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RE: Aljaz Bedene


Just noticed that there have been significantly more early hits on the links I tweeted to today's stories about Aljaz than there are on most links to news stories that I tweet (ones that don't get RTd by someone like Judy, at least!) - clearly GB fans (and/or players) care quite a lot about this, whether they are in favour or not.

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Just because I'm curious Steven, but how does one know how many hits one gets on links posted on twitter ?

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I've got a (free) bit.ly account, so if I use bit.ly to shorten any links, I can find out how many hits there have been on that link and which countries they came from. I don't check very often but I was curious to see whether the Bedene saga was generating much interest.

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Impressive piece of technology !

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I can't see how a change in the rules of a competition that restricted the capacity of a professional tennis player and European national to work playing tennis for the nation of which it is a citizen could survive a legal challenge. Particularly if that work is within the European Union. The retrospective component alone is probably not enforceable, the dead rubber aspect also muddies the water further ie he has never played "in competition" .

Probably a good job he got his application in before the law was implemented as it would be a lot if hassle and the guy is a tennis player not a political activist but I know from a German friend who had to learn a bit of British History found it very inspiring particularly the bit between 1939-45 and would have fought tooth and nail to represent her adopted country in the future... Although she was a bit upset at the way Guy Fawkes was treated and the fact that we celebrate it with such gusto every year .... Does Aljaz know what he's getting himself into?

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Sorry I apologise for the stream of consciousness and lack of punctuation, my three monthly "vitamin injection" my GP gives me needs topping up. I will try again. Commas and everything.

Mr Bosman comes to mind.

I can't see how a change in the rules of a competition that restrict the capacity of a professional tennis player and European national to work, playing tennis for the nation of which he is a citizen, would survive a legal challenge. Particularly if that work is within the European Union. The retrospective comment alone is not enforceable, the dead rubber aspect also muddies the water in that he has never played " in competition " for Slovenia.

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The mystery deepens ... Mike Dickson says the ITF claim they didn't receive Aljaz's paperwork by 31 Dec - www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2900543/Aljaz-Bedene-s-British-Davis-Cup-hopes-suffer-blow-paperwork-fails-arrive.html

He also says that Evo is "is said to be training back in the Birmingham area and planning to come back at smaller events in the next month."

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It looks like Evo has been kicked out of Nottingham and is training at Edgbaston. Not entered for Sheffield - WC? I wonder if he will be on the list for Sunderland(out tomorrow pm)

Back to Bedene - i'm sure the LTA lawyers will have a field day, no wonder they dropped player funding to play for the legal expenses(Stoute/Bedene etc)

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"Kicked out" is a little emotive without any proof?

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He's currently 6-2 2-0* up against Lopez!

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He won 6-4, 6-4. Fantastic result!

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Jeff Stelling wrote:

"Kicked out" is a little emotive without any proof?


 OK - lost his coach, lost his funding and not been seen by Leon Smith for a long time. Also not entered in Sunderland



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QF:  (5) Guillermo García (ESP) WR 36 vs (Q) Aljaz Bedene (SLO) WR 156 



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According to the live rankings Bedene around 137 mark after that win

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great win!

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