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thegreendestiny 01-28-2013 04:40 AM

MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
I posted this question on the "other" forum and I want to see a more refreshing perspective from this board.

Quote:

It's a great tournament all in all there's no denying that but there's just something lacking about it which I couldn't feel in Roland Garros, SW1 or in Flushing Meadows. Maybe its historical background and all those things but, I will never truly view it the same as with the three. The vibe I get is the same as in Miami. I'm not surprised some elitists refer to it as a MM slam.
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=485249

Topspindoctor 01-28-2013 04:43 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
If you want a clown slam, look no further than USO, with shitty scheduling, super saturday, tie breaks in 5th set and no roof over AA.

Alex999 01-28-2013 04:54 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
It's not 'viewed'. It is. If you are not sure, go google it. just another completely retarded thread :mad:. How is Wimbeldon 'viewed' as a GS :p? whatever

MIMIC 01-28-2013 05:11 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Is this a rhetorical question?

TheWire93 01-28-2013 05:17 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Topspindoctor (Post 13197665)
If you want a clown slam, look no further than USO, with shitty scheduling, super saturday, tie breaks in 5th set and no roof over AA.



The USO comes across as meaningless. The AO actually has some of the best resources.

JarkaFish 01-28-2013 05:25 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Go back to WTA World.

Petrovic 01-28-2013 07:53 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
To me AO is my favourite GS.
Perfect in every aspect.
Weather. organisation. tradition.
After hollydays first big event.
All players arrive fit and hungry for tennis.
My next fav is RG.
Than comes W ans USO.

cveks 01-28-2013 07:56 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Topspindoctor (Post 13197665)
If you want a clown slam, look no further than USO, with shitty scheduling, super saturday, tie breaks in 5th set and no roof over AA.

this. Especially no roof and shitty scheduling.

shmeeko69 01-28-2013 08:03 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
This is still my second favourite GS to Wimbledon and I always look forward to it's arrival every year.

Time Violation 01-28-2013 08:29 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Slam is a slam :shrug: The organization and the conditions are top notch, and they will even continue to upgrade other stadiums with roofs, while USO still won't have a single one. :tennis:

Juz78 01-28-2013 09:19 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Close this troll of a thread.

GSMnadal 01-28-2013 09:51 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
As for the quality of the tournament itself recently, 2009 and 2012 editions were by far the best slams of their respective years. 2010, 2011 and 2013 editions were terrible though, seems to be all or nothing with this one.

It's still equal to the others though

scarecrows 01-28-2013 10:04 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
quality-wise has been the best GS of the past decade

but it still lack smth in terms of prestige and history, maybe because many top players used to snub it in the past

asmazif 01-28-2013 10:28 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
in terms of literal history, RG was the last tourney to become a major.

Ilovetheblues_86 01-28-2013 10:41 AM

Re: MTF: How is the Australian Open viewed as a "grand slam"?
 
Its the best slam, I can see incredible qualies match like Hocevar vs Matt Reid on youtube.


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