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Pops Maellard
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:25 PM
For me Wimbledon 2010 was the most boring in GS tournies lately. Except Kvitova's drubbing of Caro it was totally unremarkable.

Mynarco
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:27 PM
USO 2010 :tape: Oh mai

Reptilia
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:32 PM
I'd have to say AO 2009 and Wimbledon 2010

cowsonice
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:41 PM
USO 2011 was pretty boring and disappointing, barring the final of course.

Emina.
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Wimby 2011!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Boring - USO 2010, AO 2011

T_P
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:44 PM
AO 2011 was abysmal.

Alejandrawrrr
Dec 19th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Definitely AO 2011. Also USO 2010, USO 2009, USO 2005

Nicolás89
Dec 19th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Nothing beats Wimbledon 2010. :facepalm:

ExtremespeedX
Dec 19th, 2011, 11:20 PM
AO 2011, AO 2009, USO 2010, W 2010 - all have been horrendous with BYE finalists.

Pump-it-UP
Dec 19th, 2011, 11:20 PM
AO 2011. :yawn::zzz:

sammy01
Dec 19th, 2011, 11:52 PM
lol serena fans in quick to take a sly shot at kim :neverindoubt:

i seem to remember the 2007 french open was the most boring and dissapointing i can recall. henin cruised through as expected and any potential later match up that looked juicey (henin vs serena, henin vs jankovic, sharapova vs ivanovic ect) ended up being a straight sets bore. the final was cringe too, with ivanovic crumbling and her ball toss going off.

The Dawntreader
Dec 19th, 2011, 11:55 PM
AO 2011, USO 2010, USO 2011, Wimbledon 2011.

The Dawntreader
Dec 19th, 2011, 11:59 PM
i seem to remember the 2007 french open was the most boring and dissapointing i can recall. henin cruised through as expected and any potential later match up that looked juicey (henin vs serena, henin vs jankovic, sharapova vs ivanovic ect) ended up being a straight sets bore. the final was cringe too, with ivanovic crumbling and her ball toss going off.

Yes, RG 2007 was so anti-climatic, but then again it usually always is.

AO 2004 was a total snore too. And RG 2004 had some of the worst latter round matches between genuine elite players EVER.

Barktra
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:02 AM
2006 french open and 2007 us open :yawn:

Galang
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:19 AM
2007 US Open was just hideous. Pretty much all in form players were on one side of the draw and Maria managed to mess up the easiest shot at the final ever. Oh and I don't think there will ever be a bigger contrast between the quality of 2 SF's at the same grand slam ever; on one hand you had the wonderful Henin/Venus clash and on the other you had the match that cannot be named. Just awful.

Gdsimmons
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:19 AM
AO 2011 was one of the most boring slams in a long time for me. Kim played sloppy tennis throughout and won every match except the final in 2 sets.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:22 AM
lol serena fans in quick to take a sly shot at kim :neverindoubt:


Its not a shot at Kim (not that we need a reason like this to do that anyways).

At AO 2011 Serena was absent, Venus and Henin were injured and out very early and Maria was in no sort of form. Basically the only top player was Kim and she wasn't exactly playing great tennis either. There was no potential for any sort of good matchup or competition. The saving grace of the tournament was a Kuznetsova match :spit: so no wonder many found the tournament to be boring.

Heck, if not for kim that tournament would've been branded as the worst grand slam of all time.

Pump-it-UP
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Its not a shot at Kim (not that we need a reason like this to do that anyways).

AO 2011 had no Serena, Venus and Henin injured half way through, Maria was in no sort of form and basically the only top player was Kim and she wasn't exactly playing great tennis either. The saving grace of the tournament was a Kuznetsova match :spit: So no wonder many found the tournament to be boring.

:worship:

Craig.
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:27 AM
AO 2011, USO 2010, USO 2011, Wimbledon 2011.

I wonder why :p

The Dawntreader
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:30 AM
I wonder why :p

:angel:

sammy01
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Its not a shot at Kim (not that we need a reason like this to do that anyways).

At AO 2011 Serena was absent, Venus and Henin were injured and out very early and Maria was in no sort of form. Basically the only top player was Kim and she wasn't exactly playing great tennis either. There was no potential for any sort of good matchup or competition. The saving grace of the tournament was a Kuznetsova match :spit: so no wonder many found the tournament to be boring.

the us open this year had no kim, henin and venus gave a 2nd round walkover. it pissed down most of the tournament and stosur snuck through a MM worthy half of the draw. yet it didn't make your list?

