Its ironic that the last country to drag tennis into the political news front was having its own ATP tournament at the same time Dubai was now jeapordizing its sporting future..
You better get use to it.. Times dictate actions. Fairminded and just people/nations prefer dialogue and non-violent protest. What happened in Dubai was a form of NON-VIOLENT PROTEST to something.
We, and you noticed I said "we" me included are so spoiled to think that nothing in the world exist except our precious sport. Believe me, if all the nations of the world believe in non-voilent protest, this would be a better world. There would NOT be any fighting wars. We would talk them out, and come to some solutions.
If the future, people that belong to nations/countries that are dishing out wholesale oppression should realized that the people of the world will respond in some form. We have a right as citizen to responded to OPPRESSION, and we have the right as human beings to respond to out right cold blooded killings. And if you want any reasons for what happened in Dubai, I will give you 400 of them right quickly. In the last month or two the Israeli Defense Forces, used Air, Sea and Land forces, killed no less than 400 children in GAZA. That is not to mention the 900 men and women that were killed. What were these people doing, they were sending antique rockets into Israel. The reason they were shooting the antique rockets into Israel was because Israel has taken their land, built settlements on the stolen land, and illegaly occupying other parts of that land. Also, the IDF is using white phophorous in ammunition. All of what I have just mentioned is against INTERNATION LAW.. And the using of the white phorophrous is against the Geneva Convention.
So, sorry about your tennis world being upset, I am sure the 400 children that were killed and cried out for justice didn't mean to curb your tennis watching.