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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2003, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb The AUSTRALIAn Open change to The ASIA/PACIFIC Open

What do you reckon guys?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2003, 01:24 AM
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That doesn't sound right!
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Yeah...

Everytime I watch the Tennis Match (The Australian Open) on Channel 7

The commentators always said : The Asia/Pacific Grandslam
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engh, i think that the australian open sounds better

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I don't know why, The Channel 7 commentators are always say :

The Australian Open is The Asia-Pacific Grand Slam?
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Austrailian Open is trying to promote more Asian players...thus giving some Asians WCs, and renaming themselves Asia-Pacific Grand Slam. Here in the US commentators still call it the Aussie Open tho.

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Australian Open sounds better and is what it is IMO.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2003, 02:13 AM
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It is stil the Australian Open - its tagline underneath the main heading now is Grand Slam of Asia Pacific.

They have done it because of sponsorship mainly... Ford Australia used to be sponsor - but when they pulled out, they couldnt get another Australian Company to sponspor it as it was soo expensive - so they got an Asian company Kia... Part of the sponsorship deal was to market the tournemant more to Asia as 48% of their TV viewers are in Asia because they are on the same time zone. I have interviewed Paul MacNamee about this and it will feature in March's issue of Qantas Magazine - so if you are flying on Qantas in March - look out for it.
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