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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

Sorry if this has been posted already, but it's news to me...

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Andy Roddick, who won at Memphis on Sunday, withdrew to protest the Emirates’ decision not to grant Israeli player Shahar Peer a visa to compete in last week’s women’s event. Israeli Andy Ram was granted a visa and is scheduled to play doubles this week.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

He probably wanted to rest and used this as an excuse

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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

excuses to rest
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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

more nonsense from media
it was cos of Davis Cup

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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

i dont care andy is coming to my city!

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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

Andy is such a stand up guy. I dislike Peer but this is what the williams sisters should have done but they are so into themselves that they forget about how they struggled with discrimination when they first came on the tour.
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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

Roddick withdrew but won a tournament of equivalent points to make up for it, so it's good that he didn't lose anything by withdrawing.
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Re: Roddick boycotts Dubai b/c of Peer

How much does ATP fine Roddick?

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