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tennisfan5
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:13 PM
Sorry if this has been posted already, but it's news to me...

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-dubaichampionships&prov=ap&type=lgns

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.

Fired
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:16 PM
He probably wanted to rest and used this as an excuse :o

Noctis
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:18 PM
excuses to rest

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:22 PM
more nonsense from media
it was cos of Davis Cup

friendsita
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:55 PM
i dont care andy is coming to my city!

ripper9100
Feb 23rd, 2009, 11:08 PM
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.

Pops Maellard
Feb 23rd, 2009, 11:18 PM
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.

goldenlox
Feb 23rd, 2009, 11:33 PM
How much does ATP fine Roddick?