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In a series of tweets on Friday, former multiple-time world champion Garry Kasparov expressed support for some players scepticism about participating in the Womens World Chess Championship in Tehran next year and urged them to protest against FIDEs decision. The primary misgiving among players has been about having to conform to the Islamic dress code and wear a hijab (headscarf).I fully support US chess champ Nazi Paikidze in her protest against FIDE hosting a womens event in Iran, Kasparov tweeted.In another tweet, he said: I hope the worlds chess players, women and men, find the courage to protest FIDEs decision. Womens rights are human rights.Last month, the FIDE Congress in Baku chose Iran as the host country for the 2017 Womens World Chess Championship. It said no other country had bid to stage the event.Paikidze has said she will neither wear the hijab nor participate in the tournament unless conditions are normal. Her online signature campaign against the FIDE decision has received more than 8,500 supporters so far. Saying that FIDEs current stance is in contravention of its own handbooks clause F.01 (1) (2) -- which states that the body rejects discriminatory treatment for national, political, racial, social or religious reasons or on account of sex -- the petition demands a change of venue or the postponement of the competition till another country agrees to host it or that wearing the hijab be made optional for players.Kasparovs relationship with FIDE, the world chess body, has been tumultuous. Two years ago he ran for FIDE presidents job but lost to incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. In October 2015 the Ethics Commission of the body held him guilty of breaching the FIDE Code of Ethics over his conduct during the presidential elections. 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Surgery for a sports hernia. Four repairs of his right knee.Instead of giving up, he has mounted comeback after comeback after comeback. The latest return happened at the Australian Open in January, when he played his first match in nearly 2 1/2 years after recovering from a torn meniscus in his right knee.Its an incredible story. Its unfortunate everything hes been through. We all say that if he had stayed healthy, easily hed be a top-20 player, if not top-10, U.S. teammate Denis Kudla said. Its just that his body hasnt really done him any favors. But its going to be a special moment for him, knowing maybe he never got the chance to represent his country, even though he probably felt he could have been doing it for the last 10 years.Baker will play 107th-ranked Yuichi Sugita of Japan on Saturday, when others in first-round action include major champions Venus Williams, Serbias Ana Ivanovic and Croatias Marin Cilic in singles, and Serbias Novak Djokovic in doubles.Its natural to wonder whether Baker ponders what might have been.I mean, you probably think about it, but at the same time, I cant do anything about it. I did get injuries, Baker said.I would like to have thought that I would have had a pretty successfuul career and done well.dddddddddddd But Im not going to say, like, `Oh, yeah, I would have been top 10, he continued. But sure, I would hope that I would be able to have a successful career, be a top-30 guy, year-in and year-out. But who knows?That, indeed, is the question when it comes to Baker, a 31-year-old who reached a career-high of No. 52 in the ATP rankings in 2012, and is currently No. 334.So how did a guy that far down get a spot on the four-man U.S. singles roster for the 64-player draw in Brazil?First of all, it helped that two Americans, John Isner and Sam Querrey, chose to skip the Rio Games. And Baker took advantage of a rule that allows injured players to use whats known as a protected ranking to enter nine tournaments of their choosing when they return.To those who think Baker shouldnt be in the field, Isner offered this answer: Look, its all within the rules. ... So good on him for getting into the Olympics and earning this spot -- and hopefully he can do something with it.While tennis players in Rio will earn neither prize money nor rankings points, Baker decided this was too rare an opportunity to let pass.Obviously you want to be able to utilize your `protected ranking to try to help get your ranking back up, said Baker, who spent time during his most recent rehab stint finishing his degree in general business with a finance concentration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also coached tennis. But I think the Olympics is a different animal.He recalls watching Andre Agassi win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games.Theres not many things like the Olympics. Its a different thing. Youre not there just playing for yourself; youre playing for your country, Baker said. 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