Which Grand Slam champion made you the happiest to see then win?

aura of moya
07-25-2002, 10:19 AM
hehehe............me again.

Just wandering.

Might not have been that specific players first slam, but it may just have made you remember it the most, or you just enjoyed it the most.

The choices are endless :p hehehehe.

Simon V

07-25-2002, 11:15 AM
Guga :hearts:

07-25-2002, 11:18 AM
Michael Chang :D

07-25-2002, 11:23 AM
Stefan Edberg winning Wimbledon
although he had won the AUS Open i'd not seen him do it

Zhenya winning Roland Garros 1996 and AUS 1999
Marat US Open 2000
Goran Wimbeldon 2001

aura of moya
07-25-2002, 11:44 AM
I must say that the morning (Australian time) that Rafter won his first US Open in 97 was one of the best.
It seemed that everyone who at least knew something about tennis was walking on air around my high school.

I remember leaving for school while the match was going, and getting to Art class. The teacher who knew I was a huge tennis fan, she said "Simon, what are you doing here, shouldn't you be watching the tennis?". If I had have known how she felt, I wouldn't have turned up.....hehehe.
The class ended up listening to the match on the radio.......even the girls who didn't know what was happening enjoyed the win.

Ran out of class, and everyone was talking about it. Little did I know that that day would be such a huge step forward for Australian tennis.

It was truly amazing. Felt good to be able the celebrate the win with others.

I followed Kuerten through the final few rounds in the 97 French Open, and the was another happy moment. Seeing this skinny kid come from nowhere (as far as I was concerned) to win the title, and finding out about the story about his father made it so memorable.

The way Goran won, after so many disappointment was brilliant, and when he dedicated the win to Drazan Petrovic sent a chill up my spine.

Finally, after following Carlos through to the final of the Aus Open in 97, seeing him win the French the following year was very enjoyable.
Seeing Daniela win a Grand Slam would give me similar feeling to how I felt seem Carlos win.
I cant wait......

Simon V

07-25-2002, 12:48 PM
Lleyton winning the U.S Open :D I choose that above Wimbledon because he won the US Open before he was the dominant player on tour, before he was number 1. Also it was his first grand slam and beating Pete in the final, who at the time was playing great, was a great win for Lleyton!

07-25-2002, 01:27 PM
Guga :D :D

Magnus's #1 Fan
07-25-2002, 02:04 PM
Thomas Johansson at the Australian Open :)

Chloe le Bopper
07-25-2002, 03:09 PM
He isn't my fave, and I'm not always a fan of some of his comments, but seeing Goran's emotional win just about made me cry.

07-25-2002, 03:47 PM
He isn't my fave, and I'm not always a fan of some of his comments, but seeing Goran's emotional win just about made me cry.

Totally agreed, I actually did cry when he won. just seeing the emotion of Goran crying when he had his first match point. Though I was also gutted for Pat Esp in his speech when he made the comment: "Someone had to lose, and I'm the loser again" That set me off :sad: Another is Albert Costa Nobody gave him a hope in hell in fact he wouldn't have even entered my mind. Even though he beat Juanqui :( He was a well deserved winner. And finally Lleyton's USO victory of Last Year his 1st deseved Grand Slam and you could see how much it meant to him :)

07-25-2002, 05:00 PM
Lleyton's US Open.

Maybe when Ferrero wins Roland Garros.... if :p

Chloe le Bopper
07-25-2002, 05:25 PM
pfftt you dont' like Ferrero anymore, remember? :p

07-25-2002, 05:30 PM
I love him :p

Chloe le Bopper
07-25-2002, 05:32 PM

You'll love him even more when he is more succesful :p

Fairweather fan! :D

07-25-2002, 05:34 PM
lol pssshhhhaaaawwww

07-25-2002, 06:41 PM
Hey, there's no if involved GoLleyt.

My favorite would have to be Goran. I think everybody cried. I was in Croatia on holidays when he won and the atmosphere there was absolutely amazing. People celebrated for a long time. Remember his reception? Who else would be greeted by so many people.

Knowing how long he struggled to achieve this dream makes it even more special. I read somewhere that after his first loss in a Wimbledon final, someone wrote on his car: "You will never win Wimbledon". Fans can be so cruel sometimes... And yes, his speech in which he mentioned his dear friend Drazen (whom I used to watch and cheer for as a little girl), was really moving.

Mrs. B
07-25-2002, 06:50 PM
1989 French Open. Then 17 years old, Michael Chang beat Stefan Edberg in 5 sets. I cried in my living room, it was so emotional, having won over Lendl in that unforgettable quarterfinals, as if it was the finals itself.

