If The French open was moved out of france....

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Where would a slam be most appropriate

  1. Tokyo

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    17.9%
  2. Los Angeles

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    3.6%
  3. Montreal

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    5.4%
  4. Rio Digionero

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  5. Berlin

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  6. Moscow

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  7. New Dehli

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  8. Rome

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  9. Barcelona

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    17.9%
  10. Other (Please Specify)

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    5.4%
  1. ckledzepplin

    ckledzepplin Semi-Pro

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    Where should it go? I saw a post saying they would like it if they moved the FO out of france and it got me thinking what cities could hold a slam? Personally I highly doubt that they would ever move the slam out of france, but just for fun vote or suggest cities
     
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  2. Andres

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    The other post said nothing about moving it out of France. It said (and in a hypothetical manner) it could be moved out of the Roland Garros complex.
     
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  3. Andres

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    But back to topic, what the hell is "Rio Digionero"? :mrgreen:

    Out of those picks, we have to absolutely rule out anything in the states.

    Out of those, I think Roma and Barcelona are the most fitting for a claycourt slam.
     
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  4. Fr4Nc0

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    He means Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
     
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  5. Gustavo Kuerten

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    Barcelona, Spain is the claycourt heaven.
     
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  6. tintin

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    none of your damn business
    it won't move
    these people are all bark and no bite;believe me
    Roland Garros will be built and on time
     
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  7. Gorecki

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    Rio Digionero...

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  8. GasquetGOAT

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    Good idea! They should really move the FO to Spain as they own the French Open anyway.

    Or maybe to Basel, Fed would like that.
     
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  9. Mano

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    Most slams are held in the capital (except voor AO). If there is gonna be a clay slam outside of France I vote Spain, Madrid.
     
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    except voor USO auch
     
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  11. I see, so New York City is the capital of USA ? :twisted:
    And that would make it-half the slams that are held in the capital.
     
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  12. Ledigs

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    It's clay, and it should stay in Europe so I vote Barcelona. Lots of good spanish players.
     
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  13. Bartelby

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    What about a 'flash mob' slam? We send out a txt saying Rog et al will play a slam at a court near you and ... it works in the music industry!
     
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  14. Mano

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    Woopss.... Of course, haha
     
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  15. CMM

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    The altitude is not good.
     
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  16. Mano

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    :oops:. My back.

    Still, it doesn't take away the fact that Madrid is a more historical and glamorous place than Barcelona. Which would make it, from that point, a more suitable place than Barcelona.
     
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  17. Thats alright ! :)
    Thats true, and the altitude in Madrid would be good for Federer vs Nadal :)
     
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  18. Gorecki

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    what what what?

    Madrid more glamorous than Barcelona? in your dreams...

    that is even worse than that guy calling Rio Digionero to Rio de Janeiro!
     
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  19. Badger

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    Ireland!!! Nah, just kidding. I didn't vote because I couldn't decide between Barcelona and Rio de Janiero. Maybe Rome too.
     
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  20. Badger

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    Well if the French open were to move somewhere new and it wasn't a capital that would be half and half.
     
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    agreed.No comparison.

    The answer is obvious here people!

    Greece.:mrgreen:

    but seriously this thread topic is bordering ridiculous.:p
     
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  22. Mano

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    Well you sound like either a catalan or someone who has never been in both cities.
    Don't get me wrong, Barcelona is a great city but it can't compete with Madrid, period.
     
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  23. lawrence

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    that way europe has 1 slam instead of 2, and asia gets 1 slam

    evens out ya digg?
     
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    Same thing if it moves to Rio. That way South America gets 1, ya digg? There are more South American players than there are east Asian.
     
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  25. kairosntx

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    Or how about Cairo. That way Africa could get a slam and Egypt is such a hotbed of tennis talent. Anybody heard of Ismael El-Shafay (spelling?)
     
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  26. Andres

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    Rio? What has Rio done to deserve a slam? Let's try Buenos Aires instead ;)
     
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  27. Gorecki

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    well Mano.. im Portuguese and i have been to both cities, several times i might add...
     
