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axel89 12-03-2012 11:25 AM

Di Wu Set To Make History In Melbourne
 
Di wu first chinese men player to feature in grand slam
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...e-History.aspx
credits go to atp world tour

Mainad 12-03-2012 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by axel89 (Post 7044680)
Di wu first chinese men player to feature in grand slam
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...e-History.aspx
credits go to atp world tour

Doesn't Yen-Hsun Lu count?

Phoenix1983 12-03-2012 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7044693)
Doesn't Yen-Hsun Lu count?

Depends if you count Taiwan/Chinese Taipei as part of China.

Phoenix1983 12-03-2012 11:36 AM

Also this is in the Open Era only.

smoledman 12-03-2012 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7044693)
Doesn't Yen-Hsun Lu count?

He should.

Mainad 12-03-2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Phoenix1983 (Post 7044703)
Depends if you count Taiwan/Chinese Taipei as part of China.

The Chinese certainly do!

axel89 12-03-2012 11:51 AM

i thought taipei wasn't part of china
and yes this is part of the open era

Mustard 12-03-2012 11:58 AM

It would be accurate to say that Di Wu will be the first player to represent China in a tennis major. Taiwan is where the defeated Kuomintang fled after losing the Chinese civil war to the Communists in 1949. That is the reason why Taiwan is not a part of China today.

Sabratha 12-03-2012 12:04 PM

Maybe he will actually make a deep run.

Mainad 12-03-2012 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by axel89 (Post 7044724)
i thought taipei wasn't part of china
and yes this is part of the open era

It is separate from China proper for the historical reasons Mustard has explained but the Chinese government continues to regard Taiwan as officially part of China even though it has its own government. Taiwan also continues to regard itself as part of China. It just refuses to recognise the Communist regime in power in Beijing.

Yen-Hsun Lu is definitely Chinese. He just happens to be from Taiwan. It would be more accurate to say that Di Wu is the first man from the People's Republic of China ie. Communist China to play in a tennis Slam in the Open Era.

MichaelChang 12-03-2012 12:20 PM

I hope he can win a set or two, if not winning a match.

Mustard 12-03-2012 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7044771)
It is separate from China proper for the historical reasons Mustard has explained but the Chinese government continues to regard Taiwan as officially part of China even though it has its own government. Taiwan also continues to regard itself as part of China. It just refuses to recognise the Communist regime in power there.

I should also point out that after their civil war defeat, the Kuomintang regime of Chiang Kai-shek saw themselves not only as Taiwan's rulers, but as the real rulers of China in exile with ambitions of one day returning to the mainland. The Chinese government of Mao Tse-tung saw Taiwan as a part of China, as have all Chinese governments since Mao's death in 1976.

forzamilan90 12-03-2012 12:36 PM

my eyes be tricking me, though title said dj wu

vive le beau jeu ! 12-03-2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7044771)
It is separate from China proper for the historical reasons Mustard has explained but the Chinese government continues to regard Taiwan as officially part of China even though it has its own government. Taiwan also continues to regard itself as part of China. It just refuses to recognise the Communist regime in power in Beijing.

Yen-Hsun Lu is definitely Chinese. He just happens to be from Taiwan. It would be more accurate to say that Di Wu is the first man from the People's Republic of China ie. Communist China to play in a tennis Slam in the Open Era.

lack of mutual recognition doesn't keep them from playing agasint each other, by the way... ;)
http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/h...r=&mt=&sd=&ed=

good luck to di at the AO ! :)

sureshs 12-03-2012 12:58 PM

In another 5 years, all top 10 players will be from China

tyu1314 12-03-2012 01:05 PM

He is young hope that he break in to top 100 in the future.

Cup8489 12-03-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7044793)
lack of mutual recognition doesn't keep them from playing agasint each other, by the way... ;)
http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/h...r=&mt=&sd=&ed=

good luck to di at the AO ! :)

wow, all 4 ties decided by 5th rubber, and the h2h is split! nice!

Big_Dangerous 12-03-2012 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by forzamilan90 (Post 7044792)
my eyes be tricking me, though title said dj wu

Wu Tang Clan!

:lol:


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