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Players who represented different nationalities Thread

fabolous
11-05-2010, 06:16 PM
there seem to be more and more players who change nationalities for different reasons, so i thought it would be a good idea to create a thread for all those. off the top of my head, those came to my mind:

tommy haas: germany --> USA (hasn't played a match yet for them)

dustin brown: jamaica --> germany

korolev/kukushkin/golubev: russia --> kazakhstan

amer delic: USA --> bosnia and herzegovina

teimuraz gabashvili: georgia --> russia

ivan lendl: czechoslovakia --> USA

not sure about vassallo arguello, did he actually compete under italian flag once?

i think we will see more and more players in the future who switch nationality. what do you think about it? also feel free to add more players in case i forgot them.

Snowwy
11-05-2010, 06:17 PM
When did Brown change?

Lower ranked but, Steven Diez (Spain to Canada)

fabolous
11-05-2010, 06:23 PM
When did Brown change?

Lower ranked but, Steven Diez (Spain to Canada)
brown changed last week, ATP has already updated his profile, but he is still considered jamaican in the draw.

moldani
11-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Andrea Collarini from ARG to USA

Lee
11-05-2010, 06:31 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=168671

DartMarcus
11-05-2010, 07:05 PM
Add Schukin for Russia - Kazakhstan

Henry Chinaski
11-05-2010, 08:32 PM
Greg "Joker" Rusedski - Canada to UK

Matt Doyle - USA to Ireland

ZackBusner
11-05-2010, 11:07 PM
I remember Cecil Mamiit and Eric Taino changing from USA to Philippines. Ivo Klec from Germany to Slovakia. Jean-René Lisnard and Thomas Oger from France to Monaco. And I'm quite sure Ivan Dodig was Bosnian some time ago.

Action Jackson
11-05-2010, 11:09 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135626&highlight=nationalities

Tomas Behrend is a Brazilian played for Germany.

Baghdatis#1
11-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Lower Ranked but:
Dimitris Kleftakos: Germany -> Greece -> Germany
Alexandros Georgoudas: Greece -> Germany
Andrew Thomas: Australia -> Cyprus -> Australia

illepingis
11-11-2010, 05:17 PM
didnt ronald agenor switch from haiti to usa many times in his career

«Ivan»
11-11-2010, 05:19 PM
amer delic: USA --> bosnia and herzegovina



amer delic even changed his name (typical bosnian AMIR name to AMER).he was so grateful because USA gave him new homeland.kinda pathetic.

Renaud
11-11-2010, 05:31 PM
Clement Morel
Benjamin Balleret (?)

From France to Monaco

out_here_grindin
11-11-2010, 05:32 PM
Lower ranked: Michael Venus represented the USA and is now repping New Zealand

elena_k
11-11-2010, 05:34 PM
lendl and navratilova changed to american. but Martina has changed back to czech republic. I have heard Lendl will do the same so he can captain davis cup team.

illepingis
11-11-2010, 06:02 PM
Clement Morel
Benjamin Balleret (?)

From France to Monaco
Balleret is from monaco but jean rene lisnard has competed for france but changed to monaco

Action Jackson
11-29-2010, 11:53 AM
Nick Lindahl is now playing for Sweden after representing Australia.

Christian Lindell plays for Sweden, but born and raised in Brazil.

Nathaliia
11-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Yes, Gabashvili is Georgian but he has never played for Georgia.

MVA played for a few years as Italian.
Actually, this Tomas Tenconi guy, he is an Argie who played for Italy, I can't recall if he has ever represented Argentina, maybe in juniors.

Roddickominator
11-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Federer is going to follow in Haas' footsteps and become an American, so he'll be on this list soon.

Montego
01-23-2011, 03:04 PM
I remember Martijn van Haasteren playing for Holland, but now I see him in a draw with the Netherlands Antilles flag.

rafaholic
01-23-2011, 03:23 PM
Ivan Dodig, Croatian nationallity but borned in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where live lot of Croatians...plays for Croatia, but as junior he played for B&H

Springer89
01-23-2011, 03:25 PM
Borut Puc changed in mid November from Slovenia to Croatia

Jelena
01-23-2011, 03:35 PM
Dustin Brown switched from Jamaica to Germany.

