Originally Posted by *Viva Chile*
Why Ollie had to play qualies to finally play Rotterdam??? Other players lower ranked than Ollie (like Karol beck) entered directly to the main draw...
Direct entries for tournaments are determined by the entry rankings six weeks before the tournament begins (seedings are determined by the most immediate entry rankings before the draw). The direct entries for this week followed the entry rankings for 1/3/05 when Rochus was #66. (Beck was #44 that week.)
This should be the last tournament where he has to play qualifying for quite a while. Top 50 (he #40 right now) is good enough to get into all AMS events with 96 or 64 draws as well as all the Grand Slams & regular ATP events.