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Max Mirnyi play for USA?!

Magnus's #1 Fan
09-11-2002, 09:41 AM
Is it true? That's what people told me about it :confused:

Wojtek
09-11-2002, 09:43 AM
I hope it isn't true !!!

King Aaron
09-11-2002, 10:00 AM
No!! I thought he played for Belarus? :confused:

Beat
09-11-2002, 10:41 AM
don't do it max! it'd be a real pity.

Tryphon
09-11-2002, 11:08 AM
He was still liste as BLR on the US Open draw sheet...

TennisHack
09-11-2002, 12:21 PM
I think Max will continue to play for Belarus. This was discussed in the "Who's your favorite American player?" thread. He's been a US citizen for over a year but will not be eligible for DC play for a few more years.

I don't think we have any reason to believe he WON'T continue to play for his native country.

Experimentee
09-11-2002, 12:33 PM
Has he ever said he'd like to play for the US?

Magnus's #1 Fan
09-11-2002, 01:15 PM
Good... I want him staying for Belarus :p

TheBoiledEgg
09-11-2002, 01:16 PM
his dad will beat him up if he changes ;)

mboyle1988
09-11-2002, 01:49 PM
EGGY, IS WTAWORLD DOWN FOREVER?

TheBoiledEgg
09-11-2002, 01:55 PM
i got no idea

the cat
09-12-2002, 01:59 AM
I'm sorry. But if you change your citizenship, you shouldn't still be able to play for the country you used to be a citizen of. That's bogus! And if Max Mirnyi is now an American citizen, then Belarus should say goodbye to Max! :eek: Bye Max!

TennisHack
09-12-2002, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by the cat
I'm sorry. But if you change your citizenship, you shouldn't still be able to play for the country you used to be a citizen of. That's bogus! And if Max Mirnyi is now an American citizen, then Belarus should say goodbye to Max! :eek: Bye Max!

CAT!! :eek:

That's so cruel! Do you know how many tennis players claim Monte Carlo, Monaco as their residence?!

Max has been living off and on in the US since he was about 14, so he might as well go for dual citizenship. Who are you to deny him such a right? :(

Jorge
09-12-2002, 02:11 AM
he is from Belarus, he looks like a belarussian, he speaks belarussian (wrong spelling?) he grew up in belarus. why the hell he needs to play for USA????
he hasn't the political pretexts as Navratilova or Lendl.
Another Seles???
:fiery:

Chloe le Bopper
09-12-2002, 03:53 AM
Untill he says himself He'll play for the USA, there is no need to cast judgement ;)

I'm confident he will play for Belarus.

tazban1
09-12-2002, 05:43 AM
Originally posted by the cat
I'm sorry. But if you change your citizenship, you shouldn't still be able to play for the country you used to be a citizen of.

He didn't CHANGE his citizenship, he merely added one. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember reading that he renounced his former citizenship.

irma
09-12-2002, 08:55 AM
such people only give deford right :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
09-12-2002, 08:58 AM
He played for Belarus this yr and will continue to do so.

who says you can't have more than one passport ???

Chloe le Bopper
09-12-2002, 01:33 PM
I don't see what the fuss is all about... people pissed off about dual citzenship? wtf?

As far as I'm concerned he is welcome to have a Canadian passport too :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-12-2002, 01:34 PM
Does anyone remember a pissed off Haas saying he might play of the USA a while back? He clearly got over it :p But it was something at the time of mention...

I recall someone posting at the time, that it was mighty arrogant of Haas to think he'd even make the cut for the America team - *snort* isn't that hilarious? :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-12-2002, 01:36 PM
Official news
He's a resident in the US and not a citizen.

Chloe le Bopper
09-12-2002, 01:36 PM
Does that mean he's an "alien" or is that something else? :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-12-2002, 01:41 PM
i think so ;) but i wouldnt call him an alien to his face ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-12-2002, 01:43 PM
aha Max is an alien :p

TennisHack
09-12-2002, 07:24 PM
No, he's not an alien, but a permanent resident. There is a difference.

Sorry to disappoint you ;)