Ranking Tennis 2019 Grand Slams (Worst to Best)


years majors have been long finished, but now it’s time to relive them in all their
madness and glory. Inspired by the slice tennis news, we’ll
be ranking 2019’s Grand Slam tournaments in terms of the match quality, viewing experience,
and overall tournament vibe. Starting us off at the bottom of the barrell
we have the 2019 French Open. Now this year’s edition of Roland Garros
showed promise with the expansion of Court Philippe Chatrier and the debut of Court Simonne
Mathieu. The tournament started off smoothly with all
the top contenders easily advancing through. However this all changed on June 1st with
the upsets of Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. With Serena’s early exit though there came
extra drama as the FFT’s incompetence lead to the two-time runner-up Thiem to be forced
out of his press conference, and the general public attacking Serena Williams unfairly. This controversy largely overshadowed the
actual play for a while. Attendance for the tournament was at a low,
as the stands for most of the matches were half-empty. The situation was so dire that the FFT supposedly
asked employees to fill empty corporate seats and then had them take their accreditation
off when seated. As always with the French Open, weather played
a major part in the tournament’s low position on this list and poor attendance as rain halted
a lot of second week play. This heavily impacted the womens field as
Johanna Konta and Marketa Vondrousova’s semifinal was pushed to the third show court
Simonne Mathieu and Barty and Anisimova’s semi being put on Suzanne Lenglen. This was done to make way for the mens semifinals
which did not go over well with the WTA. This disastrous tournament finally came to
a close with Barty easily crushing Vondrousova and Nadal outlasting Thiem. The men’s field somewhat helped this tournament,
as Fedal created hype and attention to the event. Though this match was a disappointment, Djokovic
and Thiem gave us one of the best matches of the year, Domi beating the then world number
one in a five-set thriller. The mens final was also entertaining ending
this messy slam on a high note. Number three on the list is the Australian
Open and this is were we start entering the top tier of slams. As always the Australian Open was highly entertaining
offering us the storylines of Serena’s return to Melbourne after giving birth, Nadal return
to action after ankle surgery, and the Next Gen finally emerging and going deep in a major
for once. Most infamously though, Andy Murray’s supposed
retirement due to ongoing hip problems dominated headlines bringing in extra attention to the
tournament at its beginning. Women’s tennis defined this Australian Open
as there were numerous classics that spawned from this edition. Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova’s final was
one of the best women’s finals of the decade, helping the Aussie Open’s ranking on this
list. The men’s event though was a bit disappointing
as we were void of a Fedal semi due to Tsitsipas’ upset over the 20-time major champion. We did however have a Nadal-Djokovic final
which failed to to live up to its 2012 predecessor, but was a treat for Nolefam as their guy played
one their best matches of his life. Number two on this list is the US Open. This year’s US Open was absolutely phenomenal
from the matchups matches themselves, and tournament storylines. The tournament began building hype before
a ball was struck as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova were drawn in the first round. Although this would be an absolute onslaught,
it brought widespread attention to the tournament and would set the tone for rest of the fortnight. Coco Gauff arguably the star of the summer
continued her Wimbledon magic into flushing reaching the third round, setting up a blockbuster
showdown with then world number one Naomi Osaka. This engaged fans from all across the globe
and although the match itself didn’t live up to its hype, it gave us one of most defining
moments of the decade with an excellent display of class and sportsmanship from Naomi. Another youngster Daniil Medvedev stole the
show taking up the role of the villain using the crowd’s negative energy towards him
to make it all the way to the finals. Taylor Townsend was our feel good story of
the tournament taking out fourth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep. Her now unorthodox serve and volley game took
her all the way to the fourth round where she would ultimately fall to the eventual
champion Bianca Andreescu. Speaking of Andreescu and the womens field
the teen made history becoming the first ever Canadian to win a major singles title, staling
Serena’s hopes for 24 once again. The mens field was largely characterized by
the early exits of Djokovic and Federer, as all eyes were on Nadal to close the gap on
the total major count. He was indeed successful beating Medvedev
in an epic 5 hour battle cementing this years edition of the US Open as a definite top 2
slam of the year. At number one on our list is the 2019 Wimbledon
Championships. The tournament began with a bang as world
number two Naomi Osaka fell in the very first round of action to Yulia Putintseva headlines
falling in straight sets. What got the most headlines though was 15
year old Coco Gauff coming through qualifiying to beat 5-time Wimby champion Venus Williams. Coco was definitely the story of the tournament
as the entire world was on the edge of their seats as the young American moved on to the
second week falling to eventual champ Simona Halep. The ladies final though somewhat disappointing,
still brought in high viewership as people worldwide tuned in to see whether Serena could
once again win number 24. The men’s field truly stole the show as
we were treated to another Fedal showdown and this time it didn’t disappoint with
Roger taking a tight four set win over the Spaniard. The finals though was the big ticket and this
match alone puts this spot in the top 2 of this list. The five hour contest saw Federer blowing
two match points at 8-7 in the fifth set to give Novak his 16th slam in this match of
the decade. I mean there’s not much more I can say,
this is the match this is the list and this is just the start of many countdowns to come
this week so stay tuned. Do you agree with my ranking of this years
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