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What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

Wimbledon is by far my favorite grand slam. It is the elite of the elite. If I were a tennis player and only won one grand slam, I'd want it to be Wimbledon. Particularly, I love the tradition of the tournament. No play on the middle Sunday, the all white attire, the ivy on the buildings. Its so regal and traditional. Also...Wimbledon isn't commerical. You don't see advertisements all over the place on the boards behind the players the way you do other slams and tournaments. The only advertisement I believe you may see is the Rolex advertisement on the scoreboard on Centre Court. It is truly the crowned jewel of tennis in my opinion and certainly lives up to its billing as the most "grand" grand slam.

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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

I just started following tennis this year but I've been watching Wimbledon every year for the past maybe 7 or 8 years. It was always a fun part of summer, I'd go to tennis camp and during our breaks when it was too hot to play outside, we'd go in watch Wimbledon. It will always be my sentimental favourite. I love this time of year, after the worst (clay), we get the best (grass).

Also, my favourites usually do well on grass so maybe I like it because of that as well. Roddick, Gasquet, Sharapova, and Serena are all great grass courters.
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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

The whole ambiance of Wimbledon is unique. I love it.
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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

Its my least favorite slam.......not too much I can say I like about it.



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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

Everything I like the most about tennis (volleys, serving & volleying, slices, chipping and charging, etc) is emphasized the best and most on grass. Mauresmo and Henin only serve and volley two to three weeks per year, and it's just lovely to see on both of their behalves. The low chips and slices n' dices, seeing the ball float over the court, just flying really, it's just beautiful to see.

Also, Wimbledon just has the best matches out of any grand slam. That's just fact. I don't give a damn about tradition, but there is definitely a certain mystique Wimbledon has that most people love. Also, who doesn't love the strawberries served at the actual place?
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Its my least favorite slam.

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Everything I like the most about tennis (volleys, serving & volleying, slices, chipping and charging, etc) is emphasized the best and most on grass. Mauresmo and Henin only serve and volley two to three weeks per year, and it's just lovely to see on both of their behalves. The low chips and slices n' dices, seeing the ball float over the court, just flying really, it's just beautiful to see.

Also, Wimbledon just has the best matches out of any grand slam. That's just fact. I don't give a damn about tradition, but there is definitely a certain mystique Wimbledon has that most people love. Also, who doesn't love the strawberries served at the actual place?

Yeah, but forget the cream...give me the Strawberries and CHOCOLATE!! ...
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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

Fast Aggressive Tennis.

It is my field of dreams when it comes to tennis, my tennis Mecca and Jerusalem combined.

I feel blessed to have gone to Centre Court last year
and like a big ole loser because I'll be watching on TV this year.

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The class and grace of the croud
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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

Grasscourt tennis. Aggressive tennis. Big winners and attacking the net.

Everyone wearing white.

The tradition.

The drive and will of the players trying to win the most prestigious tournament in tennis.
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Its my least favorite slam.......not too much I can say I like about it.
my least favourite as well ...


The BBC coverage is great though (no ad breaks!!!) - John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, Virginia Wade, Boris Becker - brilliant.
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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

Low quality of tennis
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Low quality of tennis
R U kidding grass court tennis is the best quality tennis much better than clay were the long rallies produce heaps of erros. On grass women are at their best hitting heaps of winners and being aggressive.
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Re: What do you like most about The Championships: Wimbledon?

I really don't know, except that it has a magical, traditional aura to it that should get any tennis fan's heart pumping.
Plus, it churns out great womens matches, year after year.

The tradition, the prestige, the excitement, the desire, the white. It's all good.
And I love the zero sponsors, makes it so classy. It really stands out from the sport, most friends of mine have no problem watching wimbledon, and it's by far the most talked about grand slam.

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i love the Duchess of Kent. unfortunately she has died
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