Originally Posted by william_renshaw
A bit ridiculous that players can change their nationalities. A lot of it has been going on recently... i think golubev decided to become a kazhakstani. Davydenko was considering becoming an austrian. Djokovic almost became a brit!
Mind you, Sharapova is clearly American, don't know why she insists on representing russia.
I think Davydenko wanted to have double citizenship with Austria but I don't know if he would have considered to play for that country.
I didn't know that Novak "almost became a brit". I knew the British were fancying his brother but nothing happened at the end. Somehow I can't imagine someone who appears to be as nationalistic as Novak accepting another citizenship.
I think it's really bad that players decide to switch their nationalities just like that. Fortunately it only seems to happen in isolated cases.