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And yeah @Brandnewkid, Eiji Kikumaru answers the issue on America.
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And yeah, time and time again, I say Kenya didnt do shit, so a Kaidoh No.18 possibility is strong. Inui and Yanagi issue confuses me. Unless Oishi neatly slides up 1 and gives No.16 to Inui for Data Pair to happen.
I see Tokugawa losing for that. Ryoga, he was so hyped up to appear, I dont even know what to expect. Byoudouin to defeat Tokugawa if they ever have a match though. Then Ryoma does the job properly and defeats Byoudouin after.
My reasons for this is that I dont think the positions are strictly doubles and Singles and can likely be flexed around.
For example, Nakagauchi was introduced as a Singles player, and Matsudaira Chikahiko a Doubles player, yet they played different positions against the Top 20.
While Nakagauchi was no.8 for the 2nd Stringers which now Im not even sure was based on Singles anymore, was paired with No. 14 or something-Miyako Shinobu.
Its all a bit makeshift I believe.
I reckon it wont even matter who's in what position and they will rush the storyline and sort things out towards the end of the Representative candidate battles.
(Hopefully we have many more to come)
I said the Davis cup thing to show that in the US there's a very high tennis level (and practically in every sport except football), not because there are a lot of important tournaments there (although you've got US Open, Miami Open and Indian Wells).
Airgrimes, I know you knew that, I'm just fighting against the world to change that concept lol.
USA actually has 2 players at the male's top 15 ranking, and 7 in the top 100.
Germany has none and 6 respectivly...
Also, if a very important tournament is held in the States (such as the 3 I named before), players from all over the world would participate.
And you shouldn't just focus in challenges. The US surely has some of the best trainers in the world.
On the other hand, Konomi has hinted various times in the manga that the tennis competition in Europe, Germany (and arguably England) in particular to be something serious.
See, I'm going by the manga.
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I see. Then, why do you think Nanjiroh picked the USA back when he started his pro carreer?
So, maybe he went to America to get his name up there as an actual Pro, figuring doing it in Japan wouldn't get him places, and that the States would be a bigger place to make a scene. Then, he'd go all around the world kicking ass.
Last edited by Brandnewkid; June 13, 2012 at 11:56 PM.
Japan suck at Tennis compared to the West in general. USA is the most likely place.
Right now, Germany's tennis is not higher than USA's. Its simply coz Tezuka got scouted by a german guy that he went Germany. Could have easily been an Englishman, a Spaniard, a Frenchman, a Scotsman or a Russian and any other European nation.
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