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Boycott Dubai?

Keep your hatred and irrationality elsewhere? This is about tennis only and the Dubai tournament.

I just wanted to share with you the latest reply I got from Bud Collins.


Veronique -- i doubt that many players are aware of the ban. another arthur ashe? federer seems the closest thing -- but he says that dubai is one of his favorite places. anyway i plan to ask him about it.
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Why is there talk of a boycott?
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I thought they closed the Dubai thread. Why start another one?

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Why would they boycott?

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Re: Boycott Dubai?

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I thought they closed the Dubai thread. Why start another one?
Read my post again
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Why would they boycott?
Because they don't let Israelis in their country, but the atp promised that all players that want to play would be allowed. But some people feel that that is not good enough because, some players of Israeli decent would feel uncomfortable and pull out just because. and some players of Israeli decent would have to jump through too many hopes just to get denied anyway. And some people think that the atp should be an example, become political activist and boycott Dubai because of it's stance on Israeli. does that sum it up.
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Re: Boycott Dubai?

They can close it. I just wanted to share that tidbit from Bud Collins.
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Re: Boycott Dubai?

I don't think ATP, an organization about sports, should deal with politics.
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Re: Boycott Dubai?

I'm going to boycott "boycott Dubai" threads.

Starting now.
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I don't think ATP, an organization about sports, should deal with politics.
And they shouldn't, but we've been through on this trip so many times already. Can everyone just disagree and stop posting about it.
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Read my post again
You know it will end up going OT like most threads do.

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I'm going to boycott "boycott Dubai" threads.

Starting now.

Can I join, do I have to carry a sign whenever we see the boycott dubai sign we'll shoot them down
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I don't think ATP, an organization about sports, should deal with politics.
right , so they should make sure that players can play regardless of local politics
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Keep your hatred and irrationality elsewhere? This is about tennis only and the Dubai tournament.

I just wanted to share with you the latest reply I got from Bud Collins.


Veronique -- i doubt that many players are aware of the ban. another arthur ashe? federer seems the closest thing -- but he says that dubai is one of his favorite places. anyway i plan to ask him about it.
cheers,
bud
Wow, there hasnt been one of these in what, two days?!?
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Wow, there hasnt been one of these in what, two days?!?
No they just removed one, what this morning.
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