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PAUL ROETERT (USTA Managing Director of Player Development): You may or may not know. We just this week finished--Arlen and I just finished a trade with the Australian Open for men's and women's wildcard in the main draw. So we will give a 2006 US Open wildcard on the men's and women's side, and trade that for the Australian Open 2007.
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I hope dudi gets a wildcard!!!

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No auto Open wildcard for Scud
By Paul Malone
29jul06

MARK Philippoussis may have to win a play-off series against Australian players to receive a US Open wildcard - and he will have to also declare his Davis Cup availability.

Tennis Australia director of player development Craig Tiley confirmed last night that the body had secured a wildcard exchange program between the Australian and US Opens in recent talks with the US Tennis Association.

Tiley said Tennis Australia would decide closer to the US Open in New York, which starts on August 28, whether to award the male and female wildcards at Australia's disposal or invite players to a wildcard play-off series at Flushing Meadows or Forest Hills.

Philippoussis's first title in almost three years, at Newport this month, lifted his world ranking to No. 121, 32 places ahead of thirdt-ranked Australian Peter Luczak - and behind only one compatriot, Lleyton Hewitt (No. 13).

"If someone says 'I'm not playing Davis Cup, but give me a wildcard', it's not going to happen," Tiley said.

"Obviously, we can't control it if they said they are going to play Davis Cup and then pull out the day before, but we can remember it for next time around . . . I don't think that would happen."

Australia is the underdog for its Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina in Buenos Aires from September 22-24 on clay, a surface on which Philippoussis won the deciding rubber of the 1999 Davis Cup final in France.

Philippoussis will not be a direct entry into the 128-man main draw because places are held for wildcards, qualifiers and exempt players.

"It's great for the players that we have these US Open wildcards again and we want to take our time to decide the best way for Australian tennis to use them," Tiley said.

"We've had Mark Philippoussis do well and win a tournament and Alicia Molik is now back on track. They may get a couple of wins the next few weeks and if they do then we can make a selection.

"Mark won't be a direct entry, but if his ranking goes below 100 we'd consider it (not having a play-off). On the men's side, one of the considerations is we have Davis Cup and it goes into the equation."

Australia's US Open men's wildcard allocation will be decided by Tiley, Australia Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald and Australian Institute of Sport head coach Brent Larkham.

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No auto US Open wildcard for Scud

No auto Open wildcard for Scud
By Paul Malone
July 29, 2006

MARK Philippoussis may have to win a play-off series against Australian players to receive a US Open wildcard - and he will have to also declare his Davis Cup availability.

Tennis Australia director of player development Craig Tiley confirmed last night that the body had secured a wildcard exchange program between the Australian and US Opens in recent talks with the US Tennis Association.

Tiley said Tennis Australia would decide closer to the US Open in New York, which starts on August 28, whether to award the male and female wildcards at Australia's disposal or invite players to a wildcard play-off series at Flushing Meadows or Forest Hills.

Philippoussis's first title in almost three years, at Newport this month, lifted his world ranking to No. 121, 32 places ahead of thirdt-ranked Australian Peter Luczak - and behind only one compatriot, Lleyton Hewitt (No. 13).

"If someone says 'I'm not playing Davis Cup, but give me a wildcard', it's not going to happen," Tiley said.

"Obviously, we can't control it if they said they are going to play Davis Cup and then pull out the day before, but we can remember it for next time around . . . I don't think that would happen."

Australia is the underdog for its Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina in Buenos Aires from September 22-24 on clay, a surface on which Philippoussis won the deciding rubber of the 1999 Davis Cup final in France.

Philippoussis will not be a direct entry into the 128-man main draw because places are held for wildcards, qualifiers and exempt players.

"It's great for the players that we have these US Open wildcards again and we want to take our time to decide the best way for Australian tennis to use them," Tiley said.



"We've had Mark Philippoussis do well and win a tournament and Alicia Molik is now back on track. They may get a couple of wins the next few weeks and if they do then we can make a selection.

"Mark won't be a direct entry, but if his ranking goes below 100 we'd consider it (not having a play-off). On the men's side, one of the considerations is we have Davis Cup and it goes into the equation."

Australia's US Open men's wildcard allocation will be decided by Tiley, Australia Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald and Australian Institute of Sport head coach Brent Larkham.


http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0...-23216,00.html
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...this article really pisses me off, Mr Tiley was wrong to make such a silly assumption about mark's loyalty. Mark has made it clear all year if 100% fit he is available for DC.

This is also old news.. it was announced at the beginning of the year that the aussie's will have a play-off for the WC. If mark does well in the Vancouver Open and NY challenger this month he should be given the WC... if not then the play-off is the fair option.
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This is also old news.. it was announced at the beginning of the year that the aussie's will have a play-off for the WC. If mark does well in the Vancouver Open and NY challenger this month he should be given the WC... if not then the play-off is the fair option.
If he does well in the next three weeks and he will be definitely be given a wild card.

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...this article really pisses me off, Mr Tiley was wrong to make such a silly assumption about mark's loyalty. Mark has made it clear all year if 100% fit he is available for DC.
Yeah. He dosen't like clay. I would choose Luzcak over Scud. Luzcak got a decent results on clay over the last two years. Plus he has beaten Gonzalez in Brazil(on Clay) last year. Wayne is also dangerous on any surface too. So it is better for Australia not to select Scud in DC SF.
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...this article really pisses me off, Mr Tiley was wrong to make such a silly assumption about mark's loyalty. Mark has made it clear all year if 100% fit he is available for DC.

This is also old news.. it was announced at the beginning of the year that the aussie's will have a play-off for the WC. If mark does well in the Vancouver Open and NY challenger this month he should be given the WC... if not then the play-off is the fair option.
He never made an assumption towards the Scud; he just is making the policy clear.

I'd like to see him get a WC.


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I hope dudi gets a wildcard!!!
He won't. There is no reason for the USTA to hand it out

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He can also play qualies you know, it's not like he doesn't have a direct entry into qualies

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...this article really pisses me off, Mr Tiley was wrong to make such a silly assumption about mark's loyalty. Mark has made it clear all year if 100% fit he is available for DC.

This is also old news.. it was announced at the beginning of the year that the aussie's will have a play-off for the WC. If mark does well in the Vancouver Open and NY challenger this month he should be given the WC... if not then the play-off is the fair option.
DO the Australians have any good players coming up (between 15-20 yrs old)?

Its incredible they only have 1 top 100 player, for the tennis history of the country.
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Here are my early guesses for the Wild Card selections:

1. Aussie pick (probably Flip)
2. Querrey
3. Simmonds
4. Jenkins
5. Oudsema
6. Reynolds
7. Kuznetsov
8. Gambill
Just missing the cut - Brendan Evans

I think Querrey is the only stone cold lock. Simmonds, Jenkins and Oudsema would seem like pretty good bets considering the support they've received, their somewhat promising results, and their youth. Gambill could probably help himself most with a few more wins in the upcoming weeks. There are certainly lots of other options, but many of the other Americans ranked in the 100-300ish range are getting a bit older and/or haven't done anything special in the past to merit serious consideration. I can't think of any foreign players that might be considered.

Any other predictions?
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US Open wildcards

who do u htink the USTA should give wildcards too?

They are OBVIOUSLY going to give them out to: Kalamazoo winner, trade with Australia, Sam Querry, Alex Kusnetov, Phill Simmonds (for some dark reason), Scovell Jenkins (same reason as Simmonds), and 2 more.

I think in contention are Wayne Odesnik, Amer Delic, Jesse Witten, Sam Wharburg

What u guys think?
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Re: US Open wildcards

What is the dark reason?
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