Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend
He plays Toad tomorrow and yes he will probably get a Sydney wildcard. I think they might have had Jones in mind before this mini run however....
Greg may have to settle for a qualie wildcard now. Duckworth and Barton are two guys with a good shot as well for the qualies.
Yes you are right, I forgot that Roddick was not the number 1 seed. Matt is going to struggle to keep up with the pace of Soderling but if Robin plays average then Matt can definitely be competitive. Matt will get the wc for Sydney for sure if he gets knocked out today, he has come through qualies and beat a top 40 player, everyone else lost first round.
I'm thinking Matt is going to have a good start to the year, if he can perform in Sydney and Melbourne as well it will lead him in nicely to the Aussie challengers where he should be seeded highly and should be one of the favorites. It was nice to hear this come out of Matt's mouth last night - "I'm chasing the result rather than the experience". He really has put things in perspective and it is great to see.