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USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

http://www.usta.com/USTA/Global/Play..._Playoffs.aspx
USTA Australian Open wild card play-offs
Racquet Club of the South
6350 Courtside Drive
Norcross, Georgia
December 5-7, 2009
8 players (men & women)
single elimination


Main draw: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Entry deadline: November 30, 2009
Seeding: November 30, 2009


1 Jesse Levine
2 Donald Young
3 Alex Kuznetsov
4 Lester Cook
5 Michael McClune
6 Ryan Harrison
7 Jack Sock
8 Eric Quigley

Schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 5
Men's and Women's USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs First Rounds
(8 total matches)

Sunday, Dec. 6
Men's and Womens USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs Semi-finals
(4 total matches)

Monday, Dec. 7
Men's and Womens USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs Finals
(2 total matches)

Winner will receive main draw entry into 2010 Australian Open.

Tickets:
https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/v...87&cobrand=tan

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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

WHo will play here? Young guys like Harrison and Britton, or somewhat older and higher ranked guys like Evans and Sweeting?
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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

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Donald Young, Alexa Glatch amoung initial players invited to compete at USTA's Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:27 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., November 11, 2009 -- The USTA announced today that Atlanta’s Donald Young and U.S. Fed Cup team member Alexa Glatch are among the initial list of players invited to compete at its Australian Open wild card playoffs held during the 2009 Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta, December 4-7. The event will feature an exhibition match on December 4, with the wild card playoffs commencing the next day.

Eight men and eight women will compete in the wild card playoffs. The USTA secured the opportunity through a reciprocal agreement with Tennis Australia where the two national tennis federations exchanged wild cards for the 2010 Australian Open and 2009 US Open.

“Our wild card playoffs support our philosophy of giving players a chance to earn opportunities to compete at the highest level and allows our top emerging players to challenge each other,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. “This year we partnered with T&S Events to create an event that allows tennis fans to watch these talented players battle for a berth into the Australian Open.”

Five men have been offered a spot in the event: Ryan Harrison (Bradenton, Fla.), Jesse Levine (Boca Raton, Fla.), Wayne Odesnik (Weston, Fla.), Rajeev Ram (Carmel, Ind.) and Young (Atlanta).

The six women invited to compete are: Madison Brengle (Dover, Del.), Glatch (Newport Beach, Calif.), Christina McHale (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.), Asia Muhammad (Henderson, Nev.), Alison Riske (McMurray, Pa.) and Coco Vandeweghe (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.).

John Isner and Christina McHale earned wild card berths into the 2009 Australian Open men’s and women’s singles main draw events last December at the USTA’s wild card playoffs, which were held at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.

In addition to the wild card playoffs, the Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge will also feature an exhibition on Friday, December 4, featuring 7-time Grand Slam doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, Mardy Fish and John Isner.

The final field for the wild card playoffs will be determined in the next few weeks.

For tickets and more information, go to www.tandsevents.com.

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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

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Ryan Harrison?? wtf. And can't Wayne get a direct entry? I hope Sweeting gets one of the last spots.

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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

No way Ram plays in this now. After his win yesterday in Aachen he is ranked in the high 70s and is pretty much guaranteed automatic entry for the Aussie Open.
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Ryan Harrison?? wtf. And can't Wayne get a direct entry? I hope Sweeting gets one of the last spots.
Odesnik is down to 107 in this week's rankings, could possibly go lower depending on whether or not he has pts to defend from last yr or not.

Maybe DY pulled out of the Challengers in Mexico to concentrate on the WC playoffs b/c he couldnt earn enough pts to make the AO cutoff regardless of how well he did, plus the 1st one was on clay.
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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

I think this is enough .....
I do agree with you. Those are the most effective way
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Men's and Women's fields finalized for USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:38 PM

The USTA announced the finalized list of players invited to compete at its Australian Open wild card playoffs held during the 2009 Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge at the Racquet Club of the South, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in Atlanta, December 4-7. The event will feature exhibition matches on December 4, with the wild card playoffs commencing the next day.

