Aus Open or FO titles have to be based on hard work. At Aus Open players have very little time to get in shape after vacations, so it requires extremely disciplined, well planned preparations, and very hard work. At French Open it requires<br />fitness, technique and, what is especially important, a footwork tuned for the surface. That requires a lot of work too.
Wimbledon and US Open, on the other side, can be won on pure talent and power by players who might tend to be lazy to practice as much as others. Points are quick, it is middle of the season, so physically most of players are in as good shape as it can be.
It´s not a question you can really ask - if you´re a serve/volley player, the french would be the hardest. Likewise if you´re a clay specialist you have little chance at Wimbledon. Historically though I think we have seen that the Australian has been maybe slightly "easier" in terms of less commitment from the top players, although that´s not so true these days.
I think Ausopen is the easiest due to the fact that players have all this time to practice unlike the other tourneys where they are in the middle of the season and the players are worrying about seeds and other tourneys...not enough time to really focus on their game....
The USopen will be the hardest, tied with Rg due to RG's surface...and the USopen is at the end of the season and most of the top players are tired and some near injury.
caio, its not shitty at all. OPINIONS are being taken, as i ahve noted yours
jonbcn, thinking generally <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> but ok <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
for the same reason that the aus is the easiest, meaning players arent at their top, it could be the hardest also. trying to overcome being in a slump or you know, not being oto warm, and playing up to your level...i bet thats tough.
Australian Open is definitely the easiest. I mean its field has been weaker than Ericsson Open's for many years now. I think the US Open is the hardest to win cause the field is strong and because there are many players' game that are *specialised* for hardcourt, more so than any other surface. So there is more competition.
The French is the hardest for the likes of Sampras,<br />Davenport, Venus, Navratilova,and (surprisingly) Hingis.
Wimbledon grass is rough on baseliners with weak serves such as Seles, Capriati, and Evert.
While clay suits Mauresmo's game, the fact the "French" is in France hurts, not helps, at least until she learns to deal with the pressure!
The Aussie has HISTORICALLY had the weakest fields of the slams, but that was well in the past.<br />It's not an easy slam to win these days. Preparing over Christmas and being fit enough to survive the heat down under are not "easy".
Any slam winner has earned her immoratrality <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
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