It does very amusing when you are around that's for sure: it's Pattaya not Papaya.
Yes, everybody who likes tennis is looking forward to these tournaments. And yes, nobody except of a the few who cheer for Azarenka found this AO amazing and better than what we see throughout the year elsewhere. I'm very realistic and tell it like it is. Slams are tournaments like any other, the only thing that sets them apart is prize money and number of points,not the quality of the play.
"Slams are tournaments like any other" is nonsense with regards to the debate on hand. How many people are watching grand slams compared to other events? The exposure is infinitely higher. When you talk about great players from the past, what is the first stat brought up - number of slams won. The top players are training to peak at grand slams.
If we believed you, that all tournaments are the same then why play the tough events anyway, I mean you may as well go and play and win 15 ITFs. I mean there all just tournaments right?
Grand Slams by definition are your biggest events, they mean more than your other events. You have more exposure, more media, more casual fans viewing than anywhere else. They are taking note of these events.
You'd better go as you have little to say. Just stay within the Vika circle who is trying to convince themselves that during last 2 weeks we've seen da best that tennis has to offer.
I don't know one Vika fan that thinks Vika was anywhere near her best the last 2 weeks. How you played doesn't matter at the end of the day. In 5 years is it remembered that Serena was injured on her way to quarter final defeat, all that is remembered is who won.
And this theory you somehow have that Vika's win is downgraded because her biggest challenge was Jamie Hampton. Right so Serena Williams run at 2012 Wimbledon means less because Zheng and Shvedova gave her a hard time, I mean many others would have done a better job on them surely? Maria's run at the French Open is meaningless because she struggled with Zakopalova and many others in the draw could have routined her as well I suppose?
It's not luck these players are coming through these matches and going on to win the event. Dealing with adversity is part of being a tennis player. Those who deal with it well, will be better off than those that don't.