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Which Grand Slam would YOU like to win??

Aranince
01-31-2004, 01:16 PM
Which of the 4 Grand Slams would you like to win and why??

For me; I think Wimbledon... I like the old traditions they still have and the atmosphere there

azza
01-31-2004, 01:19 PM
Aussie Open coz im an Aussie :)

Mane
01-31-2004, 01:32 PM
Roland Garros because RG is the most difficult GS

Crazy_Fool
01-31-2004, 01:34 PM
Roland Garros because RG is the most difficult GS
Yep, same.

MisterQ
01-31-2004, 01:38 PM
Honestly, I wouldn't be too picky... ;)

I think Wimbledon --- because of the name recognition, even among non-tennis fans.

Sinerra
01-31-2004, 01:45 PM
Good question! Umm..I would say Wimbledon..Altho i am from France..I like wimbledon better :)

WyverN
01-31-2004, 01:57 PM
In order Wimbledon, US Open, French, Australian

*Ljubica*
01-31-2004, 03:34 PM
Probably Wimbledon because I live nearby so it would be easier for all my friends and family to come and help me celebrate! I actually prefer the clay courts though, so French Open would be a VERY close second.

Rhythmboy
01-31-2004, 04:29 PM
wimbledon: holy grass

faboozadoo15
01-31-2004, 04:33 PM
us open. it's my home slam, and its crowds are electric, the prize money is the biggest, and i'd love to celebrate at home.

Shy
01-31-2004, 04:40 PM
All of them (I'm a little greedy)

CooCooCachoo
01-31-2004, 04:44 PM
Well, I prefer watching Wimbledon as a Grand Slam, but I voted for Roland Garros, since it totally doesn't suit my game (although I don't volley or have a good serve.. lol) and I think that the atmosphere there is the best as well.

Not that I'd ever win a Grand Slam, though :P

oxy
01-31-2004, 04:46 PM
All of them (I'm a little greedy)

same here....hee ;)

BRAtilio
01-31-2004, 05:01 PM
Grow up in South America and not want to win the French Open you are crazy

So FO for me :)

Aphex
01-31-2004, 06:05 PM
I'll go with the grand slam, any year. Preferably three years in a row.(I AM the greediest! lol!)

federerfan7465
01-31-2004, 07:17 PM
My game is very well suited for grass, to bad there are like 2 grass courts in the whole UNited States
:( I've won quite a few hard court titles in the 18U range, and I'm hoping to do well in College, maybe get a WC in US Open with a good show in the NCAA tourney. Playing is basically my lfie, I'm working har dot make it, maybe one day I'll win Wimby. But for now i can only dream

JennyS
01-31-2004, 08:22 PM
This is a tough call. I think I would go with Wimbledon though, even though it's not my fave to watch.

TennisLurker
01-31-2004, 08:40 PM
Roland Garros.

Scotso
01-31-2004, 08:54 PM
Roland Garros has always been my favorite, but I think that with the way I actually play (considering I was good) I would probably fare far better at all the other grand slams.

Iza
01-31-2004, 09:30 PM
I would LOVE to win Rg, then the AO! I dunno y these 2 are my abs faves! The RG is top, but AO is close!

shaoyu
01-31-2004, 10:20 PM
Ace Tracker said:
"people would actually be very surprised in knowing how much these boards are known among the pros... it's a proven fact that WTA World has some ranked players as members, and even if they don't post much, players are always browsing the Net in the lounge room and reading these boards should be one of their favourite past times..."

I can't believe Ace might actually be right! Look here and they are ambitious too! Can you guys be kind enough to reveal yourself :)

RoddickPride
01-31-2004, 11:18 PM
I'd pick Wimbledon, even though I'm from the US. To me it just seems the most prestigious. Then I would say: US Open, Aus. Open, then R.G.

TennisLurker
01-31-2004, 11:27 PM
Ace Tracker said:

I can't believe Ace might actually be right! Look here and they are ambitious too! Can you guys be kind enough to reveal yourself :)


I am Gianlucca Pozzi

J. Corwin
01-31-2004, 11:52 PM
I'd say Wimbledon because of name recognition and prestige. Most people would name Wimbledon if they were asked to name a tennis tournament.

Tennis Fool
02-01-2004, 12:18 AM
"Grand" Slam?

This year's :devil:

Ma. Estefania
02-01-2004, 12:18 AM
Wimbledon, but only as most people said, for the recognition, tradition, etc.

But closely behind it would be RG.

Tennis Fool
02-01-2004, 12:32 AM
In terms of Slams, USO!

