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Wild Cards

Main Draw
1 Blake, James USA
2 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS (TA)
3 Johnson, Steve USA (USTA pro circuit points leader)
4 Kudla, Denis USA
5 Novikov, Dennis USA (Kalamazoo champion)
6 Ginepri, Robby USA (replaces Ram)
7 Rufin, Guillaume FRA (FFT)
8 Sock, Jack USA

Qualifying
1 Buchanan, Chase USA
2 Halebian, Alexios USA (Kalamazoo finalist)
3 Harrison, Christian USA
4 Klahn, Bradley USA
5 Kosakowski, Daniel USA
6 Krueger, Mitchell USA
7 Sandgren, Tennys USA
8 Williams, Rhyne USA
9 Reix, Clement FRA (National Playoffs champion)

Doubles
1 Buchanan, Chase USA/Klahn, Bradley USA
2 Harrison, Christian USA/Harrison, Ryan USA
3 Melzer, Jurgen AUT/Petzschner, Philipp GER
4 Johnson, Steve USA/Sock, Jack USA
5 Monroe, Nick USA/Young, Donald USA
6 Reynolds, Bobby USA/Russell, Michael USA
7 Novikov, Dennis USA/Redlicki, Michael USA (Kalamazoo champions)

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Re: Wild Cards

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2012 US Open wild card to be decided by results in USTA Pro Circuit events
July 5, 2012 04:11 PM

USTA Player Development announced that it will award wild cards into the 2012 US Open to the American woman and the American man who earn the most ranking points at select USTA Pro Circuit events this summer. The USTA first used this format for its 2012 French Open wild cards, won by Melanie Oudin and Brian Baker, rather than a traditional wild-card playoff tournament. By using USTA Pro Circuit results, players competed in more matches to develop their games and were also given the opportunity to earn valuable ranking points, whereas the previous playoffs were invitational single-elimination tournaments that did not offer ranking points. This format also allowed all Americans a chance of earning the wild card, rather than a limited field/draw.

After earning the French Open wild cards, Baker and Oudin both are on the cusp of breaking into the top 100. Baker subsequently reached his first ATP Tour final at the French Open tune-up event in Nice, France, as a qualifier and advanced to the second round of the French Open and the fourth round of Wimbledon. Oudin reached the second round of the French Open and then won her first WTA title at the Wimbledon warm-up in Birmingham, England.

The USTA will award one US Open women’s singles main-draw wild card to the American woman who earns the most WTA Tour Ranking points at two of the following three USTA Pro Circuit events:

$50,000 Yakima, Wash. (week of July 9)
$50,000 Lexington, Ky. (week of July 23)
$100,000 Vancouver, BC (week of July 30)

The USTA will award one US Open men’s singles main-draw wild card to the American man who earns the most ATP Tour Ranking points at two of the following four USTA Pro Circuit events:

$50,000 Binghamton, N.Y. (week of July 16)
$50,000 Lexington, Ky. (week of July 23)
$100,000 Vancouver, BC (week of July 30)
$100,000 Aptos, Calif. (week of August 6)

Baker, 27, of Nashville, Tenn., earned the USTA’s main-draw wild card into the 2012 French Open by being the American to earn the most ranking points at two USTA Pro Circuit clay-court challengers—a $100,000 event in Sarasota, Fla., and a $50,000 event in Savannah, Ga. After earning the wild card, Baker qualified for the French Open tune-up event in Nice, France, and subsequently reached his first ATP World Tour final. In the French Open, Baker won his first-round match over world No. 77 Xavier Malisse and pushed No. 12 seed Gilles Simon to five sets in the second round. He also reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in his best career result and will crack the top 100 for the first time in his career in next week’s rankings. Just a year ago, Baker, ranked No. 752 in the world, started his comeback by competing in the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Futures in Pittsburgh, which is taking place this week, and won the title. Baker underwent five surgeries for a series of ailments from 2005 to 2008, including Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery in February 2008. He was the French Open boys’ singles runner-up in 2003 and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the ITF World Junior Rankings.

2009 US Open quarterfinalist Oudin, 20, of Marietta, Ga., earned the main-draw wild card into the 2012 French Open based on her results at two of three USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 events, including a title at the event in Charlottesville, Va. At the French Open, she reached the second round. Following the French Open, Oudin won her first career WTA title at the Wimbledon tune-up event in Birmingham, England, where she won eight matches as a qualifier and upset No. 5 seed Jelena Jankovic in the final. Subsequently, Wimbledon decided to award her a wild card. Oudin trains full-time at the USTA Training Center-East at the home of the US Open in Flushing, N.Y.

