM
Safin winning anything is a great match to me. Him winning the Aus Open finally, was bliss!

02-02-2005, 03:46 AM
The latest one obviously because it was competitve on both sides--except the first set. It was really difficult to watch the French 04 final because it was weird but it turned out great.

02-02-2005, 04:04 AM
It's probably really Hollywoodish of me, but OK, I'm a sucker for drama and an underdog. Gaudio and Coria rocked Paris out loud.

Eclectic Goddess
02-02-2005, 04:10 AM
Tough one, but I went for the AO. The French Open was a close second, but I was so disappointed when Guillermo lost like that it was hard to be happy for Gaston. (Although I am a fan.) By the time Roger got to the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open, the end result wasn't in much doubt, so it was hard to get too excited about them. I just like drama, I suppose.

Action Jackson
02-02-2005, 04:18 AM
The question isn't the easiest.

Tenniswise I prefered Federer's destruction of Hewitt, but for the result it would have to be Gaudio and not because of the standard of tennis.

02-02-2005, 04:19 AM

02-02-2005, 05:56 AM
Roland Garros was certainly the most dramatic but i prefered the Wimbledon final because Federer won without playing his best and showed why he was a champion.

02-02-2005, 08:26 AM
US Open, best tennis quality. One of Federer's most amazing performances and Hewitt was playing very well too.

Ferrero Forever
02-02-2005, 08:31 AM
The Australian Open final-because hewitt lost in his home country slam, and it just finished off what was for me a brilliant 2 weeks of tennis, though i only went to 2 days of play.

02-02-2005, 08:34 AM
Well, I liked the result better in Australia (Go Marat!) but Wimbledon was the most competitive, US best quality, RG most Dramatic....I'm voting for Australia

02-02-2005, 08:35 AM
Wimbledon for me. The grass, the men, though I did rather enjoy the Aus Open, even when Safin scared the hell out of me (and everyone else cheering for him) with that first set :rolleyes:. But, all was right in the world by the end of the match :p Thanks Marat!

02-02-2005, 08:39 AM
I voted Roland Garros for the sheer drama and excitement - and I still smile :) when I think of Gaston holding up that trophy.

02-02-2005, 09:29 AM
-RG because of the great drama and beautiful personnality of Gaudio, with the public while he was blown away, then in his final speech ("papi, mami...")
-Then Wimby as Fed was a bit scared in the first set under Andrews' bombs, and then maintained focus to retain his title
-3rd would be AO with Marat achieving great results (Fed upset+title) he highly deserved, and all that with simplicity and serenity :worship:
-4th USO, Fed at his peak and two bagles taking so much space in Hewitt's mouth he was not able to yell... a bit short though

02-02-2005, 09:37 AM
Although I wasn't too keen on the result, Coria's loss in the FO has to be best final in terms of sheer suspense of the will-he or won't-he variety. It was also painful to see at times, but I have to confess that made for good TV ... The Wimbledon final had its moments, and the USO final was a magnificent display of tennis skills.

My favourite final in terms of result was the recent AO with Safin winning so well, but even though I was really rooting for him,for me, the match itself wasn't a nail-biter, even though Marat fought back etc - Hewitt 'kind of' folded - not dramatically but enough - which lessened the excitement considerably.

02-02-2005, 09:38 AM

Billy Moonshine
02-02-2005, 09:44 AM
RG. Drama, tension, surprise. And Beautiful Gaudio! That smile when he holds the trophy is a killer.

02-02-2005, 09:53 AM
Well, quality-wise it's JesusFed's demolition of Hewitt at the USO final, Fed's tennis there was beyond any words, I was just sooo stunned..... and totally speechless. It was absolutely incredible to see this kind of tennis, I could never imagine witnessing something like this. But as for the competition I go for the Wimby final. That was really good quality-wise and competition-wise, a true classic.
RG - honestly, the drama WAS exciting but I'm not the biggest fan of these gentlemen so... not my fave final for sure. And Marat finally winning - the semi vs Fed took all the emotions I guess.

02-02-2005, 10:30 AM
USO coz ROGER played an unbeliveable tennis and its when his forehand was really "on fire" that i don't see in his SEMI AO 05 "sign"

Riley Finn
02-02-2005, 10:37 AM
obviously the FO final...it had everything

02-02-2005, 11:38 AM
Favourite: the Australian Open final 2005

because Marat won:bigclap:

Least one: Roland Garros final 2004 because Coria was injured and Gaudio was the most lucky winner of all times :o :o

02-02-2005, 12:00 PM
All were good, but USO was just great.

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02-02-2005, 12:15 PM
The RG final though I didn't want Gaudio to win :o

02-02-2005, 12:18 PM
FO - it was just like a soap opera, so dramatic, gosh.

What can I say? I'm a drama queen myself... ;)

But the most dramatic final of all times was definitely the doubles at the OG in Athens... I almost cried for Kiwi & Shaker :bigcry:

02-03-2005, 01:30 AM
The Marat fans have arrived;)!!!

02-03-2005, 05:34 AM
Hmm.... well first off.... Roland Garros is last. Had drama, but I don't care much for either of the finalists, and the standard of tennis wasn't as good as the other 3.

Maybe this year's Australian Open.... I like Marat, he played beautfully and the final was such a relief. I was very unhappy about the prospect of another Hewitt slam.

U.S was close though, just because of the sheer quality of Federer's play.

Wimbledon had a high standard by Roddick, but Roger was very patchy, so it's third.