Guga winning the French Open for the first time, with Guillermo Vilas on the podium and Guga bowing to him aka Wayne's World (i'm not worthy!) and a big smile on his face. You can't help but like the guy.

2001 Wimbledon, Goran finally winning the title after being in the finals for the nth time! Sorry, Pat. Would have loved to see you win, too.

07-25-2002, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
He isn't my fave, and I'm not always a fan of some of his comments, but seeing Goran's emotional win just about made me cry.
indeed, even he beat Pat :fiery:

but ill forgive him :D

07-25-2002, 10:32 PM
Thomas Johansson at the Australian Open. I didn't have access to a TV to watch any of the coverage, but I *HAD* to watch the final this year. I had to go to a public place, but I went and cheered my head off and when victory came at 2 am or so, I think I almost cried. :)

07-25-2002, 11:35 PM
All of Gugas RG titles.
Goran winning Wimbledon, yes. I was rooting for Pat, but I was happy for Ivo in the end. :D

07-26-2002, 12:27 AM
Pat's US Open 1998 win (Wimby was very heartbreaking, though it was better to see Goran win that time)
Zhenya's Aus Open 1999 win
Lleyton's US Open 2001 win

07-26-2002, 01:09 AM
:bounce: Marat! :bounce:

07-26-2002, 06:17 AM
Marat - 2000 US Open :hearts:
Goran- 2001 Wimbledon

07-26-2002, 07:49 AM
of course my lovely, never boring, gorgeous goran :D :D

07-26-2002, 07:55 AM
when i win 1! hehe... :D j/k

07-26-2002, 10:19 AM
I cried a river when Goran won at Wimbledon in 2001, he was there a couple times to win it all and finally did in a classic with Pat Rafter. If he didn't win it that time, I truly believe that he'll finally loose his sanity, LOL! (if he hasn't yet)

07-26-2002, 10:26 AM
Marat US open 2000:hearts:
Goran winning wimby just brought tears of joy to my eyes :sad:

07-26-2002, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
I cried a river when Goran won at Wimbledon in 2001, he was there a couple times to win it all and finally did in a classic with Pat Rafter. If he didn't win it that time, I truly believe that he'll finally loose his sanity, LOL! (if he hasn't yet)

I think he would've! I don't think any person could cope with 4 Grand Slam losses(In the same GS) :eek: Poor Ken Rosewall :( It probably saved Goran's dad as well with his heart trouble.

07-26-2002, 11:02 AM
when Hewitt won in wimbledon this year.

07-26-2002, 02:01 PM
Or Goran would have added another personality to his three, LOL!

07-26-2002, 07:31 PM
Goran winning Wimbledon!!

Scott Storm
07-27-2002, 12:04 AM
Goran for sure,
I was training in the gym and i shed a tear and I thought everyone would be laughing at me but the few people watching were all equally happy to see Goran lift the trophy!

07-27-2002, 01:16 PM
Lleyton @ US OPEN
Goran @ Wimby

07-27-2002, 02:16 PM
Pete every year at Wimby :p

Goran @ Wimby that was really nice to see him win.

07-29-2002, 06:42 AM
Kafelnikov at 1999 AO because he had such a rough 1998 and, being my favorite player, I was worried he was on his way out.

But, I did start crying when Goran won Wimbledon. Crying might be exaggerating a little since it was merely a moistening of the eyes, but I'm a person who's NEVER in her whole life cried tears of happiness.

07-29-2002, 07:14 AM
Guga in Roland Garros 1997
Coming from nowhere, from a country who had nothing expect from a tennis player, Guga went there and broke the taboo.

Was so amazing. Since then, Guga become famous.

09-16-2003, 06:30 PM
Marat US Open 2000!!!! :worship: :bounce: :bigclap: :banana:

Goran Wimbledon 2001!!! :worship:

09-16-2003, 06:52 PM
Novotna finally winning wimbledon in 1998, she was like the female Goran.

09-16-2003, 10:02 PM
For me, the two most emotional wins were by players who were thought to be past their prime, each of whom had made the finals of that tournament long ago:

Agassi at RG1999
Ivanisevic at Wimbledon2001

09-16-2003, 11:20 PM
Guga - RG - all 3 titles :worship:
Marat - USO 2000 :bigclap:
Goran - Wimbledon 2001 Made me cry... :bigcry:

Tennis Fool
09-17-2003, 12:21 AM
Marat's beatdown of Sampras, US final 2000.

I was on a plane during the Goran/Pat match :( (Though I wouldn't trade vacation in Paris :p )

09-17-2003, 12:52 AM
Marat spanking the Android...
Andre making history and winning RG...
Goran Goran and Goran finally winning Wimby...
and every single one of Guga's wins in Paris...

to name just a few...

