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View Poll Results: What was the worst Grand Slam since 2005 ?

Wimbledon 2006 1 1.56%
French Open 2008 6 9.38%
Wimbledon 2009 2 3.13%
US Open 2009 2 3.13%
French Open 2010 4 6.25%
Wimbledon 2010 19 29.69%
US Open 2010 4 6.25%
Australian Open 2011 0 0%
French Open 2012 1 1.56%
US Open 2012 25 39.06%
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:49 PM   #16
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USO 2012 wasn't a great slam in terms of quality but definitely a great and deserved winner.
We agree to disagree.
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2009 RG and 2012 Wimby of course, 2012 USO too.No explanation needed.
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USO 2012 for the winner and the manner of the win.

Thought it was a quite entertaining tournament up until the tornadoes during the semi-finals and final. But at least the tournament will be forever asterisked.

Wimbledon 2010 wasn't great either.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #19
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The winner was great. He proved a load of people wrong, who then made excuse after excuse for being wrong instead of suking it.
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Yes, of course USO 2012 was objectively the worst Grand Slam in recent memory if only for the 'quality' of the semis and final - I guess the players can't exactly be blamed but the truth is the tennis was horrible in the late stages.

There were some great matches prior to the semis and Nole and Delpo played arguably the best set of the year in the QF, but SFs and F were just a complete trainwreck.
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I have nothing against Murray as such but I'd rather the semis and final been played in normal conditions. Ferrer taking a set of Nole on a HC is enough to make you question the latter stages. If nothing else the quality was abysmal. As fans, we have a right to expect more at the highest level (but again, it wasn't the players' fault).

As ML says, the Delpo/Nole QF was excellent viewing and the highlight of the tournament.
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I have nothing against Murray as such but I'd rather the semis and final been played in normal conditions. Ferrer taking a set of Nole on a HC is enough to make you question the latter stages.

As ML says, the Delpo/Nole QF was excellent viewing and the highlight of the tournament.
Murray played much better tennis in three of his previous four final runs (AO 2011 was worse than this) and had been to enough finals that I guess it was only right he would get over the line.

BTW the early rounds of USO'12 was underrated with Gulbis-Haas a corker.
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USO 2012 wasn't a great slam in terms of quality but definitely a great and deserved winner.
First of all, we don't speak about the winner. Then, Djokovic also deserved the title...
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Murray played much better tennis in three of his previous four final runs (AO 2011 was worse than this) and had been to enough finals that I guess it was only right he would get over the line.

BTW the early rounds of USO'12 was underrated with Gulbis-Haas a corker.
I agree. Murray wasn't great in the USO early rounds, he has definitely played better elsewhere and he's certainly a very good player. But the SF and F of USO '12 just left me cold, it was dreadful to watch and (presumably) to play in.

I don't expect Murray fans to agree but it was a shambolic end to an otherwise enjoyable tournament.
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First of all, we don't speak about the winner. Then, Djokovic also deserved the title...
Djokovic played a great tournament and fell short in a long, scrappy baseline war of attrition on a slowed down Ashe. Happens. He's still the best on the planet.
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USo 2012 was a bad tourney. Tipsy v Ferrer was amazing mind

AO 2011 was crappy. AO 2010 wasn't much better.
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I agree. Murray wasn't great in the USO early rounds, he has definitely played better elsewhere and he's certainly a very good player. But the SF and F of USO '12 just left me cold, it was dreadful to watch and (presumably) to play in.

I don't expect Murray fans to agree but it was a shambolic end to an otherwise enjoyable tournament.
When you've stuck with a fave for 8 years and suffered a few moments of heartache you'll take it any way you can.

You're a Nole fan you'd probably agree the Wimbledon he won was pretty low quality (with a DIRE final for grass tennis) but he still got the W no one will change that.
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The quality of a GS event has nothing to do with the winner. The USO 2012 wasn't the worst Slam in recent memory because Murray won, but because the scheduling was catastrophic, and the quality of the tennis in the late stages (SF and F) absolutely shocking. Also, it had the worst 1st round of a Slam I can remember with plenty of crap televised matches. All in all, very few memorable matches and most for bad reasons (ie Cilic's choke).
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The quality of a GS event has nothing to do with the winner. The USO 2012 wasn't the worst Slam in recent memory because Murray won, but because the scheduling was catastrophic, and the quality of the tennis in the late stages (SF and F) absolutely shocking. Also, it had the worst 1st round of a Slam I can remember with plenty of crap televised matches. All in all, very few memorable matches and most for bad reasons (ie Cilic's choke).
Nah, Cilic didn't choke. He just realised he was facing a all time great and bowed. Naturally in retrospect, Cilic is perhaps a prophet of the ATP.
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