America all the way, baby :D :yeah:

SaFed2005
02-01-2004, 12:37 AM
I'll go with the grand slam, any year. Preferably three years in a row.(I AM the greediest! lol!)


me tooooooooooooo

hythger
02-01-2004, 12:38 AM
Roland Garros!!

Ada Monroe
02-01-2004, 12:54 AM
US Open because of money and fame. You'll get go on Jay Leno or Letterman etc... ;)

WyverN
02-01-2004, 12:06 PM
My game is very well suited for grass, to bad there are like 2 grass courts in the whole UNited States
:( I've won quite a few hard court titles in the 18U range, and I'm hoping to do well in College, maybe get a WC in US Open with a good show in the NCAA tourney. Playing is basically my lfie, I'm working har dot make it, maybe one day I'll win Wimby. But for now i can only dream

Good luck! Brave enough to share your real name so we can keep a lookout for you?

TheBoiledEgg
02-01-2004, 03:49 PM
Wimbledon :)

even an idiot has heard of Wimbledon

renatoal
02-01-2004, 05:07 PM
The magic clay of Roland GArros !!

Action Jackson
02-02-2004, 05:44 AM
Roland Garros for sure, that is the one I enjoy the most, and the one I would like to win above all the others. The Australian Open would be good as well, as for the other two I don't particular care for them.

LubiG
02-02-2004, 06:04 PM
Definetly Roland Garros. It's my favorite tournament :)

Billabong
02-03-2004, 11:52 PM
The Australian Open:)! I love the country, the people, the weather, everything!!!

CmonAussie
02-04-2004, 11:04 AM
Australian Open because it's the fairest of the 4GS.
At AO you've got a slower hard court, that way it neutralizes some of the server's pace.
*French Open is too slow & rallies take forever favouring the Spanish sluggers, also the French crowd seemed peeved if the winner doesn't acknowledge them by using French language.
*Wimbledon is overrated mainly because of it's history(but the other three are all ~100 years too), the survace is too slick(favours Sampras like domination),climate too prone to rain delays and strawberries+cream stuffy nosed brigade.
*USO; the Draw is rigged to favour American players, it's too commercial, stadiums too big(looks like Super Bowl), New York crowds are too anti-foreign(even booed Rafter when he was defending champion & injured during 1stRD loss 99).

Aussie Open is the only tournament that's truly fair and unbiased. Ofcourse the January timeslot is not ideal but that's the only drawback i can see.
Plus i like AO trophy(ornate silver handles) more than the other three..

joske
02-04-2004, 04:41 PM
wimbledon: holy grass

Roland Garros: holy clay ;)

Wimbledon comes second (simply because of the status of this Open)
Aussie HAS to be in the top-3, eventho I'm not that fond of hardcourt.. But yeh I love Aussies and my dream is to go there so... yeh..
US Open comes last... for several reasons (it being played on hardcourt still the most important one tho)

Beat
02-04-2004, 04:46 PM
RG

COMA
02-04-2004, 04:56 PM
I'd like to win US or Aussie, however only playing in this events and being bagelled in the 1st round would be great :D

alfonsojose
02-04-2004, 09:34 PM
Wimbledon. And I'm from Colombia

:)

i love paradorn
02-04-2004, 10:26 PM
Draws aren't rigged... and all fans are biased against people playing their countrymen... it's just that americans are a lot more biased

William Hunt
02-04-2004, 10:27 PM
French Open

Iloveroger
02-05-2004, 10:43 AM
Wimbie...I dunno why but yea all of them would be nice at once!!!!!!

WyveN
02-05-2004, 10:49 AM
I would rather win 1 Wimbledon then 5 other slams.

WyveN
02-05-2004, 10:51 AM
Roland Garros for sure, that is the one I enjoy the most, and the one I would like to win above all the others. The Australian Open would be good as well, as for the other two I don't particular care for them.

I bet you would feel differently if you were a professional player, you don't bypass the superbowl of tennis just because you dislike the surface or the English people.

Action Jackson
02-05-2004, 10:58 AM
Of course Wyver if I was a professional player I would turn up to Wimbledon, as I would to all the Slams unless I had such a serious injury that it was impossible for me to play.

Even Rios who hates grass, and didn't like England turned up to play and I am not as surly as him.

We have had this discussion before that different tournaments mean different things. Of course it's a Slam and it's prestigious, but that doesn't mean that's the one I want to win.

My original answer was an honest answer, just like your one was and it's something that we won't agree on. Hopefully we can debate this issue in a proper manner, like we have so far.