Frooty_Bazooty
01-23-2011, 03:42 PM
Didnt Ryan Sweeting originally play for the bahamas?

illepingis
01-23-2011, 05:31 PM
Daniel danilovic played for sweden first then montenegro and now sweden again

Blarghman
01-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Looking at the ITF database, these are the players who have played at least one ATP level match w/ more than one nationality. Surely not complete, and they might not all be right.



Player Nationalities

Greg RUSEDSKI CAN => GBR
Kevin CURREN RSA => USA
Ivan LENDL TCH => USA
Colin DOWDESWELL RHO/ZIM => SUI => GBR
Cecil MAMIIT USA => PHI
Evgeny KOROLEV RUS => KAZ
Jean-Rene LISNARD FRA => MON
Zoltan KUHARSZKY HUN => SUI
Kevin ULLYETT RSA => ZIM
Andrey GOLUBEV RUS => KAZ
Prakash AMRITRAJ IND => USA
Yuriy SCHUKIN KAZ => RUS
Ryan SWEETING BAH => USA
Mikhail KUKUSHKIN RUS => KAZ
Neil BROAD RSA => GBR
Brian LEVINE RSA => USA
Oren MOTEVASSEL ISR => USA
Ivo KLEC GER => SVK
Kristian CAPALIK BIH => USA

DanaKz
01-23-2011, 06:45 PM
Artem Sitak Rus->NZl

Helevorn
01-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Martín Vassallo Argüello started his career playing for Argentina, then he switched to Italy in 2004 and obtained his best ranking (#94). After a year and a half he returned under the Argentinian flag.

Acer
01-23-2011, 10:19 PM
Amer Delic too, no?

rafaholic
01-23-2011, 10:25 PM
Borut Puc changed in mid November from Slovenia to Croatia

Borut Puc will be awsome player, have a very bright future...you heard it here first ;)

DanaKz
01-23-2011, 10:36 PM
Dustin Brown switched from Jamaica to Germany.

Amer Delic too, no?

Guys this thread is only 2 pages... :tape:

Nathaliia
01-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Yes, Ryan Sweeting won USO junior championship representing Bahamas.

Anyway, that's a good example from the past... Jaroslav Drobny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Drobn%C3%BD

Jelena
01-23-2011, 10:56 PM
Looking at the ITF database, these are the players who have played at least one ATP level match w/ more than one nationality. Surely not complete, and they might not all be right.



Player Nationalities

Greg RUSEDSKI CAN => GBR
Kevin CURREN RSA => USA
Ivan LENDL TCH => USA
Colin DOWDESWELL RHO/ZIM => SUI => GBR
Cecil MAMIIT USA => PHI
Evgeny KOROLEV RUS => KAZ
Jean-Rene LISNARD FRA => MON
Zoltan KUHARSZKY HUN => SUI
Kevin ULLYETT RSA => ZIM
Andrey GOLUBEV RUS => KAZ
Prakash AMRITRAJ IND => USA
Yuriy SCHUKIN KAZ => RUS
Ryan SWEETING BAH => USA
Mikhail KUKUSHKIN RUS => KAZ
Neil BROAD RSA => GBR
Brian LEVINE RSA => USA
Oren MOTEVASSEL ISR => USA
Ivo KLEC GER => SVK
Kristian CAPALIK BIH => USA

SteveG's playersdb should be the most complete of it. :)

Jacques_Ukraine
01-24-2011, 12:23 PM
Recently Dolgopolov has refused to play for the Ukrainian Davis Cup team and confirmed in one of his interview that he obtained a few propositions to change a country flag. Many rumours...
One of them: "I heard that the Russian Tennis Federation is doing everything for Aleksandr Dolgopolov to start playing for Russia." (Vladas Lasitskas, http://twitter.com/#!/VladasLasitskas, Russia, Moscow
Reporter from Eurosport Russia, Spartak-TV and Sport-Express)

Baghdatis#1
01-25-2011, 03:08 AM
Mansour Bahrami Iran->France

Lesser Level:
Vlademyros Mavropoulos-Stoliarenko Greece->USA->Greece
Dimitris Kleftakos Germany->Greece->Germany
Andrew Thomas Australia->Cyprus->Australia

