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February 15, 2010

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Tom Loughrey

I couldn't agree more with Shahar Peer's quote in this article. Sports are a completely separate entity and should not have to answer to politics.

I am thoroughly impressed by Peer's bravery in entering the tournament. It must have taken incredible nerve to play in, and win, a match with all of the other issues obviously swimming through her head.

If this were a bigger tournament there would be more press coverage on the issue. It slightly reminds me of the situation when there was a fight outside a Novak Djokovic/Amer Delic match at the Australian Open. Here's the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/sports/tennis/24tennis.html.

When it all comes down to it, if the players are willing to play each other or take a risk, the fans/country need to let their differences go and let the match happen.

Mike McIntyre

Thanks for the thoughtful post Tom. I'm disappointed that there was not more coverage in the media. I would have expected more.

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