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Apr 6th, 2005, 02:33 AM
Since Roland Garros is approaching (wishful thinking on my part, but whatever), I thought we would compile a list of everyone's favorite Grand Slams in order. Here are my picks.

1.) U.S. Open-- nothing beats your countries own GS. The night matches are electrifying and I go to this tourney every year. The first week is always the best, with players running around the grounds willing to sign autographs to fans. Nothing beats the atmopshere of a night match at Flushing Meadows.

2.) French Open- love the long rallies and athleticism displayed on the clay. It's also interesting to see the upsets occur throughout the tournament. I believe this is the hardest to win of all the slams and it is a test to one's greatness if they are to hoist the trophy in Paris.

3.) Wimbledon- tradition and the quick points. Also, my women's faves have dominated here most of the time so that makes it worth watching.

4.) Australian Open- generally don't like this that match because there are a lot of injuries and withdrawals from this tournament, as it is very early in the season. There have been some great comeback matches here in the last few years (Capriati '02 Final, Serena SF in '03 and '05) and I admit I love the drama in Australia. However, out of the four it is my least favorite.

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:38 AM
Australian Open -
French Open
U.S. Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:38 AM
1. Wimbledon - 'cos I get to go :)
2. US Open - has had some great matches in recent years
3. French
4. Australian

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Australian Open
US Open
French Open

I understand why people love the long rallies at the French, but I prefer watching tennis when a player is rewarded for hitting a good, penetrating shot.. I just find clay and the fact that players need to win the point 4 or 5 times a bit annoying.

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:41 AM
Hum.....Tough one really. I usually don't like Ao that much cause we don,t get to see as much tennis.

1) Us Open- same time zone, great matches, electricity
2) Wimbledon- the kind of tennis showed there is great, though i don't like rainy days and two much big servers on men's side!
3) Roland Garros. Long rallies, doesn't help the game of my faves at all. Not into clay court tennis taht much.
4)Australian Open. Maybe should ahve been 3rd. But still have to wait until RG to see which one i prefer!

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:43 AM
1. U.S. Open-just great atmosphere and always great matches
2. French Open-clay brings out the drama in matches
3. Wimbledon-sometimes the surface can make the matches not that entertaining, but it's a fun event
4. Australian Open-my favorites haven't really done well there, and the TV coverage sucks

Stamp Paid
Apr 6th, 2005, 02:45 AM
Roland Garros
Us Open
Australian Open
wimbledon - :yawn: (sorry Czechfan!)

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:46 AM
1. Wimbledon

2. French Open
3. Us Open

4. Australian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:47 AM
US Open
Roland Garros
Australian Open

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 6th, 2005, 02:51 AM
US Open- the biggest producer of high quality, highly entertaining matches..

French- love the long rallies!!!

Wimby- being a Serena and Steffi fan I feel I should like this tournament more than I do.

Australian- Not my favorite, although this years Australian will be hard to top... this event is seemingly getting better each year- wouldn't be surprised to see it move up on my list.

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:59 AM
Wimbledon (williams sisters domination:worship: -except 2004;) )
French Open (long rallies, the most difficult tournament to win in my opinion)
Us Open (entertaining)
Australian Open :p

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:05 AM
Wimby-- (love the tradition, plus it's my favorite surface to play on, and watch)
US Open (coz I get to go :D)
Roland Garros (been there too, and loved it...but matches are a bit longer than I would like)
Oz (HATE the time difference, but it's tennis for 2 weeks, so can't be all that bad. :))

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:07 AM
:cuckoo: :retard:

Hasn't this subject been recycled a few dozen times????

Make a poll and be done with it.

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:12 AM
French- It was the first one that I watched as a fan of tennis.

US Open- All the matches are at a normal time for me, might be first but I
didn't get to watch as much of it as the French because of college.

AO Open- Like having the matches late at night when I'm still wide awake and it was great this year with it being my first Aussie Open as a big fan.

