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ns_Henin
May 8th, 2003, 03:52 PM
I know the American and european player dominating the tennis right now but i wonder its very weird if the Asians dominating and put their name at top 10 world players :) Like womans badminton which is dominating by China's player, will Asia grow up it's player to start the controversy in tennis?

Experimentee
May 8th, 2003, 04:01 PM
I would be happy with more Asians just being in the game right now. I think they excel in things like badminton and table tennis and not tennis because they are smaller people on average, and in tennis size is important. Also Asians place a lot of importance on education so they are more likely to finish school or university before joining the tour, so they waste some years doing that. I dont think Asia will be a major force in tennis but definitely there has to be improvement on what they are doing now.

ns_Henin
May 8th, 2003, 04:07 PM
Nice analysis :) Yeah school is more important ;)

tfannis
May 8th, 2003, 04:12 PM
well if Belgium can be a major factor in tennis ;)... I'm sure one day some Asian girl will rise up and do some great things :)

jrm
May 8th, 2003, 04:13 PM
hard to compete against the tradition but i wouldn't mind seeing Asian ruling both women and men tennis

Jakeev
May 8th, 2003, 04:33 PM
They will need to get stronger, taller, and more powerful. That's the bottom line.

novotnaquinton
May 8th, 2003, 04:56 PM
I can't see their future of dominating tennis in the coming 20 years

Harju.
May 8th, 2003, 05:56 PM
Unfortunately they can't.. not at this moment.. :sad: There are some are really improving though and they might just give some challenges to those top 20!!

SJW
May 8th, 2003, 07:09 PM
LMFAO *picks self off of floor*

nawwww. the next few generations belong to the Russians :D

Brian Stewart
May 8th, 2003, 09:56 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if there were a stronger Asian presence in the upper echelons at some point. Top 50, top 30, etc. Not too long ago, Japan had 5 or 6 top 30 players at the same time.

But they'll have to make sure they don't wear them down with national commitments on top of the tour schedule.

Dava
May 8th, 2003, 09:58 PM
I think Widjaja will be up there and I also hope that Asagoe and Obata get up there soon! PLEASE!!

Dava
May 8th, 2003, 10:00 PM
And Cho she will be up there!!

croat123
May 8th, 2003, 10:15 PM
there's sugiyama, widjaja, tanasugarn, and cho. they all have what it takes to at least be in the top 30. asian tennis will soon improve and i bet that there will be an asian in the top 10 in about 5 years.

Gowza
May 9th, 2003, 12:11 AM
iroda has top 10 talent, if hsieh can get back to her old self there might be another top 30 talent on their hands maybe even top 20. cho has the talent to be top 25 as does suyigama and widjaja and tanasugarn have top 30 talent. so imo asian tennis is on the rise. if iroda was to make the top 10 then i think it would suddenly sky rocket.

selesrules
May 9th, 2003, 12:12 AM
asian players are normally smaller in size which is a disadvantage for something like tennis.

Gowza
May 9th, 2003, 12:16 AM
true asians are usually smaller in size but i think that is starting to change. asians are getting bigger so it's just a matter of time before they step up in the tennis world. although i just hope it doesn't change to much before they can make their run.

fammmmedspin
May 9th, 2003, 02:27 AM
Odd isn't it You have to have wits, coordination, eyesight and fast reflexes to play Badminton/table tennis etc. On the other hand there are precious few Asian olympic sprinters, jumpers, middle distance runners or hurdlers which suggests something. But it can't be a matter of build entirely as we have the japanese players who have done well. Must be something to do with lack of tennis interest in India, China and Japan too - which implies that there might be some excellent players out there hiding in such large populations. Whether they will take up the sport and prove competitive with the athletic East Europeans is questionable - though the new Asian tournaments might help raise the status of tennis.

Doraemon
May 9th, 2003, 02:51 AM
Well.. with my days behind, I truly believe an asian girl who's as good as me will never show herself soon.....

Prudence
May 9th, 2003, 02:58 AM
I would like to see, someday, an Asian player competing for the top in Women's Tennis. After all, as Justine Henin-Hardenne is proving, you don't have to be all big and tall to be a top 5 player in tennis. We all know the Asian players are usually the fastest... there just has to be one who can combine speed with power to become a top 10 or top 5 player.

