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The HYPE: Winning The French or Winning Wimbledon??

So i was thinking,
If you Win the French you got the press sewn up for about 3 1/2 Weeks. If you win Wimbledon, you are the one until September.
So what's the biggest Hype Paris or London?
People soon forget about the French Winners with Wimbledon so close behind.

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Re: The HYPE: Winning The French or Winning Wimbledon??

What about the hype going into the French though, there's a longer time there to see the contenders play and judge who will win and play well. But Wimbledon has a short pre-hype.
I think Wimbledon has the bigger hype.


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People never forget Wimbledon.
It can take a long time till we have one who can win both like Nadal did.
Hingis had trouble with Paris and Henin with London.
Venus and Maria will probably never win RG and Ana has a hard time to ever win Wimbledon.


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Wimbledon, by far.

If Sharapova won the 2004 French Open nobody would be talking about it. But, people STILL talk about her Wimbledon win.

Let them eat cake.
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its only 1 slam after all
its individual prestige that counts
so i guess a edge to wimbledon outside of continental europe and south america and the french open otherwise

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It can take a long time till we have one who can win both like Nadal did.
Hingis had trouble with Paris and Henin with London.
Venus and Maria will probably never win RG and Ana has a hard time to ever win Wimbledon.
Serena?


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its only 1 slam after all
its individual prestige that counts
so i guess a edge to wimbledon outside of continental europe and south america and the french open otherwise
Well i am talking about Player Hype period. A Roland Garros winner is in the Lime Light for about 3 weeks and soon there after all Tennis Talk turns to SW 19 and it's winners.

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Re: The HYPE: Winning The French or Winning Wimbledon??

You can't be serious?

Wimbledon is forever, legendary.

The French means you were the best on clay that year.
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Well i am talking about Player Hype period. A Roland Garros winner is in the Lime Light for about 3 weeks and soon there after all Tennis Talk turns to SW 19 and it's winners.
theres a long runup to the FO in the form of a long clay season
so the anticipation is higher to counteract the gap b/w french and wimbledon
grass has no season with none of the top players playing any tournaments before and after wimbledon on grass

wimbledon has history but the vast majority of players hardly play on grass before hitting the professional circuit
i believe nadal played on grass the first time directly in the MD of wimbledon

so its a matter of perception in a player/ viewer eyes
in america wimbledon is bigger
in europe FO is bigger because its seen as the culmination of their part of the season

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Re: The HYPE: Winning The French or Winning Wimbledon??

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theres a long runup to the FO in the form of a long clay season
so the anticipation is higher to counteract the gap b/w french and wimbledon
grass has no season with none of the top players playing any tournaments before and after wimbledon on grass

wimbledon has history but the vast majority of players hardly play on grass before hitting the professional circuit
i believe nadal played on grass the first time directly in the MD of wimbledon

so its a matter of perception in a player/ viewer eyes
in america wimbledon is bigger
in europe FO is bigger because its seen as the culmination of their part of the season
Interesting,
I wouldn't dare tell a person living in the UK that Roland Garros is the European Culmination of Tennis. To be perfectly honest most South Americans may thing Roland Garros is.
I agree with one poster who said in the US, Wimbledon or WimbleTON(as fairweather fans in the US call it) is big.
I see Wimbledon like this, it is the Superbowl of all the Majors, it's the Olympics of it's Sport, World Series of Tennis.
If I Ranked them in terms of Prestige and what the players MOST want to win:
1. Wimbledon
2. US Open
3. Roland Garros
4. Oz

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Wimbledon, i don't even get why
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