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Keaka
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:09 PM
:hearts: Roland Garros :hearts: but others too offcourse ;)

Just Do It
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:20 PM
Ao !

Shvedbarilescu
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:31 PM
I live in London so Wimbledon for sure although on the years I go to Roland Garros as well it is very close.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Roland Garros. Just justine wins it every time :o

Wayn77
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:40 PM
All of them - but if I had to choose one USO. Just love the sight of that stadium when it is full.

RJWCapriati
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Roland Garros

alfajeffster
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:48 PM
I'd have to give it to the Australian Open, chiefly because we are now in the dead zone for tennis between the end of November and when the first ball is struck at the Hopman Cup (if you exclude Davis and Fed Cup), and the Hopman Cup doesn't normally get televised here on the East Coast USA until a week later, so by the time the AO begins at the end of January, I'm always drooling and chomping at the bit. All that said, I still think it's a shame the 4 majors can't be spread out over the year in a more equitable fashion so as not to have these big gaps and players returing to Melbourne heat and injuries in the middle of the Australian Summer. The players need an off season, but wouldn't it make more sense really to have the Australian Open start in late February, and have the French in late April or early May, and Wimbledon maybe a little later in July?

lilimi
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:57 PM
i miss tennis so much much that i look forward to AO the most. we'll see how do good players start the season...if jankovic, vaidisova, safina, chakvetadze confirm.if nadia reach another level, the same for ana. i want to see sania playing great, tati too...

Nicky2002
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Wimbledon

Shoulderpova
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:00 PM
any but Roland Garros :fiery: :smash:

~Kiera~
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Wimbledon, mainly because I get to see so much of it.

matthias
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Roland Garros
but Aus-Open are close 2nd

goldenlox
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:21 PM
I say RG because of the time of year.
It means summer is coming.

Stamp Paid
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:27 PM
US Open. The best slam.

Oizo
Nov 20th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Roland Garros and close to it Wimbledon :D

santhuruu
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Australian Open, because I didn't see tennis then for two months, soo that makes it more exciting.

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:11 PM
All that said, I still think it's a shame the 4 majors can't be spread out over the year in a more equitable fashion so as not to have these big gaps and players returing to Melbourne heat and injuries in the middle of the Australian Summer. The players need an off season, but wouldn't it make more sense really to have the Australian Open start in late February, and have the French in late April or early May, and Wimbledon maybe a little later in July?

Yes!!! it would!!! But I'd still like the AO to be at the very beginning of the season, to wither out the inadequates and unfit. It does a great job of doing that ;)

morningglory
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:22 PM
THE SLAM, Wimbledon

Shoulderpova
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:25 PM
so few people look forward to US Open? :confused: i think i know why :angel: because Maria Sharapova is gonna dominate it :angel: :angel:

dawid
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:27 PM
US open for sure!

FaceyFacem
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:28 PM
australia, it's a neutral surface where many can win, and it breaks up the longest drought between slams, i can never wait for it

but i like all slams, maybe the us open the most or the french, but i LOOK FORWARD to the australian the most

jamatthews
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Wimbledon, mainly because I get to see so much of it.

Same here, BBC interactive is great during Wimbledon. Juniors, doubles, mixed doubles, old fogies...it's all on there even while the singles are winding down.

Keaka
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Yeah, I like Wimbledon too, cause last year all the Slovenian matches were shown in a Slovenian TV+8 hours coverage...I hope this year too...

alfajeffster
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Yes!!! it would!!! But I'd still like the AO to be at the very beginning of the season, to wither out the inadequates and unfit. It does a great job of doing that ;)

Think about it, though. The Australian Open runs the last two weeks of January, and there are only the Sydney, Brisbane and New Zealand tournaments leading up to it and the Hopman Cup (aside from the Melbourne exhibition). I'm sure it's schedule coinciding with Australia Day and people's Summer vacations down under has much to do with it, but wouldn't it be better for Tennis Australia all the way around to be able to schedule more tournaments leading up to a mid-February Australian Open? It would definitely get more player participation and exposure, and lengthen the Australian tennis season, while at the same time making it a better all-around major. Yes, the January heat does weed out the unfit, but the extreme heat causes the court surface itself to become gummy and sticky, and creates too many injuries that just shouldn't be seen at a major of that importance. Mid-February is still plenty warm in Melbourne, and the build-up to the AO would be that much better.

Jogi
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:37 PM
AUS-OPen of cause :)

Ryan
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:38 PM
I look forward to the AO most, because it comes after a long period of no tennis coverage.