Nathaliia
01-25-2011, 03:16 AM
Recently Dolgopolov has refused to play for the Ukrainian Davis Cup team and confirmed in one of his interview that he obtained a few propositions to change a country flag. Many rumours...
One of them: "I heard that the Russian Tennis Federation is doing everything for Aleksandr Dolgopolov to start playing for Russia." (Vladas Lasitskas, http://twitter.com/#!/VladasLasitskas (http://twitter.com/#%21/VladasLasitskas), Russia, Moscow
Reporter from Eurosport Russia, Spartak-TV and Sport-Express)
Shocking news.
I thought he didn't play DC because he had this thing with his elbow that really disturbed his career so far and he said he couldn't play long matches.

Davydenko vol 2.0 :o

He'll probably end up being Kazakh though. They don't allow to say no to them :p.

GlennMirnyi
01-25-2011, 03:21 AM
Chris "The Gooch" Guccione - Ronald McDonaldistan to Australia.

Keyser Soze
02-09-2011, 12:05 AM
Roman Borvanov: USA → Moldova
Henri Laaksonen: Finland → Switzerland

VIPer7
02-09-2011, 07:13 AM
ATP site shows Tommy Haas with a German flag (http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Tommy-Haas.aspx) again. ITF still has him with the USA tag. So what? Guess we'll have to wait for his first tournament...

Btw did he also change his name? ATP site says Full name is Tommy Haas... -> I thought his real name was Thomas Mario Haas?

jrm
02-09-2011, 12:34 PM
Since most Canadians are from Former Yugoslavia (Nestor aka Nesterovic, Raonic, Dancevic) but i'm not sure who was actually boen in Canada

Prinosil was Slovak and went playing for Germany

Montego
02-12-2011, 10:02 AM
Andrea Collarini appears in the Buenos Aires draw with USA flag. Formerly he was playing for Argentina. Here's the link I found:

http://tennis.fanhouse.com/2010/08/27/the-curious-case-of-andrea-collarini/

FormerRafaFan
02-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Since most Canadians are from Former Yugoslavia (Nestor aka Nesterovic, Raonic, Dancevic) but i'm not sure who was actually boen in Canada

Prinosil was Slovak and went playing for Germany

What has this got to do with anything? They all play for Canada now and none of them have even hinted at playing for another nation.

I'm pretty sure Nestor was born in Canada, though I'm not completely sure. Dancevic however is born and raised in Canada. He was born in Niagara Falls (the city) where he is still living today. Raonic is as we all know born in Montenegro, but he moved to Canada when he was 3, his parents still live there, and his girlfriend is there. It seems like his life is in Canada. Of course there's a possibility he could change country, but I certainly hope he won't!

Nixer
11-28-2011, 06:19 AM
Alex Bogomolov Jr.
USA -> Russia

DanaKz
11-28-2011, 06:34 AM
Nikolos Basilashvili from Georgia to Russia.

TBkeeper
11-28-2011, 07:48 AM
what 'bout Davy ?

vojomocart
11-28-2011, 11:50 AM
Goran Ivanisevic , played for Yugoslavia in DC - after the break up he played for Croatia.
Same with Prpic.
I am not sure that this could be considered different nationalities , though.

tommyg6
12-25-2011, 01:42 AM
Examples,
-Greg Rusedski, born in Canada but ends up playing for Great Britain
-Mikhail Kakushkin, born in Russia but plays for Kazakstan
-Andrey Golubev, born in Russia but plays for Kazakstan
-Jesse Levine, born in Canada but plays for the USA
-Alex Bogomolov Jr., born in Russia, plays for the US but switches to Russia for Davis Cup
-Evegeny Korolev, born in Russai but plays for Kazakstan now.

I know some players have their reasons for switching allegiances, some do it for more money and others for better playing opportunities. In Kazakstan's case, they literaly hired Kakushkin, Golubev, Korolev as free agents.

As a Canadian, I always thought guys like Rusedski and Levine should play for Canada and I'm certainly glad Milos Raonic, born in Montenegro, plays for us now.

Any thoughts?

Johnny Groove
12-25-2011, 01:51 AM
I have no issue with it, really. It is a touchy subject, and everyone has a specific story, with their parents, etc.

