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Is the Australian Open moving to China in 2016? Tradition of tennis coming to an end?

fran70
02-07-2010, 05:22 PM
I read that the Australian Open could be moved to China in 2016. The organization and Goverment of Australia are planning to increase the size of the secondary courts between other improvements. I think is great to see many tournaments in Asia and a Master Series in Beijing ( I think that there should be a Master Series in Latin America too and more ATP tournaments in Africa too) but tennis has a tradition and it would be really important to keep it. Don`t you think that tennis will definitely decrease the amount of followers and their importance if they start breaking the tradition of it?

Yves.
02-07-2010, 05:25 PM
I would stop being a tennis fan if that happens, for tennis' sake.

scoobs
02-07-2010, 05:26 PM
This won't happen. The upgrade plans for Melbourne are meant to ensure its continuation there until at least 2036.

scoobs
02-07-2010, 05:28 PM
The ironic thing is that China missed the boat on this - I don't think Melbourne and the Australian Open have ever been as respected as one of the big four as it is now. Had they been sniffing around in the mid 80s they would have had much more of a chance.

barbadosan
02-07-2010, 05:36 PM
I would stop being a tennis fan if that happens, for tennis' sake.

The organism that does not change will die (with perhaps the exception of the cockroach) :D

rocketassist
02-07-2010, 06:11 PM
If any Slam gets moved, tennis and I are done.

TennisOnWood
02-07-2010, 06:23 PM
There was talk about moving Snooker WC (even bigger tradition) ti China... in any case,I would miss that tournament,just can't stand that country

Rafa = Fed Killa
02-07-2010, 06:23 PM
The organism that does not change will die (with perhaps the exception of the cockroach) :D

China doesn't even have any good players. Doesn't deserve a slam till some Chinese men win a GS.

fran70
02-07-2010, 06:41 PM
China doesn't even have any good players. Doesn't deserve a slam till some Chinese men win a GS.

And they don`t deserve it even if they have a player like Federer. The tradition of tennis has already been too much tarnished.

MatchFederer
02-07-2010, 07:25 PM
If any Slam gets moved, tennis and I are done.

:haha:

You're a funny guy, regardless of whether it was a joke or completely serious.

Quality.

out_here_grindin
02-07-2010, 07:49 PM
Tennis is even that popular in China. They are trying to force their people to like it. What's more likely is an NBA team in Beijing.

Quakes
02-07-2010, 08:27 PM
Impossible. Where do you get this nonsense?

Tennis is not that popular in China. The sports that are popular in China are those sports that few others in the world plays, like ping pong. :D The Chinese audience have very limited understanding of the game, which is evident from the past events held in the country.

I'm not someone who would die without tradition, but this is plain absurd. 2016? I mean come on. Probably 2061 when the world is entirely different.

:angel:

Goldenoldie
02-08-2010, 12:10 AM
I'm not going to bother my head about something which may or may not happen in 2016. Whether I get out of bed tomorrow is far more important!

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:12 AM
This thread has been done many times and it's the same shit heard over again and no it's not getting moved any time soon.

redda2
02-08-2010, 01:00 AM
Redelopment.

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rolandgarros
02-08-2010, 03:29 AM
:rolleyes:

-Valhalla-
02-08-2010, 05:04 AM
I read that the Australian Open could be moved to China in 2016.
And where exactly did you read this? Please provide us with your source.

Har-Tru
02-08-2010, 05:06 AM
If any Slam gets moved, tennis and I are done.

Same.

Audacity
02-08-2010, 06:23 AM
This won't happen. The upgrade plans for Melbourne are meant to ensure its continuation there until at least 2036.

Exactly what I was about to say. ;)

Emperor Yi
02-08-2010, 08:13 AM
FFS, stop posting this kind of shit. aint gonna happen, we are too busy trying to take over the world to worry about bringing a GS lol