Who thinks the will change the sutralian open to another counrty one day?

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  1. RFLEGEND

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    i think one day the australian open will be changed to another country sooner or later let me herer your thoughts.
     
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  2. makhan10

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    what is the criteria for moving to another country, as i dont australia will give it up easily
     
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  3. Terr

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    Forgive me for stating the obvious but... if the AO were to be moved to another country. It would no longer be the AO. :p

    There could be a possibility of it being usurped by another tournament though. China Open? Or perhaps they will add another GS. Who knows. Not likely to be anytime soon though.
     
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  4. Fedexeon

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    No way. Grand Slam does not purely follow where the money is.. and Australian Open is so successful every year, so why change it?
     
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  5. FEDEXP

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    All I can say is, for right now, Rod Laver Arena beats Arthur Ashe by a mile. Aesthetically pleasing architecture, all seats have good sight lines, a roof, and best of all the right size-roughly 15,000 seats like all the other slams except the US Open.
     
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  6. tom_asdelonge182

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    yeah and I think the US open would relocate to Dubai as well:-? Ofcos the Oz open wont relocate. Its prob one of the most successful and fastest growing slam out of the four
     
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  7. quest01

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    That's your opinion but I think Arther Ashe stadium is the best stadium of all grand slams. Not only that but the US Open in general is the best grand slam of them all. Arther Ashe stadium is the biggest, its more entertainment based, its in the US so the time zones are better, its in the state I live in, and its nicer looking.
     
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  8. timnz

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    Already was played in another country

    It was played twice in New Zealand, a country that is far away from Australia as England is from Russia!

    It was played in:

    Christchurch, New Zealand in 1906

    Hastings, New Zealand in 1912.

    (I'm being a little cheeky here - in those days it was called the 'Australasian Championships').

    Being a Kiwi, I'm a little annoyed that New Zealand let its partial rights to the tournament go.
     
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  9. lawrence

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    excluding traditional values and all that (wimbledon etc), AO is by far the best tournament imo

    the courts are very eyepleasing
    upsets happen often
    the stadium is ALWAYS packed
    the fans are extremely energetic
    and the air isnt as polluted :D
     
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  10. timnz

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    Time zones


    Better for who? (Other people living all over the world in this forum).

    Seriously, you are lucky to live in New York state where you can go to the US Open - must be great. :)
     
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    where abouts in nz are you from tim? i recently made the trip down to queenstown and that place is absolutely beautiful. NZ is just like australia but you guys have snow :( haha. and mountains
     
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  13. ubermeyer

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    "Who thinks the will change the sutralian open to another counrty one day?"

    ... brilliant spelling
     
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  14. tom_asdelonge182

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    another point is that its not as noisy (in a good way) as the US open
     
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  15. jamesblakefan#1

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    The hell's a "sutralian open"? Where is this place you call sutralia?
     
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  16. timnz

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    New Zealand

    I live in Auckland in the North Island. You did the right thing going to the South Island around queenstown really is quite beautiful. :)
     
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  17. AJK1

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    pleez inrol ena speelin curse an thin got bak tooo usss
     
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  18. pmerk34

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    Ashe Stadium is a disgrace it has 8,000 useless seats. Armstrong was and is so much better
     
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    It is under contract to Melbourne untill 2016, and after that other citys can bid for it. I doubt that Tennis Australia will ever let it leave Australia though since its a huge money earner every year. I doubt the Itf will let it go to another country too since they seem very big on tradition
     
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  20. 120mphBodyServe

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    Australian Open is never leaving Melbourne.
    If it ever does, I won't be watching...
     
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  21. bertrevert

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    Couldn't it be just between Melb and Sydney ... somewhere we can both get to, with lots of flights, somewhere like... Canberra!

    On second thoughts, scrub that, let's put it on an aircraft carrier and tour it around.

    No it won't be leaving Aus in your lifetime.
     
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  22. OrangeOne

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    Sacrilege. Please don't mention Canberra and the AO in the same sentence.

    Speaking as someone who has been to everything but the USO, I rank the AO 2nd behind W, the french just seemed not as exciting....
     
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  23. checkmilu

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    The Aussie Open will always be in Australia because of the weather, it's in Jan i.e. Summer in Aus but it's winter in most other countries. Would you want a Slam playing in snow?
    An extra Slam? maybe, again, due to the weather and minimum period between the Slam, they have to choose another place in Aus, probably Sydney :)
     
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  24. roddickfan1000

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    they should move the french open somewhere else. I dunno, it's something to do with me thinking the french crowd don't deserve a GS tourney by the way they act and the atmosphere is dredfully boring.
     
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  25. icazares

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    Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Arthur Ashe stadium is one of the biggest failures in the history of sports. This is a very good article that pretty much summarizes what I also think:
    http://www.slate.com/id/2069974

    What I hate the most of the stadium is that it doesn't care about tennis fans. Everything above the double decker of suites is bad seating. How do threy dare to sell those tickets... Even the row exactly above is bad, where I seated once. Only way you can have a good view is by paying $1,500-$2,000 for the full package of 2-weeks of box seating, by getting a session ticket in the secondary market for an astronomic price or by making your way into the suites. The US has great stadiums, like Armstrong, the Legg Mason and the Cincy stadiums. Ashe is an example of bad design and bad concept. Who came with the idea of a +20,000 capacity tennis stadium?
     
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  26. pmerk34

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    Agree 100%. Ashe is awful it has 8,000 terrible seats PLUS the super expensive seats look too far away as well. Courtside isn't nearly as good as armstrong
     
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  27. icazares

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    I found this from Tshooter in another tread, so I decided to copied also here in reference to Arthur Ashe. Thanks, Tshooter.

    I've been in every section of Ashe. From courtside behind, courtside on each side, loge, corporate suites (both lower and upper) and the lower and upper promenades (or star station one and two).

    All the seats stink. I mean all of them. Why are the seats just behind the player's behind the court SO HIGH off the court. They charge $800 dollars late in the tournament and I'm getting vertigo in row A ???

    And it is impossible to get into a match from anywhere above the corp suites. The "box seats" called The Lodge are AWFUL.

    And don't be jealous of the "courtside seats." If you're not in the first two or three courtside boxes, you better have excellent vision.

    The corp suites all suck because they are too far off the court horizontally as well as vertically. The only nice thing about them is the free food (at least free to you, someone else is paying through the nose) and the a/c. If you don't snag one of the front row uncomfortable high chairs, you'll be blocked.....

    JMac used to tell it straight about how awful Ashe is but now he participates in the myth of the great Ashe matches. It's a very rare thing that there is any buzz in Ashe. Come out and see Djokovic's quarter final tomorrow to get a true sense of the anti-buzz that nornally prevails in Ashe.

    Contrast with the other two stadium courts. It's night and day.
     
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  28. norbac

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    I hope it never leaves Australia...I love it, it's my favorite Slam...
     
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