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Old 03-21-2005, 08:19 AM   #31
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a good indicator for whether this is the "fifth" slam if there is such a thing is to see whether safin wants to play some tennis this week.........
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Is Paris TMS a slam, bg?
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:47 AM   #33
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Is Paris TMS a slam, bg?

actually paris replaces wimbledon as a slam seeing marat packs it in everytime he sees the green stuff - so i have excluded wimbledon as a slam altogether
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actually paris replaces wimbledon as a slam seeing marat packs it in everytime he sees the green stuff - so i have excluded wimbledon as a slam altogether
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:53 AM   #35
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Maybe Sydney is AO, Lleyton wins every year.
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NO-don't give the aussies any ideas, they will change it
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NO-don't give the aussies any ideas, they will change it

Ok, ok...
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no 5th grand slam without 5-set epics, other than that it's pretty close.
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Close to what cervantes it's a TMS event there are 8 other of them as well.
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It's just another TMS event, nothing special about it except that it's usually won by americans, and I highly doubt it when a great player, say, Kefelnikov,retires he thinks: "damn, I haven't won AMS Miami".
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Yes, fine players such as Mecir, Wilander and Muster won it. I wonder if Mecir would have rather have won a proper Slam instead of this event?
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Yes, fine players such as Mecir, Wilander and Muster won it. I wonder if Mecir would have rather have won a proper Slam instead of this event?
No way!
No one would give away their Fifth Slam title .
Remember it's a huge tournament where all the international players feel at home blah blah blah...

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and I highly doubt it when a great player retires he thinks: "damn, I haven't won AMS Miami".
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No way!
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Remember it's a huge tournament where all the international players feel at home blah blah blah...

Sorry TC
Yes, Miloslav is so overjoyed by winning the 5th Slam it makes up for his losses at the AO and US Open final, and the fact he lead 2 sets to love against Edberg and a break in the 5th at Wimbledon.

The victory in the 5th Slam made up for it. Thanks for setting me straight.
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Yes, Miloslav is so overjoyed by winning the 5th Slam it makes up for his losses at the AO and US Open final, and the fact he lead 2 sets to love against Edberg and a break in the 5th at Wimbledon.

The victory in the 5th Slam made up for it. Thanks for setting me straight.
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