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Wild Cards

Main draw:
1 Guez, David FRA
2 Mahut, Nicolas FRA
3 Mina, Gianni FRA
4 Ouanna, Josselin FRA
5 Recouderc, Laurent FRA
6 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA
7 Ball, Carsten AUS (TA)
8 Sweeting, Ryan USA (USTA)

Qualifying:
1 Brezac, Charles-Antoine FRA
2 Devilder, Nicolas FRA
3 Eysseric, Jonathan FRA
4 Mannarino, Adrian FRA
5 Obry, Julien FRA (replaces Paire)
6 Patience, Oliver FRA
7 Prodon, Eric FRA
8 Rochette, Laurent FRA
9 Berta, Daniel SWE (2009 Boys' Champion)

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Re: Wild Cards

If he's not injured at this moment Sebastien Grosjean should receive a MD WC it's the most evident WC of the 6 given by the FFT and MD WC for Ouanna and Rufin are also quite sure imo.
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USTA to host French Open wild-card playoff tournaments
Monday, April 26, 2010 7:05 PM

The USTA is hosting a playoff this week to award a men’s and a women’s singles main-draw wild card to the 2010 French Open. The men’s and women’s wild-card tournaments will take place on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 27-29. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild-card entries into the main draw at the 2010 French Open and 2010 US Open are exchanged.

Eight players will compete for the women’s wild card: Julia Boserup, 18, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Beatrice Capra, 18, of Ellicott City, Md.; Jamie Hampton, 20, of Auburn, Ala.; Christina McHale, 17, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Asia Muhammad, 19, of Henderson, Nev.; Alison Riske, 19, of McMurray, Pa.; Sloane Stephens, 17, of San Pedro, Calif.; and CoCo Vandeweghe, 18, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Eight players are scheduled to compete for the men’s wild card: Bjorn Fratangelo, 16, of Naples, Fla.; Ryan Harrison, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.; Alex Kuznetsov, 23, of Tampa, Fla.; Jesse Levine, 22 of Boca Raton, Fla.; Tim Smyczek, 22, of Hales Corner, Wis.; Ryan Sweeting, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Donald Young, 20, of Atlanta.

The eighth spot will be filled by either 16-year-old Spencer Newman of Palmetto Bay, Fla., or 16-year-old Jeremy Efferding of Lake Worth Fla. Newman and Efferding are both full-time residents of the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and are competing today for the final spot.

Both tournaments will be in a knock-out format, the seedings of which will be determined by today’s ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA rankings.

Harrison and Vandeweghe won similar events last December to earn main-draw wild cards into the 2010 Australian Open, while John Isner and Lauren Embree won main-draw wild cards into the 2009 French Open at the Boca West Country Club.
Men's Draw:
(1) Levine vs. (8) tba (Newman or Efferding)
(6) Harrison vs. (3) Young
(4) Kuznetsov vs. (5) Smyczek
(7) Fratangelo vs. (2) Sweeting

Order of Play, Tuesday, April 27:

Court 1
10:00 AM
Jesse LEVINE (USA) vs. TBA
NB 12:00 p.m.
Bjorn FRATANGELO (USA) vs. Ryan SWEETING (USA)

Court 2
10:00 AM
Beatrice CAPRA (USA) vs. Alison RISKE (USA)
NB 12:00 p.m.
Christina MCHALE (USA) vs. Julia BOSERUP (USA)

Court 3
10:00 AM
Alex KUZNETSOV (USA) vs. Timothy SMYCZEK (USA)
NB 12:00 p.m.
Ryan HARRISON (USA) vs. Donald YOUNG (USA)

Court 4
10:00 AM
Asia MUHAMMAD (USA) vs. Jamie HAMPTON (USA)
NB 12:00 p.m.
Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) vs. Sloane STEPHENS (USA)

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Will be very interesting to see how Fratangelo and Newman/Efferding do.
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I want to say Jesse will win the tournament, because I think he has the best potential on clay to do well at the French, but he has been playing so awfully that I don't know if he can do it. I'm going with the winner of Alex and Ryan in the second round, but I want Donald to win so he can gain some confidence, and hopefully use it as a springboard. I also think the youngsters have chances of being competitive as well.
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Any chances for Gianni Mina to get WC?

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I want to say Jesse will win the tournament, because I think he has the best potential on clay to do well at the French, but he has been playing so awfully that I don't know if he can do it. I'm going with the winner of Alex and Ryan in the second round, but I want Donald to win so he can gain some confidence, and hopefully use it as a springboard. I also think the youngsters have chances of being competitive as well.
I think Sweeting is the favourite in this tournament but he is so inconsistent and mentally weak, that even guys like Smyczek or Kuznetsov can win it.
Jesse is out of form for sure. Young is also playing bad but he is always doing better at slams!
I still think Sweeting will win it.

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Re: Wild Cards

Jesse Levine def. Jeremy Efferding, 6-2, 6-4
Ryan Harrison def. Donald Young, 7-6(5), 6-1
Alex Kuznetsov def. Timothy Smyczek, 6-3, 6-4
Ryan Sweeting def. Bjorn Fratangelo, 7-5, 6-3
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Men's Quarterfinals:
(1) Levine d. (8) Efferding 62 64
(6) Harrison d. (3) Young 76(5) 61
(4) Kuznetsov d. (5) Smyczek 63 64
(2) Sweeting d. (7) Fratangelo 75 63

Order of Play, Wednesday, April 28:

Court 1
11:00 A.M.
Sloane STEPHENS (USA) vs. Beatrice CAPRA (USA)
NB 12:30 P.M.
Jesse LEVINE (USA) vs. Ryan HARRISON (USA)

Court 2
11:00 A.M.
Alex KUZNETSOV (USA) vs. Ryan SWEETING (USA)
NB 12:30 P.M.
Christina MCHALE (USA) vs. Asia MUHAMMAD (USA)
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Men's Quarterfinals:
(1) Levine d. (8) Efferding 62 64
(6) Harrison d. (3) Young 76(5) 61
(4) Kuznetsov d. (5) Smyczek 63 64
(2) Sweeting d. (7) Fratangelo 75 63
That's what we call Typical Young.

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Any chances for Gianni Mina to get WC?
Definitely a QWC at the very least. He seems to be improving really rapidly.
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Re: Wild Cards

The final is Harrison vs. Sweeting
Amazingly, Ryan rallied from 2-6 1-4 down against Jesse to win 2-6 7-5 6-3
Ryan beat Alex 6-4 7-5

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Very expected final. Too bad Jesse lost in such a fashion, but really, Ryan H. has been playing better than him anyway and he deserves a shot here to potentially do something at the French, something that Jesse has gotten. I'm guessing Ryan S. will win but Ryan H. could easily get the job done. Hopefully it's a good match and may the best man win!
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That's what we call Typical Young.
True. I'm surprised he got it to a tiebreak. I expected a 6-3 6-4 for Harrison.

Donald should be qualifying anyway at this point, or staying in California and playing the challenger there. He's had enough chances.
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Re: Wild Cards

Men's Semifinals:
(6) Harrison d. (1) Levine 26 75 63
(2) Sweeting d. (4) Kuznetsov 64 75

Order of Play, Thursday, April 29:

Court 1
10:00 a.m.
Christina MCHALE (USA) vs Beatrice CAPRA (USA)
Not Before 12:00 p.m.
Ryan HARRISON (USA) vs. Ryan SWEETING (USA)
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