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Novak Djokovic to become British? « on: May 17, 2006, 03:10 PM »
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Here's a little bit of news I though everyone'd be talking about.

Quote from: telegraph
The Serbian teenager Novak Djokovic - the youngest player in the top 100 and one of the rising stars of men's tennis - could become a future British Davis Cup player after it emerged last night that his family have contacted the Lawn Tennis Association about the possibility of moving from the Balkans to live in Britain.

A spokesman for the LTA confirmed to The Daily Telegraph last night that Djokovic's mother, Dijana, has approached the LTA.

She has had "initial discussions" with Stuart Smith, the LTA president, and Roger Draper, the LTA chief executive, with the talks apparently taking place during last month's Davis Cup tie in Glasgow, where the 18-year-old won both his singles rubbers as he led Serbia and Montenegro to a 3-2 defeat of the British team.

It is understood that Djokovic, the world No 71 and Andy Murray's best friend on the tour, has been suggesting privately that he might receive better support and sponsorship playing for Britain. His mother has also told the LTA that if the family emigrated to Britain it would allow Novak's younger tennis-playing brothers, Marko and Djordje, the chance to use the facilities in Britain.


Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/05/17/stmurrad.xml&sSheet=/sport/2006/05/17/ixtenn.html
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 03:13 PM »
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Oh dear. People everywhere are wanting to become British. :P

Welcome to the country Novak. I'll get to support you full time then. mexicanwave
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 03:16 PM »
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I know! I heard it on Sky sports this morning and I was particularly excited at the prospect. I love this guy and it'll be all the better if he's representing GBR!
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2006, 03:18 PM »
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Imagine the doubles partnership we can have.

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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 03:21 PM »
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He can't play Davis Cup for 3 years cause he's represented Serbia and Montenegro but his brothers could play straight away.
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #5 on: May 17, 2006, 03:22 PM »
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I am speaking of matches on the tour. I want Andy to play with him anyway, Brit or no Brit. But an all British team on the tour is something goooooooooooood.

What a day I am having. mexicanwave
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #6 on: May 17, 2006, 05:21 PM »
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From A British tennis fans point of view that is great news, but i doubt Serbia are too happy
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2006, 05:59 PM »
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If they'd made more oppertunities for him and given him and his family a little more support they wouldn't be in this situation. I don't feel sorry for them at all! If the LTA want to give these young guys a hand then why shouldn't they come and play for GB?
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2006, 06:15 PM »
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And Djokovic more than deserves to be British. mexicanwave

After all, its not what you are but what you want to be that defines you.

This is going to be amazing, we may have five people in the top hundred soon. woohoo
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #9 on: May 17, 2006, 06:22 PM »
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Woah this could be cool.  Even though I am slightly against more foreigners coming into this country but at least they won't be tax dodgers or living off benefits.
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006, 06:24 PM »
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 shocking Thanks for that article. =D>

Good stuff. Will be definatley something to look forward to when it happeneds (if!!)  yahooo
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #11 on: May 17, 2006, 06:37 PM »
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Even though I am slightly against more foreigners coming into this country but at least they won't be tax dodgers or living off benefits.

This is a really bad thing. Many of those guys cant even speak a British language properly.
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #12 on: May 17, 2006, 06:46 PM »
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I Really Like The Kid .But I`m Not Sure I Think I Would Prefer Homegrown Talent Being Successful Under The Name British.
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #13 on: May 17, 2006, 06:49 PM »
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True I suppose.  It will be difficult because some Britons might not accept Novak, or he might get a bit of grieve from his old country like Greg did.
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Re: Novak Djokovic to become British? « Reply #14 on: May 17, 2006, 06:50 PM »
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He should be prepared to get quite a bit of flak actually.
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