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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, 12:21 PM   #31
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It can be a bit difficult with the initial ballot, but for the players it's very organised.

Though the AO ticket policy is easily the most logical, and I was very lucky that I had connections to get me FO tickets.
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:07 PM   #32
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isn't getting tickets to the FO really nasty?

In Australia all you do is show up on the day
I've never had any problems getting tickets for the US Open either. I bought ahead of time, but only like, two days ahead of time
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umm US Open is older then the French Open
History is not only made of years but also of actions, events, culture, etc. So, if almost everyone here think that Roland Garros has actually more history than the US Open I guess it's because they share my conception about history.

That's why I said RG and Wimbledon have more history than the others, not because how old they are.
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History is not only made of years but also of actions, events, culture, etc. So, if almost everyone here think that Roland Garros has actually more history than the US Open I guess it's because they share my conception about history.

That's why I said RG and Wimbledon have more history than the others, not because how old they are.
in what way does it have more history, just interested?

if all slams are equal in prestige, and FO is equal to Wimbledon, why is the FO website lying?
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in what way does it have more history, just interested?

if all slams are equal in prestige, and FO is equal to Wimbledon, why is the FO website lying?
I guess you should ask that to FO website webmaster, not me.
And because the FO site is saying that doesn't mean is the absolute and only truth.

Anyway I'm not trying convince anyone I'm just giving my opinion, that's all.

I don't think the subject is that interesting to argue anymore I've said it all in my first post of this thread.
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Wimbledon!
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As a kid I used to love RG the most since it's what I firts watched, but now?

USO
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Wimbly, objectively, has more history and prestige than USO, but I like the surface, the aesthetics, autumn in NYC, etc much more. They all count the same anyway, so who cares.
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in what way does it have more history, just interested?

if all slams are equal in prestige, and FO is equal to Wimbledon, why is the FO website lying?
The US media says that the USO is the biggest tourament of the year, and that everybody who is anybody wants it more than anything.

Just because something is "widey regarded" as something, does not mean that everybody feels that way, nor does it mean that it's entirely true.

You'll notice that this is what the FO site... it did not say "Wimbledon is the biggest slam in the world, the most prestigious." It said that it was widely considered to be. There is a distinction here, that most readers of the English language should be able to make.

That said, I'm sure there are tons of guys who want to win Wimbledon the most. Overall, if you did a poll, I will assume that those guys would win out. It's just not the case for everybody. That is, and always has been my arguement on this one.
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... that, and the fact that grass is a DEAD surface, takes away from the "prestige" that Wimbledon used to have. IMO, that tournament's "prestige" is all locked up in the days of yore. These days, it's much bigger to win RG, imo. Of course, it depends on who we're talking about. I highly doubt that Hewitt would turn in his Wimbledon for RG... much like I doubt Juan Caros would do the same. I'll never be convinced that one of those is worth more than the other.
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Wimbledon to me because Im english it's an English tradition ..and in England *most* non-tennis fans will know who the Wimbledon champion is whereas they may not necessarily know won the USO.

Although did anyone catch the show where Graham Norton had Johnny Mac as a guest and he went to him "that guy who won wimbledon, he just fell out of the sky didnt he...?" I was so embaressed and JMac just smiled.
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Just because grass an obsolete surface doesnt take away from the tradition and dignity and prestiege associated with Wimbledon.Im not sure if it's "the slam to win" but it's still a great tournament regardless of the surface,the fact that tennis is only played on grass for three weeks in a year is what makes grass court tennis so beautiful and special and in my eyes it hasnt lost it's status. However it will if do it ever switches to a synthetic surface and I sincerely hope it doesnt!

I have no idea which slam the players consider to be the most prestigious, it depends on the player, for someone like Roddick it's likely to be his home slam, for many european players it's Roland Garros but from a fan standpoint my pick is Wimbledon.

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Wimbledon!!!!!!!!
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The US media says that the USO is the biggest tourament of the year, and that everybody who is anybody wants it more than anything.
That is just ego/advertising. Obvious difference is that this was on the FO website, if it was on the Wimbledon official site I wouldn't take notice.

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Just because something is "widey regarded" as something, does not mean that everybody feels that way, nor does it mean that it's entirely true.
The claim I am making, which is backed by the FO web site, is that W is "widely recognized" as most prestigious, not that every single person/fan/player in tennis concurs. (as this forum proves)
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... that, and the fact that grass is a DEAD surface, takes away from the "prestige" that Wimbledon used to have. IMO, that tournament's "prestige" is all locked up in the days of yore. These days, it's much bigger to win RG, imo.
Surface doesn't affect prestige (certainly not if your deciding between grass and clay) and if anything, the fact that it is virtually the only tournament on grass makes it more special
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I'd say
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