Aww, thank you.
And, good news, it's finally been comfirmed!
The uncle knew what he was talking about.
Delic Receives Oz Open Wild Card
By Tennis Week
Amer Delic was awarded a wild card entry into the 2006 Australian Open men's singles main draw after winning a six-player event at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida this weekend. The 23-year-old Delic of Jacksonville, Florida defeated Alex Bogomolov, Jr., 22, of Flintstone, Georgia, in the final of the wild card tournament, 6-3, 4-1 retired.
The tournament was held in conjunction with a USTA training camp last week for 18 of the top young professionals in the country, including world No. 3 Andy Roddick and No. 16. Robby Ginepri. The USTA invited a group of six American players, age 24 or younger and ranked between Nos. 150-300 in the ATP Entry System, to compete for the wild card.
The field was divided into two groups that played round robin matches. Delic and Bogomolov advanced to the final by winning their respective round robin groups. Other players who participated in the tournament were: John Paul Fruttero, Scoville Jenkins, Rajeev Ram, and Todd Widom. Currently ranked No. 164, Delic turned professional in the summer of 2003 after leading the University of Illinois to the NCAA team title and winning the NCAA men's singles title. He earned a career-high professional ranking of No. 142 on July 4, 2005. He reached the singles final at the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 Challenger in Carson, California in October and reached the second round of the 2004 U.S. Open.
Last summer, the USTA gave Australian Mark Philippoussis a main draw wild card into the 2005 U.S. Open as part of a reciprocal arrangement which sees Tennis Australia give the USTA a main draw wild card into Australian Open 2006 to award to a player selected by the USTA.