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Amer's comeback in 2010!!!

DartMarcus
02-03-2010, 12:12 PM
How are the things going? Based on info from Amer's website he is going to be back on tour in Spring 2010. Anybody knows where exactly is he planning to have 1st tournament?

Deboogle!.
02-03-2010, 03:26 PM
I don't think he's said on twitter, but you should follow him there as he tweets quite regularly - maybe ask him where he plans to play? http://twitter.com/amerdelic

JeremyEli
03-08-2010, 05:58 AM
i didn't hear that neither . but i hope that's true .

Fee
05-14-2010, 04:53 AM
Amer is going to get his University degree this weekend!

http://espn.go.com/sports/tennis/notebook/_/page/roadtorolandgarros05112010/sam-querrey-john-isner-dispelling-clay-court-myths

From the sidebar section:

Pomp and circumstance

Sidelined pro Amer Delic will collect his diploma in business and sports management from the University of Illinois this weekend, graduating on the same day that his older sister, Lejla Ovcina-Delic, is awarded a Ph.D. in psychology. It's a huge, heartwarming day for their parents, who emigrated to Jacksonville, Fla., from Bosnia when their children were small and never had the chance to attend college. Delic, 27, decided to go back to school full-time last fall for the first time since 2003 when it was clear that knee surgery would keep him off the tour for an extended period. He's been hitting for a few weeks and played exhibition mixed doubles in Dallas last week with Corina Morariu. Delic kept his form up during his layoff by shadow-hitting in front of a mirror, a technique espoused by Craig Tiley, his former coach at Illinois, and hopes to return before the U.S. Open. "The strokes are there, now it's just a matter of conditioning,'' Delic said.

partygirl
05-14-2010, 05:03 AM
:rocker2:

Deboogle!.
05-14-2010, 02:46 PM
Awwww that's fantastic! Congrats to them both!!!!!!

cobalt60
05-15-2010, 12:26 AM
How nice :banana:

Edberg1972
06-22-2010, 09:56 AM
I saw this on twitter:

Had an MRI earlier today to check up on my knee. Followed it up with a 3 mile run on the beach... #Wimby will be the last Slam I watch on TV

So maybe he is going to play US-open??

Baghdatis#1
06-23-2010, 12:45 AM
:bounce:

Johnny_Bravo
06-27-2010, 09:16 AM
is this guy still gonna be playin under usa flag?

heard somewhere he's back to his roots ;)

Deboogle!.
06-27-2010, 06:16 PM
I haven't heard that, but except for his tweet, I haven't heard much of anything :lol:

Edberg1972
06-28-2010, 03:10 PM
I have heard that, but I don't know if it is true. However it would give Amer a chance to play Davis-cup.Bosnia has no top 200 player, so they should welcome him.

Deboogle!.
06-28-2010, 03:47 PM
if you guys wanna know, just tweet him and ask him? He often replies to people it seems.

partygirl
07-18-2010, 02:23 AM
His return next week has hit a minor set back apparently. :help:

Johnny_Bravo
07-18-2010, 10:02 AM
I have heard that, but I don't know if it is true. However it would give Amer a chance to play Davis-cup.Bosnia has no top 200 player, so they should welcome him.

yea,i've read that in the local papers.would be a truly refreshment for the tennis sport here .

i won't tweet him,i'll let him surprise me when he comes back ;)

Adin Delić (dunno if he's a relative or smth) wrote on his facebook page: "Amer uskoro pocinje da igra pod zastavom Bosne i Hercegovine"

"Amer is soon going to play under the Bosnia and Herzegowina flag "

forget nadal,roger and co. the DC is ours :D

cobalt60
08-27-2010, 10:15 PM
Played Qualies at USO and lost :(

MauRapaz
09-14-2010, 02:43 AM
Looks like it's true about Amer playing for the motherland for DC. He's listed on the DC website on the team roster for this weekend:

http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100014741

Deboogle!.
09-14-2010, 02:56 AM
How odd, he just played USO Qualifying for the USA? How is that possible?

MauRapaz
09-14-2010, 03:23 AM
He didn't technically "play for USA", even though it was listed in his bio. Rules say if he has a valid passport and has not represented any other country for the past 3 years in Davis Cup, Olympics, or other ITF recognized team event, then he is good to go.

Deboogle!.
09-14-2010, 04:43 AM
How did he not technically play for the USA? He played a round of qualifying and USA was next to his name, so he played under the American flag. Seems there are different restrictions for team events, but it is odd to me to be able to represent one country as an individual in an ITF event and one country in a team ITF event :shrug:

MauRapaz
09-14-2010, 05:24 AM
How did he not technically play for the USA? He played a round of qualifying and USA was next to his name, so he played under the American flag. Seems there are different restrictions for team events, but it is odd to me to be able to represent one country as an individual in an ITF event and one country in a team ITF event :shrug:

Not a team event, so technically not representing anyone but oneself. The country beside the name is merely the country listed in the bio. Doesn't have to be one's only country of citizenship - just the one the player chooses to list. (Olympics are a different animal, since you have to be nominated by your national federation - similar to Davis Cup - and technically even individual athletes are playing for country there. Anywhere else, player plays for himself.)

