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Which Grand Slam crowd would you NOW consider the best?

I know this question has been asked a fair few times, but given the out of character behaviour of generally well behaved crowds such as the Australian Open and Wimbledon spectators over the last 12 months, who would you now list as the best crowd?

For instance, this year at the Australian Open, the crowd was uncharacteristically rude to many players, imitating grunts and booing injured players.

At Wimbledon, the crowd booed five time champion Venus Williams when she was accidentally late to her fourth round match, which was acutally a slip up from the tournament.

The French Open crowd doesn't need any introduction, but I don't think they did anything out of the ordinary at the 2010 FO,

Not really sure about the USO, but they generally don't cheer heavily for their home favourites like other slam crowds.

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Nothing beats a night session in New York.
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They all have their own quirks, but I'll go with the USO crowd. That fight last year was hilarious.
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That fight was great. USO for sure...New York is a sports town, we appreciate achievement.

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Re: Which Grand Slam crowd would you NOW consider the best?

For awhile, most people, considers the Aussie the best crowd.
I must say Federer helped in that effort by constantlty referring to Aussie Open as "The Happy Slam" because of the crowd happy disposition toward every players.

But there was a rude awakening this year among the people who held that opinion.
It is till possible that the sentiment is till out there, but my opinion is its currency has dimisnihsed considerably after this year.

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woo I was 3 rows down from that fight! damn that was entertaining
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woo I was 3 rows down from that fight! damn that was entertaining
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Gotta love the French!

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Wimbledon is my favorite!

I like polite crowds too, but there will always be isolated incidents...its not like the fans KNEW it was the tournaments fault that Venus was late.
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I do like the French; the crowds actually know their tennis very well (same goes with Wimbledon), and don't put up with bullshit. Although, they are a bit too fickle...
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thankfully no, that dude was seriously the douche to end all douches though (the young guy)
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Melbourne > New York, Paris >> London >>>> Guangzhou Slam
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Still gotta go with the AO
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Ao still kicks everyones asses. I find RG so boring unless they find something to whistle about.
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