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Old Dec 10th 2014, 3:11 pm
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You had any snow up there in Scotland yet ?
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Old Dec 10th 2014, 4:35 pm
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You had any snow up there in Scotland yet ?
No, just strong winds, but there's plenty of bull***t coming up from down south.
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Old Dec 10th 2014, 4:36 pm
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No, just strong winds, but there's plenty of bull***t coming up from down south.
Makes a change, it usually comes from North of the border
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Old Dec 10th 2014, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by OzTennis View Post
Sheer garbage. Here's the current top 10 Australian men and women.

Rankings – Players and Rankings - News and Events - Tennis Australia

Born overseas in the Men - Tomic (moved to Gold Coast when 3), Marinko Matosevic (moved to Melbourne when 7); all other 8 born in Australia.

Born overseas in the Women - Gajdosova and the 2 Rodianova's; all other 7 born in Australia.

Every Grand Slam won by an Aussie has been won by an Australian born player.
So only 20% and 30% then
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I read the whole of the page and I'm none the wiser still about your point. Are you saying Australia has a lot of foreign born players or not?
So did we clear up this point yet?

You don't seem to have mentioned it again
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So only 20% and 30% then
And Grand Slams won by them - none; ATP/WTA tournaments won by them - 2 (Tomic). Palpable nonsense the claim 'where would Australian tennis be without Eastern Europeans' (Tomic born Germany, not EE anyway). Rodianova's Russia - so you are saying where would Australian tennis be without the Rodianova's. Hewitt's 3 slams, Davis Cup, year end Masters, world nmbr 1 and 30 tour titles puts that nonsense in perspective.
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And Grand Slams won by them - none; ATP/WTA tournaments won by them - 2 (Tomic). Palpable nonsense the claim 'where would Australian tennis be without Eastern Europeans' (Tomic born Germany, not EE anyway). Rodianova's Russia - so you are saying where would Australian tennis be without the Rodianova's. Hewitt's 3 slams, Davis Cup, year end Masters, world nmbr 1 and 30 tour titles puts that nonsense in perspective.
One good things about all the Eastern Europeans in Austalian tennis is that, at least, they can pronounce the team sheet properly
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One good things about all the Eastern Europeans in Austalian tennis is that, at least, they can pronounce the team sheet properly
You are just making yourself look foolish. I know the drill; make an exaggerated claim not backed up by reality and refuse to even say maybe I was wrong. End of conversation on tennis which you know little about.
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Old Dec 11th 2014, 8:23 am
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You are just making yourself look foolish. I know the drill; make an exaggerated claim not backed up by reality and refuse to even say maybe I was wrong. End of conversation on tennis which you know little about.
Did we sort out your confusion in post #5820 yet....you haven't mentioned it again

Are you not going to say you were wrong?

Ten of the top 20 players (male and female) in your link have eastern european names....i bet that causes havoc when selections are read out

Do they have interpreters handy?
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You are just making yourself look foolish. I know the drill; make an exaggerated claim not backed up by reality and refuse to even say maybe I was wrong. End of conversation on tennis which you know little about.
That's the fun part ..... Keep it going.
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That's the fun part ..... Keep it going.
Ah! The English Australian cricket fan
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Ah! The English Australian cricket fan
Yes that's me and how that must hurt.
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Yes that's me and how that must hurt.
I don't know

I suppose it would hurt to have to follow a team just to try to fit in
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