Bram, you're right, but if a country wanted to be a topcountry like the usa and russia, it could be an idea. The thing is, that we are small countries, and the wish to become like russie isn't there. Nor are the "materials" (players, coaches, courts etc).
Thanks for the thoughtful replies. BTW, I'm far from sold on Kirsten or Elke yet. BTW, would you say the Flemish are more similar to you than to the French Belgians? And I thought Anne WAS the LUX female tennis program!
Originally posted by rd878 First, this post is in Pics because it's both in English and not a one player thread. It's not a joke or meant to mock NED. Just as I feel that YUG, CRO, and SLO should have a joint tennis program to compete fairly with large countries, the same could apply to BEL, NED, and LUX. Sure the Belgians (with seperate French and Flemish federations to boot) have Kimmy and Juju now, but that's not the sign of a "tennis machine" like Russia is becoming. And Kim might actually "go through with it" - marry Lleyton and head for Oz. If my idea did happen, the brilliant if physically underpowered Anne Kremer would probably be retired or about 2B by the time it got "worked out" - and would IMO be a perfect head of the "joint federation", esp. being from by far the smallest of the 3 countries.
I hope you don't mind me putting this quote in a thread in General Messages! I think it would be interesting to discuss this with some more posters ok?
Originally posted by inkyfan Yeah, she looks very fit! I got a pic WITH her, but it's on my friends camera, and she just went to Perth and won't be back for like a month! pff So I have to wait a month till I see the pic!