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TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

http://www.tennis.com.au/tournaments...10/ao-play-off
Australian Open Playoff Men’s Event
Melbourne Park, Victoria
Tournament Dates: 14 to 19 December 2010
24 players
knockout draw


Main draw: Sunday, December 12, 2010

Men's player final acceptance list:
http://www.tennis.com.au/doc/ao-wild...ff-mens-list-2

Acceptance Criteria:

Australian Open Playoff – Men’s Event (24 positions available)
1. All athletes ranked ATP 250 or better will be accepted*
2. 18s Optus Australian Championships – Winners
3. Remaining positions default to wildcards

* Based on Monday 29th November 2010 rankings release

Entry deadline: November 29, 2010
Seeding: December 6, 2010


1 Luczak, Peter 138
2 Matosevic, Marinko 139
3 Ball, Carsten 153
4 Ebden, Matthew 177
5 Millman, John 196
OUT Tomic, Bernard 208
7 (WC) Jones, Greg 251
8 (WC) Lemke, James 294
9 (WC) Groth, Samuel 316
10 (WC) Ebelthite, Colin 362
11 (WC) Reid, Matt 425
OUT (WC) Kubler, Jason 537
13 (WC) Look, Michael 586
14 (WC) Feeney, Adam 600
15 (WC) Propoggia, Dane 615
16 (WC) Verryth, Mark 620
17 (WC) Lindner, Joel 657
18 (WC) Easton, Jared 729
19 (WC) Mitchell, Benjamin 761
20 (WC) Duckworth, James 788
21 (WC) Berman, Sean 864 (18s Optus Australian Championships winner)
22 (WC) Barton, Matthew 928
23 (WC) Banes, Maverick 1063
24 (WC) Saville, Luke 1337

Alternates
IN Whittington, Andrew (replaces Tomic)
IN Swaysland, Joey (replaces Kubler)

Alternates will be chosen by the Wildcard Selectors. Alternates must sign-in at least 30 minutes prior to the relevant first scheduled match on Tuesday 14th December 2010. Alternates must sign in to be eligible for the daily per diem.

Men's Event Schedule:

Tuesday, December 14
R32

Wednesday, December 15
R16

Thursday, December 16
quarterfinals

Friday, December 17
Rest Day

Saturday, December 18
semifinals

Sunday, December 19
final

Winner will receive main draw entry into 2011 Australian Open.

All matches will be the Best of three (3) tie-break sets, with the following exceptions –
Men’s Final: Best of five (5) sets, first four tie-break sets, fifth set advantage

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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

All athletes ranked ATP 250 or better will be accepted*

138 Luczak, Peter (AUS)
139 Matosevic, Marinko (AUS)
153 Ball, Carsten (AUS)
177 Ebden, Matthew (AUS)
196 Millman, John (AUS)
208 Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
211 Klein, Brydan (AUS)

* Based on Monday 29th November 2010 rankings release
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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

Peter, please find a way to win this. I don't see any way in heck you can, but give it your best, and GL to you all the way!
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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

I predict a Matosevic - Tomic final with Tomic taking it. Battle of the Croats continues down under.
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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

I'll be there

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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

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All athletes ranked ATP 250 or better will be accepted*

138 Luczak, Peter (AUS)
139 Matosevic, Marinko (AUS)
153 Ball, Carsten (AUS)
177 Ebden, Matthew (AUS)
196 Millman, John (AUS)
208 Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
211 Klein, Brydan (AUS)

* Based on Monday 29th November 2010 rankings release
But some of these guys will get a direct WC won't they? They're playing the play-off just for match practice?

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But som of thee guys will get a direct WC won't they? They're playing the play-off just for match practice?
This is a list of possible players at this event. As smucav posted in the OP, the official list will be published from 1.12.2010 .
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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

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But some of these guys will get a direct WC won't they? They're playing the play-off just for match practice?
In the last few years, participating in the wildcard play-off was a prerequisite for receiving a wild card. Australian players who refuse to participate will not be considered for wild cards (unless there are extenuating circumstances preventing them from participating).
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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/te...-1225963490261
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Brydan Klein, Nick Lindahl and Dayne Kelly barred from Australian Open wildcard playoff
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From: Herald Sun
November 01, 2010 12:00AM

EXCLUSIVE: TENNIS Australia has barred three players from the Australian Open wildcard playoffs because of unacceptable behaviour.

The 2007 Australian Open boys' singles champion Brydan Klein, 2006 runner-up Nick Lindahl and Victorian Dayne Kelly have been told they will not contest the December 17-19 playoff.

The ban means they will have to take their chances in Open qualifying - and the decision might also have triggered the defection of Lindahl to Sweden.

In an intriguing twist, Lindahl is listed on the ATP World Tour website as a Swedish player.

The New South Welshman was born in Sweden but has lived in Australia since he was three.

TA director of men's tennis Todd Woodbridge said Klein, Kelly and Lindahl had overstepped the mark once too often.

"This action has been taken following reports of numerous accounts of unacceptable behaviour at tournaments both locally and internationally over the past few months," Woodbridge said.

"All players are expected to abide by Tennis Australia's code of ethics and behaviour.

"The opportunity to participate in the Australian Open playoff is a privilege, not a right.

"This decision will send a clear message to all Australian players that breaching this code will not be supported by Tennis Australia through the granting of wildcards or other financial support."

Klein, 20, was suspended for six months last year for calling a South African opponent a "kaffir" and allegedly spitting at his coach and another player during a tournament in Eastbourne, England.

TA immediately cut funding grants.

Despite saying he was remorseful, the Perth baseliner stumbled into more trouble in Wellington, New Zealand, a fortnight ago.

In losing to German Sebastian Rieschick, 211th-ranked Klein reportedly threw his racquet repeatedly, swore and had a running verbal battle with courtside photographers.

Lindahl, 22, has earned a similar reputation to Klein, having once infamously bounced a racquet at Homebush over the court fence and into the lap of a leading administrator.

He was good enough last year to roll Bernard Tomic in the final of the wildcard playoff, only to suffer a shoulder injury in the first round of the Open.

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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

Seems like everyone is there apart from Sirianni, JP Smith and the banned duo. Lindahl was never a chance and Tennis Australia/Todd Woodbridge just wanted to use the opportunity to have a go at him for minor indiscretions committed a long time ago because they know they will look like idiots if they openly have a go at him for changing nations. Pretty poor stuff.

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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

Sirianni and TA aren't exactly on great terms.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: TA Australian Open Wildcard Play-off: December 14-19, 2010

Acceptance List as at Friday 10th December 2010
Final Acceptance List

DIRECT ACCEPTANCES
1 Luczak, Peter
2 Matosevic, Marinko
3 Ball, Carsten
4 Ebden, Matthew
5 Millman, John
6 Tomic, Bernard

WILDCARDS (18 TOTAL)
WC 1 Jones, Greg
WC 2 Lemke, James
WC 3 Groth, Samuel
WC 4 Ebelthite, Colin
WC 5 Reid, Matt
WC 6 Kubler, Jason
WC 7 Look, Michael
WC 8 Feeney, Adam
WC 9 Propoggia, Dane
WC 10 Verryth, Mark
WC 11 Lindner, Joel
WC 12 Easton, Jared
WC 13 Mitchell, Benjamin
WC 14 Duckworth, James
WC 15 Berman, Sean
WC 16 Barton, Matthew
WC 17 Banes, Maverick
WC 18 Saville, Luke

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Acceptance List as at Friday 10th December 2010
Final Acceptance List

DIRECT ACCEPTANCES
1 Luczak, Peter
2 Matosevic, Marinko
3 Ball, Carsten
4 Ebden, Matthew
5 Millman, John
6 Tomic, Bernard

WILDCARDS (18 TOTAL)
WC 1 Jones, Greg
WC 2 Lemke, James
WC 3 Groth, Samuel
WC 4 Ebelthite, Colin
WC 5 Reid, Matt
WC 6 Kubler, Jason
WC 7 Look, Michael
WC 8 Feeney, Adam
WC 9 Propoggia, Dane
WC 10 Verryth, Mark
WC 11 Lindner, Joel
WC 12 Easton, Jared
WC 13 Mitchell, Benjamin
WC 14 Duckworth, James
WC 15 Berman, Sean
WC 16 Barton, Matthew
WC 17 Banes, Maverick
WC 18 Saville, Luke

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another year where sirianni and junaid are ignored by tennis australia . i wonder if the gooch is either injured or finally landed in tennis australia shitlist.
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