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KBlade
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:14 AM
I know this question has been asked a fair few times, but given the out of character behaviour of generally well behaved crowds such as the Australian Open and Wimbledon spectators over the last 12 months, who would you now list as the best crowd?

For instance, this year at the Australian Open, the crowd was uncharacteristically rude to many players, imitating grunts and booing injured players.

At Wimbledon, the crowd booed five time champion Venus Williams when she was accidentally late to her fourth round match, which was acutally a slip up from the tournament.

The French Open crowd doesn't need any introduction, but I don't think they did anything out of the ordinary at the 2010 FO,

Not really sure about the USO, but they generally don't cheer heavily for their home favourites like other slam crowds.

Thoughts?

zhengjieforever
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E19D_-h9MIo&oref=http://www.youtube.com/results%3Fsearch_query%3Dus%2Bopen%2Bfight%26aq%3D f&has_verified=1
:tape:

perhaps all the slams can be unruly

Wiggly
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Nothing beats a night session in New York.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:49 AM
They all have their own quirks, but I'll go with the USO crowd. That fight last year was hilarious.

Jane Lane
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:52 AM
:haha: That fight was great. USO for sure...New York is a sports town, we appreciate achievement.

tennisbum79
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:56 AM
For awhile, most people, considers the Aussie the best crowd.
I must say Federer helped in that effort by constantlty referring to Aussie Open as "The Happy Slam" because of the crowd happy disposition toward every players.

But there was a rude awakening this year among the people who held that opinion.
It is till possible that the sentiment is till out there, but my opinion is its currency has dimisnihsed considerably after this year.

kris719
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:06 AM
woo I was 3 rows down from that fight! damn that was entertaining :lol:

Mary Cherry.
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:23 AM
woo I was 3 rows down from that fight! damn that was entertaining :lol:

Did the old guy land on top of you? :lol:

espntennis
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Gotta love the French!

Ianto_Jones
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Wimbledon is my favorite!

I like polite crowds too, but there will always be isolated incidents...its not like the fans KNEW it was the tournaments fault that Venus was late.

MB.
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:55 AM
I do like the French; the crowds actually know their tennis very well (same goes with Wimbledon), and don't put up with bullshit. Although, they are a bit too fickle...

kris719
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Did the old guy land on top of you? :lol:

thankfully no, that dude was seriously the douche to end all douches though (the young guy) :lol:

indicapuja
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Melbourne > New York, Paris >> London >>>> Guangzhou Slam

Reptilia
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Still gotta go with the AO

Dani12
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:19 AM
Ao still kicks everyones asses. I find RG so boring unless they find something to whistle about.

KBlade
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:27 AM
The Australian Open Chair Fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMPcCYgFBAk

Not the "Australian Crowd" Per se, but still happened at the Australian Open.
And then the streaker in the WS doubles match :tape:

It was all happening that day!

Payam
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:31 AM
I have not been to any GS yet, but from what I have seen on TV, AO seems to be the best one.

KBlade
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:32 AM
I personally think the Roland Garros crowd is insane. They don't like players pointing to ball marks for balls that landed out but weren't called out by the lines person. What do they expect the players to do? Just stand there, knowing that the ball was out and that they should've won the point and let the match go on, because the CROWD don't like it?

zhengjieforever
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:46 AM
The Australian Open Chair Fight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMPcCYgFBAk

Not the "Australian Crowd" Per se, but still happened at the Australian Open.
And then the streaker in the WS doubles match :tape:

It was all happening that day!

i vaguely recall this incident... it was on the news for a split second i think back then.

as far as pointing to marks go at RG, the overseer or whatever sometimes looks at the wrong mark, thus hurting my fave player :o

Matt-TennisFan24
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:03 AM
I think the US Open's one is the best!!

Always a great atmosphere there, especially at night!!

The most boring one is Wimbledon's

thegreendestiny
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:11 AM
AO-trying hard to be THE tennis fans but they're really not :help:
RG-the best. they KNOW tennis and are not afraid to show their feelings.
Wimby-stuck-up crowd, also quite boring
USO-good crowd in general, especially at night

AcesHigh
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:15 AM
Wimbledon I consider the best...AO can get waaayyyyy too rowdy from what I've seen televised.
RG is by far the worst and USO is inbetween. It's the only one i've attended but I've been there several times and they're usually great except for when the JBlock would appear.

duhcity
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:19 AM
US Open for sure.

RG is by far the worst. Especially for the women. Some of the attendance they have for women :help:

In The Zone
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:35 AM
I used to think the Australian but something was up with the crowds this year. I guess a bad crop.

Like someone else has said, nothing beats a night session at the US Open. So many epic matches during the evening, most likely because of the crowd's incredible electricity.