For instance, my mother is from Haiti, my father American, and I was born in the USA. It is entirely possible that I can play for the Haitian Davis Cup team, even when I am unranked, compared to the USA Davis Cup team, where I would have to be top 100, just to have a sniff.

So I have no problem with this.

HKz
12-25-2011, 02:19 AM
I have no issue with it, really. It is a touchy subject, and everyone has a specific story, with their parents, etc.

For instance, my mother is from Haiti, my father American, and I was born in the USA. It is entirely possible that I can play for the Haitian Davis Cup team, even when I am unranked, compared to the USA Davis Cup team, where I would have to be top 100, just to have a sniff.

So I have no problem with this.

In your case it would make sense. However, in the cases of these Russian players playing for Kazakhstan, I'm not sure how they really have any ties to Kazakhstan. Then again, I'm not entirely sure what the rules are surrounding the ITF allowing players to play for a different country so at least in the case of Kukushkin, Golubev and Korolev, they may have real ties to the country, however, I have no idea. I guess my main point is, if you don't have a tie to the country you represent, then I really don't see how it is cool. Of course there are certainly many cases where lack of spotlight/funding is an issue, but if you are a great player, you will get noticed and the funding you need eventually.

tommyg6
12-25-2011, 04:10 PM
Examples


Eric Taino - United States>Phillipines (he switched because he wanted to play davis cup)
Cecil Mamiit - United States>Phillipines (he switched because he wanted to play davis cup)
Greg Rusedski - Canada>Great Britain (i have no freaking clue why he switched, what a bastard)
Emin Agaev - Canada>Azerbaijan (he switched to be no.1 in azerbaijan)
Yuri Schukin - Russia>Kazakstan (russian free agent)
Mikhail Kakushkin - Russia>Kazakstan (russian free agent)
Andrey Golubev - Russia>Kazakstan (russian free agent)
Evgeny Korolev - Russia>Kazakstan (russian free agent)
Jean Rene Lisnard - France>Monaco (switched to have an excuse to play Davis Cup)
Artem Sitak - Russia>New Zealand (switched to brag he was New Zealand's most talented player)
Ivan Lendl - Czech Republic>United States (imo, should'nt have switched)
Tommy Haas - Germany>United States (imo, should'nt have switched.)

Personally I don't like players switch to play for the United States, the USA already has enough good players as it.

MOhero
12-25-2011, 04:46 PM
Ivan Ljubičić - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Marin Čilić - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Ivan Dodig - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Kristian Capalik - Bosna i Hercegovina > USA
Amer Delić - Bosna i Hercegovina > USA > Bosna i Hercegovina
Merid Zahirović - Bosna i Hercegovina > Germany
Albert Lončarić - BiH > CRO
Bojan Vujić - YUG > BiH
Aleksandar Marić - YUG > BiH
and many other

Nixer
12-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Ivan Ljubičić - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Marin Čilić - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Ivan Dodig - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Kristian Capalik - Bosna i Hercegovina > USA
Amer Delić - Bosna i Hercegovina > USA > Bosna i Hercegovina
Merid Zahirović - Bosna i Hercegovina > Germany
Albert Lončarić - BiH > CRO
Bojan Vujić - YUG > BiH
Aleksandar Marić - YUG > BiH
and many other

IMO it makes more sense to just give examples of players who represented multiple countries in official tournaments, not switched the nationality

DanaKz
12-25-2011, 05:11 PM
In your case it would make sense. However, in the cases of these Russian players playing for Kazakhstan, I'm not sure how they really have any ties to Kazakhstan. Then again, I'm not entirely sure what the rules are surrounding the ITF allowing players to play for a different country so at least in the case of Kukushkin, Golubev and Korolev, they may have real ties to the country, however, I have no idea. I guess my main point is, if you don't have a tie to the country you represent, then I really don't see how it is cool. Of course there are certainly many cases where lack of spotlight/funding is an issue, but if you are a great player, you will get noticed and the funding you need eventually.