Pretty sure he has never represented a national team in recognized international competition.

Deboogle!.
09-14-2010, 02:31 PM
:shrug: It's still strange to me. maybe it's because i'm patriotic and couldn't imagine playing under two different flags depending on the event but it's still odd to me :shrug:

MauRapaz
09-17-2010, 01:19 AM
:shrug: It's still strange to me. maybe it's because i'm patriotic and couldn't imagine playing under two different flags depending on the event but it's still odd to me :shrug:

It's perfectly normal for an immigrant to be patriotic about both his old and new countries. Especially in this case, since his old country is a far different place than the war-torn country he left as a 14-year-old boy. (Fleeing a war zone does not mean that you don't still love your country - it's just natural self-protection - or that you don't love the country that took you in during your time of need.)

In any event, looks like our buddy is scheduled to play both singles and doubles, with singles matches against Frederico Gil (#83) and Rui Machado (#124). Not easy matches, but let's hope for some good results to boost his confidence for a strong tour comeback!

A win for Bos-Herz (an uphill battle, for sure) would promote the team to Europe/Africa Group I, which would be awesome for national pride in a country still reconciling from an ugly civil war.

MauRapaz
09-18-2010, 12:38 PM
Our guy lost 9-7 in the fifth. Wow, what a way to lose!

Must have been a great effort though.

partygirl
09-18-2010, 11:49 PM
Hanging in there 5 sets on clay. :)
Better than the way the US open went.

Fee
09-19-2010, 04:45 AM
That was an awesome feat for Amer, to even be on a court that long and survive whether he won or lost.

There was something on his Facebook recently about making a big decision, this must have been what it was. I don't think he can switch back and forth, now that he has played Davis Cup for Bosnia, I believe that will be listed by the ATP as his represented country. It is entirely possible that he played Qualies for the USO and then made the decision to play DC. Since he had never played DC or anything else for the US, it seems the rules allowed him to switch that quickly.

So where does his player forum go now? ;)

Fee
09-19-2010, 07:53 AM
:shrug: It's still strange to me. maybe it's because i'm patriotic and couldn't imagine playing under two different flags depending on the event but it's still odd to me :shrug:

Well of course it is, your life experience is completely different than Amer's, you've grown up in the same region of the same country and lived there for most of your life, right?

I am of dual heritage, and could have two passports if I wanted to deal with the hassle (other members of my family do). Not that I ever posessed any talent that required me to make such a decision, but I could see myself being an athlete for England or the US (or maybe even Ireland) if that choice was presented to me. I have very emotional attachments to both countries, have lived in both, have family in both. I think I'm still more suprised that Haas switched than I am that Amer switched.

Deboogle!.
09-19-2010, 02:11 PM
I wasn't saying he shouldn't switch, he can do whatever he wants. I wasn't juding him at all, just that it is odd to me for someone to represent two different countries depending on whether it's an individual event or a team event. If it's not strange to you, that's fine :shrug:

Fee
09-19-2010, 05:52 PM
I wasn't saying he shouldn't switch, he can do whatever he wants. I wasn't juding him at all, just that it is odd to me for someone to represent two different countries depending on whether it's an individual event or a team event. If it's not strange to you, that's fine :shrug:

I don't think that is what he is doing, I don't think the ATP or the ITF allows that. When you declare for a country, you have to stick with it, not switch back and forth from week to week (I'm far too lazy and apathetic to go looking in the rulebook). I think he switched after the USO.

Deboogle!.
09-20-2010, 02:13 AM
I don't think that is what he is doing, I don't think the ATP or the ITF allows that. When you declare for a country, you have to stick with it, not switch back and forth from week to week (I'm far too lazy and apathetic to go looking in the rulebook). I think he switched after the USO.ah ok. that wasn't what a previous poster suggested, which is why I made my original posts.


Anyway, it sounds like it was quite a rough weekend for him but hopefully his knee held up ok.

MauRapaz
09-29-2010, 04:31 AM
ah ok. that wasn't what a previous poster suggested, which is why I made my original posts.


Anyway, it sounds like it was quite a rough weekend for him but hopefully his knee held up ok.