Wimbledon- The massive rain delays ruined my first viewing experience. Other than that it was great though. If rain isn't such a huge factor in upcoming years it will move up.

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:14 AM
1) French Open: LOOOVE the long rallies and this is were the true atheletes survive.
2) US OPEN: I get to go this year, the night matches are amazing, my own countries grand slam :)
3) Wimbledon: Grass, such a unique surface, its the most prestige tourny and its very nice to watch the power hitters completely take over.
4) AUSSIE OPEN: i love this surface but it seems there are a few too many upsets, doesnt mean i dont like it of course.

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:35 AM
Australian - in my home town
Wimbledon - tv coverage is good
French - same as Wimbly but too many upsets so makes it hard to pick winners!
US - only bcoz of the time difference

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:00 AM
1- Australian Open. The one I'm always the most eager to see since it means the season is starting :D And the aussies are such great people! :) There's always a nice atmosphere there.
2- Wimbledon. Very respectful crowd, they're cute. Plus, I just love when at the beginning of the tournie, the grass is so beautiful and green. Really beautiful.
3- Roland Garros. I like clay and people speak French there :) Even if the crowds are kinda whiny and bitchy, the matches are still really good and the rallies entertaining.

4- US Open. Some great matches are played there and the night matches are always full of electricity. But what bugs me about the US Open is that it's often more a celebration of the United States than a celebration of tennis. I think I see more American flags ON courts, not wore by the fans, but put there by the organizers, than I see Australian, British and French flags during the other three slams. It's the only thing that bugs me. Otherwise, the US Open is great! :) Oh yah, another thing, final set tiebreak :mad: That is bad for Jennifer and I hate that :lol:

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:05 AM
Australian Open
US Open
Roland Garros

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:08 AM
French Open
Australian Open
US Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:26 AM
1. Wimbledon- Not sure what it is exactly about this slam. Wimbledon is just something special. The traditions are just awesome. When it comes on I watch it from sun up to sun down. Also it's great to see the best of the best play on a surface that takes a lot of flak and that has only takes up a small amount of time on the calendar.

2. Australian- We've had a long break from tennis (ok about 6 weeks but it's torture for me) and we get to see what the players worked on (and didn't work on) in their game. We get to see all the new outfits of the season and though i can understand the arguments of pushing this slam to March, i think it's the perfect way to get us tennis fans revved up for the year with a slam right off the bat. And having the roof so that the rain doesn't toally wipe out the schedule is very smart :)

3. U.S. Open- Most of the time this is probably the most competitive slam. Everyone is coming in playing their best and extra motivated because this is the last slam of the year. And as someone said the night matches can be electrifying.

4. French Open- This is last only because i like the other slams more not because i dislike the French. It takes patience, stamina, and creativity to win on clay and it is great to see a lot of "nobodies" beat the champions. Definitely the most unpredictable of the slams but that's why it's so great, you never know how the players will perform or how the French crowd will react.

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:29 AM
Australian Open
US Open
Roland Garros

same ;) :kiss:

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:31 AM
Wimbledon - Wimby is tennis. :bowdown:
US Open - IMHO the most fair surface; the best indication of who really is the best tennis player in the world.
French Open - Liked it more when Chris Evert was playing, now its the "icing on the cake" slam for American players since we generally hate clay.
Aussie Open - I like the Aussie, I just think it happens too early (even when my faves win it) :angel:

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:35 AM
Wimbledon (:woohoo: 2 weeks of coverage, getting pissed at the rain delay, I love it!!!)
US Open (I would say perhaps the most commercial grandslam.)
Australian Open (It's exciting as it's the start of the new season)
French Open (I absolutely hate it. I just don't like anything about it.)

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:56 AM
US Open
Austrailian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:58 AM
US Open-Gotta love my home slam. Plus my favorite player won her first slam here.

Wimbledon-You have to love the tradition, and how important this slam is to all the players. Hardly anyone misses this slam, and love how the ball moves around the court.