Filippo-Nastya
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:51 PM
I love Wimbledon because the prestige, the history and the atmosphere of that tourney are unbelievable.
There are other reasons why Wimby is my favourite slam. One is that I was a big fan of Jana Novotna, she was an amazing grass court player. Now I support Nastya and she is very strong on grass too.
Last but not least, Wimby's 2nd week is birthday-time for me and for Nastya. :aparty:

shirley
Nov 20th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Wimbledon

SpankMe
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Roland Garros and Wimbledon. :worship:

I don't appreciate the way the US Open treats the tennis players matches by putting them on late at night then making them play first thing in the morning next day and the fact that there is no proper timetable for the womens semi-final.
The Oz Open takes too many risks with the heat which is an incredibly stupid thing to do with athletes. Fans don't want to see players retire due to heat exhaustion, they want to see good tennis which is what they have paid to see. :rolleyes:

HenryMag.
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Roland Garros

Steffica Greles
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Roland Garros, but I don't know why.

The great French Open finals are long ago now. Those days of Graf, Sanchez-Vicario, Seles, Hingis. The last great match I recall at the French Open was Henin vs Serena in 2003. Capriati against Serena in 2002 was better still.

But in recent years the tennis has been very poor.

stefi62
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:50 PM
Roland!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: But the second year without Mary will be quite sad!

Lunaris
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Currently it's AO, then it will be FO, after it Wimby and then UO. ;)
If you had asked what is my fave GS, my answer would have been Wimbledon. :)

LoveFifteen
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:08 PM
I love all the Slams!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

But I chose Wimbledon cuz the start of that tournament is just so special.

Craigy
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:12 PM
Wimbledon :hearts:

Drake1980
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:44 PM
I look forward to all of them so much, I voted for Wimbledon though because I'm hoping to go next year:)

Viktymise
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:53 PM
To be honest they all kinda have a different feel to them its hard to compare them i love the buzz leading up to each and the anxious wait for the draw, if i had to pick one it would be Wimbledon just cause its the one i see most of :D

drake3781
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Wimbledon. Because we get the most TV coverage here in the US. And watching the Finals on 4th of July weekend is a marker in time every year. And I like the feel of it - the whites, the grass court, the history.

The Dawntreader
Nov 20th, 2006, 04:55 PM
probably the Aussie strangely enough, the years just started and its intresting to see who has prepared the best for the new year.

Though i do look forward to Wimby a lot:D

The Daviator
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:04 PM
Wimbledon :worship:

The Dawntreader
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Wimbledon :worship:

You think i would with my fav player taking up most of the winners board since 2000:lol:

Barrie_Dude
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Oz. They have the bestest fans and it is the first after a long period of no tennis. But I love them all

alias
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:08 PM
In order RG, AO, W, USO.

The Daviator
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:25 PM
You think i would with my fav player taking up most of the winners board since 2000:lol:

You take it for granted :lol:

The Dawntreader
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:26 PM
You take it for granted :lol:

Just a tad:lol:

The queen hasnt exactly got a shabby record there either:lol:

The Daviator
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Just a tad:lol:

The queen hasnt exactly got a shabby record there either:lol:

No, and she'd have an even better record were it not for your fave :fiery: :lol:

I hated Wimbledon this year, but I'll enjoy it better next year I reckon :angel:

nathie
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:29 PM
wimbledon :wavey:

The Dawntreader
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:30 PM
No, and she'd have an even better record were it not for your fave :fiery: :lol:

I hated Wimbledon this year, but I'll enjoy it better next year I reckon :angel:

Well, where was lindsay's backhand on matchpoint:p

Yeah me too, this year was a disaster:sad:

Geoffry
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Wimbledon: summer vacation, different kind of tennis (well, sometimes), probably Clijsters' last Slam appearance :sad: but most of all: two weeks filled with Sue Barker! :banana:;)

Princeza
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:37 PM
roland garros, i can see players for real!

Highlandman
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:39 PM
US Open:hearts: - but Wimbledon, too.

however the other ones are great, too;)

LDF
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Hmm...I'd say Wimbledon, because I love watching the women play on the grass and it's still such a prestigious tournament, but I also look forward to the AO because it comes after a long period with no live tennis on TV.

!<blocparty>!
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:48 PM
Wimbledon >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> US Open >>> French Open > Aus Open.

