Hm, Stepanek entered the qualies, apparently intentionally. I wonder why he did so.
yes it's strange : he hadn't entered on time for the main draw here but entered the qualies entry-list later, maybe because he learnt that he would get a zeropointer if he didn't play Basel,.
At this time, it was sensible as the wild-card for commitment players could have been taken by Djokovic, but why didn't he take benefit of that wild-card possibility when it was known that Djokovic didn't ask for it ?
Could the organizers refuse him the wild-card reserved for commitment players if he was the only one asking for it ? or is it because he had entered qualies ?
Smucav do you know what happened ?