Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: how to get a wc for challengers??
It depends on the country that you are in. In the US, the wildcards for Challengers are decided on by the USTA. The tournament director is usually given one wildcard for the qualies, the doubles, and the main draw and the USTA will choose the rest. If the USTA doesn't need to use the wildcards, the TD is allowed to decide on more of them. This week, it looks like the TD at Champaign was given more wildcards into qualies, a few guys from the college team are in the draw.
As for Europe and South America, its been posted on more than one tennis board that they sell their wildcards to the highest bidder.
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.
Andy wearring Crocs, courtesy of Smitty8