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Re: Wild Cards

Am I missing something? Llodra seems an odd choice for the french to choose. A younger player would surely benefit more. Rufin or Jouan perhaps, or even Mannarino. Mind you wimbledon would still give Henman or Rusedski a MD Wild Card if they asked.
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Am I missing something? Llodra seems an odd choice for the french to choose. A younger player would surely benefit more. Rufin or Jouan perhaps, or even Mannarino. Mind you wimbledon would still give Henman or Rusedski a MD Wild Card if they asked.
Llodra is not so old ... but well, I guess the decision is mainly because Llodra plays for the Davis Cup team and that's why he's important for the FFT.

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Re: Wild Cards

29 years old.
And he hasn't won 2 matches in a row since Marseille, not even in qualies.
But it's for the Davis Cup indeed, they said it very clearly.

Definitely not Jouan, chavkev, but Mannarino and Ouanna would have been the logical picks if the wild-card had been awarded according to the usual criteria (both quite young and better ranked than Llodra - #94 and #103).
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Re: Wild Cards

Just seems a bit of a backwards move. The agreement that they have with the us and aussies offers great opportunities to develop French talent.
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Definitely not Jouan, chavkev, but Mannarino and Ouanna would have been the logical picks if the wild-card had been awarded according to the usual criteria (both quite young and better ranked than Llodra - #94 and #103).
Mannarino & Ouanna may get in off the alternate list:
U.S. Open Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated August 30, 2009)

ESPN confirmed that Ryan Sweeting received the remaining main draw wild card (previously reserved for Ram).

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Re: Wild Cards

I'd rather go for Harrison instead of Britton, the rest are fine.
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Give Qureshi the Qualifying Wild-Card!

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What about the Doubles Wild-Cards?
Qureshi/Hadad asked for one.
i don't know if they recived him.
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Qureshi/Hadad asked for one.
i don't know if they recived him.
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Wild Cards announced:
Main Draw:
Devin Britton
Chase Buchanan
Taylor Dent
Brendan Evans
Jesse Levine
Rajeev Ram
Chris Guccione (trade with Australia)
TBD (trade with France)

Qualifying Draw
Lester Cook
Grigor Dimitrov
Alex Domijan
Ryan Harrison
Scoville Jenkins
Ryan Lipman
Tim Smyczek
Blake Strode
Michael Venus

Ram will in all likelihood still get in, so it will be interesting to see who that WC goes to.

No Sweeting or Kuznetsov, USTA cracks me up
I'd think Sweeting will probably Ram's when he gets in.
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Qualifying Draw

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/d...?promo=leftnav
Gaudio is here, didn't realize he would be.
Final QWCs went to Cox, McClune, Sandgren. Fair choices.
Cox needs to start proving his Wimbledon wasn't a fluke, though.
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Re: Wild Cards

Cox Receives US Open Qualifying Spot:
http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fulls...newsid=6638311
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Expected QWC for Cox. Would have been a travesty if he hadn't been given one, really.

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Re: Wild Cards

Results of Wild Cards

Qualifying (3-9)

Domijan, Alexander USA
Q128: lost to GONZALEZ, Santiago MEX 67(4) 57

Harrison, Ryan USA
Q128: lost to ILHAN, Marsel TUR 46 60 57

Lipman, Ryan USA (2009 Kalamazoo finalist)
Q128: lost to MARCHENKO, Illya UKR 46 67(5)

Smyczek, Tim USA
Q128: d. [20] CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA 76(6) 76(4)
Q64: lost to KINDLMANN, Dieter GER 26 46

Strode, Blake USA
Q128: lost to [26] SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA 36 16

Venus, Michael USA
Q128: d. FELDER, Marcel URU 76(5) 64
Q64: lost to LAPENTTI, Giovanni ECU 36 76(1) 36

Cox, Jordan USA (replaces Jenkins)
Q128: lost to [23] DE CHAUNAC, Sebastien FRA 16 26

McClune, Michael USA (replaces Dimitrov)
Q128: d. WIDOM, Todd USA 76(13) 26 64
Q64: lost to JENKINS, Scoville USA 36 46

Sandgren, Tennys USA (replaces Cook)
Q128: lost to BRZEZICKI, Juan Pablo ARG 46 36

Main Draw (3-8)

Britton, Devin USA (2009 NCAA champion)
R128: lost to [1] FEDERER, Roger SUI 16 36 57

Buchanan, Chase USA (2009 Kalamazoo champion)
R128: lost to [7] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA 06 26 16

Dent, Taylor USA
R128: d. LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP 46 76(6) 63 75
R64: d. NAVARRO, Ivan ESP 64 57 67(1) 75 76(9)
R32: lost to [2] MURRAY, Andy GBR 36 26 26

Evans, Brendan USA
R128: lost to ISTOMIN, Denis UZB 46 46 67(3)

Levine, Jesse USA
R128: d. GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS 75 61 62
R64: lost to [16] CILIC, Marin CRO 64 62 06 36 06

Sweeting, Ryan USA (replaces Ram)
R128: lost to [16] CILIC, Marin CRO 67(2) 46 67(4)

Llodra, Michael FRA (FFT)
R128: lost to KIEFER, Nicolas GER 36 46 46

Guccione, Chris AUS (TA)
R128: lost to CUEVAS, Pablo URU 46 67(4) 06

Doubles (2-7)

GINEPRI, Robby USA/JENKINS, Scoville USA
R64: lost to Oscar Hernandez ESP/Albert Montanes ESP 46 61 16

MARTIN, David USA/YOUNG, Donald USA
R64: lost to Michael Kohlmann GER/Rogier Wassen NED 67(3) 64 46

HARRISON, Ryan USA/VAN’T HOF, Kaes USA
R64: d. (6) Mariusz Fyrstenberg POL/Marcin Matkowski POL 63 67(10) 75
R32: lost to [ALT] Carsten Ball AUS/Chris Guccione AUS 76(5) 57 26

ODESNIK, Wayne USA/SHABAZ, Michael USA
R64: lost to John Isner USA/Sam Querrey USA 36 46

LEVINE, Jesse USA/SWEETING, Ryan USA
R64: d. Johan Brunstrom SWE/Jean-Julien Rojer AHO 64 75
R32: lost to (3) Mahesh BHUPATHI IND/Mark KNOWLES BAH 57 26

EVANS, Brendan USA/KUZNETSOV, Alex USA
R64: lost to Dusan Vemic SRB/Mischa Zverev GER 67(6) 57

Nguyen, Daniel USA/Sundling, J.T. USA (2009 Kalamazoo champions)
R64: lost to Maximo Gonzalez ARG/Juan Monaco ARG 63 26 16

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