Re: Andy Ram recieved a WC for the qualifying
Ahhh, so THAT explains why Yoni Erlich is playing with Leander Paes this week.
Good for Andy. He and Yonni have been doing well in doubles, but it means that Andy hasn't had a chance to get points for his singles ranking. I think his only singles action this year have been 2 qualifying round tournaments on the ATP level (he didn't qualify either time). He needs to hit the challenger circuit, but if he does he misses too many doubles tournaments.
"I lost a qualifying singles and first round doubles match in a challengers tournament in Italy in 1998, and I had to pay for everything from the plane flight to the laundry to the meals. So they tell me when I finish that I won $44. I'm like, 'Can I have that now?' And they said, 'Oh no, we'll send you the check.' "
- Eric Taino, Jersey City's finest.