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Some people give more props to people who win certain slams, while they look down on others. Which slam do you give the most credit too?
 

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I dunno why, but I have always loved the clay surface and the French Open! Even though alot of incidents have happened there like my 2 favs losing in the finals both twice! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> I hope Martina and Alex can win it next year!!! <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />
 

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My pick is Roland Garros, because I think it's the hardest one to win. Lots of long physically tough matches on slow hot clay, an often hostile crowd, and since it is slower making the power of the game not quite as much of a factor, I think it requires more strategy in points. Considering all of these factors I think mentally it's probably the toughest to win aswell.
 

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French Open is my pick too. I love clay. The rallies are much better and longer then on any other surface and that makes the game beautiful to watch!!! So absolutely French Open.
 

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Wimbledon, which is also considered by many (including my girl Venus <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> )to be the most prestigious tournament of them all.
 

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US Open. I love the late-night matches and the attitude of the crowd that demands blood and guts from the players.

I also like the fact that, because New York has so much diversity, the crowd is often unbiased and simply rewarding of good tennis.

Finally, the US Open has paid the women equally for some time now. The others can't say that. I think Australia is just getting the point.
 

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It's Roland Garros.

This GrSl hits the tennis-heart of people. <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <br />Just think of the Monica/Steffi-match '92 or the Majoli-Dragomir match (?'97) when both lay down on Iva's side ...

followed by Melbourne, 'cause there is the heat that opens the tennis year and makes you forget the cold outside !<br />I'm already longing for the 2 weeks now ! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I pick Wimbledon far away from the others. Due to it's history, and the environment around that makes it so special. <br /> I personally love grass courts, and I believe Wimbledon is simply better than the others. Why do most tennis players, when they win Wimbledon feel they have reached what they most wanted? They usually start crying, or jumping, etc. so I guess that a lot people think like I do <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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roland garros is just always special, every year.
 

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Roland Garros.<br />Because Guga will always kick some butt there, and it will always be a challenge to MARTI!

<br /> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />
 

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The US Open is my pick. The attitude of the players and crowds. The excitment especially at night. The fact that it's the last GS of the year and everyone is trying to either add on to their GS record or trying to make up for all their downfalls during the year. It makes for great excitment. Followed by Wimbledon which is the most prestigious.

I was watching this sports program during the US Open and the analyst were talking about Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi and who would be considered the greatest. Now in my mind winning all 4 GS three on different surfaces is a bigger achievement especially because only a select few out of thousands have been able to achieve it. Winning 13 GS's is great too but win you consider that 7 of them have been won on grass which favors players that serve and volley then of course Sampras with the best serve in the game is going to dominate. But he doesn't have an all around game like Andre, and that makes Andre's accomplishments to me far superior. But the analyst thought differently. Saying that no name players from South America who no one's heard of are always winning, and that the French Open isn't even considered a legitimate slam. Just goes to show how much they know about tennis.
 

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Wimbledon will always be the big one to me. Even before I watched tennis, I had heard of it. I think prestige and tradition has kind of lost its way in our society, and I've always been a sucker for that kind of thing. It's by far the most special slam to me. Every year when it ends, I get a little choked up.
 

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wimbledon definatley because of all the tradition that surrounds it,a lot of the players will say the same.I hope martina wins it next year just after winning the french.
 

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US Open, perhaps, because it is the fairest surface that doesn't put anyone ( baseliners or s&v players ) at disadvantage and gives a chance to everyone.

And also because that's the one that I can attend.. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I pick Wimbledon far away from the others. Due to it's history, and the environment around that makes it so special. <br />I personally love grass courts, and I believe Wimbledon is simply better than the others. Why do most tennis players, when they win Wimbledon feel they have reached what they most wanted? They usually start crying, or jumping, etc. so I guess that a lot people think like I do <hr></blockquote>

i totally agree with you joaco. lindsay, jana etc. especially jana novotna. whatever she cry for win or lose in the wimbledon, that's all the big moments for the tennis. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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Roland Garros but only because of CLAY. It's the best surface in the world! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> It makes playing tennis look beautiful <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> especially the graceful female players <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Plus the awful big servers don't do well on it! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> to Sampras, Ivanisevic hehehe

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Wimbledon. It was the first. But winning any Grand Slam would bring joy to any player.
 
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