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If there was a 5th Grand Slam, when and where should it be, and what surface?

If there was a 5th Grand Slam, I think it should be in China because there are no Grand Slams in Asia and no other major tournament (apart from Shanghai Masters Cup). I think it should be held in Beijing or Shanghai because those cities have huge populations and would draw lots of crowds.

I think it should be held in late March, after Indian Wells and Miami.

I think the surface should be carpet.

What are your choices?

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Seriously though maybe The Indian Wells Tournament in March on hard!!

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There won't be another slam, but there will be 2 more mega-events like Miami and IW.
From what I've read, the prizemoney will be very big. Bigger than Miami now, and Sveta won $533,000.

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The players would have to learn how to ice skate

Some of the men would like funny such as Marat Safin and Andy Roddick

Serena and Venus Williams would look funny too

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There should definitely be a carpet Slam. There are "only" four Slams as it stands. Tennis needs more exposure anyway. And do we really need 12 Tier I events? 10's enough.
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skates would force Maria (edit: and a few others) to come to the net occasionally


wistfully: Brazil or Argentina on hard fast grass

realistically & economically: China on hard carpet (as soon as poss)
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I would like to see Amelie Mauresmo do one of her 2 metres jumps to celebrate a point on ice
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Miami...but I think the BIG 4 should be more even distributed in the calendar.

I think it's a good idea to keep the 4 majors and add other big tourneys. And I think across the board, it shold be 2 out of 3 for BOTH men and women until the final and in the final, it should be 3 out of 5.

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they didn't look funnny playing on ice in their McDonald's commerical....

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IMO that is a bad idea. So many classic matches wouldn't be possible such as US Open 2005 Blake vs Agassi would have been fairly boring 6-3 6-3 to Blake.

We need 5 sets to keep us interested

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I think it's a good idea to keep the 4 majors and add other big tourneys. And I think across the board, it should be 2 out of 3 for BOTH men and women until the final and in the final, it should be 3 out of 5.
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Being on the McDonalds tour is Serena's new excuse to eat fast food and get fat
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it wasn't for the McDonald's tour...it was for the Olympics

Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
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IMO that is a bad idea. So many classic matches wouldn't be possible such as US Open 2005 Blake vs Agassi would have been fairly boring 6-3 6-3 to Blake.

We need 5 sets to keep us interested
ok, well from the quarters on, because if I have to watch Roger Federer beat ANOTHER person losing less than 5 games in 3 sets, I'm gonna shoot myself. The early rounds SUCK in terms of quality.

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