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Arrow Do you regard Wimbledon as the most important and best tournament of the world?

The German TV commentators often emphasize the importance of this tournament, but to me it is "just" one grand slam like the others, plus I do not like these senseless old-fashoned traditions. How about you, do you think Wimbledon is the most important tournament?
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Of course it is. It's simply "The Championships". If it was at the same (ie lower) level as the other three, it would be called something like "The British Open". Think about it .............

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yes,

and for Venus to lose so early is unprecedented. Fortunately for me I have two faves, so, I'm still abuzzed.
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In terms of being very different from the other three (traditions, crowds, regalia). Yes no doubt about it. Old England will always be different, a world of its own.

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If I were a pro, Wimby would be the tourney Iīd love the most to win, definetly. Itīs so traditional, classy and itīs on grass and I love London and strawberrys (???) and the best looking trophae. Itīs just the most prestigious I guess, unless you are from that country the grand slam is taken place.

Most importantly, play is in progress even at 11īo clock in the evening...look:
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/score...her/index.html

How cool is that? To avoid the rain tomorrow they already started play a "few" hours in advance...
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The German TV commentators often emphasize the importance of this tournament, but to me it is "just" one grand slam like the others, plus I do not like these senseless old-fashoned traditions. How about you, do you think Wimbledon is the most important tournament?

Yes.
Wimbledon > FO > USO >AO.
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I think this thing about Wimbledon being Old England is now outdated. There are traditions like wearing white but if you go to Wimbledon a lot of the people who go there are just 'working class' people. It is not as stuffy and regal nowadays as people think.
It may be so, but where else do you see people like Agassi or Serena wearing traditional outfits?
I've been to Wimbledon once. I found it very different from other places. But to me England is like no other place I know.

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Oh yes. And I agree with Spunky83, if I were a professional player this would be my number one priority. Hell, a guy like Lendl once said if would give several of his other grand slam titles just for one win at the Championships.

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Wimbledon > FO > USO >AO.
Yupp! Right order I guess, though somehow the AO are the most entertaining one (that I canīt explain). I donīt know, Wimbledon is just the tourney I remember watching with my dad the most, during the matches he used to tell me everything about Steffi (which was awful lot). I was forced to watch that tourney, but I canīt remember watching the other ones as a kid, so I guess itīs also a personal thing.

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It may be so, but where else do you see people like Agassi or Serena wearing traditional outfits?
I've been to Wimbledon once. I found it very different from other places. But to me England is like no other place I know.
Oh sure, Serena is really confirming She's already an England fan (allegedly) so is she going for the Boadicea look? Please dont ask me to explain who Boadicea is - if you dont know, dont reply.

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Oh sure, Serena is really confirming She's already an England fan (allegedly) so is she going for the Boadicea look? Please dont ask me to explain who Boadicea is - if you dont know, dont reply.

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wimbledon is my least favourite slam!
french is my favourite, wimbledon doesnt appeal as much because im not a fan of its traditions, atmosphere and dont like grass court tennis as much

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NO

I don't like the tournament, the seeding, the fact that you have to wear white clothes. Not to mention the fact that it is so damn boring to watch, how can you enjoy a match where a player like Federer or Roddick just serve big and hardly ever are tested on this because of it.

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I think it's

Wimbledon = US Open >FO > Australian

but not by much. they're all pretty much equal now

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