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:34 AM
the us open this year had no kim, henin and venus gave a 2nd round walkover. it pissed down most of the tournament and stosur snuck through a MM worthy half of the draw. yet it didn't make your list?

Because there was a potential for a lot of match ups during this year's USO. Unlike AO where Azarenka/Caro were all bundled up in the top half and Kim in the bottom, USO had a much more interesting draw and potential for some great Old guard vs New guard match ups. That alone made it more interesting than AO, as far as I am concerned. The tournament was bad, but not as boring as AO11

sammy01
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Because there was a potential for a lot of match ups during this year's USO. Unlike AO where Azarenka/Caro were all bundled up in the top half and Kim in the bottom, USO had a much more interesting draw and potential for some great Old guard vs New guard match ups. That alone made it more interesting than AO, as far as I am concerned. The tournament was bad, but not as boring as AO11

well obviously li na beating caro from match point down has nothing on stosur vs kerber on court 27823 :lol:

not to mention sveta vs fran and the wta holy grail a 3 set final!

Pump-it-UP
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:44 AM
And Wimbledon 2010 gets so much hate only because Serena's win was NID, but people forget that it still had one of the strongest R16 lineups of the past 4-5 years.

S.Williams v Sharapova
Li v Radwanska
--
Wozniacki v Kvitova
Zakopalova v Kanepi
--
Clijsters v Henin
Zvonareva v Jankovic
--
Pironkova v Bartoli
Groth v V.Williams

The QF onwards were a total bore (like most slams these days), but the first 7-8 days were being hyped tremendously and the women's event was garnering even more attention than the men's. The WTA would KILL to have another R16 lineup with Serena/Venus/Maria/Justine/Kim/Caro/Petra/Na/JJ/Vera/Aga/Marion.

Craig.
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:47 AM
well obviously li na beating caro from match point down has nothing on stosur vs kerber on court 27823 :lol:

not to mention sveta vs fran and the wta holy grail a 3 set final!

Why is it so important to you for other people to have found AO 2011 interesting? :lol: It's got nothing to do with Kim winning (for me anyway), I was just never really into it :shrug:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:59 AM
well obviously li na beating caro from match point down has nothing on stosur vs kerber on court 27823 :lol:

not to mention sveta vs fran and the wta holy grail a 3 set final!

The lI na match was horrendous, for the first two sets atleast. There were better match-ups at USO'11 Serena-Wozniacki ,which created far more interest than any match at the AO'11, Serena-Azarenka. There was also quite a lot of hype around Sharapova who had just won a big title, Kvitova who was the newly crowned wimbledon champion.

As I said before, a Kuznetsova match was the highlight of the tournament, and if not for Kim winning the title it would be amongst the worst slams of all time.

Its funny that I am being asked to explain why I found a particular tournament more interesting than other :lol: You are free to find whichever Slam interesting, but branding everyone who doesn't agree with you as a 'Serena fan taking a shot at your favourite' is quite lame.

sammy01
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:03 AM
The lI na match was horrendous, for the first two sets atleast. There were better match-ups at USO'11 Serena-Wozniacki ,which created far more interest than any match at the AO'11, Serena-Azarenka. There was also quite a lot of hype around Sharapova who had just won a big title, Kvitova who was the newly crowned wimbledon champion.

As I said before, a Kuznetsova match was the highlight of the tournament, and if not for Kim winning the title it would be amongst the worst slams of all time.

You are free to find whichever Slam interesting, but branding everyone who doesn't agree with you as a 'Serena fan taking a shot at your favourite' is quite lame.

at least jonny admits his hating of kim and don't try and justify it :p

Miss Atomic Bomb
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:03 AM
Why is it so important to you for other people to have found AO 2011 interesting? :lol: It's got nothing to do with Kim winning (for me anyway), I was just never really into it :shrug:

We all want the tournaments which our favourite win to be the most interesting and most appreciated, I guess?

Craig.
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:13 AM
We all want the tournaments which our favourite win to be the most interesting and most appreciated, I guess?

I guess :p

danieln1
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Any slam that ends up with Kimberly winning is boring, especially with Zvonareva in the final.