The 2012 US Open main draw will be held Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9.
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Re: U.S. Open Entry List (updated July 18, 2012)

I would think Lukas would get a WC after beating Nadal at Wimby...He deserves one at least for that performance
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Re: Wild Cards

They've completed the first men's event, Binghamton. Yani won and has taken a commanding lead in the US Open wildcard contest with 80 points. Next is R. Williams, Ouellette, and McClune with 15, then Frank and A. Carter with 10, then Ginepri, C. Harrison, and Klahn with 7.

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Re: Wild Cards

I don't see a scenario without a wildcard to Lleyton Hewitt. He will surely get one.
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I don't see a scenario without a wildcard to Lleyton Hewitt. He will surely get one.
yes the one from Tennis Australia

if Hewitt wants it because just after the US Open, Australia will play the Davis cup play-offs in Germany on clay.

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They've completed the first men's event, Binghamton. Yani won and has taken a commanding lead in the US Open wildcard contest with 80 points. Next is R. Williams, Ouellette, and McClune with 15, then Frank and A. Carter with 10, then Ginepri, C. Harrison, and Klahn with 7.
First round loss in Lexington for Yani though.

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Re: Wild Cards

Sock will get a WC for MD for sure.

Klahn should get one for Q at least after reaching MD in Atlanta beating guys like Kuznetsov and Smyczek.
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They've completed the first men's event, Binghamton. Yani won and has taken a commanding lead in the US Open wildcard contest with 80 points. Next is R. Williams, Ouellette, and McClune with 15, then Frank and A. Carter with 10, then Ginepri, C. Harrison, and Klahn with 7.
if I'm not mistaken, after Vancouver, Kudla is the leader with 88 points, then 80 for Yani

other players now have to win Aptos to get the wild-card, except McClune, Klahn, Ouellette and Christian Harrison for whom a final would be enough, but it's a better tournament with very few Americans who have direct entries (Kudla, Ram, Kuznetsov, Yani is the second alternate at the moment), others will have to play qualies

Kudla seems to be in good position, except if Ram wins Aptos

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Re: Wild Cards

Yes, Kudla has 88 points and Yani 80. Assuming both lose in R1 at Aptos, only Harrison (36) and McClune (30) can get the WC with a final (add 60 points). Everyone else has to win outright (100 points).
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Re: Wild Cards

Kudla loses R1. Yani just has to win his R1 match to likely get the WC (assuming Ram/Ginepri/etc type do not win Aptos).
Pretty sad result overall. Americans struggled just to win matches at these challengers.

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Yes, Kudla has 88 points and Yani 80. Assuming both lose in R1 at Aptos, only Harrison (36) and McClune (30) can get the WC with a final (add 60 points). Everyone else has to win outright (100 points).
Kudla lost R1 so he finishes with 88. Yani will tie him with one win, and pull ahead with two wins. Harrison did not enter Aptos, so he's eliminated. McClune lost in qualifying, but he's in the MD as a LL. He has to actually win the event to beat Kudla/Yani. A final is not good enough. It adds 60 points, but it replaces 15 from another tournament since this is best 2 of 4. A final gives him only 75 points.

So everyone besides Kudla and Yani has to win to beat those two. If Brian Baker or Steve Johnson (already in USO MD) win, then Kudla or Yani get the WC anyway.
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Re: Wild Cards

Yani loses 3,1 to 500 ranked player
Kudla lucks out.

Ram is 3 out from MD. Hopefully he can get in w/o WC. Otherwise he will get WC anyway.
Remaining wildcards to Blake, Klahn, ??? maybe Ginepri if he shows form in Aptos.

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Yani loses 3,1 to 500 ranked player
Kudla lucks out.

Ram is 3 out from MD. Hopefully he can get in w/o WC. Otherwise he will get WC anyway.
Remaining wildcards to Blake, Klahn, ??? maybe Ginepri if he shows form in Aptos.
This makes me feel a lot better about Buchanan's loss. At least he managed to get a set from Dadamo and didn't get steam-rolled like everybody else.

If Ram doesn't get in directly, I don't think he will get a WC IMO.

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