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Is Srichaphan the best Asian player ever?

raahaat7
06-13-2010, 04:21 AM
Players from Asia who made it big can be counted on finger tips. Amritraj, the krishnans, Srichaphan etc. Who is the best ever.

Kolya
06-13-2010, 05:02 AM
Istomin.

green25814
06-13-2010, 05:29 AM
Yes, imo.

Forehander
06-13-2010, 05:32 AM
I don't care what others say but Michael Chang to me has always been an Asian. Michael Chang it is

green25814
06-13-2010, 05:36 AM
He's American.

Thats like saying Michael Jordan is African.

Purple Rainbow
06-13-2010, 06:05 AM
Buphati and/or Paes?

Priam
06-13-2010, 06:45 AM
Vijay was good at Wimbledon in the 70s if I remember right.

Michael Chang!

Har-Tru
06-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Rios.

Start da Game
06-13-2010, 10:05 AM
leander paes.......

syc23
06-13-2010, 10:09 AM
Srichaphan is useless compared to Michael Chang so simple answer is no. So which player won a slam then?

Both qualifies as 'Asian' regardless of which country they're from.

ChuckNorrisFan
06-13-2010, 10:17 AM
LOL, Michael Chang was born in New Jersey! Is the US in Asia?

born_on_clay
06-13-2010, 10:22 AM
LOL, Michael Chang was born in New Jersey! Is the US in Asia?

+1 :haha:

Helevorn
06-13-2010, 10:31 AM
http://tenniselbowroom.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/tenniselbowroom-heart-lu-yen-hsun-ao-09.jpg

him. not counting istomin's orenburg oblast in russia

leng jai
06-13-2010, 11:02 AM
LOL, Michael Chang was born in New Jersey! Is the US in Asia?

You have to be born in Asia to be Asian?

Voo de Mar
06-13-2010, 11:12 AM
No-one sits in Chang's head but probably both USA and Asia were similarly important to him. Let's remember that he was a member of American team when they won Davis Cup in 1990 and World Team Cup in 1993. And it's a decisive factor considering his nationality. On the other hand I remember he used to emphasize that playing ATP tournaments in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Osaka, Jakarta, Shanghai, Singapore or Beijing he felt like playing at home (had tremendous support in these cities).

ChuckNorrisFan
06-13-2010, 11:20 AM
You have to be born in Asia to be Asian?

No, you have to be born in Europe to be Asian...:rolleyes:

paseo
06-13-2010, 11:24 AM
Chang is American. You must be a citizen of an Asian country to be Asian.

thegreendestiny
06-13-2010, 01:18 PM
You have to be born in Asia to be Asian?

So is Tomic and Vaidisova German then?

chewy
06-13-2010, 02:11 PM
No-one sits in Chang's head but probably both USA and Asia were similarly important to him. Let's remember that he was a member of American team when they won Davis Cup in 1990 and World Team Cup in 1993. And it's a decisive factor considering his nationality. On the other hand I remember he used to emphasize that playing ATP tournaments in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Osaka, Jakarta, Shanghai, Singapore or Beijing he felt like playing at home (had tremendous support in these cities).

+1

And all of the names mentioned in this thread are excellent players that encourage the growth and interest in tennis for many different people around the world.
I like to think the best is yet to come...hopefully soon

*bunny*
06-13-2010, 02:19 PM
If you're talking about an Asian-born player with Asian ethnicity and citizenship in the Open Era, it's Paradorn so far.
If you include the pre-Open Era, maybe it's Jiro Sato.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiro_Sato

extremaduratenis
06-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Vijay won much more titles as Srichaphan