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Won a tournament as a wildcard

After seeing Eurosports little blurb about Michael Llodra winning Rosmalen last year as a WC, who else apart from him and Goran have won a tourny as a WC?
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Thomas Muster won Barcelona as a Wild Card.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Nalbandian in Munich this year?

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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Yes, Nalbandian is another.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Ivanisevic won Wimbledon as a wildcard entry.

Good luck to Olivier Rochus, Xavier Malisse, Christophe Rochus, Dick Norman, Kristof Vliegen, Gilles Elseneer

Also good luck to Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Thomas Enqvist, JM Gambill, Raemon Sluiter, James Blake, Gaston Gaudio, Marcelo Rios
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Ivanisevic won Wimbledon as a wildcard entry.
What was his first name again?

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Hewitt won Long Island last year as a WC
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Happened lots of times in the past already...

a few more examples from the past:


Gaudio, 2005 Vina del Mar
Escudé, 2004 Doha
Llodra, 2004 'sHertogenbosch
Gaudio, 2002 Mallorca
Hewitt, 2003 Scottsdale
Gonzalez, 2002 Vina del Mar
Lapentti, 2001 Kitzbühel
Moya, 2001 Umag
Gaudenzi, 2001 St. Pölten
Roddick, 2001 Atlanta
Prinosil, 2000 Halle
Escudé, 1999 Toulouse
Rios, 1998 St. Pölten
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Stich, 1993 Basel

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It's different a wildcard because a player is out of cut than a wildcard because a player don't make the sign-in at the time.

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Sampras won Vienna 1998 as WC... after Becker gave him his.
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Roddick, 2001 Atlanta
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