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  28. supersmash

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    Just upgrade the Indian Wells Masters. It's like a 5th grand slam anyway.
     
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  29. random guy

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    Wasn't Miami the 5th grand slam?
     
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  30. vanity

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    Manacor, Mallorca.
     
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    Rome.

    Gladiator Battle :D
     
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  32. kairosntx

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    Rio was the only option in the original list in South America. But your right Argentina would be a much better choice.
     
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  33. Gen

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    Spain. But Madrid rather than Barcelona. Since over the last 50 years the Spanish won this clay slam 11 times, and the French only once, it should rightfully go to Spain.
     
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  34. Gorecki

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    that makes a lot of sense:

    List of Spanish Winners and Runner Up's and their birth place!

    1961 ESP Santana, Manuel - Madrid
    1964 ESP Santana, Manuel - Madrid
    1972 ESP Gimeno, Andrés - Barcelona
    1974 ESP Orantes, Manuel - Granada
    1993 ESP Bruguera, Sergi - Barcelona
    1994 ESP Bruguera, Sergi - Barcelona
    1994 ESP Berasategui, Alberto - Bilbao
    1997 ESP Bruguera, Sergi - Barcelona
    1998 ESP Moyà, Carlos - Mallorca
    1998 ESP Corretja, Àlex - Barcelona
    2001 ESP Corretja, Àlex - Barcelona
    2002 ESP Costa, Albert - Lleida
    2002 ESP Ferrero, Juan Carlos - Valencia
    2003 ESP Ferrero, Juan Carlos - Valencia
    2005 onwards - Rafael Nadal - Mallorca

    so i see the reasoning for the place to be Madrid...
     
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  35. Gen

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    What do their birthplaces have to do with the town selection? Madrid is a capital with a good infrastructure and it has a brand new fairly big tennis stadium which Barcelona doesn't.
     
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  36. CMM

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    The altitude in Madrid is not good and that Magic Box is hideous.
     
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  37. Gen

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    Isn't good for whom? I haven't been to Caja Magica yet, so I can not judge. Have you?
     
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  38. CMM

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    It's not good for Nadal, because the ball bounces different and floats a bit longer in the air. I haven't been there, but I've seen the Madrid Maters on TV and it doesn't look nice. A lot of steel or something like that.
     
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  39. Gen

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    I think that in-shape Rafa doesn't have problems playing on any surface, especially on clay. And even if Madrid clay isn't so comfortable as Monte Carlo of Paris, he can deal with it. As for Caja Magica, I like how it looks, but players complained a lot about the quality of the surface especially in the practice courts, and my friends who went to this tournament said that the food was lousy. The tournament owner promised to improve all the criticized aspects. They have steel lining in the boxes only.
     
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  40. marpiw

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    I think that there should be more Grand Slams tournaments during the year in the following locations:
    AFRICA : Egypt or South Africa
    SOUTH AMERICA:Argentina or Brazil
    ASIA:China or Japan
    EUROPE:poland,Hungary,Bulgaria or Romania
    NORTH AMERICA:Mexico or Canada
    If not, some existing tournaments should be upgraded to Grand Slams...
     
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  41. malakas

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    LOL :mrgreen: you are the one who sound like a madrilen.As a neutral person I can tell you that me and the whole 50 person group I travelled with and everyone I have spoken with agrees on this,Barcelona is far far more beautiful, than Madrid with a charm,a cultural aura that Madrid just lacks and will never have.
     
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  42. Cantankersore

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    Then they wouldn't be grand slams, because there would be more than four and grand slam refers to four. Masters series do a good enough job for the other stuff.
     
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  43. Gorecki

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    in fact, even of Barcelona only had the Ramblas and the Gaudi houses and nothing else, it would still be better than Madrid in every possible way...
     
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  44. FlamEnemY

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    Do you live in Cairo? The conditions there are pretty rough, I don't think anyone would like to play 3-5 sets there...

    Totally agree. But a masters/500 will do. :)
     
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