French Open-I love the drama (except the '03 SF Williams/Henin-Hardenne that was horrid). Love how there is no sure winner. A lot of times the favorite goes down early.

Australian Open-The crowds are always enthusiastic. But so many top players to this day somehow find a way to miss this slam.

Apr 6th, 2005, 05:10 AM
TOUGH, tough, tough.

1. US OPEN-- truly electirifying, players arfe generally playing their best too.
2. Roland Garros-- I love the sliding and the rallies. it's more different than tennis on any other stage.

3. Wimbledon-- a lot of mens matches are a bore, but the tradition, the excellence, the music they play after commercial break :lol: it makes for great tennis watching.
4. Australian Open-- time difference here is a huge issue. i love the tennis when the top players have been playing there. i LOVE slow hardcourts too. it just seems there are so many injuries every year.

i love the australian open, but i can't find myself putting it above wimbledon. the last few wimby's have been incredible imo, but i always like the us open and french open the most.

if we were to ask players, im sure a lot would say the aus is their favorite to play because it's so low key and well- run.

Apr 6th, 2005, 05:19 AM
US Open
French Open
Aus. Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 05:31 AM
Australian Open- my home slam and i get the best coverage. Great crounds and great matches
US Open
French Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 05:38 AM
1- Roland Garros

Because of the atmosphere, like in Wimbledon, cos it is my favorite surface, and cos the bit top hitters are more challenged. I adore the rallies on clay it is just too much.

2- Wimbledon

Tradition, the Atmosphere, and in my opinion the thoughest one to win

3- U S Open

For the show.

4- Australian Open

The least liked in my opinion. I don't like the surface and I don´t like it is played on January, I really hope the move it to March.


ALSO I WANT A 5TH SLAM IN LATIN AMERICA!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Apr 6th, 2005, 07:14 AM
Australian Open - it's the home slam, so I can actually watch the matches at a convenient time. Also, I think our crowds are the most enthusiastic, yet fairest in the world. Plus there's always a buzz about the start of the season.

Wimbledon - there's something very special about Wimbledon. The tradition that is associated with the tournament is amazing. Plus, grass is my favourite surface.

French Open - yes, it makes mens tennis boring, but it makes womens tennis more interesting. Rallies sudddenly last more than 5 shots, people can't just overpower the opposition, they have to work the point.

U.S Open - still a good slam, but it's always on when I'm at school

Apr 6th, 2005, 07:35 AM
1-Roland garros:we can see claycourt specialist with long rallyes,
2-Aus open:crowd is very fair play, good atmosphere, & this is the GS where there is always great match !!!
3-US open:just too american, many of people, there, aren't able to give you a player name other than an american....just show
4-wimbledon:appreciate their tradition but i just hate grass !!!!!

Apr 6th, 2005, 07:36 AM
Wow, can't believe the Oz Open is the least liked. :sad: :sad:

1 - Australian Open
2 - Wimbledon
3 - French Open
4 - US Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 07:41 AM
-1) Australian Open- It is so far away and perhabs the most exotic of all Grand Slams. I like to see tennis in the hot Australian summer whilst Europe is in cold winter. And it is the first Grand Slam of the year and everybody is (or should be :tape: ) fresh and singleminded for the new season.

-2) Wimbledon- It is the Grand Slam full of traditions, rituals, gloss and glory. I like it too and it comes close after the Aussie Open in my favourite GS ranking. Grass surface is very special and funny to watch. I hate the many rain delays of Wimbledon and this is the main reason this isn't my favourite Grand Slam.

-3) Roland Garros- The French Open are the nearest to my home and the only one without time difference. But I don't like clay very much.

-4) US Open- In my opinion the US Open is the Grand Slam with the worst atmosphere. It is typical American and at the end of a long tennis season. It is certainly the Grand Slam I pay the least attention furthermore my favourite players aren't playing good there.

