Re: Asian people especially in Dubai please cheer Paradorn
Why are people so hung up on being Politically Correct???!!! It really pisses me off when people think there's a problem supporting someone who's a great role model for Asians, especially since Asia has been notably without a top tennis player in history, except American-Chinese Chang.
Everyone has a sense of national pride, so long as it's in a friendly manner then it's surely a positive thing. For instance everyone in Australia was overjoyed for Cathy Freeman (Aboriginal athlete) when she won the 400m at Sydney Olympics, because everyone knew she was going to inspire others to success.
Paradorn Srichaphan is obviously a phenomenon in Thailand & they've already created a tournament in Bangkok due to the popularity he's brought tennis in that country. Don't you think that if Ball managed to win a Grand Slam it would increase the popularity, coverage, sponsor interest, inspiration...etc. for other young Asian players even if they aren't from Thailand??
#### Tangerine_Dream; please stop being a wanker & get over your self-righteous crap -> it's obviously clear to everyone that Srichaphan's success is bringing lots of positives to Asian tennis, just as role models do around the world!!