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View Poll Results: Who should get the French Open WC?
Marinko Matosevic 3 18.75%
James Duckworth 9 56.25%
Ben Mitchell 1 6.25%
Jason Kubler 2 12.50%
Greg Jones 1 6.25%
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No wonder Australian tennis is going down the gurgler. Hewitt is 31 years old, hasn't played a competitive match since Davis Cup, has only ever made the QF at Roland Garros, and hasn't played a competitive match on clay since 2010!

A player breaks TOP 100 for the first time, reaches an ATP final, wins 2 challengers, and has to play qualifying! TA talk about rewarding results, well maybe they should start rewarding recent ones instead of results from a decade ago. Hmm.
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Lleyton just into AO R4 , took a set from Djokovic and he has been making FO R3 for ten times in a row.How about Marinko?challenger is not grand slam.
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What the hell? Hasnt played since AO thats crap.
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If it wasn't for injuries Lleyton would be in the top 100 aswell. It's an unfortunate situation, but can you imagine the reaction from Hewitt's camp if he didn't get the WC? Having said that, I would have preferred him to focus all his energy on the grass court season with Wimbledon and the Olympics coming up.
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We last won Davis Cup in 2003. We made the SF in 2006 and have been playing zonals and playoffs since then. The fact that he's making himself available each year to play 2 matches China, Thailand or Chinese Taipei or whatever in recent years is really nothing to be continuously rewarded for. I recognize he's one of our best Davis Cup players ever, but a clay GS WC at this stage of his career after no match play is beyond stupid, especially when there are other legitimate players worthy of the WC (for once!) in Matosevic and maybe Duckworth. Especially Matosevic.

Lleyton will get into quallies. If he's still serious about coming back I thought he'd rather do it there where he doesn't have the chance to draw Federer, Nadal, Djokovic in R1.
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I think early topic is created. Depends a lot on how quickly recovers Hewitt.
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i think giving the WC to Hewitt is really unfair on Marinko. even though it's not his best surface, i'd still prefer someone who's actually been playing and having good results than someone coming off a few months break. i'd even prefer Duckworth over Hewitt to give someone else the experience.
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In September we played Davis Cup on clay. Lleyton last match was played on clay in 2010, Matosevic, Ebden on clay is very modest, that and Tomic on clay looks like a cow on ice. Duckworth will have a chance to play in Paris, he is young, talented, let playing qualifying.

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i think giving the WC to Hewitt is really unfair on Marinko. even though it's not his best surface, i'd still prefer someone who's actually been playing and having good results than someone coming off a few months break. i'd even prefer Duckworth over Hewitt to give someone else the experience.
It's not like Marinko is serious about clay though, he has only played two events on clay where he got past R1 this year.

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The French Open Wild Card decision has inspired Marinko - crushed Serra 0 & 1 in Bordeaux 2nd round.
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DAVIS CUP RECORD

HEWITT - 49-14
MATOSEVIC - 1-1
DUCKWORTH - 0-0

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Yes.

What does Davis Cup have to do with the French Open? It's not like our DOMINATION of Davis Cup asia zonals over the past half decade has inspired a single child to pick up a tennis racket.

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Yes.

What does Davis Cup have to do with the French Open? It's not like our DOMINATION of Davis Cup asia zonals over the past half decade has inspired a single child to pick up a tennis racket.
This year Davis Cup will be on the clay, will play obviously not be Matosevic not be Ebden, and Duckworth. But in general I do not care, you can even arrange a meeting, write a letter to Craig Tiley and Todd Woodbridge. I am glad that I will see the legend champion on court, may be, he will play with Tomic a doubles tournament, before the Olympics.

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Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells

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Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells
and two Masters Cup, and 80 weeks was number one, and 2 Davis Cup title, and first with the Australian after Pat Cash who reached the final in Melbourne. He played during the Agassi, Sampras eras, Sampras won his last Slam in 2002. And Roger Federer is the same age what Lleyton. You are an idiot just.

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Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells
Just those results give him LEGEND status.

Two Grand Slams - awesome.
No.1 in the world - even better.

Gets my vote for Legend status in Australia.
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