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Wild Cards (results in post #63)

Main Draw
1 Ball, Carsten AUS (TA)
2 Blake, James USA
3 Klahn, Bradley USA (NCAA champion)
4 Rufin, Guillaume FRA (FFT)
5 Sock, Jack USA (Kalamazoo champion)
6 Smyczek, Tim USA (USTA playoff champion)
7 Sweeting, Ryan USA
8 Young, Donald USA

Qualifying
1 Buchanan, Chase USA
2 Collarini, Andrea USA
3 Cox, Jordan USA
4 Jenkins, Jarmere USA
5 Johnson, Steve USA
6 Ouellete, Greg USA
7 Strode, Blake USA (National Playoffs champion)
8 van Overbeek, Bob USA (Kalamazoo finalist)
9 Domijan, Alexander USA (replaces Williams, Rhyne USA)

Doubles
1 BANGOURA USA/PASHA USA (Kalamazoo champions)
2 BATTISTONE USA/DEHEART USA
3 COURTNEY USA/SHABAZ USA (NCAA champions)
4 GINEPRI USA/SWEETING USA
5 HARRISON USA/KENDRICK USA
6 KLAHN USA/SMYCZEK USA
7 MARTIN USA/YOUNG USA

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Re: Wild Cards

Blake, Young and Sweeting will get WC for sure!
Other candidates:
Ram - 5-15 record on atp tour this year
Levine - sucked the whole year, but in the end showed some kind of improvement, qualifying at Wimby and reaching CH final
Kendrick - was very solid at Wimby, but has not played since then
Smyczek - the guy is having the best year of a career, reached 2 CH finals and finally won 1st ATP match
Harrison - the future of US tennis, reached Newport QF!
Witten - too inconsistent, but always peaks for Slams!
Reynolds - still cant find his best form after injury, won a CH though

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Kendrick - was very solid at Wimby, but has not played since then
Kendrick played WTT all of July. (His team won the championships.)
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Re: Wild Cards

http://espn.go.com/sports/tennis/not...r-stylish-game
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Young did not receive a direct entry into the U.S. Open because his ranking of No. 105 last Monday was too low, and five players with unprotected rankings skipped over him. Although he did not receive a wild card into last year's Open -- he was forced to qualify his way into the main draw -- his play has caught the eye of McEnroe, who runs the USTA's elite tennis operation.

"Based on his ranking and results," McEnroe said, "I think it bodes well for his chances [of a wild card]."
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Re: Wild Cards

There really are essentially 5 WC positions available, and only a few weeks until the final decisions need to be made. As of right now you would have to assume:

James is a definite lock.
Donald, being in the top 100, and having the best results of the veterans, should be close to being assured a spot.
Smyczek has shown real improvement on the challenger tour and has earned a spot.

Personally, since Ryan S. has gotten WCs several times now, I'm not 100% he'll get another one. At this point, the fact Ryan has still not reached the top 100 has to be seen as a major failure. His ranking hasn't improved much from last year, and he defends a major amount of his points starting around now, so that means he hasn't made that jump up he needs. His ATP record this season is 2-7. He's 23 years old now and has been around the top 200 for 3-4 years, so he's on the bubble IMO.

Levine, Kendrick, Ram, Witten do not deserve spots. Not enough good results on the season. Maybe Jesse W. will get a WC due to him defending 3rd round points and his peaking at slams. If Jesse L. can show a little better these next few weeks to show that the Lexington final isn't a fluke, he may eke out a spot.

The final one/two WC positions will probably go to two young American hopefuls, like Harrison, Johnson and Klahn. Either Ryan S. will get one and then one young guy, or there will be 2 young guys, with either Smyczek or Sweeting out.

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Re: Wild Cards

Also, I hope Mahut gets the French WC spot, for obvious reasons.
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There really are essentially 5 WC positions available, and only a few weeks until the final decisions need to be made. As of right now you would have to assume:

James is a definite lock.
Donald, being in the top 100, and having the best results of the veterans, should be close to being assured a spot.
Smyczek has shown real improvement on the challenger tour and has earned a spot.

Personally, since Ryan has gotten WCs several times now, I'm not 100% he'll get another one. At this point, the fact Ryan has still not reached the top 100 has to be seen as a major failure. His ranking hasn't improved much from last year, and he defends a major amount of his points starting around now, so that means he hasn't made that jump up he needs. His ATP record this season is 2-7. He's 23 years old now and has been around the top 200 for 3-4 years, so he's on the bubble IMO.

Levine, Kendrick, Ram, Witten do not deserve spots. Not enough good results on the season. Maybe Jesse W. will get a WC due to him defending 3rd round points and his peaking at slams. If Jesse L. can show a little better these next few weeks to show that the Lexington final isn't a fluke, he may eke out a spot.

The final one/two WC positions will probably go to two young American hopefuls, like Harrison, Johnson and Klahn. Either Ryan S. will get one and then one young guy, or there will be 2 young guys, with either Smyczek or Sweeting out.
Not the best time to leave out a last name considering Harrison .

I'm pretty sure Tomic will get the TennisAustralia wild card given his US Open juniors win last year.

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Not the best time to leave out a last name considering Harrison .

I'm pretty sure Tomic will get the TennisAustralia wild card given his US Open juniors win last year.
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Tomic would be great as the WC, is there any other Aussie more deserving? Maybe Ball, and that's it I guess.
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Re: Wild Cards

I wouldn't mind giving one WC to Berankis, he's a former USO junior champ, in a decent form and he's never got a WC to any slam before.
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Re: Wild Cards

Sweeting must be lock for a WC now after his nice USO series run (qualified in Atlanta, R2 in LA, qualified and R3 in DC).

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Tomic would be great as the WC, is there any other Aussie more deserving? Maybe Ball, and that's it I guess.
given that carsten ball won a challenger in the us a while ago and if he can do good over the next little bit i think he'll get the wild card over bernard.
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Re: Wild Cards

USTA Boys National Tennis Championships (August 6-15, 2010) draws:
http://ustaboys.com/draws.html

http://www.usta.com/About-USTA/Playe...87_Wild_Cards/
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USTA Hard Court National Championships: Wild Card Awarded

Boys’ 18’s Singles Champion: Singles Main Draw US Open & Singles Main Draw US Open Juniors*
Boys’ 18’s Doubles Champions: Doubles Main Draw US Open & Doubles Main Draw US Open Juniors*
Boys’ 18’s Singles Finalist: Singles Qualifying US Open
Boys’ 16’s Singles Champion: Singles Main Draw US Open Juniors

Players must play with the same doubles partner to receive the doubles Wild Cards. Players are expected to play the US Open Juniors if they receive a Wild Card into the US Open.
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Tomic would be great as the WC, is there any other Aussie more deserving? Maybe Ball, and that's it I guess.
I'd clearly prefer Ball over Tomic. And Harrison should be pretty safe for a WC. I hope Jesse L. gets one too.
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Re: Wild Cards

I think the Wildcards should be given to Sweeting, Young, Harrison, Blake, and Smyczek.

Sweeting because of his results the past few weeks.

Donald because he is in the top 100 and has improved his ranking from the 200s.

Harrison because he is young and has played decently well this year.

Blake will get one because he performs well in the US Tournaments, although lately he has struggled I believe he will be back to form by the end of August.

Smyczek has had great results the past month or so and may deserve it the most.


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