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I know most people won't agree with this, but the 1992 Barcelona Olympics are my favorite, its the greatest place on earth, and I'd like for the clay slam to be held at Barcelona instead of Roland Garros. Tradition is the obvious reason why people will say it shouldn't be. Roland Garros has a rich history. But I don't like the crowds behavior, and they turn up late for a final because they want to eat lunch first so the stadiums half full, they boo the Champion out the door when he loses, and many winners over the years have been Spanish. I think there is enough to override tradition.
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Yeah, let us all pray together for this. Praying... start...
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Agreed. Hope they move it to Barcelona.
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Sure lets move it to Barcelona.

While we are at it lets move USO and Wimbledon to Switzerland since this Swiss guy seems to keep winning them. The Swiss crouwd do know how to behave well after all.

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Sure lets move it to Barcelona.

While we are at it lets move USO and Wimbledon to Switzerland since this Swiss guy seems to keep winning them. The Swiss crouwd do know how to behave well after all.
Spain is the clay capital of the world for tennis. It makes sense.
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South America ( Buenos Aires ) should be the clay capital, this continent has not yet a grand slam event
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South America ( Buenos Aires ) should be the clay capital, this continent has not yet a grand slam event
They deserve a MS in place of Madrid but Spain is the king of clay historically.
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don't forget Guillermo Vilas one of the first king of clay, Guillermo Coria ( who sould have won 2004 French Open instead of Gaudio, he was clearly the goat in clay courts before the Nadal era ),

Argentina regularly produces some top players like Nalbandian, Del Potro ( who can have good results in clay ) and they have excellent schools for learning to play in clay court exactly like Spain
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well i wondered it too.. why Spain didnt have any GS ?

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Spain will never have a GS and rightfuly so.
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Spain has no Veto Power lol!!
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Europe already has two slams, so it's about time we give Argentina a Slam! Buenos Aires for the clay Slam!

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Europe already has two slams, so it's about time we give Argentina a Slam! Buenos Aires for the clay Slam!
Not a bad idea!
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Yeah that's true South America is pretty cool with that giant jesus christ etc., very lively place, I guess that'd be fine. And good to spread grand slam tennis to each continent no doubt.

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