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Bogomolov jr. to play for Russia

Becomes top-ranked Russian player!

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SEVILLE, Spain (AP) -- Alex Bogomolov Jr. will play for Russia instead of the United States after the International Tennis Federation approved the switch Thursday.

Bogomolov, born in Moscow, has represented the U.S. since turning professional in 2002 but has never played at senior level in the Davis Cup.

A Davis Cup Committee decided Bogomolov's case met 2012 regulations allowing national federations three months instead of six before a match to submit a request for a player of dual nationality to represent the country.

Russia submitted a request in October, meaning Bogomolov is eligible to play in the first round of the Davis Cup against Austria from Feb. 10-12.

Bogomolov is listed by the ATP as Russia's top-ranked player at No. 34, one spot ahead of Nikolay Davydenko. He was the fourth-ranked American.

ATP players recently voted Bogomolov as most improved tour player after he rose from No. 166 at the end of 2010 to a career-high No. 33 in November.

His father, Alex Bogomolov, is a renowned tennis coach in the former Soviet Union, who coached Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Andrei Medvedev among others.

Bogomolov Jr. was born in Moscow but moved to Mexico with his family when he was 9 and then to Florida in 1992. He is still based in Boca Raton.

Bogomolov could now play for Russia at the 2012 Olympics, but that would also require approval from the ITF.

The Davis Cup Committee met Thursday in Seville, which is hosting the Davis Cup final between Spain and Argentina beginning Friday.

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That's terrific news for Donald Young. Now he can really aim for the 2012 olympics now and not worry about him. All he has to do is play better than his fellow Americans from now until then
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But I don't think he is moving back to Moscow!

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Sad day for Russian tennis. From Medvedev, Kafelnikov, and Safin to..... Bogomolov Jr.? Too bad Canada didn't draw them next year.
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Who cares? He's a mug.
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Sad day for Russian tennis. From Medvedev, Kafelnikov, and Safin to..... Bogomolov Jr.? Too bad Canada didn't draw them next year.
tell me about it...russian men's tennis is going down the drain. Fast

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To represent a country in DC or Olympics' shouldn't you at least be a resident of that country? I think it's ludicrous to maintain primary residence in one country and represent another. What kind of patriotism is that?
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Better option than Clowndreev or Gabash.
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Hope he gets put on graveyard courts during the US Open.
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That's terrific news for Donald Young. Now he can really aim for the 2012 olympics now and not worry about him. All he has to do is play better than his fellow Americans from now until then
Whoa. The Don has a chance for Olympics? Now this is unexpected.

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To represent a country in DC or Olympics' shouldn't you at least be a resident of that country? I think it's ludicrous to maintain primary residence in one country and represent another. What kind of patriotism is that?
If that were true, Monaco would be a powerhouse in sports.

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If that were true, Monaco would be a powerhouse in sports.
Doesnt matter if its true or not, Monaco is going to win the davis cup this weekend.
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The future of Russian tennis indeed...LMAO
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I knew about it earlier
From what I've heard other Russian players don't have anything against it.

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Does anyone know if there were changes to Russian tennis funding after Yeltsin stood down? Russia seems to be on something of a decline in both the mens and womens game compared to 5 or 10 years ago.
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