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mdterp01
Jun 25th, 2007, 02:58 AM
Wimbledon is by far my favorite grand slam. It is the elite of the elite. If I were a tennis player and only won one grand slam, I'd want it to be Wimbledon. Particularly, I love the tradition of the tournament. No play on the middle Sunday, the all white attire, the ivy on the buildings. Its so regal and traditional. Also...Wimbledon isn't commerical. You don't see advertisements all over the place on the boards behind the players the way you do other slams and tournaments. The only advertisement I believe you may see is the Rolex advertisement on the scoreboard on Centre Court. It is truly the crowned jewel of tennis in my opinion and certainly lives up to its billing as the most "grand" grand slam.

heytennis
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:04 AM
I just started following tennis this year but I've been watching Wimbledon every year for the past maybe 7 or 8 years. It was always a fun part of summer, I'd go to tennis camp and during our breaks when it was too hot to play outside, we'd go in watch Wimbledon. It will always be my sentimental favourite. I love this time of year, after the worst (clay), we get the best (grass).

Also, my favourites usually do well on grass so maybe I like it because of that as well. Roddick, Gasquet, Sharapova, and Serena are all great grass courters.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:07 AM
The whole ambiance of Wimbledon is unique. I love it. :bounce:

RJWCapriati
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:17 AM
Its my least favorite slam.......not too much I can say I like about it.

LudwigDvorak
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:18 AM
Everything I like the most about tennis (volleys, serving & volleying, slices, chipping and charging, etc) is emphasized the best and most on grass. Mauresmo and Henin only serve and volley two to three weeks per year, and it's just lovely to see on both of their behalves. The low chips and slices n' dices, seeing the ball float over the court, just flying really, it's just beautiful to see.

Also, Wimbledon just has the best matches out of any grand slam. That's just fact. I don't give a damn about tradition, but there is definitely a certain mystique Wimbledon has that most people love. Also, who doesn't love the strawberries served at the actual place? :hearts:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:27 AM
Its my least favorite slam.


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CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:30 AM
Everything I like the most about tennis (volleys, serving & volleying, slices, chipping and charging, etc) is emphasized the best and most on grass. Mauresmo and Henin only serve and volley two to three weeks per year, and it's just lovely to see on both of their behalves. The low chips and slices n' dices, seeing the ball float over the court, just flying really, it's just beautiful to see.

Also, Wimbledon just has the best matches out of any grand slam. That's just fact. I don't give a damn about tradition, but there is definitely a certain mystique Wimbledon has that most people love. Also, who doesn't love the strawberries served at the actual place? :hearts:


Yeah, but forget the cream...give me the Strawberries and CHOCOLATE!! :drool: :drool: :lick::drool: :drool: ...:lol:

kiwifan
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Fast Aggressive Tennis. :bounce:

It is my field of dreams when it comes to tennis, my tennis Mecca and Jerusalem combined. :worship:

I feel blessed to have gone to Centre Court last year and like a big ole loser because I'll be watching on TV this year. :tape:

Andy.
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:44 AM
The class and grace of the croud

Derek.
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:45 AM
Grasscourt tennis. :hearts: Aggressive tennis. Big winners and attacking the net.

Everyone wearing white.

The tradition. :hearts:

The drive and will of the players trying to win the most prestigious tournament in tennis. :worship:

Wayn77
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Its my least favorite slam.......not too much I can say I like about it.

my least favourite as well ...


The BBC coverage is great though (no ad breaks!!!) - John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, Virginia Wade, Boris Becker - brilliant.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:55 AM
Low quality of tennis

Andy.
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:01 AM
Low quality of tennis
R U kidding grass court tennis is the best quality tennis much better than clay were the long rallies produce heaps of erros. On grass women are at their best hitting heaps of winners and being aggressive.

stevos
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:11 AM
I really don't know, except that it has a magical, traditional aura to it that should get any tennis fan's heart pumping.
Plus, it churns out great womens matches, year after year.

The tradition, the prestige, the excitement, the desire, the white. It's all good.
And I love the zero sponsors, makes it so classy. It really stands out from the sport, most friends of mine have no problem watching wimbledon, and it's by far the most talked about grand slam.

