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Old 01-18-2005, 07:57 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by gmlasam
Was Rex Calaunan actually ranked like Mamiit? Did he even play the pro circuit? I think Mamiit is the only Filipino that actually made pro after college. I recall seeing him play against Paul Goldstein.

Mamit was even endorsed by Adidas and Wilson. Is it that difficult to get endorsement in the Philippines or companies such as Nike, Adidas, Wilson ignore prospects in the Philippines and instead look elsewhere in other Asian countries such as Japan, India, China or even Korea?
well, mamiit turned pro after his freshman year. i don't think calaunan went pro though. as far as endorsements in the PI, after talking with the former PI davis cupper he said it was pretty difficult to get the funding, not so sure about the visas.
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