I researched before my first post. (It's really not that hard.) He has never represented either of his nationalities in international competition, so he was a "free agent", if you will. DC rules require an application be submitted to the ITF and the other home tennis federation 6 months in advance, so this was at least a possibility for a while. And per Davis Cup rules:

34.(c) A player shall be deemed to have represented a country if he shall have been
nominated, and shall have accepted, the nomination to play in the Olympic
Games Tennis Event or in any International Team Competition recognised by
the ITF and listed in Bye-Law 2.1(a).

Now he is committed to BIH, unless he doesn't represent them for 3 full years, in which case he would be eligible to switch. Incidentally, he is now listed on the ATP website as being from BIH.

In any event, enough of the legalistic stuff. Glad he played so well (near miss) in Portugal, and wish him all the best next week in Sacramento!!!

Deboogle!.
09-29-2010, 04:59 AM
The point is, once he switched, he switched. He's not going to enter ATP events under the USA and ITF events under BIH, which is what I didn't understand. That's what didn't make sense to me. Maybe I misunderstood your original post(s) in the first place. Anyway, as long as he's healthy, it really doesn't matter.

Fee
09-29-2010, 06:31 AM
He's entered in the Sacramento Challenger under the BIH designation, so it's a done deal for real. But I don't want them to move his player forum, he should stay here. (And they haven't moved Haas yet so...)

Ad Wim
11-18-2010, 07:02 AM
Great straight sets win yesterday, against in form Nishikori. His comeback is taking shape, now he has to go deep in a tournament to get his ranking going.

wee
11-25-2010, 08:21 AM
Good luck to him! :)

Ad Wim
01-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Amer not playing Australia? Saw he pulled out of Aus Open qualis. Maybe he is starting in Honolulu.

Deboogle!.
01-03-2011, 11:58 PM
he tweeted a comment a few days ago about his knee not cooperating :(

cobalt60
01-04-2011, 09:27 PM
he tweeted a comment a few days ago about his knee not cooperating :(

Le sigh :( He ain't getting any younger.

Deboogle!.
01-05-2011, 03:48 AM
yeah :(

http://twitter.com/#!/AmerDelic/status/20149710094344193
http://twitter.com/#!/AmerDelic/status/21920063867060224

Ad Wim
01-05-2011, 09:28 AM
Damn!

And I don't see him in Honolulu EL either...

Ad Wim
01-25-2011, 02:17 PM
Anyone has any news on him? Can't see anything on his Twitter, besides all this Football crap. Why didn't he just started playing Football?

partygirl
01-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Can't see anything on his Twitter, besides all this Football crap. Why didn't he just started playing Football?:lol:

Ad Wim
01-30-2011, 10:29 AM
Well, he is training, so he's not severely injured. Hope to see him in one of the US tourneys in the coming weeks.

Up at 7am, stringing a racket, watching Men's Doubles Final at #AussieOpen, getting ready for a 10am practice with James Blake.

Ad Wim
02-02-2011, 11:00 AM
I now see him in the Casablanca challenger EL on the 21st of February, that's a strange choice! To go and play on clay in Europe, in the middle of the spring US HC swing...

Ad Wim
02-16-2011, 11:25 AM
I understand now, he is playing DC in Morocco after that challenger. Found this tweet between all the other BS:

10 days before I leave for Morocco. Challenger first in Casablanca, then #DavisCup match in Marrakesh.

Deboogle!.
02-21-2011, 03:37 AM
hopefully all is ok with his knee :D

cobalt60
02-21-2011, 11:45 PM
finally back playing tennis :yeah:

Deboogle!.
02-22-2011, 08:28 PM
he beat klec in straights :D

Johnny_Bravo
03-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Dela brought the decisive victory for BiH winning the last singles match in 4

Idemoooooooo

Euro-African zone 1 here we come :cool:

Deboogle!.
03-06-2011, 08:18 PM
:bowdown:

Fee
03-06-2011, 08:30 PM
Shouldn't this be moved to a different area of the forum. ;)

Deboogle!.
03-06-2011, 10:32 PM
Maybe when they move Haas's :p

Fee
03-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Haas is playing for Germany, according to the ATP.

cobalt60
03-13-2011, 05:26 PM
And he "won" a challenger.

cobalt60
06-13-2011, 08:06 PM
No love for Amir these days;and all the hard work that went into getting him his own forum:p

Into the second round of qualies at Wimbly and will be playing Rik De Voest

trojanstallion
07-14-2011, 08:54 PM
He doesn't rep the USA anymore....

Ad Wim
07-15-2011, 12:14 PM
His comeback is a bit up and down...

cobalt60
07-17-2011, 04:27 PM
Really too old now to have a decent go at it imo. And every time he tries to come back it appears he has another niggling injury. And yes we know he does not play for the US now. Mods would have to move this forum if they see fit.

Deboogle!.
07-17-2011, 08:50 PM
Well he won 3 matches in davis cup last weekend, perhaps he can build some momentum from that