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Tomic gets Brisbane wildcard

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I guess we'll all be keeping track of how badly he gets spanked in the first round. Unless if he's lucky enough to draw Taylor Dent, or something.
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he needs this kind of experience, no matter how bad it is, step by step he'll be growing on his own

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he needs this kind of experience, no matter how bad it is, step by step he'll be growing on his own
Yep, I agree with that, and good thing he isn't an American, otherwise he might have been in danger of getting the same early exposure to ATP level as Donald Young.
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i wonder how long it will take before his dad knocks someone out...
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good news....bring more of them to ATP
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I guess we'll all be keeping track of how badly he gets spanked in the first round. Unless if he's lucky enough to draw Taylor Dent, or something.
I don't think he is going to win a match, but he doesn't necessarily have to get spanked either. His results in the play-offs were reasonable enough, but the guy is still extremely inconsistent.

I'm quite surprised he is given a WC actually after the outbursts of his father; I thought they would have ruined his position with TA, but maybe I'm wrong or maybe TA has very little influence on the Brisbane WCs.

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Total waste of wildcard.

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I think it's an absolute travesty that Chris Guccione has not been given a guaranteed wildcard.

- Chris Guccione is the best ranked Australian tennis player by a mile behind the injured Lleyton Hewitt.
- Chris Guccione has the best recent record on Australian soil of any Australian tennis player, no-one even comes close. He reached the final of Adelaide in 2007 and the final of Sydney in 2008 and also beat Nadal on Australian soil in 2007.

In short, for an Australian tournament it defies belief that Chris Guccione would be denied a wildcard given his recent record and top-100 world ranking as the best-ranked currently-active Australian player.


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He reached the final of Adelaide in 2007 and the final of Sydney in 2008 and also beat Nadal on Australian soil in 2007.
He beat him 6 games to 5...come on!
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TTS has a point...

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He beat him 6 games to 5...come on!
Still there aren't a lot of Australian players who would win 6 games against Nadal nowadays!
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I think he will be good down the road, but he is going to take some lumps at the ATP level.

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I don't think he is going to win a match, but he doesn't necessarily have to get spanked either. His results in the play-offs were reasonable enough, but the guy is still extremely inconsistent.

I'm quite surprised he is given a WC actually after the outbursts of his father; I thought they would have ruined his position with TA, but maybe I'm wrong or maybe TA has very little influence on the Brisbane WCs.
TA didn't want him to get wildcards but Brisbane did I guess they won

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He beat him 6 games to 5...come on!
Yeah well I was making the most of that, but I don't think it detracts from the argument that I was making

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TA didn't want him to get wildcards but Brisbane did I guess they won
I guess that is what cost Guccione the wildcard -- the Brisbane organizers/top officials have strong ties with worldwide business agencies, they didn't select based on merit or consideration of Australiant tannis (TA) but entirely on the basis of their personal relationship with big tennis agencies and related business reasons.


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