I can show you their ties to Kazakhstan:
http://padma-bali.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Cash.jpg

Blue Heart24
12-25-2011, 05:58 PM
Ivan Ljubičić - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Marin Čilić - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Ivan Dodig - Bosna i Hercegovina > Croatia
Kristian Capalik - Bosna i Hercegovina > USA
Amer Delić - Bosna i Hercegovina > USA > Bosna i Hercegovina
Merid Zahirović - Bosna i Hercegovina > Germany
Albert Lončarić - BiH > CRO
Bojan Vujić - YUG > BiH
Aleksandar Marić - YUG > BiH
and many other

Ljubicic and Cilic never represented BiH.:wavey:

abraxas21
12-25-2011, 06:10 PM
-Jesse Levine, born in Canada but plays for the USA

As a Canadian, I always thought guys like Rusedski and Levine should play for Canada and I'm certainly glad Milos Raonic, born in Montenegro, plays for us now.

Any thoughts?

i think theres a high chance that levine will end up playing for israel later on. apparently as a jew himself he's a huge tard of all things jew

tommyg6
12-25-2011, 06:18 PM
i think theres a high chance that levine will end up playing for israel later on. apparently as a jew himself he's a huge tard of all things jew

lol. funny cuz the whole time i thought to myself how jewish he looked on his atp profile. lol.

Pea
12-25-2011, 10:05 PM
When Serbia and Montenegro parted, most stayed in Serbia like Djoker and Troicki. But I remember Tipsy having the Montenegro name and flag under his for a couple of weeks before switching to Serbia. I could be wrong, though.

Marc23
12-26-2011, 02:10 AM
I'm pretty sure Nestor was born in Canada

Danijel Nestor or Nestorovic as his original family name is,was born in Belgrade and lived for next 4 years in Serbia until his parents decided to move to Canada...

Al_Loves_Tennis
12-26-2011, 06:40 PM
Tommy Haas obtained American citizenship, but said in an interview that he would still be representing Germany. The reason for the citizenship was, in his words, "to make things easier." Not sure what those things are. He just holds dual citizenship. Possibly just for travel reasons. His wife and kids are American.

The Kazakhstan thing is interesting. Perhaps the laws over there permit citizens of the former Soviet Union to take whatever citizenship they want and represent whichever country they want, as long as that country was once part of the Soviet Union? I don't know. It just seems a little too easy for the to switch. Obviously, the promise of financing a player for the rest of their careers is a huge incentive. I would personally accept the offer too. A lot of players struggle in that department. If you're not in the Top 75, you're not really making much income at all. You're breaking even in most cases and lucky to be making 25% of what you spent initially. Ranked lower than 150 and you're probably losing money each week.

But I digress...

Vilnietė
12-26-2011, 11:13 PM
Perhaps the laws over there permit citizens of the former Soviet Union to take whatever citizenship they want and represent whichever country they want, as long as that country was once part of the Soviet Union?

I don't know how it works in Kazakhstan but in general that's not true...

PiggyGotRoasted
12-27-2011, 12:13 AM
Oscar Hernandez : Spain > Mars

tommyg6
12-27-2011, 12:15 AM
When Rusedski changed from Canada to Great Britain, they've should barred him from the Rogers Cup, that loser!

Nixer
02-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Jean-Julien Rojer
Netherlands Antilles -> Netherlands
if that counts..

rocketassist
02-12-2012, 07:09 PM
If Qatar want me and will pay me $3m I'll play.

Nixer
02-12-2012, 07:11 PM
If Qatar want me and will pay me $3m I'll play.

I'll agree for free ;)

shotgun
02-12-2012, 07:12 PM
Jorge Paulo Lemann: Switzerland and Brazil.

Now he owns Burger King amongst many other ventures.

DanaKz
02-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Christian Lindell switches from Sweden to Brasil

Marc23
02-13-2012, 12:26 AM
tommy haas: germany --> USA (hasn't played a match yet for them)



I think Haas played this weekend for Germnay which means that probably he has dual citizenship,but chooses to play for Germany!

Nixer
02-13-2012, 12:40 AM
I think Haas played this weekend for Germnay which means that probably he has dual citizenship,but chooses to play for Germany!

it's like Germany -> USA -> Germany for him, because the flag has changed on official ATP page for some time

Springer89
02-13-2012, 03:55 AM
Roberto Cid from USA to Dominican Republic.

