Originally Posted by pesto
3 out of the 4 WCs went to Americans, and the 4th to the most promising international teenager still in need of a WC. That seems like a reasonable balance to me.
Likewise, 3 out of 4 qualy WCs went to Americans, with the 4th going to Murray, who again is one of the most promising international teens who wouldn't make it based on his ranking alone.
Right, and Tennis Canada gave WildCards to absolute nobodies. It's not like there were no Americans whose rankings weren't almost high enough, too? I doubt you'll see any promising Americans get WC into Paris this fall, that's all I'm saying.
I'm not saying Monfils didn't deserve it, I'm saying I think there were Americans who deserved it basically as much and who have supported the USTA in the past and if I were them I would see it as a slap in the face that an international person was picked instead. That's all.
Anyway, it's official now that Canas is out, here is the latest update:
Early update 3:
Cincinnati Main: Canas, J.Johansson OUT; Santoro, R.Mello IN
Cincinnati Q: Ginepri, Goldstein, Monfils, Santoro (and Blake, Ulihrach from ALT) OUT; N.Lapentti, Bjorkman, Moodie, Tursunov IN.