Originally Posted by goober
Barnard Lagat came to the US in 1998, lives here and has been a naturalized citizen since 2004. He started competing for the US after that. I am completely ok with this. If somebody moves to another country, resides there and becomes a citizen there is no problem in my view.
It is all over though man..i feel you...I mean we have tons of people come to the US to train and compete for their country of origin, Sharapova i believe was a bollettieri kid? Not exactly sure if she's a naturalized citizen but I do remember her playing Russian Fedcup previously..Nishikori was a bollettieri kid also, or to my knowledge trains there...playing for Japan