Action Jackson
06-14-2012, 03:34 PM
Christian Lindell will be representing Sweden again. The Brazilian federation wanted him to work with a Brazilian coach as part of their push for the Rio Olympics.

Lindell has been working with Julius Demburg since he was 15 and didn't want to change coaches, so he will play for Sweden now.

duong
06-14-2012, 04:22 PM
What about Sean Berman, the youngster who reached the final of Junior Aus open 2010 ?

I still read him as American on the ITF website but I had read that he lived in Australia and wanted to change.

Anyone knows something about that ?

Action Jackson
06-14-2012, 04:27 PM
Berman plays for Australia.

duong
06-14-2012, 04:31 PM
Berman plays for Australia.

are you sure ? he's still written as American on the ITF website :

http://beta.itftennis.com/ProCircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=100095820

I know his situation is complicated, born American in South Africa and living in Australia now, but I would like to know for sure what country he must be considered as playing for.

Action Jackson
06-14-2012, 04:36 PM
Looks like he is back with USA for now.

duong
10-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Collarini from USA back to Argentina :

Collarini to play for Argentina again
Matt Cronin | Monday, October 15, 2012

Andrea Collarini will play for Argentina again, the Argentine Tennis Association reports. Collarini, who was born in New York to Argentine parents, sent a letter to the ATA saying that he feels more comfortable playing for Argentina because that’s where he family and friends are. “I was born in the United States, but I lived and developed my tennis in Argentina,” the 20-year-old wrote. “I appreciate my experience in North America, but my place is here.”

Arturo Grimaldi, president of the ATA, said they are glad to have Collarini back and will support him anyway they can. Three years ago, Collarini accepted an offer from the USTA to play for the United States, which offered him more funding than he was getting in the South American nation. The 2010 Roland Garros junior finalist is currently ranked No. 346.

DDRickyDD
10-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Andy Murray: Great Britain --> Scotland (2014 onwards)

Keyser Soze
01-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Alexandr Nedovyesov: UKRAINE ---> KAZAKHSTAN
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ne/A/Aleksandr-Nedovyesov.aspx

Lamine Ouahab: ALGERIA ---> MORROCCO
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ou/L/Lamine-Ouahab.aspx

Romain Arneodo: FRANCE ---> MONACO
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ar/R/Romain-Arneodo.aspx

Ryusei Makiguchi: BOLIVIA ---> JAPAN
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ma/R/Ryusei-Makiguchi.aspx

dinkulpus
01-03-2014, 12:54 PM
From Algeria to Morrocco :eek:

tommyg6
01-03-2014, 03:06 PM
From Algeria to Morrocco :eek:

Why would he switch from Algeria to Morocco?

dinkulpus
01-03-2014, 03:37 PM
I don't know, but these two nations are in war from 20 years, boarders are closed :lol:

wimderon
01-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Why would he switch from Algeria to Morocco?

He says he has been treated badly by the Algerian Federation and feels he will be much better of with the Moroccan Federation. He is married to a Moroccan too by the way.

Nathaliia
01-03-2014, 07:13 PM
he'll be getting WC to casablanca and stuff :) i believe he's been living in spain for many years anyway

monaco recruiting players like kazakhstan :D

Crustaceok
01-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Goran Tosic: Montenegro -> Serbia

michellej
01-03-2014, 11:15 PM
When did Brown change?

Brown was born in Germany, His dad is Jamaican, his mother German. There is not much happening in tennis in Ja and Dustin wants to further his career.

J99
01-04-2014, 10:15 PM
How does a Japanese player start out being from Bolivia.

wimderon
01-04-2014, 11:40 PM
How does a Japanese player start out being from Bolivia.

It's not a wild guess that his mother is probably from Bolivia.

http://www.la-razon.com/marcas/Ryusei-Makiguchi_LRZIMA20121001_0020_11.jpg

Mahqz
01-04-2014, 11:48 PM
How does a Japanese player start out being from Bolivia.

There are many Japanese in Peru, e.g. former president Fujimori, probably there are a few in Bolivia, too?

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bassoon
01-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Colombian doubles player, Robert Farah, and former WTA player, Mary Pierce, both born in Montreal, Canada.

