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Roland Garros Australian Wildcard!

So who do we think is going to get it??

I believe there are only four players that are in the Running those being:

Alun Jones
Joe Sirianni
Robert Smeets
Greg Jones

Some of you may ask why Greg Jones but he did make the Roland Garros junior final last year so he may actually get it. If Australia's youth policy is for real they will give it to Greg Jones.
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Alun will get it for sure.
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Smeets should get it...he's worked really hard to get his ranking up. Alun and Sirianni got WCs for the last two slams so they can be ruled out. Greg is too young and not good enough yet to make the most of it. Tennis Oz tends to play it safe with these things and give it to the highest ranked player who doesn't qualify...regardless of potential. Surely that means Smeets unless Luczak falls further and misses out. Can't rule out the possibilty of Tomic either...although I hope that don't stick that on him yet.
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Re: Roland Garros Australian Wildcard!

To be honest most of the Australians have been underachieving. So Greg Jones should get it or Luczak if needed.
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To be honest most of the Australians have been underachieving. So Greg Jones should get it or Luczak if needed.
Peter Luczak has already made the main draw cut so dont worry about him. I doubt Tomic will get it after last year at Roland Garros....
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Re: Roland Garros Australian Wildcard!

the men's one is tough, they are all so out of form, smeets is doing ok but i think you have to give to one of the young guys, lindhal, g.jones, klein. I would be leaning towards lindhal and g.jones, maybe rewarding that final amde last year might have to do, they don't have a lot of options here.
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Re: Roland Garros Australian Wildcard!

Hmm the clay season just started give it anotuer 3-4 weeksand then decide on there clay results

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Hmm the clay season just started give it anotuer 3-4 weeksand then decide on there clay results
I don't think they can wait that long...the likes of Klein and Jones don't have a high enough ranking to get into qualies (which should tell you something about their readiness to compete at that level). They're not likely to turn up just on the off chance TA will give them a wildcard...they will probably know two weeks in advance at the least. That's why it's more likely to be someone who's going to be there anyway, like Smeets or Lindahl (I think Nick should just creep into the qualies draw).
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I don't think they can wait that long...the likes of Klein and Jones don't have a high enough ranking to get into qualies (which should tell you something about their readiness to compete at that level). They're not likely to turn up just on the off chance TA will give them a wildcard...they will probably know two weeks in advance at the least. That's why it's more likely to be someone who's going to be there anyway, like Smeets or Lindahl (I think Nick should just creep into the qualies draw).
Yeah you make a good point. Id say more than likely based on the way things are going now Robert Smeets is going to get the Wildcard which isn't all that bad, hes only one of two Aussie players in the top 200 under the age of 25. Would hold him in good stead down the track of his career if he gets to play a Grand Slam outside of Australia this year.
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Actually yeah I would be happy for Robert to get it as Alun is playing really poorly at the moment and does not deserve the thing!
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No, Alun Jones should not get it, that would be 3 main draw wildcards for Grand Slams in a row...

Smeets has already had 3 wildcard this season...but who else is there

Maybe a play-off would be the best idea

I think the women's will probably go to Stosur, but I'd like Dokic to get it
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Didn't think I would say this but Carsten Ball has got to be considered for the Wildcard now purely based on form, if he can take the challenger title in Florida he would be a huge chance.
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Re: Roland Garros Australian Wildcard!

Play offs would work for me too. Mens let's have Smeets, Jones .A, Sirianni and Tomic. Womens let's have Stosur, Dokic, Molik and Wheeler.
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Play offs would work for me too. Mens let's have Smeets, Jones .A, Sirianni and Tomic. Womens let's have Stosur, Dokic, Molik and Wheeler.
A few things wrong with this idea

1. Its too late to hold it as those players are entered in tournaments from now until the French Open Qualifying.

2. Tomic is playing junior Roland Garros this year and would be very hard for him to play both events considering he has the chance to win the junior grand slam this year.

3. Smeets, Jones and Sirianni are all out of form and likely first round losers.

I say lets go with Carsten Ball give him a go, hes in form.
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Re: Roland Garros Australian Wildcard!

Carsten Ball or Colin Ebelithe
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