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Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

tommyg6
10-23-2011, 04:58 AM
Who are some really accomplished tennis players from non traditional tennis countries like....

Finland
Mexico
Ireland
Norway
Hungary
China
New Zealand
Denmark
Poland
any Latin American nation aside from Argentina, Chile, Brasil
any African nation aside from South Africa
any Asian nation aside from Japan
any Middle Eastern country

finishingmove
10-23-2011, 05:16 AM
Novak Djokovic :worship:

Naudio Spanlatine
10-23-2011, 06:06 AM
Guga, Delpo, that chilean guy who played dubs with gonzo in the olympics and won the gold medal with him(i forgot his name:facepalm: )

Ibracadabra
10-23-2011, 06:11 AM
massu you are thinking of, but op said excluding chile

shiaben
10-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Who are some really accomplished tennis players from non traditional tennis countries like....

Finland
Mexico
Ireland
Norway
Hungary
China
New Zealand
Denmark
Poland
any Latin American nation aside from Argentina, Chile, Brasil
any African nation aside from South Africa
any Asian nation aside from Japan
any Middle Eastern country

Jarkko Nieminen, made a couple QF runs at the slams. I guess that's an accomplishment for Finland?

Naudio Spanlatine
10-23-2011, 06:41 AM
massu you are thinking of, but op said excluding chile

why tho massu and gonzo achieved a gold medal and their from a non-tennis country:confused:

Chase Visa
10-23-2011, 06:42 AM
Nieminem or El Ayouni.

Jamoz
10-23-2011, 06:59 AM
Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.

Naudio Spanlatine
10-23-2011, 07:04 AM
Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.

jus call him eminem to make life easier;)

VolandriFan
10-23-2011, 07:17 AM
Morocco - El Aynaoui, Arazi and Alami
Colombia - Giraldo, Velasco, Falla
Peru - Horna
Taiwan - Lu
Finland - Nieminen
Mexico - Ramirez
Tunisia - Jaziri
Luxembourg - Muller
Thailand - Srichaphan

Chase Visa
10-23-2011, 08:45 AM
Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.

Interesting.

finishingmove
10-23-2011, 08:54 AM
Good call on Niemenen... I always thought he's Swedish though.

VolandriFan
10-23-2011, 09:20 AM
Good call on Niemenen... I always thought he's Swedish though.

Really? It's practically impossible to escape the bad commentator puns about him 'finishing' matches. :o

Pirata.
10-23-2011, 09:28 AM
Wozniacki

Israel has produced quite a few good players, AndyYoni of course; someone mentioned Younes and also I would say Baghdatis for sure.

Future RG champion Santiago Giraldo, Gilles Muller of Luxembourg (:eek:)

Gulbis, Kubot, Dimitrov, Berankis...

Bobby
10-23-2011, 09:31 AM
Good call on Niemenen... I always thought he's Swedish though.

Niemenen might well be Swedish, because it sure isn't a name anyone has in Finland.

n8
10-23-2011, 09:40 AM
You don't have to look beyond the young guns. Berankis (Lithuania), Dimitrov (Bulgaria) and Raonic (Canada) are all from nations that aren't especially known for tennis. In fact, all three already hold the record for being the highest ranked male of all time from their respective countries.

BodyServe
10-23-2011, 11:16 AM
You don't have to look beyond the young guns. Berankis (Lithuania), Dimitrov (Bulgaria) and Raonic (Canada) are all from nations that aren't especially known for tennis. In fact, all three already hold the record for being the highest ranked male of all time from their respective countries.

Dont get ahead of yourself, they haven't proved anything yet.

If Nieminen is mentionned, i would like to mention Pavel.

n8
10-23-2011, 11:26 AM
Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.

Any word with a series of m's and n's people find difficult to spell. It's an interesting phenomenon (;)).

Hian-GOAT
10-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Pushniacki and Eminem.

MaxPower
10-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Niemenen might well be Swedish, because it sure isn't a name anyone has in Finland.

he should be. We need him in DC. But he talks great swedish too, played in the swedish league a little, often trains in Stockholm.

Only way to tell he's finish is his number of runner-up titles :devil:

superganon
10-23-2011, 03:27 PM
for 5 years ago serbia could have been in this list...anyway. schrichapan-thailand, nieminen-finland. carlsen-denmark.

some others.gulbis-latvia. berankis-lithuania. dimitrov-bulgaria. raonic-canada(rudetski?). dolgopolov-ukraine (?). bagdathis-cyprus