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Kathy
04-19-2004, 07:06 PM
What is the difference between a Qualifer and a Wild Card? And when Arthurs replaced Roddick, what does LL next to his name stand for on the draw sheet? Thank you!

Aleksa's Laydee
04-19-2004, 07:09 PM
LL = Lucky Loser
Qualifier is someone who has played at least 2 matches in the days leading up to the event and has earned the right to play in that tournament
Wild Card is for people like thomas johansson who were once highly ranked and then due to some reason fell in the rankings and didn't or couldn't to qualify (i'm pretty sure thats what it is)
hope this helped

TheBoiledEgg
04-19-2004, 07:12 PM
Hi Kathy :wavey:

a Qualifier is a player who couldnt get into maindraw cos his rank was too low and WON his qualifying matches

a LL means a Lucky Loser (the highest ranked losers in final rd of qualifying get into maindraw if someone pulls out of maindraw---but they have to SIGN in as a LL.

a WC is given by tournament directors to:-
someone who they think will either attract more fans to the tourn
someone on a comeback trail after injury cos/and his rank is too low
but more are given to local players of the same country.

I'm sure someone will have a better explanation than me in clearer English :o ;)

David Kenzie
04-19-2004, 07:12 PM
A qualifier is a player who has played one or several qualifying matches to enter the main draw.

Players can also be handed Wild Cards to enter either the main draw or the qualifying rounds. They are usually handed to young players from the same country as the tournament or to players who have been succesful in that tournament in the past but are past their prime. It is the tournament organisers who choose.

If a player withdraws from the main draw, then a player who has lost in the final qualifying round can then enter the main draw as a Lucky Looser (LL).

David Kenzie
04-19-2004, 07:13 PM
LOL plenty of answers :)

Aleksa's Laydee
04-19-2004, 07:14 PM
ok why is everyone repeating what everyone said ?? wheres the sense in that?

David Kenzie
04-19-2004, 07:18 PM
coz there was no answer when i started writing (and i'm a slow typer) :)

Frooty_Bazooty
04-19-2004, 07:20 PM
ok why is everyone repeating what everyone said ?? wheres the sense in that?

keep ur bra on, they obviously started writing their replies before you had posted yours :rolleyes:

Aleksa's Laydee
04-20-2004, 01:59 PM
keep ur bra on, they obviously started writing their replies before you had posted yours :rolleyes:

ooooh someones being sexiest!! keep ur bra on.... how rude :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Kathy
04-20-2004, 02:16 PM
Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my question, I appreciate it.