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How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

-Spain always produces top players
-Tennis is popular in Spain
-Spain usually produces a dozen of players in the top 100 every season.
-Rafa is the CLAY GOAT

I always thought Spain would make an excellent host for a Grand Slam. Not to mention, there needs to be more events in Spain.

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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

Because tennis is not a 10-year-old sport.


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now now, give it ten years and Ion will have his way.....water tennis as the 5th slam! @ Madrid

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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

Don Tiriac should be the tournament director. Blue clay at a slam? I'm for it, as long as he puts in some lights and a roof.
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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

Let's have a slam on ice- the Antarctic Open. Wear skates to stay on your feet. Penguins as spectators.

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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

Are you really asking or is this joke?


Tennis is not sport where who is right now great can buy franchise and have slam... for this is WTF - biggest event which is switching places

Slams have been 4 historically and 100 years ago and more simply ESP didn´t have slam

I hope this question was joke about why is no slam in ESP.
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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

not really a joke, cmon, i always thought it made perfect sense Spain having its own Slam. They are the perfect tennis country, its always warm there (good for tennis), they produce lots of top 100 players every year, they produced grand slam winners, they are currently dominating davis cup, should i go on?
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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

It's a joke thread and will be treated as such.

I can hold a tournament in my garden, give so many points, call it a Grand Slam doesn't mean that it's one.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

Actually I think we are not far away from the clay slam rotating between France and Spain. And I think it would be only right and fair for this to happen, given the prominent role of Spanish players over the years, and also given how much of the tennis world is Spanish-speaking.
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not really a joke, cmon, i always thought it made perfect sense Spain having its own Slam. They are the perfect tennis country, its always warm there (good for tennis), they produce lots of top 100 players every year, they produced grand slam winners, they are currently dominating davis cup, should i go on?
Yes so GER should had slam in 80s-90s and Russia now, because WTA is full of their players should i go on?

Tennis is not NHL, or other NA leagues, where you can buy team and move it to new city... there are 4 slams, there will be 4 slams in Australia, France, UK, USA - no Spain... no other country...
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Oh but the Roland Garros tournament is so badly organised. They are looking for a new venue anyway.

And French people are so rude!
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Are you really asking or is this joke?


Tennis is not sport where who is right now great can buy franchise and have slam... for this is WTF - biggest event which is switching places

Slams have been 4 historically and 100 years ago and more simply ESP didn´t have slam

I hope this question was joke about why is no slam in ESP.
I agree with you but Australian Open says hi.
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Re: How come Spain doesn't have its own Grand Slam?

as others have stated, the Grand SLams are about age and prestige, and Spain obviously didn't have that 100 years ago the same as it's respective Grand Slam countries

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Oh but the Roland Garros tournament is so badly organised. They are looking for a new venue anyway.

And French people are so rude!
They are staying at the same venue and renovating, need to do better research.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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