Slumpsova
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:13 AM
i love the Duchess of Kent. unfortunately she has died :sad:

mdterp01
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:59 AM
i love the Duchess of Kent. unfortunately she has died :sad:

OH MY GOD!! WHEN DID SHE DIE?!!

Wait, according to Wikipedia she is still alive. She did voluntarily give up the style of Royal Highness in 2002. But, I haven't found one article mentioning she died.

moby
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:59 AM
i love the Duchess of Kent. unfortunately she has died :sad:That's not true. :help:

Slumpsova
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:11 AM
OH MY GOD!! WHEN DID SHE DIE?!!

Wait, according to Wikipedia she is still alive. She did give up her HRH title though. But, I haven't found one article mentioning she died.
what? she is still alive?
Duchess :banana: :woohoo:

i thought she died since she didn't attend the ceremony anymore :o how can someone give up HRH title when they are still alive?

mdterp01
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:13 AM
Lord, Tuna got the woman dead and buried :rolleyes:

aussie_fan
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:50 AM
Everything, the tradition, the look of the grass, great tennis. Just love it.

Sam L
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:53 AM
- Grass
- Strawberries & Cream
- All-White clothing
- Defending Ladies' champion beginning her title defense on Tuesday afternoon
- The trophies

Just the little things that make it special.

Ben.
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:59 AM
pretty much everything, based on most ppl's positive comments bout wimbledon :) i just love the look of the courts, the sharp volleying skills of the players & just the tradition & history behind it.

Andy T
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:15 AM
what? she is still alive?
Duchess :banana: :woohoo:

i thought she died since she didn't attend the ceremony anymore :o how can someone give up HRH title when they are still alive?

She separated from her husband and leads a non-royal life now. She doesn't go to Wimbledon because a few years back they refused to allow her to bring a party of handicapped children to the tournament.

Slumpsova
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:22 AM
She separated from her husband and leads a non-royal life now. She doesn't go to Wimbledon because a few years back they refused to allow her to bring a party of handicapped children to the tournament.
Wimby :o

Sam L
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:31 AM
They should get Duchesse de Polignac to present

Yasmine
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:31 AM
She separated from her husband and leads a non-royal life now. She doesn't go to Wimbledon because a few years back they refused to allow her to bring a party of handicapped children to the tournament.
don't know if this is true, but it would be really surprising.

moby
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:32 AM
She separated from her husband and leads a non-royal life now. She doesn't go to Wimbledon because a few years back they refused to allow her to bring a party of handicapped children to the tournament.Wow. Wimbledon just dropped a notch in my personal GS standings. :rolleyes:

Hashim.
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:33 AM
everything..

Kunal
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:36 AM
did diana ever show up there?

Orion
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:39 AM
I don't care for Wimbledon much, but I do like the all-white dress code. Classy.

Slumpsova
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:42 AM
did diana ever show up there?
she never been the Duchess of Kent :o

Michael_21
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:43 AM
because its grass then the tradition and history of it all

ImaVeggie
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:07 AM
It's freakin' grass, baby!

I will always remember me as a little girl, pretending to be serving at Match Point for the Wimbledon Championship.

It's magical!

PamShriverRockz
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:21 AM
did diana ever show up there?

Yeah, 1992 I think. Brought the princes too.

I love Wimby, probably because it's the one I remember most as a kid. Going there during my teens was probably the best times I had in my youth. We had so much fun.
But there's a lot about Wimby which annoys me...I wish it wasn't quite so stuffy and snobby....the organisers really are stuck up their own arses ;) their treatment at the ex- Duchess of Kent for example :rolleyes: I'm AMAZED they now have equal prize money. They still treat the women's tour like poop though.

Demska
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Live coverage from 12 - 8 all day for two weeks while I'm on summer holidays.

Andy.
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:23 AM
Well I know what I dont like most :rain: :fiery:

Pink Princess
Jun 25th, 2007, 11:43 AM
The sophisticated elegance of the Tournament, better Tournament on grass and of the world for my.