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View Poll Results: Which slam is most prestigious?

Australian Open 5 1.98%
French Open 30 11.90%
Wimbledon 185 73.41%
US Open 11 4.37%
All are equal 21 8.33%
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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"Wimbledon is widely recognised as being the most prestigious tournament of
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I'm not sure why you bothered making a poll.
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Those of you interested in context, feel free to read the entire article: http://www.fft.fr/rolandgarros/en/grandchelem.htm

There you will also find: Winning Roland-Garros is every player's dream

Amazing what you can do by taking things completely out of context and trying to prove a point with them.
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I think all of them are prestigious, but for example the French Open is much more prestigious for Spaniards, Argentines, French, Southamerican in general, and Wimbledon could be considered more prestigious for the rest of the Europeans and maybe Americans.
So, I think all of them are more or less the same but of course Wimbledon and Roland Garros have more history and as a consequence they tend to be considered more prestigious than the others.

But If we look at the draws of each one of them we'll see the same number and level of players and they give the same amount of points, so they all are pretty much the same thing.
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Agreed, Angelito.

The complete disregard for the opinions of the PLAYERS who PLAY the events that I've seen shown by many a poster, is just embarassingly ignorant. The hilarity of the arguements that these blowhards come up with is unreal. Prepare yourself.
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Believe me, I'm used to all the freaks that hang around this site, by the way I love your signature.

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Those of you interested in context, feel free to read the entire article: http://www.fft.fr/rolandgarros/en/grandchelem.htm

There you will also find: Winning Roland-Garros is every player's dream

Amazing what you can do by taking things completely out of context and trying to prove a point with them.
Notice how they didn't say "Winning Roland-Garros is widely recognised as every player's biggest dream"

Yet their description of Wimbledon is "Widely recognised as most prestigious".

Your the one taking things out of context. Who is denying any slam is a player's dream?
And I made a poll because I can.

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Prestige is what it means to each individual player.....a natural hardcourter born american will dream of flushing meadows while for brits.... being first guy since perry in the 20's and in front of your own country on surface british tennis breeds on is the fairytale.

Wimbleodn will get most peoples votes purely down to the history and where it all began....but roland garros is very very special in its own rights and got something about it to be up there.

Dont want to diss the australian open but its always goign to be seen as 4th slam in preference, maybe its because of macenroe getting himself defaulted or the surprise winners of it or what....

but for prestige and history wimbledon and roland garros have to be top 2.
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Well, making a poll for this seems a bit rhetorical. We all know that Wimbledon will be the big winner in this poll (I voted for it too), because of the tradition and basically just because everybody is saying it's the most prestiguous to win. Of course it depends on your nationality or game which Grand Slam you find most prestiguous to win, in general, nothing can top Wimbledon. And I am not surprised the US Open has received no votes yet, because commercialism does not add to the prestige of a Grand Slam.
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Dont want to diss the australian open but its always goign to be seen as 4th slam in preference, maybe its because of macenroe getting himself defaulted or the surprise winners of it or what....
I completely disagree with you. For me, the Australian Open has a great ambience, or at least it comes across like that on TV. In fact, I think it's more of a tournament for the real fans; it's more open, more welcoming (again, judging from the media). It would be third on my list, but with a huge lead on the US Open and a small distance from Roland Garros and Wimbledon. I like this tournament a lot.
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All slams are created equal...

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Dont want to diss the australian open but its always goign to be seen as 4th slam in preference
I don't know many australians that feel this way. It's all a matter of different perceptions.
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I think all of them are prestigious, but for example the French Open is much more prestigious for Spaniards, Argentines, French, Southamerican in general, and Wimbledon could be considered more prestigious for the rest of the Europeans and maybe Americans.
So, I think all of them are more or less the same but of course Wimbledon and Roland Garros have more history and as a consequence they tend to be considered more prestigious than the others.
umm US Open is older then the French Open
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Dont want to diss the australian open but its always goign to be seen as 4th slam in preference, maybe its because of macenroe getting himself defaulted or the surprise winners of it or what....
Lots of players snubbing it until recently. Doesn't have much history, it has gained a lot in prestige but still behind the other 3.

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but for prestige and history wimbledon and roland garros have to be top 2.
US Open is older then French Open
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Wimbledon is overall most prestigious, but definitely not considered the biggest.
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What do you mean by biggest?
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