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Thumbs up Singapore wins three fed cup ties!!!! Amazing!!!

Before anyone start to bash what is Singapore, let me explain why this is amazing.

Singapore has a small population of 4 million and it's a very small country (size of one city!) in size. The country is very money orientated and many kids right from young learns that the only way to survive is to get a good degree and a normal job instead of pursuing their dreams. Therefore, there's not much professional sportsmen or sportwomen around.

In sports, our greatest successes comes in swimming. We won the regional most of the times for a lot of events and our best swimmer qualified for the finals in olympics even though she did not get a medal in the end. We also almost got a bronze for table tennis in olympics, but that's about it. We have professional bowlers and badminton players whose performances are erractic. The government pour in lots of money into soccer and the worse part is we hardly win.

Therefore with all the odds, it is highly unlikely that Singapore does well in tennis. Yet we have only one young junior player (how pathetic...only one player! and she's ranked only 500++ in the juniors even.) That is why every victory should be celebrated.

20 April
Singapore defeated Turkmenistan 3-0
Wei-Ping Lee (SIN) d. Ummarahmat Alisultanova (TKM) 61 62
Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Jenneta Hallyewa (TKM) 60 63
Wei-Ping Lee/Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Ummarahmat Alisultanova/Jenneta Hallyewa (TKM) 60 60

21 April
Singapore defeated Syria 2-1
Wei-Ping Lee (SIN) d. Hazar Sudki (SYR) 62 60
Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Lara Al Samman (SYR) 60 61
Nivin Al Kozbari /Hazar Sudki (SYR) d. Yun-Ling Ng /Pei-Ling Tong (SIN) 76(5) 64

23 April
Singapore defeated Pacific Oceania 2-1
Wei-Ping Lee (SIN) d. Irene George (POC) 62 63
Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Gurianna Korinihona (POC) 62 60
Irene George/Gurianna Korinihona (POC) d. Yun-Ling NG/Pei-Ling Tong (SIN) 63 60

24 April
Kazakhstan defeated Singapore 3-0
Yekaterina Morozova (KAZ) d. Pei-Ling Tong (SIN) 60 63
Amina Rakhim (KAZ) d. Yun-Ling Ng (SIN) 61 60
Amina Rakhim/Madina Rakhim (KAZ) d. Wei-Ping Lee/Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) 57 61 61

I'm curious why they dun let our best two players play in the singles on the last day.... now we'll never know if our best can match up to theirs...

Don't be deceived by the rankings!! Coria, Mirnyi, Schuettler, Fish, Safin, Henman, Tursunov, Wawrinka, Federer, Serena, Bovina, Li Na, Dementieva, Zvonareva, Sugiyama, Coetzer, Tanasugarn, Kumkhum, Zheng, Dokic and Kournikova are the world's best tennis players!!!


S'PORE'S ONLY JUNIOR, LEE WEI PING

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post #2 of 357 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2004, 05:59 PM
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Thanks Karsien for ur information...I'm happy for the girls..Hopefully the same can be for the guys.. And may tennis gain more popularity in Singapore.I really hated the Soccer Frenzy in S'pore..it has somewhat been an Asian Craze...esp. in South EAst Asia...Soccer is BIG..Some of My friends even thought that tennis is for old folks... There's not even a tennis court in the newly established Singapore Sports School...Somehow... the government might thought Asian players would not be that successful in the tennis career... Which might be somewhat true but mostly i think is the lack of interest in the sports..Hopefully we can see more Asians in the top 100s..That will surely invoke interest in the general Asain populace....

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For one it is too expensive to develop even just one player. In Asia where the athletes are "mass-produced", it is not really that cost-effective to focus on tennis. But China seems to be able to get that done. Singapore did a good job. If they do qualify, then they have to stay there which is about 10 times as hard. So good luck
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lol@ mass-produced

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Good for them

But don't say the reason of where Singapore's tennis is, is his population of 4 million. Slovakia has 5 million inhabitants and they already had top-5 player two years ago... So you see that 'small' also can
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don think S'pore got 4 million..And please...compare the size of Singapore and Slovakia..Singapore is just a dot on the map... With few natural resouces..Which is why manpower has to be directed to human resouce which is used to ensure economic survival of the nation.... No offence meant..i know which top 5 player you'r referrin to..That my fave player....hee...

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don think S'pore got 4 million..And please...compare the size of Singapore and Slovakia..Singapore is just a dot on the map... With few natural resouces..Which is why manpower has to be directed to human resouce which is used to ensure economic survival of the nation.... No offence meant..i know which top 5 player you'r referrin to..That my fave player....hee...
when i was studying in 1995 itwas 3.7million i'm sure it has reached 4 million now...

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I'm speechless. The Davis Cup team lost last year to the Philipines!

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Viva Singapore.

Though I can't help but notice that the countries they defeated weren't really known either.
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Any Team That beats them (in Singapore) will be caned like that kid who spraypainted some cars in the 90's!
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Viva Singapore.

Though I can't help but notice that the countries they defeated weren't really known either.
You're probably right...but when an unknown country beats another unknown country in such scores...I'm really amazed...

i like tennis a lot and i'm not very happy at the way this game is being promoted here(if there's any promotion at all) and i keep hearing my coach say that not many people would give up their studies just to lose on the circuit and now singapore wins.... and the player who's in the junior circuit is responsible for one of the single's win!

I'm just very proud that it shows that if anyone wants to make it they could...not every one has to follow the rat race here and study till they are 24 and get a normal job or are deemed as failure...

Don't be deceived by the rankings!! Coria, Mirnyi, Schuettler, Fish, Safin, Henman, Tursunov, Wawrinka, Federer, Serena, Bovina, Li Na, Dementieva, Zvonareva, Sugiyama, Coetzer, Tanasugarn, Kumkhum, Zheng, Dokic and Kournikova are the world's best tennis players!!!


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Well..I'm proud of the local girls. Good for them. I hope they get
some local news coverage.

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Nice thread

VIVA! the little guy/gal!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really love to hear about the struggles of the non-major nations and players. Everyone must get tired about hearing about the same 3-4 nations and 3-4 players.
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