JCTennisFan
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:21 AM
Unfortunately there have been alot of crap Slams in the past several years. Off the top of my head...

- 2004 French Open and 2004 US open (especially the US)
- 2006 Australian Open and French Open (Henin saved the FO from being awful)
- 2008 French Open
- 2009 Australian Open and French Open
- 2011 French Open

JCTennisFan
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:24 AM
As I said before, a Kuznetsova match was the highlight of the tournament, and if not for Kim winning the title it would be amongst the worst slams of all time.



Really? Worse than the 2004 US open or the 2006 Australian Open? I think not...

AcesHigh
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:50 AM
I try to erase most of them from my memory. AO had a few good matches but Kuzy-Fran being one of the best matches I've ever seen saves it.
USO 2011 was a total snoozefest.. Wimbledon 2011 wasn't that much better.... or RG 2011...

vozas
Dec 20th, 2011, 08:42 AM
The 2011 AO was just horrible. There was no match I could turn to. Awful.

Last year's Wimbledon had some thrilling matches like the Maria-Serena 4th round (which really should've been the final) but Jameka was averaging 53 aces a match, so it became NID way too soon in the tournament.

Pops Maellard
Dec 20th, 2011, 08:53 AM
And Wimbledon 2010 gets so much hate only because Serena's win was NID,

For me it wasn't 'cause it was NID, it's the way she played. It was like watching Karlovic.

And yes, I know it's not her fault the WTA can't return her serve on grass but it doesn't make it less :yawn:.

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2011, 09:35 AM
For me it wasn't 'cause it was NID, it's the way she played. It was like watching Karlovic.

And yes, I know it's not her fault the WTA can't return her serve on grass but it doesn't make it less :yawn:.

Why? Everybody knows that Serena's the GOAT serve..so when she catches form it's lights out for the competition. You should just admire the serving excellence.

When Graf's hitting forehand winners all day, you hear nobody complaining..so what's the thing?! :shrug:

Pops Maellard
Dec 20th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Why? Everybody knows that Serena's the GOAT serve..so when she catches form it's lights out for the competition. You should just admire the serving excellence.

When Graf's hitting forehand winners all day, you hear nobody complaining..so what's the thing?! :shrug:
Defensive much?

Besides it's not the same thing at all. FH winners are much better than serve-fests. They might come after the rally has gone more than one shot as well.

Break My Rapture
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:29 AM
USO 2010 was the definition of dire.

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:31 AM
Defensive much?

Besides it's not the same thing at all. FH winners are much better than serve-fests. They might come after the rally has gone more than one shot as well.

Is it, really? Serena is the one hitting aces, but her opponent most of the time won't be hitting aces..so the rallies should still be there, no?! :shrug:

The way you state it, I don't know sounds like sour-grapes. Can't handle or just don't like Serena winning?! :confused:

danieln1
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:31 AM
Australian Open 2011 - Only one match worth remember, Sveta vs Fran, otherwise pure crap tennis, especially semis and beyond

US Open 2010- that Venus semifinal could be the single worst match she played her whole career, and the final IS the worst final of the history of the US Open, even the 09 final was better than this.

Wimbledon 08 was a little boring, but the final was high quality

Pops Maellard
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Is it, really? Serena is the one hitting aces, but her opponent most of the time won't be hitting aces..so the rallies should still be there, no?! :shrug:

The way you state it, I don't know sounds like sour-grapes. Can't handle or just don't like Serena winning?! :confused:
No not sour grapes ;).

bandabou
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:41 AM
No not sour grapes ;).

Okay..then we know. ;)

Mynarco
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Had Clijsters not fucked up that QF against Zvonareva :sobbing: :tape:

Alejandrawrrr
Dec 20th, 2011, 10:46 AM
I agree, it would have been amazing watching her get drubbed in straights in the final :drool:

Drimal
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Australian Open 2011 was incredibly boring :zzz:

Linguae^
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM
USO 2009. No words.

chirag
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:10 PM
I considered the Australian Open fnal this year quite entertaining .Much better than the other 30 finals taking place in the slams .That along with Sveta-franny makes it a decent slam in my eyes

chirag
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Personally for me its
US Open 2011
US Open 2010
Wimbledon 2010
French Open 2008
Australian Open 2008
French Open 2007
US Open 2006
Australian Open 2006
French Ope 2004
Wimbledon 2004

CloudAtlas
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:19 PM
In terms of quality , AO 2009 springs to mind. Just one shitfest after another, with there not being a single decent performance by any player.

nevetssllim
Dec 20th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Most recent editions of the US Open (dust-up between 2009 and 2010 as the worst) - plus it doesn't help the TV coverage is poor if you have Eurosport and I'm usually bored of the hard-court season by the end of August.

