Damn. As said by everyone else it probably would have been better for him to win it as Marinko probably would have got one anyway. Looch just needs to make sure he comes out and starts 2011 in good from with strong showings in Brisbane and Sydney. He will probably miss out on a wildcard to Brisbane but they didn't get a great qualies list last year so if he is playing decent he should be able to qualify assuming he doesn't get the rough end of the draw. He might struggle to get one in Sydney with Tomic, Matosevic and Guccione being the likely candidates but if any of them withdraw or Tomic gets punished then Luczak would be the likely replacement I would imagine. If he could put in two strong showings which he has done many times before then TA will have no option but to give him one even if he is 31.
Pete has virtually no chance for Sydney, two of the three wildcards for the main draw have been announced. Juan Martin Del Potro and James Ward have received them, this means one spot and they won't pick Luczak over Tomic or Matosevic. Brisbane likes to push youth and Queenslanders, you have Tomic (virtual certainty), Millman (had a great 2010), Kubler (made huge strides in 2010) and then you have the likes of Matosevic and Ball. Luczak would be extremely lucky to get a WC into Brisbane too.
The Australian Open is probably his best chance to receive a WC, they have shunned Looch before but I think they may give him a chance this year because of his performance in the playoffs. Either way he needs to get over and play some Euro clay challegers and get his ranking back up.