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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2007, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

I can't see any downside to this. Grand Slam tennis is a million times more interesting than other tournaments. This long stretch between the Australian Open and French Open has been extremely boring, especially boring on the robotic men's tour.

What do you think and where do you suggest it should be played?

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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

btw i'm in favor of shortening the season, maybe have a REALLY long break after US Open, so 5 slams won't hurt the players physically. More quality tennis, less quantity.

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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

Maybe. But I don't think it'd go down too well. Plus it wouldn't be as pretigious as the tournaments that have been going on for 100 plus years. Won't happen, but would be cool. Russia should have it!
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I`m against a 5th slam. I like things the way it is currently.

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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

How long has the Oz Open been goin for, thats pretty new compared to the others i think

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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

Ummmm...no.

Firstly, we're trying to shorten the season. Adding another 7-match (best of 5 for men) tournament isn't conducive to health. Secondly, what surface do you propose? Not many people actually LIKE carpet, and it's difficult to get a complex large enough for two 128 player draws, two 64 team draws, one 32 team draw, plus juniors, over two weeks, all indoors. Making it clay swings the balance of importance towards baseliners even more (something everyone is trying to alter). Making it grass swings the balance towards big servers (which is even worse). Making it on hardcourts just pounds the body too much. Thirdly, the grand slams are worth so much because of tradition, not because of arbitrary, contrived decisions. The Australian, US, French, and British championships have been contested forever. It's a natural extension of history to make those four the sites of the biggest tournaments. Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Sweden, etc. didn't have a tennis tradition until much, much later. And although the British haven't produced a slam champion in decades, no-one would deny that Wimbledon is among the most iconic events in any sport.
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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

No.
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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

And there should be no tennis played from October - early January. So the players will have a good break. Similar length to NBA off-season.

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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

hopefully not...
cuz its like you have more chances to win a grandslam..
then steffi grafs record would be easier to break...!!!

Isnt making IW n Miami mandatory enought ??
but you know... the USTA , if they make their own tour...
I think that they would build a grandslam of their own..

I would rather lenthen the grass season rather than
making another grandslam...
I mean...everyone plays good on grass...
you want QUALITY, bring on the grass...
has lots of fantastic matches over the years....
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Re: Should there be a 5th Grand Slam title?

no unless they invent a new surface..lol

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How long has the Oz Open been goin for, thats pretty new compared to the others i think
Over 100 years
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Nooooooo0
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Over 100 years
buh i think it wasnt a grand slam till the 80s or somthn

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