aus open: who should host it if not Melbourne?

sredna42

Hall of Fame
afl Grand Final is being held in Perth instead of MCG.

and it looks very unlikely that aus open will go ahead if the power mad dictator chairman dan stays on the current tangent he is on

so if Melb doesn't host it, who should?
Sydney?
Brisbane?
Somewhere like Singapore/Malaysia? Or Latin america?

thoughts?
 

Tennisbg

Professional
afl Grand Final is being held in Perth instead of MCG.

and it looks very unlikely that aus open will go ahead if the power mad dictator chairman dan stays on the current tangent he is on

so if Melb doesn't host it, who should?
Sydney?
Brisbane?
Somewhere like Singapore/Malaysia? Or Latin america?

thoughts?
Players will die there from the humidity.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
if this is due to Covid-19, then ideally the alternative location must have done better than Oz to host the Oz Open.

maybe Canberra, so it is closer to NK.. :-D:love:
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
It's supposed to be the slam of the Pacific, so China would be the wise choice to make them feel special. They would reward Australia with lots of endorsement deals. Japan could use something to makeup for their unfortunate Olympics.
 

Arak

Hall of Fame
It has to be in the Southern Hemisphere otherwise it would be winter in unplayable conditions. I suggest South Africa or Brazil.
 

Arak

Hall of Fame
It's supposed to be the slam of the Pacific, so China would be the wise choice to make them feel special. They would reward Australia with lots of endorsement deals. Japan could use something to makeup for their unfortunate Olympics.
China has worse travel restrictions than Australia. And it will be cold.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Are there many places that can host 1000 tennis players and, at a minimum, 5 massive tournaments (men's singles, doubles, women's singles, doubles, mixed doubles, not even considering juniors and wheelchair) simultaneously?
 

goldengate14

Professional
Every chance it is cancelled as Australia looks close to turmoil with the violence going on that will get worse over the summer unless the Government relaxes restrictions.
Indian Wells would be perfect in March to host a Slam event.
 
Durability isn’t a Chinese priority.
China would quickly build indoor structures that would ultimately collapse during play.

Yah, the junk coming out of china today is a joke!--it's all garbage--they don't care about quality, the stuff looks like it should work but once you get it out of the package it falls apart--I no longer buy anything made in china and that's tough to do since they've got a monopoly on the planet's manufacturing with their cheap slave labor and the USA's labor costs being non-competitive due to the mandated minimum wages driving industrial jobs out. The consumer stuff china produces now is junk that falls apart as soon as you take it out of the packaging--they figured out how to make stuff that looks like it should work but doesn't for the least amount of money--they're laughing at us--but it's their autocratic leader who declared himself emperor for life who is calling the shots for all his people and increasingly for the rest of the planet.
 

liriel

Semi-Pro
A happy slam must be somewhere with atmosphere but since Australia is SO far away I'd take your propositions. I can't imagine no AO. Btw it was strange but this year even with no foreigners hard lockdown this slam felt so normal with maskless people. Strange!
 
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