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Old 11-10-2009, 04:42 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jimbo333 View Post
Yes I read that in the other thread, and like I said you can't judge a tournament just on who the champion beats you have to look at the whole draw!

In my opinion and it looks like this Sgt.John chap, the AO was at a real low in late 70's and even though it improved fast in the early 80's, it still took a few years for everyone in the tennis world to consider it a full equal major with Wimbledon, French and US Open!

And arguably it's still now seen as the lesser of the 3 in many peoples eyes, unfairly certainly!
The Australian is a great tournament nowadays and while I don't know exactly where it stands among the majors, it certainly draws fields that are as strong as any major. I love watching the Australian on television as much as any majors, more than some.
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