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question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us & eng

only. why not in anyother country like spain, russia, etc.
On what basis are these slams given to above countries. like in other sports, world cups are held
in different countries every four years on basis of bids or some other criteria, so whats the criteria in tennis, why are they
held in only the above stated countries.


now i know it is a difficult question, but there are a lot of knowledgeable fans in here, so someone might know.

as i said in my previous thread that the russians and spanish are doing so well in tennis, either
on the women side or the mens side, that they do deserve a slam.

australians are left far behind, Hewitt being their only hope,
is finihed, and i dont see any future star coming from there as of now and infact even the americans are struggling but ofcourse they draw huge amount of money/coverage so they can be let go for the time being.
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only. why not in anyother country like spain, russia, etc.
On what basis are these slams given to above countries. like in other sports, world cups are held
in different countries every four years on basis of bids or some other criteria, so whats the criteria in tennis, why are they
held in only the above stated countries.


now i know it is a difficult question, but there are a lot of knowledgeable fans in here, so someone might know.

as i said in my previous thread that the russians and spanish are doing so well in tennis, either
on the women side or the mens side, that they do deserve a slam.

australians are left far behind, Hewitt being their only hope,
is finihed, and i dont see any future star coming from there as of now and infact even the americans are struggling but ofcourse they draw huge amount of money/coverage so they can be let go for the time being.
so what?

it means next GS should be in serbia too?

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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

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Stick to Cricket and Kabaddi.
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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

It's a relative of Just Cause.

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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

Maybe the countries of the Slams aren't the tennis powers today but when the slams were formed the four countries would have been tennis' leading lights.

And it is in no way comparable to the World Cup.. The Davis Cup is tennis' closest equivalent.
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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

Because the first GS were held in those countries. They're not gonna ever move Wimbledon to Switzerland just because Federer rules there.

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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

Pretty much for the same reason 90% of things are done in tennis-Tradition.
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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

back in the 1870's britain was a powerhouse in the world of tennis
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Those four countries were the first 4 to win the Davis Cup, no-one else won it until 1974; that sort of demonstrates why their national championships became pre-eminent over the others, particularly the German and Italian ones.
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Those four countries were the first 4 to win the Davis Cup, no-one else won it until 1974; that sort of demonstrates why their national championships became pre-eminent over the others, particularly the German and Italian ones.
never knew.

They are also likely tourist destinations?? I wonder if they would have a slam in Serbia for example if it were one of the 1st countries to win Davis Cup.

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Re: question from the board: why the slams are specifically held in aus, france, us &

It is a huge issue. The tennis powerhouses are ever changing i.e. Australian tennis is in great decline. However, I think tradition should prevail. It should be kept the same.
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