Eight men and eight women will compete in the wild card playoffs. The USTA secured the opportunity through a reciprocal agreement with Tennis Australia where the two national tennis federations exchanged wild cards for the 2010 Australian Open and 2009 US Open. The players invited to compete in the Australian Open wild card playoffs include:

MEN:

Ryan Harrison (17, Bradenton, Fla.) – Won first match on ATP World Tour at the age of 15 at the 2008 U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships; Earned career-high ATP ranking (No. 362) last week

Alex Kuznetsov (22, Tampa, Fla.) – 2004 French Open boys’ runner-up (l. to Monfils) won first USTA Pro Circuit Challenger at Winnetka, Ill., in July; currently ranked No. 200 on the ATP World Tour

Jesse Levine (22, Boca Raton, Fla.) – Former Univ. of Florida All-American reached third round of Wimbledon as a qualifier in 2009 (d. Safin in first round); Cracked Top 100 in 2008 and is currently No. 118

Michael McClune (20, Irvine, Calif.) – 2007 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion has five career USTA Pro Circuit titles; Currently ranked No. 331 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 290 last month

Wayne Odesnik (24, Weston, Fla.) – Earned career-high ranking of No. 77 after reaching first ATP World Tour final in Houston in April; Currently ranked No. 105

Jack Sock (17, Lincoln, Neb.) – Top-ranked player in USTA Boys’ 18s won first career USTA Pro Circuit title in Amelia Island, Fla., last week; Debuted in the ATP World Tour Rankings last month

Ryan Sweeting (22, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) – 2005 US Open boys’ singles champion won his second career USTA Pro Circuit title at the Challenger in Dallas in February; Currently ranked No. 158 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 140 last month

Donald Young (20, Atlanta) – Youngest ITF World Junior Champion at the age of 16 after winning 2005 Australian Open boys’ singles title; also a two-time USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion (2005-06); Earned career-high ranking of No. 73 in April 2008; Currently ranked No. 197

WOMEN:

Lauren Albanese (20, Coral Springs, Fla.) – 2006 USTA Girls’ 18s National Champion reached two USTA Pro Circuit finals this year; Currently ranked No. 172 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

Madison Brengle (19, Dover, Del.) -- 2007 girls’ singles finalist at the Australian Open and Wimbledon member of 2008 U.S. Fed Cup team; won playoffs to earn wild cards into the 2007 and 2008 Australian Opens and the 2008 French Open; Currently ranked No. 164 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 158 earlier this month

Julia Cohen (20, Miami) – 2009 All-American at the University of Miami reached semifinals at USTA Pro Circuit event in Carson, Calif., in May; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 248 last week before dropping one spot

Ester Goldfeld (16, Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Reached first career USTA Pro Circuit final at Brownsville, Texas, in June; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 585 last week before dropping two spots

Christina McHale (17, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.) – 2009 USTA Girls’ 18s singles and doubles National Champion won the Australian Open wild card playoff last year; Currently ranked No. 231 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 204 last month

Asia Muhammad (18, Henderson, Nev.) – Introduced to tennis at the Andre Agassi Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Las Vegas; Reached the final of the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 event in Las Vegas in 2008; Currently ranked No. 379 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 348 in October

Allison Riske (19, McMurray, Pa.) – Runner-up at the 2007 USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships won her first professional title at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Troy, Ala., in October; Earned a career-high ranking of No. 220 last week before dropping a spot

CoCo Vandeweghe (will turn 18 during playoffs, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) – Niece of NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe became first American to win US Open girls’ singles title since 1995 in 2008; Currently ranked No. 325 and earned a career-high ranking of No. 320 in October

John Isner and Christina McHale earned wild card berths into the 2009 Australian Open men’s and women’s singles main draw events last December at the USTA’s wild card playoffs, which were held at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.

In addition to the wild card playoffs, the Infinite Energy Atlanta Challenge will also feature an exhibition on Friday, December 4, featuring 7-time Grand Slam doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, Mardy Fish, John Isner and Melanie Oudin.

For tickets and more information, go to www.tandsevents.com.
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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

The Don should clinch it.
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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

1 Ryan Harrison
2 Alex Kuznetsov
3 Jesse Levine
4 Michael McClune
5 Wayne Odesnik
6 Jack Sock
7 Ryan Sweeting
8 Donald Young
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Levine good enough to MD

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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

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The Don should clinch it.
why do you say that? I hope he wins it, but you never know with how inconsistent he is.
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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

Odesnik will have a direct entry for sure. He shouldn't be playing here IMO

I also want The Don to win this
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Re: USTA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 5-7, 2009

do we know the 1st round matchups yet?
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1 Ryan Harrison
2 Alex Kuznetsov
3 Jesse Levine
4 Michael McClune
5 Wayne Odesnik
6 Jack Sock
7 Ryan Sweeting
8 Donald Young
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Levine good enough to MD
Levine is ranked 118 this week, thats not high enough to guarantee a MD spot. He's going to need 14 withdrawals to get straight in. He is playing the Challenger this week in Mexico, and I guess it's possible he could be playing somewhere next week as well to try to get his ranking high enough to get DA.
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