ppl.. why cry over ones country?!?!?
Because I care about tennis in my country. Everytime Haas won big matches in the past, tennis was in focus of the media here. For example when Haas reached the semis of Wimbledon last year, suddenly three quarters of my school grade (of which maybe 5% had seriously something to do with tennis and we were 150 students!) talked to me about Haas' victory and began to ask me questions on tennis and where to watch his semi final on the internet (!!). The public in Germany talked about tennis, followed his semi-final and not only Eurosport, you know what I mean?
Now the time that a German player can land a big win is definitely over because Haas is now an American. You cannot expect Kohlschreiber, Petzschner or anyone else to go far at a Grand Slam tournament in close future. So in the next time, nobody
will care about tennis in Germany. And that's what makes me very sad because I see the downfall esepcially of the small tennis clubs here in my country (e.g. my club, 10 years ago we had 250 members, no we are down to 171).