Apr 6th, 2005, 07:52 AM
1. Roland Garros
2. Australian Open
3. US Open
4. Wimbledon

Apr 6th, 2005, 07:55 AM
1) Australian Open - Best event i've ever been to! Brilliant stadiums, fans and tennis. great way to start the year.

2) US Open - In a convenient time slot for me (starts at 2am and runs right through!) many memorable matches.

3) Wimbledon - love the matches there (especially the 2004 final!), the rain delays just piss me off too much. - arent they planning on building a roof over centrecourt?

4) French Open - meh!

Apr 6th, 2005, 08:07 AM
Aussie Open
US Open
Roland Garros

Apr 6th, 2005, 08:10 AM

Australian Open

R. Garrós

Us Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Roland Garros (The best surface for Spanish players)

Wimbledon (I love TV Coverage)

US Open (I like, but on Eurosport only show american players although it is en european channel!)

AUS Open (The sechedule it is just terrible. I do not like this GS because i cannot see any match cause of time)

Apr 6th, 2005, 08:49 AM
Oz open - Home country slam plus I like watching marat win
Wimbledon - TV coverage is good
Roland Garros - upsets and long rallies are pretty cool
US open - blah!

Apr 6th, 2005, 09:30 AM
1 Wimbledon
3 RG
4 AO

Apr 6th, 2005, 09:36 AM
1. French Open- I like watching clay matches most.
2. U.S Open- Like hardcourts after clay. U.S Open above Oz open just cos I prefer the climate.
3. Oz Open- Too early in the year IMO, then there's that intense heat and the many injuries that seem to happen.
4. Wimbledon- I can't stand a lot of matches where the points end so quickly. A lot of times it's just ace, ace ace.....or a serve and volley. Don't like watching that kind of tennis.

Apr 6th, 2005, 09:39 AM

1. Wimbledon - my home grand slam and nothing beats the tradition and great ladies champions who have done well on this surface. i only wish Monica Seles had won it. i love going and camping and i'll never forget speaking to Serena and seeing Venus' matches :hearts: i may not be able to go this year, but next year onwards im going loads :)
2. US Open - great atmosphere and i love the loud, arrogant nature of it. typical over the top American style and i think its great! the music, the performances before the final, and lets not forget: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002. owned ;)
=Australian Open - equal with USO. love how its so clean and laid back and relaxed. do wish for better line calling though. great comebacks and i love how i always seem to go some nights with no sleep because of it :D
4. Roland Garros - eh. women on clay = defensive. just another excuse for them not to attack. blah.


1. Australian Open - mens matches rule and i love the fact Safin does well here
2. US Open - love mens hardcourt tennis.
3. Roland Garros - wish the women could take a leaf out of the mens book and make it an art ala the Argentines and the Spanish.
4. Wimbledon - i dont like mens Wimbledon. 3 stroke rallies are shit.

Apr 6th, 2005, 09:57 AM
1) Roland Garros - just love clay court tennis
2) Australian Open - the begginning of the season, exitement starts
3) US Open - quite good quality
4) Wimbledon - don't have any TV coverage, not favourite type of tennis

Apr 6th, 2005, 10:02 AM
1. Wimbledon - because it's my home Slam, I get to go every year, it's the one time of year where all my non-tennis fan friends get into it all. Maybe if I lived elsewhere I'd like it less, grass court tennis isn't my favourite. But living on the spot, it's unbeatable.

2. Roland Garros - clay court tennis encapsulates so many of the things I love about the game - artistry plus athleticism, creativity plus stamina. I love to see players like Roddick get totally undone by the nuances of the surface, and it's great to see the less powerful shotmakers of both tours get some glory.

3. Australian Open - even at 3am over here in mid-winter, you can feel the warmth from the TV. The fans seem fantastic as well, proably the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable of all the Slams. Negatives - Rebound Ace is an evil, injury-causing surface; it's inconvenient for me to see.

