I think that a Hellenic Forum on this website is necessary, so fans can cheer for Greek and Cypriot players on the ATP tour. This possible forum will include a seperated forum for Marcos Baghdatis attached to it. It will include the current threads:
-Greeks or Cypriots?
*New threads will be made for various things like Club Championships, Results, Rankings, Juniors, National Championships, Other players, Davis Cup, Greek stuff talk, etc.
For those of you who disagree with the idea of including Greek and Cypriot players in one forum, here are Greek-Cypriot alliance reasons(feel free to post more if you know any) :
-It will be similar to Chicos Latinos, just smaller.
-Cyprus and Greece share the same national anthem.
-Cyprus Airways is a small airline that operates flights from Cyprus to other destinations, Greece domestic and Greece to other destinations.
-When Cyprus had a drought this summer, Greece was the first to help them.
-Turkish-Cypriot athletes are very rare, and the ones that exist do not play under the Cypriot flag, they play under the Turkish one.
-tennisnews.gr is a website for Greek tennis. They frequently interview Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, and in the sections entitled"tennis in greece-men", they talk about Marcos Baghdatis.
-In Bagdatis' interview about the World Cup in 2006 during the French Open, he said"since Greece is not in it, I will be rooting for France, since I train there".
-Life in Cyprus is very similar to life in Greece, as they eat the same food, speak the same language, share similar cultures, same major religion, etc.
-Trapeza Kyprou(Cyprus Bank)is one of the biggest banks in Greece.
-After Cyprus got their independence from Great Britain(prior to the Turkish invasion of 1974), they wanted to unite with Greece.
-On most Greece travel websites, they include a small section about Cyprus.
-In the Greek tack and field national championships this year(the only National Championship i watched), Cypriot athletes such as Eleni Artymata, Alissa Kallinikiou, etc. competed.
-Marcos Baghdatis did an exhibition match this summer in Athens.
-On skyscrapercity.com, a forum where people talk about business in their countries, there is a forum called the Hellenic Agora, which includes threads and subforums about Greek and Cypriot business.
-In Eurovision, all Cypriot singers ever were from the Greek side. The Cyprus national final is broadcasted in Greece, vice versa. Anna Vissi was born in Larnaca, Cyprus and competed in 3 Eurovisions, 2 for Greece and 1 for Cyprus.
-They have the same popular singers.
-In some Olympiads, there are Cypriot athletes that compete under the Greek flag. In the 2008 Olympics, I was in Greece and I saw frequent coverage and interviews of Cypriot athletes.
-In my church in NY, there are many Cypriots(it is a Greek-Orthodox church). In the Greek afternoon school, the kids learn about Cyprus and Greece. At our annual Hellenic Festival, they have a secton called the Cyprus Corner, where they sell different Cypriot foods. Kids at the school also learn traditional Greek and Cypriot dances. When people ask the Greek-Cypriots what nationallity they are in my neighborhood(e.g.my friends), they all say that they are Greek, and nothing else.) In the EuroCup, they all wore Greek jerseys, like the Australia based Hellas Fan Club, which most of you here probably know about already.
-On yahooanswers.com, in the Greece section, there is also discussion about Cyprus.
-The Greek national football team occasionally plays friendly matches in Cyprus, against teams other than Cyprus. I think 2 years ago they played Kazakhstan.
-Before 1974, Cypriot sports clubs played in the Greek championships. I don't recall if it was every sport, since I wasn't around back then, but I know for a fact that it was definetely with volleyball.
-On Greeksoccer.com, they have forums for both Greek and Cypriot football teams, and SubForums for other leagues(e.g.English,Spanish,Argentine,French,Itali an,German,Turkish, etc.). They even have a Baghdatis thread, a Cyprus invasion thread, Cyprus politics, etc.
-In New York's annual GreekIndependenceDayParade on 5th avenue, there are Cypriot foundations that march, as well as people waving American,Greek, and Cypriot flags.
I think I explained it enough.