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Old 02-15-2011, 10:09 AM   #121
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btw, clay and grass is real tennis, not the hard court nonsense the tour is plagued with.
as long as grass is not turned into clay.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #122
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I've already said my hatred of the French Open has nothing to do with Murray.....it's just a rubbish slam....I'm sure nobody will care if it's moved somewhere else. They should let another country have a go.....Germany...Spain...Poland or Italy for example....
Yeah, like Poland or Italy could finance the project. And germans have ZERO champion to build any interest about tennis, no surprise they lost their last MS. Spain is the only one, and if you look how poor the spanish youngsters are today, you can realize Nadal will be the last spaniard to win a slam before decades, so it's not hard to guess the spaniards will drop interest too in tennis after Nadal. And Nadal will be retired when a hypothetical Spain Open would be built. So spaniards would come to the stadium to see non-spanish players win. I dont think so. Paris is the best choice.

By the way, what's the purpose of keeping a slam in UK when there are ZERO slam champion, male or female? ZERO in 75 years. 75 years. That's for the delusion of Grandeur. And the AO massacre seem to point to a very long wait ahead, dont you think?
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No need to hate on RG because Mugray is a joke there. If he won RG, you'd sing a different tune. RG is the best slam, btw, clay and grass is real tennis, not the hard court nonsense the tour is plagued with.
Agreed, Wimbledon and RG are the best slams, we have enough HC nonsense as it is, if anything there should be more tournaments on grass, and less on HCs.
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Agreed, Wimbledon and RG are the best slams, we have enough HC nonsense as it is, if anything there should be more tournaments on grass, and less on HCs.
That's not very kind to Tsonga, how is he going to win anything on clay and grass?
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That's not very kind to Tsonga, how is he going to win anything on clay and grass?
Well he's not winning much on HC lately either
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #126
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Default Re: French Open stays at Roland Garros

The expansion project has been cancelled by the french justice.

So the construction works to expand the current site will be delayed if they find a solution or this could mean that RG will finally move from his current location.
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good...
move clay slam to some civilized european country please. Hearing these obnoxiously loud peasants mocking great players is embarrassing to this sport. Germany has the venues and resources to obtain clay slam rights. Do it ITF
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:28 AM   #128
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http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/0...environmental/

Hopefully this doesn't threaten the status of French Open as a major.

I've never been there so I don't know about how necessary the expansion is, probably quite necessary, otherwise they wouldn't like to do it. But what I'd hope for would be at least a roof and floodlights for Chatrier, lights maybe for other courts too.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:32 AM   #129
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Why not incorporate botanical garden into RG grounds?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:51 AM   #130
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Good, hopefully this leads to other countries that actually care about tennis, like Spain or Argentina, a chance to bid for the 4th slam. Say what you want about the USO being a joke or England having no business hosting a slam or the AO being slower than clay now, but I've never heard of multi-millionn dollar plans being cancelled because some neighbors didn't want to ruin their garden. Govt of France is corrupt beyond repair it seems, and us international tennis fans shouldn't have to suffer for it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:53 AM   #131
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This is simply wrong. If any slam should be moved, it should clearly be the US Open. They have no respect for tennis.
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Why not incorporate botanical garden into RG grounds?
I thought it was part of the project.. But you also destruct some trees & some grass..
Shitting French bureaucracy. There is no point to make this decision..

After I don't think that the position of Roland Garros is in danger.. The prestige & history of this place overcomes most of the other clay tournaments.
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FO will always be a slam, because of his great history...come on they wont turn their "slam condition" to another tournament, no way
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Good, hopefully this leads to other countries that actually care about tennis, like Spain or Argentina, a chance to bid for the 4th slam. Say what you want about the USO being a joke or England having no business hosting a slam or the AO being slower than clay now, but I've never heard of multi-millionn dollar plans being cancelled because some neighbors didn't want to ruin their garden. Govt of France is corrupt beyond repair it seems, and us international tennis fans shouldn't have to suffer for it.
Spain? Madrid? No thanks.

They can move the slam to Roma for all I care.
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THe tournament will not move out of France, though it almost looks locked that it will be moved out of Roland Garros.
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