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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?

This was from Wertheim's article last week...

People are always talking about the Nasdaq Open being the "fifth Grand Slam." What if it had the same features as a Major with a mixed doubles draw and no first-round byes? Would it officially become a Slam? Will there ever be a fifth Slam?
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I like that idea. Mixed doubles is like filler programming for a promoter. Or, as Mary Carillo calls it: "The funny cars of tennis." But the fans like it, the players get to earn some extra dough and it highlights tennis' great "mixed-gender" virtue. And you're right: In its frivolous way, it would imbue an event like the Nasdaq with the feel of a Major.

Same with expanding the draw to 128. I'm sure the Slams, and the ITF would fight it, but what, really, are the material (and financial) differences between a 128 draw and a 96 draw?



Also, he calls IW the "6th Slam".
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Yes Rogi, it was indeed 2001 Hamburg.

All jokes aside, I know how we have been taking the piss out of Miami- it may not be a a slam but that final was played with the kind of heart, tenacity and courage one would expect to find in a slam final.
Incidentally, the Hamburg final was lost by a player who was up a two sets and a break too. Oh well. Ferrero bounced back, so will Nadal. And somehow I think Nadal doing it against Federer isn't as bad as Ferrero doing it against Portas who bounced back right where he started when all those points fell off.

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...Same with expanding the draw to 128. I'm sure the Slams, and the ITF would fight it, but what, really, are the material (and financial) differences between a 128 draw and a 96 draw?

Also, he calls IW the "6th Slam".
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Also, he calls IW the "6th Slam".
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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?



THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FIFTH SLAM.
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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?

Miami has become a disappointment. Dunno why it's so highly rated. It's slow as quicksand ffs.
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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?

Yes, Miami is 5th slam, just so I can say Novak holds 3 Slams ATM

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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?

Mehami is a terrible event. Its Blue clay does one thing - destroy knees.

The whole tennis calendar is fatally fawed, Feb-Early April is pointless,

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I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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Congratulations Davydenko for spanking Nadull in a GS final

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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?

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Mehami is a terrible event. Its Blue clay does one thing - destroy knees.

The whole tennis calendar is fatally fawed, Feb-Early April is pointless,

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LOL LOL LOL. What Blue clay, That Madrid. LOL LOL LOL. Miami is played on hard courts. again LOL LOL LOL.

However, i think based on both women's and men's event, i think it is the indeed the fifth slam.
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LOL LOL LOL. What Blue clay, That Madrid. LOL LOL LOL. Miami is played on hard courts. again LOL LOL LOL.

However, i think based on both women's and men's event, i think it is the indeed the fifth slam.
Are you joking? The concept doesn't exist.

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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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Can't tell if serious or just..........


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LOL LOL LOL. What Blue clay, That Madrid. LOL LOL LOL. Miami is played on hard courts. again LOL LOL LOL.

However, i think based on both women's and men's event, i think it is the indeed the fifth slam.
Mugami's shitty hard court is as fast as clay, hence it's nickname of blue clay.

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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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No yuck Miami courts are slow and muggy and the balls are heavy and only two sets
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Re: Miami: The Fifth Slam?

Yes.

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