The Wimbledon crowds are nice but they are a tad on the boring side.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:57 AM
:shrug:

KBlade
Feb 28th, 2011, 04:10 AM
I really don't believe, in my honest opinion, that the French crowd is educated. An educated crowd would respect the players and the effort they put in on court. The French crowd simply don't do that, sometimes not even to the top players.

tennisbum79
Feb 28th, 2011, 04:27 AM
I really don't believe, in my honest opinion, that the French crowd is educated. An educated crowd would respect the players and the effort they put in on court. The French crowd simply don't do that, sometimes not even to the top players.
I second that.

Thsi notion is old notion the mark of education is shown through arrogance, contempt for and misplaced impatience for the "other"

kris719
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:06 AM
I don't consider US open night session to be a great tennis crowd, it's a show that attracts all kinds who don't know much about tennis. the tennis-savy crowd generally comes during the day.

homogenius
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:08 AM
FO crowd

Sam L
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:19 AM
Not really sure about the USO, but they generally don't cheer heavily for their home favourites like other slam crowds.


Ugh you mean only if their home favorites are Williams sisters? They cheer for any other home favourites.

Anyway, probably French Open. At least they keep it real and fun.

Svetlana)))
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:45 AM
I actually like the French crowd the best.

Andy.
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:47 AM
The Australian Open followed by the US Open.

MQ09
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:16 PM
1.Us Open crowd - these peopole are amazing ! Night sessions shows that America love tennis and long matches !
2.Aussie crowd

I think that crowd in London is little bit boring , but very elegant .English treat Wimbledon very seriously and their behaviour is calm and elegant

French crowd's so mean ! It is very funny when they boo players ...

Stamp Paid
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Australia, Wimbledon, then USO.

Princeza
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:21 PM
The French :angel:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:05 PM
wimbledon for me...then AO

QueenBee
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:26 PM
USO. American crowd likes the drama, they are more loud, more alive... :yeah:

Smitten
Feb 28th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Australian crowd historically knows who to cheer for and who not to support.

Olórin
Mar 1st, 2011, 10:14 AM
Australia has some of the best crowd involvement and some of the best matches for the women - consistently for the past 5-10 years now, especially relative to the other slams.

Wimbledon certainly has the most civilised and generally supportive crowds, crowds that never overstep their role as spectators to become "sub-umpires and linesmen". Which I appreciate while watching, and while there. Wimbledon also has its great share of matches, although 2010 was a bit of a let down for the men and women.

I'd say those two, then the USO is always fun, Roland Garros :shrug:

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 1st, 2011, 10:17 AM
As for cheering the players and for making a great atmosphere in matches I think The Australian Open crowd is the best :shrug:. They fill out stadiums whenever there is a classic match in contrary of the Wimbledon crowd where Serena and Maria played a match last year at and many stands were empty :)

Linguae^
Mar 1st, 2011, 11:23 AM
Aussie, ofc. :inlove:

volta
Mar 1st, 2011, 12:33 PM
Wimbledon

The Witch-king
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:06 PM
:haha: That fight was great. USO for sure...New York is a sports town, we appreciate achievement.

woo I was 3 rows down from that fight! damn that was entertaining :lol:

thankfully no, that dude was seriously the douche to end all douches though (the young guy) :lol:

Watching the video it seems like the old people were in the wrong though.

What was the story behind it?

Langers
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:19 PM
For awhile, most people, considers the Aussie the best crowd.
I must say Federer helped in that effort by constantlty referring to Aussie Open as "The Happy Slam" because of the crowd happy disposition toward every players.

But there was a rude awakening this year among the people who held that opinion.
It is till possible that the sentiment is till out there, but my opinion is its currency has dimisnihsed considerably after this year.
All because of Venus. :haha: Hilarious! :yeah:

sammy01
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:41 PM
Kuala Lumpur :worship:

InsideOut.
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:42 PM
Wimbledon crowd can also be terrible. I remember the Gasquet-Murray match in 2008 - that was TERRIBLE behaviour from the crowd. I remember being really pissed off watching it on TV. :mad:

Yarden
Mar 1st, 2011, 02:28 PM
Aussies are still #1 :yeah:

toxina90
Mar 1st, 2011, 02:43 PM
I had to double take watching the Australian Open chair fight, animals! This isn't football :o

kwilliams
Mar 1st, 2011, 03:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E19D_-h9MIo&oref=http://www.youtube.com/results%3Fsearch_query%3Dus%2Bopen%2Bfight%26aq%3D f&has_verified=1
:tape:

perhaps all the slams can be unruly

Wow, that old couple were SO out of line. I don't care how uncouth that young guy was being before the video started, they lost any sympathy from me when they got physical. They should've been charged with assault.

zhengjieforever
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:59 AM
Wow, that old couple were SO out of line. I don't care how uncouth that young guy was being before the video started, they lost any sympathy from me when they got physical. They should've been charged with assault.

i feel the same way. i read an article about this old person in korea who would push people around like on subways/trains and make people get out of their seats for her, otherwise she'd attack them... just because you're old doesn't mean you can do whatever you want :rolleyes: (although it would be nice if people would just naturally give up a seat for an old person. i'm not saying i have anything against that.)

strictennis
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:08 AM
All actually!

kris719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:04 AM
Watching the video it seems like the old people were in the wrong though.