4. US Open - even when a great match is happening I'll get annoyed by the commercialism, the jingoism, the rampant favouritism, the inability of most of the US crowd to appreciate anyone outside of 3-4 select home players. I'm torn over the final-set tiebreak - on the one hand, rationally I know that it makes a mockery of epic matches to have to decide them by a couple of points; on the other hand, my favourites seem to have benefited very well from them (Elena last year!). Positive - when you get an eg Dementieva v Kuznetsova final, it feels like they did it against all the odds and it's that much sweeter :devil:

Apr 6th, 2005, 11:30 AM
1. Roland/Garros: because it is so unpredictable
2. US Open: Good TV coverage
3. Wimbledon: Grass ground tennis is cool!
4. Australian Open: Start of the season, some of the players aren't ready yet.

Apr 6th, 2005, 11:50 AM
1: Australian Open - Held in my country so we get comprehensive coverage, plus i think its the best run slam on a surface which is probably the most fair (ie rewards all round game, not just brute power or speed on the court).
2: Wimbledon - It simply has an aura about it. Australians have allways done pretty well on the surface, is run smack bang in the middle of the season.
3: US Open - The biggest spectacle in tennis, Huge stands, massive exposure and is the final slam that everyone wants to get.
4: French Open - I dont usually follow the tournament outside of the usually glances in the newspapers or on forums. I dont dislike it, just dont follolw rg enough i guess.

Apr 6th, 2005, 02:54 PM
1. Wimbledon
2. Roland Garros
3. US Open
=. Australian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:01 PM

1.Wimbledon- have grown up watching this since i was 6(being from the uk) i just adore wimbledon.I have never been although i've had the chance a few times but couldn't go in the end.TV coverage is amazing nothing can beat it.

Theres a big gap then the other 3 are pretty close

2.US open.After wimbledon i get the best coverage of this and the time factor doesn't really afect it.Love the night matches.ANd i have to say the americans really go all out in the 'ceremonies'

3.Roland Garros- Love the clay, and its a good tourny.

4.Aus open- Only because of the time difference i don't get to watch this much.

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:05 PM
US Open
Roland Garros
Australian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:07 PM
My favourite GS in order, are the way that they are lined up already. Even though I live in the States, my least fav is the US open.

Australian Open
French Open
US Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:15 PM
US Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:23 PM
1. Wimbledon - Simply because of the tradition, the first Grand Slam, the great summer atmosphere, I'm on summer holiday and I like this serve-and-volley game too. I have the oldest memories from here. I have always great time watching this, drinking soda, eating something good
Crowd is polite, no jeering, just the best Slam :worship: :worship: :worship:

2. Australian Open

Well I like this because there have been so many breathtaking matches here (especially semis) which have made me a nervous wreck to watch. I like the courts, rebound ace. Crowd appreciates tennis.
Margaret Court and Rod Laver make me appreciate the place even more. I like Australia a lot. too. :worship: :worship:

3. The French open

There are the longest rallies, you have to be patient. Arantxa's won major part of her Slams here, the tornament has the most classic rallies. The crowd isn't nice at all, so I put this lower because of that. And there have been boring matches lately. But I'm really looking forward to this tournament this year! :worship:

4. US open

I don't really like this Slam. I don't like these fast hard courts too much. And this is in september and I don't like that time very much. This seems to me the least traditional, although this is an old tournament. The rallies just seem too - flat.

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:31 PM
1. Wimbledon
2. Roland Garros
3. US Open
4. Australian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 03:34 PM
1. Wimbledon
Nothing will ever top the magic of Wimbledon. I already loved it, but when I went myself, I was hooked :o

2. Roland Garros

3. Australian Open

4. US Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:04 PM
1. Wimbledon - the two week blanket-coverage is bliss especially after the exam period.

2. French Open

3. Australian Open

4. US Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Roland Garros
US Open
Australian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:08 PM
1. Wimbledon - love the courts, the tradition
2. Aus Open - always sunny, looks likethe friendliest of the slams
3. Roland Garros - Paris :hearts: I hate the surface, though
4. US Open - the "ghetto" Open, just so badly organized and coverage sucks

Apr 6th, 2005, 04:09 PM
I really don't know.I seem to like whichever one they are playing at the time or whichever is approaching, so right now Roland Garros tops my list.Oh and plus I was there last year too!

Apr 6th, 2005, 06:36 PM
1. Wimbledon
2. French Open
3. US Open
4. Australian Open

Apr 6th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Wimbledon- There is soooo much history behind this tournament so it has to be first in my book also this is the last GS b4 the U.S. so everyone wants to do well and people always come with there A+ games

U.S. Open- I have to like the one here in my own country and the atmosphere is so great. It's also in my opinion the most modern GS with them playin music during warm-ups and while players are changing courts its also the last major of the year so players are always doing good here especially the Americans (Capriati)

Aussie Open- I think this is the third because it is the first GS of the year and to me in the past not alot of exciting things happen at this GS but its starting to move up in my eyes

French Open- This is the fourth only because the other three are really good but I like this Open also and (i think I'm right) but I cant think of one player that just dominates this tourney like the other three so there isnt always alot of exciting stories except that sometimes a player does well and this tourney and then goes on and does great at Wimbledon idk y but i think it just gets outshined but Wimbledon since they are so close together. Also I dont like how the fans went against Serena in the 03 semi so this one was 3 but it had to go down on my scale kinda like Indian Wells

Apr 9th, 2005, 10:52 AM
1) French
2) Aussie
3) Wimbeldon - I THINK THE MENS MATCHES really bore me
4) US

Billy Moonshine
Apr 9th, 2005, 10:55 AM
Australian open
US open

Apr 9th, 2005, 10:59 AM
1. wimbly
2. aussie
3. french
4. us

Apr 9th, 2005, 11:12 AM
1. wimbly
2. aussie
3. french
4. us

Until now it is

1. Wimbledon 27

2. AO & FO 14 (tied)

4. USO 7

Apr 9th, 2005, 11:24 AM
1. RG
2. Wimbledon
3. US Open
4. Australian Open

* Note, I place the AO last mainly 'cos it barely exists for me due to the massive time difference meaning I can't watch the matches live, 'cos I'm in bed, or during replays, 'cos I'm at work! ;)

Pamela Shriver
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:34 PM
1. RG
2. Wimbledon
3. US Open
4. Australian Open

* Note, I place the AO last mainly 'cos it barely exists for me due to the massive time difference meaning I can't watch the matches live, 'cos I'm in bed, or during replays, 'cos I'm at work! ;)

Don't forget you have enjoyed happy PamWatching in RG and Wimbledon, so the others don't even come close!

Tati & Dani
Apr 9th, 2005, 11:32 PM
2.Roland Garros
3.Australian Open
4.US Open

Apr 10th, 2005, 12:51 PM
Don't forget you have enjoyed happy PamWatching in RG and Wimbledon, so the others don't even come close!

lol! But, of course! :lol: Also, RG will always be my personal favourite 'cos after so many years of finishing exams and rushing straight off to Paris for a nice holiday at RG, RG still always remind me of relaxing and starting a nice long holiday!! ;)

Apr 10th, 2005, 12:56 PM
I) French Open-never really know who's going to win, hence more suspense :worship:
II) Wimbledon-cool to watch since since not many tournies on grass :p
III) Australian Open-I live far, time zone is a biatch in following this tournie :angel:
IV) US Open--I feel many players who are worthy of being talked about and watched are ignored on TV;) :lol:

Sam's Slave
Apr 10th, 2005, 12:58 PM
1. australian open
2. us open
3. french open
4. wimbledon

Apr 10th, 2005, 01:00 PM
1) US Open

2) French Open

3) Wimbledon

4) Aussie Open

Apr 10th, 2005, 01:02 PM
1. Wimbledon
2. US Open
3. Aus Open
4. Roland Garros

Apr 10th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Wimbledon, I miss you, I miss grass, I miss V&S holdong the trophy, I miss serve-and-volleying, I miss Venus saving BP with big serves on grass, I miss the friendly sunny atmosphere and great crowd but It's not far away ;) !

