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How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"

It's a great tournament all in all there's no denying that but there's just something lacking about it which I couldn't feel in Roland Garros, SW1 or in Flushing Meadows. Maybe its historical background and all those things but, I will never truly view it the same as with the three. The vibe I get is the same as in Miami. I'm not surprised some elitists refer to it as a MM slam.

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It's a great tournament all in all there's no denying that but there's just something lacking about it which I couldn't feel in Roland Garros, SW1 or in Flushing Meadows. Maybe its historical background and all those things but, I will never truly view it the same as with the three. The vibe I get is the same as in Miami. I'm not surprised some elitists refer to it as a MM slam.

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Whatever . I like it as much as the other ones, maybe even more because it's the first big tournament of the season.
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I disagree, I love the AO.

This years tournament sucked though Were there any 'great' matches?
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Ao is still better than French Open.
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You can't make a valid observation without whining in this forum.

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It's a great tournament all in all there's no denying that but there's just something lacking about it which I couldn't feel in Roland Garros, SW1 or in Flushing Meadows. Maybe its historical background and all those things but, I will never truly view it the same as with the three. The vibe I get is the same as in Miami. I'm not surprised some elitists refer to it as a MM slam.

Thankfully, no one cares what you think. Who calls it an MM Slam, except for people who don't know/appreciate tennis, like you?
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It's a great tournament all in all there's no denying that but there's just something lacking about it which I couldn't feel in Roland Garros, SW1 or in Flushing Meadows. Maybe its historical background and all those things but, I will never truly view it the same as with the three. The vibe I get is the same as in Miami. I'm not surprised some elitists refer to it as a MM slam.
By historical backgroung you mean the grounds?? Because Flushing Meadows is merely 10 years older than Melbourne Park

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I don't think so. The crowd is the best in the world and the players seem to like the AO the best out of the four slams.

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By historical backgroung you mean the grounds?? Because Flushing Meadows is merely 10 years older than Melbourne Park
Not the grounds, but the tournament itself. Since when was AO considered a slam? Wasn't it sometime in the 80's? Historical, because of the historical figures who took part in the event. I don't remember the likes of Lenglen, Borg, Perry et al. caring to win this tournament during their times.

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MM slam.
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Are you kidding? The crowds are the most enthusiastic. Where else do you see the whole sea of people who go out of their way to paint their faces, draw letters on their bodies and carry big signs all getting involved?

Wimbledon is seen as classy and dignified, RG takes it's tennis seriously, the US Open is a mess. The AO is the one slam where fans can let their hair down and so can the players.



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