Denis Indondo, the African Champion.

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I thought that Kevin Anderson was the best player from Africa. Wasn't he allowed to play or didn't he bother?
 

clayqueen

G.O.A.T.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/players/denis-indondo-ilongende/i398/overview

Thought he'd have a more impressive record IMO. Reading/watching this made me think the guy had broken the top 500 at some point (perhaps even better).

It'd be a breath of fresh air if a native African person made it to the top in tennis.
Francis Tiafoe is originally from Sierra Leone, born there; he moved to the USA during the war with his family so it's not impossible. What makes it impossible is money or the lack of it, as usual. If you don't have the funds to stay afloat travelling around the world to compete, forget it.
 
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atatu

Hall of Fame
He is but even with a busted shoulder (was it his shoulder?) he would've owned these 4.5's.
These guys are a long way from being 4.5's, did you watch the video ?

Here's a question - best African born player ever ? Noah ?
 

Tenez!

Professional
Here's a question - best African born player ever ? Noah ?
Black complexion = African for you? Noah was born in France.

At the end of the video, the speaker says that Tunisia and South Africa were the only absentees from the tournament.
 

Raindogs

Hall of Fame
Black complexion = African for you? Noah was born in France.

At the end of the video, the speaker says that Tunisia and South Africa were the only absentees from the tournament.
Noah lived in Cameroon for a bit with his Cameroonian father. Jumping on him like he made some terrible mistake seems lame.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
Black complexion = African for you? Noah was born in France.

At the end of the video, the speaker says that Tunisia and South Africa were the only absentees from the tournament.
Sorry, I didn't know that he was born in France. I always heard the story that Ashe "discovered" him in Cameroon when he was there, but thanks for the correction. By the way I've got a funny story, about 25 years ago I played a little mixed doubles tournament in Washington DC. The guy on the other side "Tony" was so damn good it was incredible. Afterwards I asked him his last name and it turned out it was Tony Mmoh, he was a last minute sub.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
These guys are a long way from being 4.5's, did you watch the video ?

Here's a question - best African born player ever ? Noah ?
Noah was actually born in France although he spent part of his childhood in Cameroon.
 

Pmasterfunk

Semi-Pro
Guy Forget was born in Casablanca, Arnaud Di Pasquale as well. Is there another french player born in Morocco?

Arazi is the awesomest, though that's not the same thing.
Arazi was indeed pretty awesome. I remember him practicing with Moya in Montreal. They were playing shirtless, which drew a pretty strong female crowd, which Arazi seemed to enjoy. Younes El Aynaoui was another great player from Morocco.
 

TupeloDanger

Professional
Guy Forget was born in Casablanca, Arnaud Di Pasquale as well. Is there another french player born in Morocco?



Arazi was indeed pretty awesome. I remember him practicing with Moya in Montreal. They were playing shirtless, which drew a pretty strong female crowd, which Arazi seemed to enjoy. Younes El Aynaoui was another great player from Morocco.
I always loved El Aynaoui's infectious enthusiasm, although his game was as stereotypically power baseline boring as it's possible to be. Arazi was a full-on Santoro-esque artiste. An absolute joy to watch.
 

Vegito

Hall of Fame
Should they give a wildcard to Denis Indondo for the Olympics, for winning the African Games?
 
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Chadillac

Guest
The problem is africa is a continent, not a country that qualifies for the olympics. People like him are what made the olympics great, playing djok and other pros is a disgrace of what they once were.
 
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