I love to see all the disingenuous Nadal fans who've suddenly found religion over Wimbledon now that Rafa beat Federer in Roger's house. I just hope you are not refereeing to me!
I don't even think of you as a Nadal fan and you're never disingenuous.
you know it was very difficult to pick between Wimby and Roland Garros and also then between USO and AO.
I picked Wimby because my 3 favourite matches were at Wimbledon: Martinez in 94, Santana in 66 and Nadal in 08, then 4th is Arantxa in RG 89 (copyright Vamos!), 5th Orantes USO 75, 6th Bruguera in RG 93, 7th Santana USO 65.
Now I must speak as a Spanish tennis fan:
I appreciate more the difficult things to achieve,
Roland Garros, clay, I love clay of course but for a Spanish player to win on clay is too easy, see how many finalists in the past 20 years. too easy.
Also I would preferred a grand slam on clay in Rome instead of Paris, for fan reasons. Trationally Roma was the "5th slam".
What makes the difference between a good and a great spanish player is to win or reach finals outside clay. Wimbledon is nº1 priority and between clay and grass I can not pick one, I love grass as much as clay.
USO or AO?? do you know why I voted for the AO? because traditionally AO is the most difficult slam for the spanish players, also in davis cup our 3 defeats in finals were there, in singles only Gisbert, Gimeno, Moya, Sanchez Vicario and Martinez reached the final and lost (probably all in straight sets). Only Virginia has won 1 women doubles titles and Arantxa IIRC 2 Mixed Doubles. It's the curse of the AO for the Spanish players.
If the question was, what do you prefer a win on HC in NY or in Mlebourne? Well, USO is more prestigious by a mile but Spanish Tennis needs to break the curse at the AO. I hope soon. AO is our worst slam.
USO, at least Santana (grass), Orantes (clay) and Arantxa (hard) won there. Sadly I disagree about some of your remarks about the USO and I can answer to you about it but dont want to "fight", one thing is sure: of all the courts in grand slams the grandstand (your avi) is for me the best.