Also now I'm wondering if there's another kind of connection. Australia has a quite rigid immigration policy so when were Tomics' allowed in? Before or after he displayed such talent?
According to his wikipedia, the Tomics emigrated to Queensland when he was 3 years old, or 5 years old, whichever story you believe, but still a little early for his talent to be recognised I would have thought.
Not sure about Austrailian immigration policy but they do seem to be quite happy to admit talented sportsmen/women - particularly tennis players!
Yes - but Zola Budd shows quite clearly that the UK is guilty of the same thing, and I suspect that goes for a few other countries as well, although, of course, our immigration policy has always been far too lenient and shows little signs of improving.