I agree about the 2009 AO being horrible too. :tape:

Fighterpova
Dec 20th, 2011, 01:34 PM
2011 USO, 2011 AO, 2010 USO :lol:

The Kaz
Dec 20th, 2011, 03:07 PM
1999 USO
2002 RG
2002 W
2002 USO
2003 AO
2005 AO
2007 AO
2008 USO
2009 AO
2009 W
2010 AO
2010 W

:oh:

Alejandrawrrr
Dec 20th, 2011, 03:29 PM
^ That's a pretty long list you've got there :oh:

Stonerpova
Dec 20th, 2011, 03:44 PM
1999 USO
2002 RG
2002 W
2002 USO
2003 AO
2005 AO
2007 AO
2008 USO
2009 AO
2009 W
2010 AO
2010 W

:oh:

If that's the case you need to find another sport to follow ;)

pav
Dec 20th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Had Clijsters not fucked up that QF against Zvonareva :sobbing: :tape:
No, had Cliijsters not been beaten by Zvonareva,what great godlike event would have occured if that great pudding had got through:confused:

shoryuken
Dec 20th, 2011, 04:40 PM
1999 USO
2002 RG
2002 W
2002 USO
2003 AO
2005 AO
2007 AO
2008 USO
2009 AO
2009 W
2010 AO
2010 W

:oh:

you missed 2003 W :lol:

Maddox
Dec 20th, 2011, 07:46 PM
All the slams this years were a sh*tfest :o

Pops Maellard
Dec 20th, 2011, 07:46 PM
2009 USO is definitely second worst for me. Trainwreck all-round. Mama Kim saved it in the end at least.

Sammo
Dec 20th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Australian Open 2011

ExtremespeedX
Dec 20th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Had Clijsters not fucked up that QF against Zvonareva :sobbing: :tape:

She didn't "fuck up" - it was a routine loss for a grass mug Clijsters against a better playing opponent :shrug:

Pops Maellard
Dec 21st, 2011, 12:18 PM
2009 AO was actually interesting for a while because Dementieva was the form player going in and many of us (including me) were under the delusion that she'd lift the trophy that year :sobbing:.

danieln1
Dec 21st, 2011, 12:24 PM
2009 AO was actually interesting for a while because Dementieva was the form player going in and many of us (including me) were under the delusion that she'd lift the trophy that year :sobbing:.

And also Dokic`s run to the QF made it very good watch because of al the drama in the matches, in my opinion

Azarenka succumbing to the heat was a little shocking to see

All in all, I thought it was a good slam, a million times better than the shitfest we had this year

Joana
Dec 21st, 2011, 12:34 PM
AO '04 was really dull, except for the controversy in the final.
RG '04 was such a mess that it actually got entertaining in the end, in a perverse sort of way.
AO '06 - well, obviously.
RG '09 - a Kuznetsova vs Safina final. Enough said.
USO '10 - Zvonareva in a Slam final once is an aberration. Twice is an abomination.
AO '11 - probably the most uneventful Slam ever.

The Dawntreader
Dec 21st, 2011, 12:38 PM
AO '04 was really dull, except for the controversy in the final.
RG '04 was such a mess that it actually got entertaining in the end, in a perverse sort of way.
AO '06 - well, obviously.
RG '09 - a Kuznetsova vs Safina final. Enough said.
USO '10 - Zvonareva in a Slam final once is an aberration. Twice is an abomination.
AO '11 - probably the most uneventful Slam ever.

This.

Linguae^
Dec 21st, 2011, 01:32 PM
Actually, all the US Opens from the recents past have been entirely awful after 2008. That Slam has become a mugfest. So boring and bad.

vozas
Dec 21st, 2011, 01:55 PM
The 2008 USO was pretty boring if you ask me. Everyone knew it'd be an Empress-Serena final (I thought it was NID as soon as the draw came out). But the final did make up for it. Really entertaining event and the quality was pretty good.