Originally Posted by tennismonster
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
Originally Posted by JLyon
Liezel Huber switched from S Africa to US
Martina Navratilova Czech to US
Not the same thing. If you come to this country and train and then go play for your home country. That is fine.
Martina and Huber both are US citizens and have live here for a long time. If you move to another country, become a citizen there, you have the right to represent it.
If you are born here and raised here, you do not reside in the country you are representing and are not a citizen there then why are you representing them?