Originally Posted by goober
It may be good for the players, however I don't really like the idea of players playing for a country that they did not grow up in, they don't currently live there, did not train there and the only connection that they have is one of their parents is from that country.
Why not? The U.S. college system gives scholarships to international students to play tennis. For some low ranked kid who has no chance of cracking his DC team, what the difference will it make?
Alex Bogomolov U.S. citizen recently decided to play DC for Russia. The USTA made him repay them for the support they provided him. I believe the amount was $75,000.