Xian
May 9th, 2003, 07:15 AM
if there were more grass court events probably

but at the moment and for the next 3 to 5 years there is nobody who can reach the top 10. Not a Widjaja, not a Asagoe nor Obata or Hsieh.
Akiko Morigami seems to be very good at the moment

Messenger
May 9th, 2003, 07:21 AM
LMFAO *picks self off of floor*

nawwww. the next few generations belong to the Russians :D

But most of Russia is in which continent? :)

Vut
May 9th, 2003, 07:21 AM
I would be happy with more Asians just being in the game right now. I think they excel in things like badminton and table tennis and not tennis because they are smaller people on average, and in tennis size is important. Also Asians place a lot of importance on education so they are more likely to finish school or university before joining the tour, so they waste some years doing that. I dont think Asia will be a major force in tennis but definitely there has to be improvement on what they are doing now.


I Agree with you. Also Asians place a lot of importance on education so they are more likely to finish school or university before joining the tour :bounce:

Messenger
May 9th, 2003, 07:22 AM
Well.. with my days behind, I truly believe an asian girl who's as good as me will never show herself soon.....

Hi Kimiko

:D

Vut
May 9th, 2003, 07:28 AM
Now 7 asian player in TOP100 sugiyama , tanasugarn , wigjaja , asagoe etc.. :)

Harju.
May 9th, 2003, 08:38 AM
I totally agree with some of you.. yeah.. i think within 2-3 years, there'll be more asians players in top 100.. right now there are 7.. Outside top 100 there are Wynne, Saori.. and some are really inproving alot.. thiose from CHinese..

Eric_tennis
May 9th, 2003, 09:06 AM
They will need to get stronger, taller, and more powerful. That's the bottom line.

They surely are getting bigger, stronger and more powerful. :angel:
At least North-east Asian girls definitely shows that such girls from Northern China and Korea. They are much bigger than their mother,.. sometimes than their father. :p

Usually, one can say that Golf requires stronger and more powerful character than tennis. Look at the LPGA ranking,.... almost half of top 10 are Korean girls,.. and they are no shorter or weaker than others. :cool:

I think the main reason is tennis is not that popular in Asia like Europe & North America.

arodguy100
May 9th, 2003, 10:42 AM
i think chances are slim... honestly...

SJW
May 10th, 2003, 08:34 PM
But most of Russia is in which continent? :)

LOL :D

technically, thats true, but am i correct in saying that most (if not all) the Russians come from the European side of the Ural Mountains (is that the divide? spelling etc :)) so in fact they are European :)

if u wanted to call the Russian girls Asian, then yes Asia will rule tennis in the next few years for many generations :D

Iroda DEFINATELY deserves to be in top 20..i dont know how she lost the Mauresmo match :sad: she was so dictating it lol (pretty much like Monica vs Venus in the CHamps :))

Eric_tennis
May 11th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Well,.. I think there no reason the Asian girls make it to the very best except the popularity or support in their countries.

For example, in most of women's sport they are doing much better than in WTA.

- Table Tennis : China, Korea are the only two teams that won team championship or Olympic during the last 20 years. :eek:
- Badminton : China, Korea and Indonesia girls are the best
- Golf : Korea has 3 top 10 LPGA golfers,.. and many more.
- Soccer : China, North Korea are the world top 3 teams.
- Western Archery : Korea, China have best players
- Basket Ball : Korea was top 4 in latest world Championship and won silver medal in Olympics before,.. and China and Japan are good.
- Volleyball : Japan, China, Korea are very good,. and always in top 8.
- Swimming : China, Japan have world class female swimmers.
- Skating : Korea, China have best short track players, Japan has top class figure skaters

So,.. if the tennis gets more popularity, it's just matter of time for Asian girls rule in Tennis. I'm not sure about the #1 rangking but much more players in top 20 for sure.

But personally I think, black girls from US or Africa will rule in tennis in 10 years. ;)

Anyway,.. it will get more interest if we have so many players from different continent, skin colors and different physical shape.
:D