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Djokovic given wildcard for Sydney International

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Eurosport - Tue, 06 Jan 11:26:00 2009

Novak Djokovic was thrown a lifeline to continue his preparations for his Australian Open defence after he was knocked out of ATP Brisbane.

The world number three was facing the prospect of going into the first grand slam of 2009, starting in Melbourne on January 19, with only one match under his belt this year following his shock 6-4 6-4 first round loss to his former training partner, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.

However, organisers of the Sydney International, starting on Sunday, granted the Serbian a wildcard entry. It will allow him to get some vital practice matches in before the Open.

"I'm very grateful to receive the wildcard to Sydney," Djokovic said.

"It was disappointing to lose in Brisbane but I now have another chance for more high quality matches in Sydney."

Sydney International tournament director Craig Watson said he had no hesitation in extending help to Djokovic.

"We certainly understand that he will be looking for matches leading up to the Open and with that we are happy to be in a position to provide Novak with a wildcard," Watson said.
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hold on... does this mean the gooch not getting a wildcard again??
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Nice decision there. Good for everyone, for Novak, for the fans and for the tournament.

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Should be facinating to see how he fares in AO, especially if he's handed a challanging draw.
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No brainer for Watson
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So, will he show up this time? Interesting.
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so was today tank or crazy play

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Surely he will show up, judging by today's match, he needs the match practice

C'mon Australia!!!
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What?

Aussies being stupid once again.
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Fuck off, Novak

If Guccione doesn't get the last wildcard, i might just go and move countries.
Bloody dumbasses
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Fuck off, Novak

If Guccione doesn't get the last wildcard, i might just go and move countries.
Bloody dumbasses
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a top 3 player accepting a WildCard?

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who cares.
he'll lose his first round match again.
he's finished just like james blake
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who cares.
he'll lose his first round match again.
he's finished just like james blake
wouldn't that be embarrassing

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