Frank went down to Malisse in 3 sets unfortunately.
Not a great run in Oz to say the least. Oh well, onward and upward. Anyone know where he is headed next?
I took a quick check of entry lists, and Frank's next tournament looks to be the Carson challenger, and he is also on the entry list for San Jose the next week. Perhaps California will be kinder than Australia
Grand Slam Lucky Losers Changes
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The Grand Slam Committee has approved a new procedure, starting in Australia, for ordering the lucky losers. Procedure is as we previously discussed but here it is again just to be clear:
At the end of qualifying:
0, 1 or 2 lucky loser positions available
The top 4 ranked losing players from the final round qualifying will be drawn at random for the top 4 positions;
The remaining players shall be placed thereafter in order according to the ATP Ranking used for the qualifying seeds;
3 or more lucky loser positions available
The number of players drawn at random will equal the number of LL positions + 2; for example -
If 3 positions are available then there are 5 players in the initial random draw;
If 4 positions are available then there are 6 players in the initial random draw;
The remaining players are positioned thereafter in rank order.
Frank will be last up on Margaret Court tomorrow against Blake. For reference, today's last match on that court started at around 4 AM EST, 10 AM CET. The bad news is it doesn't look like TSN will cover this one