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TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

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TA Australian Open wild card playoffs
Tournament Dates: 14 to 20 December 2009
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, VIC
Entry: Free
Draw: 16 player draw (Men & Women)
Format: Round Robin


Main draw: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 1:00 p.m.

Men's player acceptance list (as of December 12, 2009):
http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image...0149.684774919

Entry deadline: December 11, 2009
Seeding: December 7, 2009


1 Brydan Klein
2 (WC) Nick Lindahl
3 (WC) Greg Jones
4 (WC) Bernard Tomic
5 (WC) John Millman
6 (WC) Matthew Ebden
7 (WC) Kaden Hensel
8 (WC) James Lemke
9 (WC) Dayne Kelly
10 (WC) Matt Reid
11 (WC) Krishananth Balakrishnan
OUT (WC) Benjamin Mitchell
13 (WC) James Duckworth
OUT (WC) Maverick Banes
15 (WC) John-Patrick Smith
16 Jason Kubler (Optus 18s Australian Champion)

Alternates
IN Dane Propoggia
IN Stephen Hoh
1 Jaryd Maher
2 Highest ranked to sign in each day
3 Highest ranked to sign in each day

Winner will receive main draw entry into 2010 Australian Open.

Acceptances are based on the following criteria:

1. All athletes ranked ATP or WTA 250 or better (based on 7 December 2009 rankings release).
2. 18s Optus Australian Championships-Singles Winners
3. Australian Pro Circuit Points Race Winners

Remaining spots default to wildcards. The preliminary acceptance list will be available from 3 December 2009.

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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

I cant wait to attend this! It is FREE!

Do you know what time the first match starts? Or will they release a schedule of some sort?
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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

When acceptance list comes out?

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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

Matosevic has some back problems.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

Junaid currently in very good form; Matosevic far from.

Could be a very interesting event with no clear favourite.

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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

By the way, Feeney is not even on the list. Did he retire?

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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

So Tomic is not certain of his WC?

And what a stupid date of this event, in the middle of the off-season...
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So Tomic is not certain of his WC?
Only the winner of the play-off is guaranteed a main draw wild card.
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And what a stupid date of this event, in the middle of the off-season...
Tennis Australia always holds the Australian national tournaments during late November-December:
http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/defau...4&pageId=14729

I doubt many players would prefer skipping ITF/ATP/WTA tournaments that offer points/prize money during the regular season to play a national tournament.
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So Tomic is not certain of his WC?

And what a stupid date of this event, in the middle of the off-season...
Tomic will get a wildcard into the Australian Open but for some reason Tennis Australia forces guys like him and Ball, who are almost assured of getting wildcards, to play this event with the threat that they will not receive their wildcards if they don't atttend. If Gooch wasn't injured he would also have to play this event.

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So Tomic is not certain of his WC?

And what a stupid date of this event, in the middle of the off-season...
It's not a stupid date at all. It comes right after a series of ITF events in Australia, and is part of the warming up for the Australian Open. Most of these guys will play the AO anyway, as a bunch of them will get WCs and others will be in qualies.

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Re: TA Australian Open wild card playoffs: December 14-20, 2009

It is a shame it starts on the Monday now. A few years ago it started on the weekend and I was able to go to the first couple of days, now I can only make it for the finals which doesn't seem so worth the 1 hour trip with not so many matches on.
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It is a shame it starts on the Monday now. A few years ago it started on the weekend and I was able to go to the first couple of days, now I can only make it for the finals which doesn't seem so worth the 1 hour trip with not so many matches on.
Is it free entry to attend?
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