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Old 04-04-2005, 06:39 AM   #196
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Default 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?
-- Steve K., St. Louis

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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Old 04-04-2005, 07:08 AM   #197
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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".
i'm gonna have to stop slamming this guy
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Also, he calls IW the "6th Slam".
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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FIFTH SLAM.
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Miami has become a disappointment. Dunno why it's so highly rated. It's slow as quicksand ffs.
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Yes, Miami is 5th slam, just so I can say Novak holds 3 Slams ATM
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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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Congratulations Davydenko for spanking Nadull in a GS final
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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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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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No yuck Miami courts are slow and muggy and the balls are heavy and only two sets
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Yes.
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