What was the story behind it?

The guy was shouting insults at the players all night, he wouldn't shut the fuck up for longer than 5 seconds. he had one of those voices that just makes you want to throw a brick at a baby. that lady was a bitch too, but i'm pretty sure 95% of the people in that section wanted to beat the shit out of the guy, so they both got what they deserved.

the guy sitting in between them was the guy's friend. he got up and left after it got heated. even his friend didn't bother defending him.

MaBaker
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:19 AM
They are all good, but I like the Wimbledon crowd the most.

TennisFan66
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:11 PM
USO crowd :worship:

Hian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:54 PM
Australian Open... Molik vs Vinci shows it very clearly :)

tonybotz
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:00 PM
the french have proven themselves to be bullies and thugs.
wimbledon has generally been proper to the point of dull
aussie has been marred by all the nationalistic fighting and hooligans
us open night session is where it's at!

Apoleb
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:13 PM
The French are the best. They are opinionated (very) and don't hesitate to get involved, and most of the time, they determine the outcome. :worship: Plus, they always chose the right people to root against: Martina, Maria, Serena, Nadull. And on top, they also love the best ones: Roger, Justine, Steffi. :worship:

Wimbledon sucks, especially when a British player gets involved.

The Dawntreader
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:00 PM
I would've said the Australian crowds up until this year. They became dramatically vulgar this year for some reason.

LoLex
Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:27 PM
USO :o

Mary Cherry.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:40 PM
Wimbledon sucks, especially when a British player gets involved.

This. There's nothing worse than a Murray match at Wimbledon.


And I'm British.

goat
Mar 3rd, 2011, 01:02 AM
I love the tennis played on clay courts, not so many unforced errors, smart play and endurance - everything I'm not. Therefore I love the French and then the Australian.

Petkorazzi
Mar 3rd, 2011, 01:21 AM
Sorry, but nothing beats night sessions on hardcourts. AO, USO and even Miami night sessions are just.... :drool: Wimbledon & RG would have far more epic matches, if they got lightning. Rezai-Petrova, Fognini-Monfils were both EPIC matches, but thehy both had to end on a very pathetic note the next day, with hardly the quality of the previous day.

goat
Mar 3rd, 2011, 01:24 AM
^ true. this is the massive downfall of Roland Garros.

Ryan
Mar 3rd, 2011, 02:17 AM
ABRG. All But Roland Garros. Their crowds are disgusting most of the time.

Annie.
Mar 3rd, 2011, 02:46 AM
I'm biased so I'm going w/ USO.

Serenita
Mar 3rd, 2011, 02:57 AM
uhm .... Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.
Not perfect but i like em.

Serenita
Mar 3rd, 2011, 02:59 AM
ps i also like " Wimby crowd" they love lawn tennis.

fantic
Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:14 AM
was that chair brawl between Serbia and Bosnia fans?

Everyone knows about the Bosnia muslim genocide by Serbia, right? Over

25k massacred from 1992 to 1994..

Dani12
Mar 3rd, 2011, 06:07 AM
I thought it was Croatian and Serbian. But then again the match proceeding was Djokovic and...whatshisface played for US and now for Bosnia. Anyway....

whompee
Jul 8th, 2013, 07:43 AM
Ao.

Tennisation
Jul 8th, 2013, 07:53 AM
Not sure what's my favorite but I know French Open's my least favorite. There's just something about the ugly orange clay that puts me to sleep. Also, the stadium really needs some major updates.

iWill
Jul 8th, 2013, 08:57 AM
In order of least favorite:

French Open
Wimbledon
Australian Open
US Open (only because they've somewhat FINALLY embraced the WS)

machinist
Aug 4th, 2013, 06:03 PM
best Grand Slam crowd would be the Chinese crowd if the Australian Open was awarded to the Chinese which is overdue.

Cosmic Voices
Aug 4th, 2013, 06:05 PM
Wimbledon (I can only speak from personal experience)
AO

USO




RG

iWill
Aug 4th, 2013, 06:15 PM
best Grand Slam crowd would be the Chinese crowd if the Australian Open was awarded to the Chinese which is overdue.

They are never taking the Australian Open out of Australia :lol:

Pimp_Me_Pova
Aug 4th, 2013, 08:09 PM
wimbledon when lisicki is playing :worship:

monmonito
Aug 5th, 2013, 12:10 AM
From most favorite to least:

Australian Open
US Open
Wimbledon
French Open

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KournikovaFan91
Aug 5th, 2013, 12:47 AM
AO and USO

:rolleyes: @ people saying Wimbledon. Do they watch the thug behaviour anytime a GBR player takes to the court.

French are drama queens :oh:

freeandlonely
Aug 5th, 2013, 02:31 AM
none of them:lol: