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Shahar Peer

How is the Israeli tennis player who is all set to play in the UAE, linked to a ‘shamed’ athlete who said that he loves Dubai? And where does Abu Dhabi’s most popular business personality fit in?

February 15, 2010 2:12 by

Andy Roddick

“I really didn’t agree with what went on over there,” the American tennis player told The Los Angeles Times after Peer was refused a UAE visa. “I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of it,” he said.

The 27-year-old American turned professional in 2000, and is currently ranked number 7 worldwide by the ATP. He was also ranked the world number one in 2003, after he won his first Grand Slam at the US Open.

Roddick has also been featured in many non-sports magazines including Rolling Stone and Vogue, and was selected as the Sexiest Athlete by People Magazine in 2003.The same year, he also hosted the comedy program Saturday Night Live and has been interviewed by numerous talk show hosts including David Letterman, Jay Leno  and …

 

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