By the way, it's strange that Winter is still my absolute fave! I like summer-Wimbledon, Wimbledon would be nothing in like september, but I love skiing and snow the most... :confused:
I wonder when they will arrange snow-surface. Now that would be interesting :D

Apr 10th, 2005, 03:24 PM
1. Australian Open - its at the start of the season when everyone is hungry for tennis, I go every year and its the best atmosphere and best tournament for the fans out of all the Slams, it is easy to get tickets and lots of people dress up, have fun and like to party and drink. Nothing beats the AO.

2. Wimbledon - I like seeing the nicely groomed grass courts in perfect condition, I like the tradition, I like England, and my faves normally do well.

3. Roland Garros - I like watching clay court tennis, but hate the crowds.

4. US Open - is my least favourite because it seems loud and tacky compared to the others, stadium courts are too big, planes always flying over, and I cant watch it live bc its too late.

Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:32 AM


darren cahill
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:38 AM


Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:41 AM
Roland Garros - Its so Underground, I get live coverage
Wimbledon - Classic Stuff, even if i dont get coverage :(
Australian Open - Hot hot Hot heat plus tennis, is the best start of the year! Plus I get
to stay up late to watch:)
Us Open - I dont get coverage, but It was my fav back 2000 since I went to NYC and i saw posters and stuff, but as far as that I think its no as exciting as it used to be, maybe i can change my mind

Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:42 AM
1. Roland Garros-I'm lovin' all the slidin'!!
2. US Open-such a wonderful atmosphere out there!
3. Wimbldon-hmm...i like wimbledon, but I like RG and US Open more
4. Aussie Open-even though the atmosphere can be quite fun, it's a little too slow for hard court excitement.

Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:19 AM
ok, i'm going to preface my list with a comment that i totally believe all are awesome and i love them all, i don't know if i can actually do it....
1) French Open - it comes after a long break in major tennis, and my favorites have traditionally done well there (chang, moya, sanchez-vicario, clijsters), plus the matches can be super dramatic and i love to play on clay myself, and now that the women's final is live too, it's better
1a) Australian - i love the matches there, the surface there is the fairest in my opinion, the weather can add to the drama, and it really gets the tennis season started with a bang! wish the coverage was a touch longer
1b) Wimbledon - short quick points, dramatic rafter matches, the clash of styles is more possible since serve and volleyers actually do well on grass, grass looks so fun to play on, wish i have played on it more in my life! plus, i had a blast going to wimby in 2002, but the coverage can be iffy sometimes
1c) US Open - i LOVE the US Open, i've gone every year since 1995, arantxa, lleyton, patrick all former champs, the night matches are sweet, coverage windows are perfect for me, new york is cool, the drama of the final major

honestly, this is just a list for now, but truly, in the period immediately after or leading up to each particular major, that one is usually #1 on my list, I LOVE THE MAJORS!!!

Apr 23rd, 2005, 09:55 AM
1.US Open ( great matches - but bad triming for my country)
3.Roland Garros
4.Australian Open

Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:03 PM
1. Wimbledon - it's the one all the players want to win it just epitomises tennis with all the pomp and circumstance and tradition. It's also unique, just so different with it being played on grass.

2. French Open - love to watch the clay, again it's just different and you get some stunning matches.

3/4 US Open/Australian Open - fairly interchangeable but love them both even though they're joint last on my list. US Open is good, night matches are often real thrillers but the season virtually ends here. Too many players pull out of Aussie, too many aren't match fit and the season isn't really underway for a lot of the tour.

Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:09 PM


SAME :yeah:

Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:20 PM
Wimbledon :worship: I've been many times, seen so many amazing matches. So traditional too :)

Roland Garros - Love the matches and the long rallies, and I love paris lol ;)

US Open - Always seem exciting matches

Australian Open - I find this the least exciting of the Grand Slams

Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:27 PM
Roland Garros