Wimbledon is by far and away the best slam.

jazar
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:09 PM
wimbledon cos i live in london and its easy to get to.
there is also an incredible atmosphere and you can get really close to the players if you are on an outsied court

bellascarlett
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:12 PM
US and Aus...

squig2k
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:14 PM
DEFINITELY wimbledon. The ultimate slam :)

Neptune
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Roland Garros :bounce:

Dan the Assassin
Nov 20th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Wimbly for me, but i am biased :P
I personally would like to go to RG more than any other though!

miffedmax
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:40 PM
The slam I am most looking forward to is Lena D.'s first.

sweetpeas
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:43 PM
Big W!

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:58 PM
US Open

perseus2006
Nov 20th, 2006, 10:39 PM
The slam I look forward to the most will always be the next one.

AnneSo006
Nov 20th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Roland Garros!!!! :lick:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 20th, 2006, 11:31 PM
I'd have to give it to the Australian Open, chiefly because we are now in the dead zone for tennis between the end of November and when the first ball is struck at the Hopman Cup (if you exclude Davis and Fed Cup), and the Hopman Cup doesn't normally get televised here on the East Coast USA until a week later, so by the time the AO begins at the end of January, I'm always drooling and chomping at the bit. All that said, I still think it's a shame the 4 majors can't be spread out over the year in a more equitable fashion so as not to have these big gaps and players returing to Melbourne heat and injuries in the middle of the Australian Summer. The players need an off season, but wouldn't it make more sense really to have the Australian Open start in late February, and have the French in late April or early May, and Wimbledon maybe a little later in July?

EXACTLY! :worship:

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 20th, 2006, 11:36 PM
Think about it, though. The Australian Open runs the last two weeks of January, and there are only the Sydney, Brisbane and New Zealand tournaments leading up to it and the Hopman Cup (aside from the Melbourne exhibition). I'm sure it's schedule coinciding with Australia Day and people's Summer vacations down under has much to do with it, but wouldn't it be better for Tennis Australia all the way around to be able to schedule more tournaments leading up to a mid-February Australian Open? It would definitely get more player participation and exposure, and lengthen the Australian tennis season, while at the same time making it a better all-around major. Yes, the January heat does weed out the unfit, but the extreme heat causes the court surface itself to become gummy and sticky, and creates too many injuries that just shouldn't be seen at a major of that importance. Mid-February is still plenty warm in Melbourne, and the build-up to the AO would be that much better.

yea we can still keep it mid february, BUT I DONT WANT THERe to be a builid up of events prior to the event. thats one of the things that i think keeps the major unique from the other ones.

ioni
Nov 21st, 2006, 06:19 AM
australian open ;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 21st, 2006, 06:33 AM
Wimbledon !

Dani12
Nov 21st, 2006, 06:53 AM
AO. Just because I can go :)

Sharakim
Nov 21st, 2006, 07:36 AM
I look forward to the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open equally. They're all very important and very exciting for me. Does that answer your question? ;)

Kunal
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:09 AM
of course wimbeldon

Ben.
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:13 AM
Australian Open at the moment only cause i'm goin there in a few months time :D

wimbledon's a close 2nd.

hwanmig
Nov 21st, 2006, 10:58 AM
French then followed by AO.

Natalicious
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:01 AM
wimbledon :hearts:

thalle
Nov 21st, 2006, 01:46 PM
RG - Cause I'm going:cool:

DarkchildSwiss
Nov 21st, 2006, 02:29 PM
Wimby

vwfan
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:04 PM
Wimbledon. Venus rulez!:worship:

No.1Hingis
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:06 PM
AO and RG

Kai
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:12 PM
RG :hearts: :D

Melly Flew Us
Nov 21st, 2006, 05:33 PM
i look forward to the ao the most as its easy to tell who has worked hard in the off season and its hard to wait so long cold turkey.

Eugenia
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:10 PM
Roland Garros :inlove:

moon
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:47 PM
Wimbledon. :hearts:
Everything else pales in comparison.

cometz9
Nov 21st, 2006, 09:48 PM
i am desperately waiting for Venus's return at the Australian Open.

austennis
Nov 21st, 2006, 10:21 PM
wouldn't it make more sense really to have the Australian Open start in late February, and have the French in late April or early May, and Wimbledon maybe a little later in July?


Having the AO in mid january is the best time possible.. on average feb is hotter in Melb than jan, and Jan is the middle of Aus' school holidays meaning that thousands of fans of all ages are able to attend whenever they want.. you put the AO back in2 feb and youll be ruling out a huge percentage of the crowds that make it such a popular tournament..