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A title holder who's denied a WC : has it happened before ?

Jérôme Haehnel didn't receive a WC in Metz (his native region...) as he was 96 when the draw was made, as Ascione (95) and Philipoussis (203) both received one... should have been a minimum to invite the 2004 winner IMO...
Do you know a tournament where it happened before ?

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."

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Re: A title holder who's denied a WC : has it happened before ?

Ridiculous, in his home country even...
What's up with giving Phillippoussis wild cards all the time anyway?

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Jérôme Haenel didn't receive a WC in Metz (his native region...) as he was 96 when the draw was made, as Ascione (95) and Philipoussis (203) both received one... should have been a minimum to invite the 2004 winner IMO...
Do you know a tournament where it happened before ?

THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought the French were passionate about there tennis, if that was in Britain and one of are guys had won the event he would of been given a WC for life!!!

No but honestly that is unbelievable!!!!!
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flip should never receive a wc again until he goes back and proves himself in the challengers

what a joke
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Re: A title holder who's denied a WC : has it happened before ?

This makes me want to launch a boycott of Metz or something. Poor Jerome... I can't understand this at all.

Why in God's name does Flip deserve a WC?

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Re: A title holder who's denied a WC : has it happened before ?

Did he ask for a WC?
He's playing the Mons challenger, maybe he didn't want to play in Metz for some reason we don't know.
Or did he say in an interview they didn't want to give him a WC?
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Re: A title holder who's denied a WC : has it happened before ?

Maybe he didnt want to play. But I cant see why he wouldnt want to defend his title!
If he did ask for one and Flip got it instead, that is a disgrace
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Re: A title holder who's denied a WC : has it happened before ?

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Maybe he didnt want to play. But I cant see why he wouldnt want to defend his title!
If he did ask for one and Flip got it instead, that is a disgrace
Yes he asked a WC one month ago and organisers said there were other French players ahead of him, and they picked up Ascione as the latest WC, who happened to be 1 rank above him... stupid organisers !

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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You're right, mdhubert, I've found an article where he says he's very disappointed and he entered the Mons challenger only as a precaution.
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/02102005/...e-haehnel.html:
"Je suis défait, je ne comprends pas", a déclaré Jérôme Haehnel samedi à Reuters.
"Il y a six semaines, j'avais appelé Yvon Gérard, le directeur du tournoi, pour savoir si j'avais une chance d'obtenir une des quatre invitations. J'ai senti à sa réponse que ça allait être dur. Par précaution, je m'étais inscrit au Challenger de Mons, en Belgique."
"Jeudi, j'ai rappelé les organisateurs et j'ai eu la confirmation que Thierry Ascione était devant moi sur une liste apparemment fournie par la Fédération. Je n'ai rien contre Thierry, qui est un copain, mais je trouve cette décision un peu dure. L'an dernier, ça s'était super bien passé et j'espérais vraiment revenir dans les Arènes de Metz."

(As usual, I can't translate it, sorry.)
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(As usual, I can't translate it, sorry.)
Because you're lazy...
Got the info in L'Equipe, always a good source !

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Oh dear. The organisers deserve a .
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This is a really big slap in the face to Jerome. Maybe the French Federation is punishing him for not flying to other tournaments or something.

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You're right, mdhubert, I've found an article where he says he's very disappointed and he entered the Mons challenger only as a precaution.
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/02102005/...e-haehnel.html:
"Je suis défait, je ne comprends pas", a déclaré Jérôme Haehnel samedi à Reuters.
"Il y a six semaines, j'avais appelé Yvon Gérard, le directeur du tournoi, pour savoir si j'avais une chance d'obtenir une des quatre invitations. J'ai senti à sa réponse que ça allait être dur. Par précaution, je m'étais inscrit au Challenger de Mons, en Belgique."
"Jeudi, j'ai rappelé les organisateurs et j'ai eu la confirmation que Thierry Ascione était devant moi sur une liste apparemment fournie par la Fédération. Je n'ai rien contre Thierry, qui est un copain, mais je trouve cette décision un peu dure. L'an dernier, ça s'était super bien passé et j'espérais vraiment revenir dans les Arènes de Metz."

(As usual, I can't translate it, sorry.)
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"I have been left out...I don't understand" declared Jerome Haehnel at Reuters on Saturday. "Six weeks ago I called Yvon Gérard, the tournament director, to find out if I had a chance to obtain one of the four wildcards. I sensed from his reply that it would be very tough (to get one). As a precaution, I signed myself up for the Mons challenger, in Belgium. "On Thursday I called back the organisers and I was given confirmation that Thierry Ascione was before me on the list of appearances for the tournament by the Federation. I have nothing against Thierry, woh is a friend of mine, but I find this decision to be a little harsh. Last year, this had been a great time for me (?) and I really had hoped to return to Metz.

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