WyveN
02-05-2004, 11:18 AM
I think we debated this topic enough before, we need to wait until the clay season until I provide some more commentary about clay court tennis.

I still dont quite believe Ferrero told the truth when he said he would most like to win the French.
All I need is a lie detector test and some torture tools involving voltage to get the truth out of him ;)

Action Jackson
02-05-2004, 11:24 AM
Yes, see what a change a semi-intelligent discussion about interesting fundamental issues.

I don't have a problem with Ferrero saying that, it makes sense for someone from Spain. Though the lie detector option could be interesting every time a player comes up with a cheap cliche, they should get zapped.

WyveN
02-05-2004, 01:00 PM
We have had this discussion before that different tournaments mean different things. Of course it's a Slam and it's prestigious, but that doesn't mean that's the one I want to win.


If you were a professional the French Open may very well still be your favourite tournament and you may dislike Wimbledon but hypothetically, if you were a professional, don't you think you would put your career in front of your personal opinion and realise that a Wimbledon victory will give you a greater exposure world wide compared to the French Open victory.

Action Jackson
02-05-2004, 01:22 PM
Well a Wimbledon might give me more exposure, but is that something that I would really care too much about? I look at it sure within the English language media it would give more exposure, but if I was good enough, that would take care of itself.

The answer lies in as a professional sportsman, it's up to the player to attempt tp play to the best of their abilities and never give up when things aren't going well, no matter where or what surface.

That being said as the OP said I would still value and would love to win the French Open more than the other Slams.

TennisLurker
02-05-2004, 02:17 PM
In Latin America, Spain and many other countries in europe, the french open is the tournament everybody wants to win.

A very good example is Conchita Martinez, she won Wimbledon in 1994, but even today she says her dream has always been and still is to win Roland Garros.

You also have Manolo Santana, a spanish player from the 60's, he won the french open twice, wimbledon and the us open once, but he values his two french opens as his best achievements.
Even after winning Wimbledon he kept saying that grass is a bad surface for playing tennis, he is the guy who invented the famous sentence " El pasto es para las vacas", "grass is for cows", a wimbledon champion.

sam
02-05-2004, 03:32 PM
I put Australia because it's a really great slam; but if I were a tennis player I wouldn't care which slam I won!

nevenez
05-05-2011, 02:55 PM
Probably Us Open.

Topspindoctor
05-05-2011, 02:59 PM
RG obviously.

Johnny Groove
05-05-2011, 03:03 PM
All of them.

interruptus25
05-05-2011, 03:08 PM
PARIS - the hardest, the toughest grand slam

MIMIC
05-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Wimbledon (then U.S. Open, Australian, French)

I'd want to win more U.S. Opens than Wimbledons, though :)

Filo V.
05-05-2011, 03:48 PM
US Open, since I'm an American and a New Yorker.

Lanthanide
05-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Wimbledon.

vn01
05-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Roland Garros

RIboy
05-05-2011, 05:47 PM
Umag

abraxas21
05-05-2011, 06:32 PM
RG

so that nadal can't win it

Soliloque
05-05-2011, 06:34 PM
Roland Garros because I'm français.

abraxas21
05-06-2011, 03:30 AM
interesting to see so many votes for RG

Topspindoctor
05-06-2011, 03:35 AM
interesting to see so many votes for RG

Agreed, considering it only reached slam status in 2009 when Olderer won it. He grudgingly downgraded Basel from its slam status after capturing CGS.

Roddickominator
05-06-2011, 03:37 AM
Wimbledon is the most important, prestigious, and relevant tennis tournament. I'd want to win that one.

Followed closely by the US Open. Then the Aussie, and last is definitely the French.

NadalYoung
05-06-2011, 04:36 AM
Wimby

Argenbrit
05-06-2011, 04:44 AM
1. Wimbledon
2. Roland Garros
3. US Open
4. Australian Open

Chase Visa
05-06-2011, 06:57 AM
Aussie as I am Australian. Wimby's probably the most prestigious though.

Would still be over the moon if I won any of them though.

wee
05-06-2011, 07:06 AM
all of them

Stefanos13
05-06-2011, 07:12 AM
Wimbledon with RG close second...

Puschkin
05-06-2011, 08:45 AM
Wimbledon, no question, though my volleys are :o.

Hewitt =Legend
05-06-2011, 09:14 AM
1. Wimbledon
2. AO
3. RG
4. US Open

GSMnadal
05-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Wimbledon, no question, though my volleys are :o.

But the rest of your game is of slam winning quality? :p

Wimbledon or RG for me, hard to choose.