Re: what a joke..us open wc's announced
On the whole, this looks like a great list. Why would you consider it a joke, especially for the main draw? Who would be other choices?
The only one I might question for the main draw is Ryan Sweeting. He hasn't done much lately, but he did reach the second round last year, so that, coupled with his age, is probably enough to merit a wildcard selection.
Jenkins has had several main draw wildcards, so he might have merited a selection, but then again, what has he done lately. I'd have looked at Jenkins and Sweeting and chosen based on who has had the most successful 12 months -- or based on who is ranked higher. I haven't a clue about that.
The qualifying wildcards are a bit puzzling, with several names I haven't heard. Maybe they're college students who will benefit from the experience.