Dubai and Tennis

Leave it to the worldy Arab countries to mix international sporting events with their brand of politics.  You may have read about the United Arab Emirates not allowing a female Israeli player to compete in a WTA event in Dubai… It now appears that 5 men have pulled out of the ATP tournament scheduled for Dubai, most recently Andy Roddick, who had this to say:

“I really didn’t agree with what went on over there. I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of it…”

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