Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Somewhere lucky-shotting
Gees, Becca, I'm not knocking down Capriati's slams. I'm just pointing out that, at least in America, there's more praise given to Wimbledon and U.S. Open champs. A lot of people here don't even know that there is an Australian or French Open!
Wimbledon gets noticed because no other sporting events are stealing too much of the airtime (except every four years when the World Cup rolls along...but lots of Americans don't care about the World Cup). The Superbowl crowds out the Australian (plus Oz Open coverage is so spotty...possibly because of the time difference). Baseball and the NBA and possible hockey stuff crowds out the French Open. And by the time the U.S. Open comes around, football reappears and the baseball playoff races have heated up.
For my part, if I had to name one surface I love watching them play on more than the others it's clay.
Ray Bourque nominated too, eh? If he won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins he would've had a very good chance. But I'm from Boston so what would you expect from me?
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