09-17-2003, 12:53 AM
by the way...love your location Fool. :)

Tennis Fool
09-17-2003, 01:07 AM

I almost forgot about Andre. Though even when he was down 2 sets, I had no doubt he would win. I remember so clearly Medvedev being so happy at reaching the finals and telling everyone "I'm back". Months later Anke dumped him (again) and he retired.

09-17-2003, 01:25 AM
Guga (all three)
Edberg (all of them, but his second U.S. Open was the sweetest)
Borg The first and the last Wimbledons
Ashe - Wimbledon
Lleyton - the USO and Wimbledon
Wilander - First French and the USO

Maybe I left someone out... but it's a long list anyway. :)

Doris Loeffel
09-17-2003, 08:23 AM
Sure Pat's US open 97 and 98
Felt sorry for him at wimby 01 though (at the otherhand was happy for Goran)
And then of course Roger winning wimby this year!!

All of Martina's 5 slams ;)
And yes Jana really deserved Wimby 98

09-17-2003, 08:27 AM
Marat demolishing Sampras at 2000 USOpen! What a glorious day! :worship:
Emotional victory of Goran at Wimbledon 2001. Tears, tears,and more tears!
Guga winning his first Roland Garros but not the succeding two...he ought to share his success at RG with either Marat or Juan Carlos. :p :lol: And Juanqui lost to him in 2 semifinal matches for two years. Arghh
I also enjoyed Fed winning Wimbly this year!

09-17-2003, 08:34 AM
Definitely it's gotta be Rogi winning his first GS at his favorite surface. I love those tears and still cried everytime I watched the match. It never bores me.

09-17-2003, 11:29 AM
ferrero, and hingis!

09-18-2003, 08:22 AM
Pat Rafter's first US Open ... matched only by Pat Rafter's second US Open after the moronic media insisted on calling him a one slam wonder!

Most people realise Pat is a good bloke, but many people don't realise what a tough time he had early on and how much sacrifice he and his whole family (9 children!) made to get him where he was (eg he and his brother used to work madly all summer, every summer to scrape together enough money to take him overseas, where they could just afford to stay in group hostels and eat with the Hare Krishnas). It's great to see someone like that make it.

09-18-2003, 11:02 AM

I almost forgot about Andre. Though even when he was down 2 sets, I had no doubt he would win. I remember so clearly Medvedev being so happy at reaching the finals and telling everyone "I'm back". Months later Anke dumped him (again) and he retired.
thanks for this. this thread actually inspired me to watch that match again (as well as Steffi spanking Hingis which remains one of the most hilarious matches i have ever seen!). afterwards i foud myself wondering what the heck had happened to Medvedev. we have different recalls -- i thought he was the one that dumped her.

09-18-2003, 11:33 AM
Costa. Go on, fire away...

09-18-2003, 04:40 PM
Gorans Wimbledon 2001 :)

09-18-2003, 08:15 PM
Goran Ivanisevic and Jana Novotna's Wimbledon wins.

Kafelnikov's Ausralian Open win because just a few months earlier it looked like he was going to go on a downslide and possibly out of the game.

09-18-2003, 08:36 PM
Marat (even if I, one of his biggest fans, hasn't seen the final ;)) and Goran :)

09-19-2003, 06:58 AM
Guga -- how can you not love to see him win

and Marat's smile when he won - unbelievable

09-19-2003, 07:50 AM
Gorans wimbledon win

Marys 2000 french open

09-19-2003, 02:19 PM
Andre Agassi's Roland Garos win in 99 - Very emotional
Goran in 2001
Novotna 98
Capriati 2001 AO
Roger 2003

09-19-2003, 04:33 PM
marat :D

09-19-2003, 10:59 PM
For me, it was Goran Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon. It was so nice to see him finally do it after so many tries.

09-19-2003, 11:01 PM
whoever it was that beat sampras, whereever it was............

J. Corwin
09-19-2003, 11:46 PM
Outright fave would probably be Andy winning the USO this year. I've been happy with all the winners this year, and last year...except maybe Pete, but I was OK with it. ;)

Ma. Estefania
09-19-2003, 11:53 PM
Definitely Goran. It was so exciting when he won it, he really deserved it after so many years trying it.

09-22-2003, 12:20 PM
Bruguera, Moyà, Costa and Ferrero everyone with his RG :) Specially Bruguera (miss him:sad: ) in 94, with the first Spanish party in Paris, completed by Berasategui, ASV's victoris here and in USO and :worship:Conchi's in WImby :drool: