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

tommyg6
06-13-2012, 10:06 PM
-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.

Discuss.

Looner
06-13-2012, 10:06 PM
Because tennis is not a 10-year-old sport.

cocrcici
06-13-2012, 10:07 PM
......on grass.

TigerTim
06-13-2012, 10:08 PM
now now, give it ten years and Ion will have his way.....water tennis as the 5th slam! @ Madrid

hipolymer
06-13-2012, 10:08 PM
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.

rocketassist
06-13-2012, 10:09 PM
Let's have a slam on ice- the Antarctic Open. Wear skates to stay on your feet. Penguins as spectators.

romismak
06-13-2012, 10:14 PM
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.

tommyg6
06-13-2012, 10:16 PM
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?

Action Jackson
06-13-2012, 10:20 PM
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.

william_renshaw
06-13-2012, 10:25 PM
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.

romismak
06-13-2012, 10:25 PM
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...

william_renshaw
06-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Oh but the Roland Garros tournament is so badly organised. They are looking for a new venue anyway.

And French people are so rude!

hipolymer
06-13-2012, 10:29 PM
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.

Mountaindewslave
06-13-2012, 10:30 PM
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

Action Jackson
06-13-2012, 10:40 PM
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.

Johnny Groove
06-13-2012, 10:52 PM
I agree with you but Australian Open says hi.

AO has been around since 1905 :scratch:

Anyways, you can't just buy a slam. Ask Tiriac. You need tradition, long roll of champions.

You don't just give the slams to whoever is doing well or else the British would have lost Wimbledon decades ago :lol:

arm
06-13-2012, 11:21 PM
Pretty funny thread. :lol: the Spanish would certainly be up to the challenge as a GS crowd. :spit:

Looner
06-13-2012, 11:24 PM
Pretty funny thread. :lol: the Spanish would certainly be up to the challenge as a GS crowd. :spit:

Just when you thought the French were bad... I also love that single, cute Nadulltard who took this thread seriously. Beyond any treatment modern medicine can offer :facepalm:.

Freak3yman84
06-13-2012, 11:35 PM
We have 4 slams.
1 for North America
1 for Australasia
...and 2 for Europe. So why would Europe need a 3rd Grand Slam? If anything, It's South America that needs a slam, they're the only continent that doesn't get one. And Argentina produces a lot of top players :shrug:

Quadruple Tree
06-13-2012, 11:36 PM
Pretty funny thread. :lol: the Spanish would certainly be up to the challenge as a GS crowd. :spit:

I can see them making monkey noises and throwing bananas on the court if Nadal plays Tsonga, or do they only reserve that kind of behavior for football matches?

Topspindoctor
06-14-2012, 01:27 AM
Australia should host both RG and AO. Frenchies don't deserve a slam, tbh.

tripwires
06-14-2012, 01:39 AM
Yes, play the French Open in Australia.

stewietennis
06-14-2012, 01:51 AM
The question should be – why are the majors concentrated in such a small region?
Paris is a train ride away from London which is a 7hour flight to New York.
Then you have Melbourne Park on it's own.

kyleskywalker007
06-14-2012, 02:41 AM
I really hope this wasn´t an actual question...but rather some sort of sick joke.

tripwires
06-14-2012, 02:50 AM
I really hope this wasn´t an actual question...but rather some sort of sick joke.

You left out WTF '11 in your sig.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-14-2012, 03:16 AM
Paris is a very special city. There's no way a tour that's held on Paria would be replaced by any other city. Plus Roland Garros has a long history.
I think they should add a roof or make night matches.

leng jai
06-14-2012, 03:18 AM
Paris is a very special city. There's no way a tour that's held on Paria would be replaced by any other city. Plus Roland Garros has a long history.
I think they should add a roof or make night matches.

They should make night matches for sure. Night vision goggles could easily be provided as long as the players themselves pay for it.

rocketassist
06-14-2012, 03:18 AM
Paris is a very special city. There's no way a tour that's held on Paria would be replaced by any other city. Plus Roland Garros has a long history.
I think they should add a roof or make night matches.

They have a tour that's held there and it's called the Tour De France.

kyleskywalker007
06-14-2012, 03:19 AM
You left out WTF '11 in your sig.

Right you are my friend. Change my sig i will.:)

Alex999
06-14-2012, 05:02 AM
Wimbledon should be moved to Serbia.

also, it would be cool if the USO would move to Calgary, and close to my house, yeeeey

Farenhajt
06-14-2012, 05:18 AM
Both Spain and Serbia are in deep shit financially. No dough for a slam.

(Heck, even the Spanish Eurosong singer prayed NOT to win, so that her country would be spared the cost.)

Better to ask Russian oligarchs.

Next.

Sri
06-14-2012, 06:02 AM
Economy, as of now.

Historically I think they cared more for football (and Inca gold) than tennis.

dencod16
06-14-2012, 06:05 AM
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?

That's not the way Grand Slam works, Slams came for tradition and history from the beginning of tennis. Your points are actually not points. There is no way that this slams will move countries, the only way to show appreciation for a country's success is through Masters.

dencod16
06-14-2012, 06:08 AM
Oh but the Roland Garros tournament is so badly organised. They are looking for a new venue anyway.

And French people are so rude!

Yeah, and if they are going to do that it will still be inside France. Which is not possible for a long time due to contract obligations.

manadrainer
06-14-2012, 06:42 AM
I think Basel should be made grand slam instantly, and all Basel titles RF has should be counted in his grand slam total.

21 slams... This man is good. :)

tripwires
06-14-2012, 06:47 AM
I think Basel should be made grand slam instantly, and all Basel titles RF has should be counted in his grand slam total.

21 slams... This man is good. :)

:haha:

Best post in this thread. :worship:

Chirag
06-14-2012, 06:56 AM
because tennis isnt a sport that is 10 years old ,its been going on since late 1800s .You need history and tradition to have a slam and only 4 events fit that criteria

duong
06-14-2012, 07:51 AM
in the 80s, when the OP was just born, Spain had few top-players and Sweden had many ones.

Then there should have been a slam in Sweden if I understand the concept.

Then maybe in Germany then in Spain maybe later in Serbia... it would have been called "the Tiriac slam" "I go where the publicity is at the moment"

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-14-2012, 08:27 AM
Spain begging for money cant afford to host a garden party
forget about any slams


if England joins the euro and i.m off to Australia

dencod16
06-14-2012, 08:34 AM
in the 80s, when the OP was just born, Spain had few top-players and Sweden had many ones.

Then there should have been a slam in Sweden if I understand the concept.

Then maybe in Germany then in Spain maybe later in Serbia... it would have been called "the Tiriac slam" "I go where the publicity is at the moment"

Lol, Slams have been out there even before the Open Era.

Chris Kuerten
06-14-2012, 08:39 AM
A country with so many doping offenders doesn't deserve a slam, no :shrug:?

JediFed
06-14-2012, 09:19 AM
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.

Replace RG with it, and revert the Aussie open to Grass. :b:

Roger the Dodger
06-14-2012, 09:52 AM
We have 4 slams.
1 for North America
1 for Australasia
...and 2 for Europe. So why would Europe need a 3rd Grand Slam? If anything, It's South America that needs a slam, they're the only continent that doesn't get one. And Argentina produces a lot of top players :shrug:

South America needs a friggin' TMS first more than anything to add some tennis value in that continent.

...And what sad trolling in this thread. Amateur attempt.:sad:

TigerTim
06-14-2012, 10:02 AM
a good 500 is South America would be a start....

Kat_YYZ
06-14-2012, 11:40 AM
because tennis isnt a sport that is 10 years old ,its been going on since late 1800s .You need history and tradition to have a slam and only 4 events fit that criteria

How do you get to 100 years of tradition? When Wimbledon held it's first championships, it didn't have 100 years of tradition: it had one year. You can't just buy 100 years all of a sudden, and there's no time machine to go back and get it.

Everything that has "100 years of tradition" was new and "upstart" at some point. It needs time to become a tradition -- it doesn't happen overnight. A new slam started this year would have 100 years of tradition in 2112. No one here would be around to see that, and I guess that's the reason for all the snide answers in this thread. That and the same kind of attitudes that led people in the 1900s to say the automobile was a fad and would never replace the horse and carriage.

I'm not in favour of a GS in Spain (or anywhere else) because I think the calendar is too full, but really people: there is a world outside of your own lifetime.

Har-Tru
06-14-2012, 11:53 AM
What is this thing about wanting to get rid of tradition in tennis?

There are four Grand Slams: Australia, RG, Wimbledon and US.

Period.