Keyser Soze
12-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Viktor GALOVIC: Italy ---> Croatia
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ga/V/Viktor-Galovic.aspx

Markos KALOVELONIS: Greece ---> Russia
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ka/M/Markos-Kalovelonis.aspx

Wojcirej
12-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Jean-Julien Rojer
Netherlands Antilles -> Netherlands
if that counts..

He also played with Curacao flag in 2010-2012.

Southend Aussies
12-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Missing Brydan Klein. He went from Australia to Great Britain.


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Crvena Zvezda
12-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Colombian doubles player, Robert Farah, and former WTA player, Mary Pierce, both born in Montreal, Canada.


Yes but this not representing different nationalities.

Mary always played for FFT in Pro Circuit as far as I can remember.

Because players born in one country and playing for another is a far larger list, FI :

Viktor Troicki born in Moscow, Danila Nesterovic (Daniel Nestor) born in Beograd, Milos Raonic born in Crna Gora, Marsel Ilhan (Marsel Khamdamov) born in Uzbekhistan.......

BTW could be funny to track players changing name when switching nationalities.

Edda
12-26-2014, 03:26 PM
Denis Istomin-born in Russia, plays for Uzbekistan. It seems the number of Russians playing for countries ending in -stan in quite large.

Baghdatis#1
12-27-2014, 03:45 AM
Viktor GALOVIC: Italy ---> Croatia
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ga/V/Viktor-Galovic.aspx

Markos KALOVELONIS: Greece ---> Russia
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ka/M/Markos-Kalovelonis.aspx

I understand that his mother is Russian, but this decision makes no sense :scratch:
He was on the Greek Davis Cup team and seemed to be a promising prospect. He chokes a lot but the potential is there if he can get his head sorted out. At the US Open juniors 2012 he played Peliwo (#2 and eventual winner) and was up a set and a break and choked it away. He beat Dzumhur IN BOSNIA right after the AO in Davis Cup.

His father is a former top 150 Greek player and has an academy in Greece. He is also the Davis Cup captain and Fed Cup captain. Markos was born and raised in Greece his entire life. His mother is from Russia (as far as I know she didn't play tennis but I could be wrong) but they still always lived in Greece. Now Markos switched to Russia...Something must've happened with the federation because although he is promising, Russia has so many top juniors better than him. Russia also loses their own players because they have no money also so its not like he's going to get good support from them either. And he still trains in Greece even though he now plays for Russia. He also acknowledges that he won't get help from Russia. At least with Greece he could play Davis Cup and we gave him MANY wildcards for futures and challengers. He won't get anything in Russia. What a loser. I hope he has a good explanation because right now his reputation in Greece (from the people who follow tennis) is very poor. He is still only 20 so he will probably come back when he realizes how pointless it was for him to switch to Russia. Disgusting.

Crvena Zvezda
12-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Denis Istomin-born in Russia, plays for Uzbekistan. It seems the number of Russians playing for countries ending in -stan in quite large.

Well quite normal as former Jugoslavija and former CCCP were 80 years federations with different nationalities and people moving throughout the country for work and some mixing.
Only 81% of people living in Russia are ethnic Russian but also 20 millions ethnic Russian are living in former CCCP neighbours (mainly Ukraina and Kazakhstan).

Same thing existed in JUG before the Civil Wars.

Marat Safin and Dinara Safina were born in Russia but their real nationality is Tatar from Tatarstan.
Their father family moved to Moscow.
(Tatarstan asked for independance but won't get as his neighbours did because of Baku II Oil Center).

So normally it goes both ways (RUS to -STAN or -STAN to RUS).

Bias is because Kazakhstan has a leader (same as Qatar) who uses petrodollars to hire tennismen and women or cyclists from all around the world.

Same in former JUG with FI young players from Republika srpska (part of Bosnian Federation) switching to Serbia (mostly females because of religious issues).

Or simply movement : Troicki or Jovanovski are probably names with Makedonian roots.

BTW, you will probably get the same with Russian speaking (or Ukrainian speaking) tennis players from Dombass that will choose between representing Russia or Ukraina.

ITF has already to deal with Valentyna Ivakhnenko case, born in Crimea, representing Ukraina and switching to Russia.