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Manosquin
04-02-2009, 10:47 AM
8 wild card for Roland Garros
- 1 for Australian federation (luczak ? Tomic ? Klein ?)
- 1 for USA federation
and the rest ?
1 for Gaudio ou Coria if they will play ?
and 5 or 6 for the french player.
Who french players ?
choice Patience, or Mannarino, or Ouanna, or Montcourt, or Sidorenko, or Recouderc,or Eysseric, or Roger Vasselin, or Mahut

Renaud
04-02-2009, 10:59 AM
8 wild card for Roland Garros
- 1 for Australian federation (luczak ? Tomic ? Klein ?)
- 1 for USA federation
and the rest ?
1 for Gaudio ou Coria if they will play ?
and 5 or 6 for the french player.
Who french players ?
choice Patience, or Mannarino, or Ouanna, or Montcourt, or Sidorenko, or Recouderc,or Eysseric, or Roger Vasselin, or Mahut


Ferrero obviously deserves one more than anybody. As for the rest it's too early to say. Next weeks will say more.

jcreback
04-02-2009, 03:59 PM
The US usually has the 4 man playoff the WC spot, but they might give it to Odesnik again since he won two matches there last year.

Deborah
04-05-2009, 11:22 AM
This is maybe not the place to ask, but when is the entry list supposed to come out? Next week already or the week after? :)

walid1988
04-05-2009, 10:53 PM
they must give juan carlos a wild card!

chowdahead25
04-09-2009, 07:10 AM
If I had to guess....(under the assumption Ferrero is in)
Tomic
Odesnik
Gaudio
Mahut
Ouanna
Mannarino
Patience
Recouderc

I honestly dont even have a clue where his ranking is, but if he were not to get direct, he would get one instead of Gaudio or Recouderc.

Renaud
04-09-2009, 08:26 AM
If I had to guess....(under the assumption Ferrero is in)
Tomic
Odesnik
Gaudio
Mahut
Ouanna
Mannarino
Patience
Recouderc

I honestly dont even have a clue where his ranking is, but if he were not to get direct, he would get one instead of Gaudio or Recouderc.

JCF needs one more win in Casablanca to get a direct entry for RG. He'd be 109th he if loses tomorrow, which might no be enough (depends how many withdrawals and Protected entries there will be.)
For french wild card i think Mannarino (1 challenger final +20yrs old), Ouanna (1 challenger won, 23 yrs old next week) and Recouderc (24 yrs, improving recently) will get one for sure.
Patience is getting a bit old and has not won a main draw match this year so far.
Gaudio will get one if he decides to come. Hopefully he will be able to play (and win) some matches before RG.
Sidorenko (21) is getting decent results so i think he will be there too.

So my guess is Tomic, Isner ( Odesnik will have a direct entry), Mannarino, Ouanna, Gaudio, Recouderc, Sidorenko, Montcourt, Mahut, Ferrero or Eysseric or Patience or De chaunac or ERV.

javiercrac
04-11-2009, 11:29 PM
c'mon GASTON GAUDIO !! best backhand ever!

Fedeze14_gc
04-12-2009, 12:30 AM
if coria gets one, i think it will be for retiring.....

Netin!
04-12-2009, 02:23 AM
nothing for Dimitrov?

Labamba
04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
French players without direct entry to RG

127 Mannarino, Adrian (FRA)
135 Montcourt, Mathieu (FRA)
139 Ouanna, Josselin (FRA)
141 Mahut, Nicolas (FRA)
148 Patience, Olivier (FRA)
153 Sidorenko, Alexandre (FRA)
154 Recouderc, Laurent (FRA)
166 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard (FRA)
182 Prodon, Eric (FRA)
190 De Chaunac, Sebastien (FRA)
...
372 Eysseric, Jonathan (FRA)

US players without direct entry to RG

109 Spadea, Vincent (USA)
126 Isner, John (USA)
132 Levine, Jesse (USA)
152 Evans, Brendan (USA)
156 Delic, Amer (USA)
161 Young, Donald (USA)
163 Bogomolov Jr., Alex (USA)
169 Warburg, Sam (USA)
175 Ram, Rajeev (USA)
178 Sweeting, Ryan (USA)
187 Jenkins, Scoville (USA)

Australian players without direct entry to RG

150 Guccione, Chris (AUS)
177 Luczak, Peter (AUS)
189 Ball, Carsten (AUS)
195 Klein, Brydan (AUS)
...
388 Tomic, Bernard (AUS)

Others

673 Coria, Guillermo (ARG)
969 Gaudio, Gaston (ARG)

CooCooCachoo
04-17-2009, 12:00 PM
Sidorenko, Mahut, Eysseric are likely to get one. Hopefully Recouderc with the season he has had so far.

On the Australian side, I can see them giving one to Klein now, just for experience sake. Luczak is of course the best Aussie player on clay, but he is old. On the US side, it's a toss-up, really.

chowdahead25
04-17-2009, 06:17 PM
Give it to Warburg!

CooCooCachoo
04-20-2009, 07:21 PM
Warburg? I like Sam, but on clay? Really?

manu86
04-21-2009, 09:39 PM
gaston gaudio said that he ask for a WC and he is waiting for the answer .

quiron
04-22-2009, 01:30 AM
"Gato" is probably the third WC of the tournament.

http://www.ole.clarin.com/notas/2009/04/21/tenis/01902101.html

smucav
04-23-2009, 04:17 PM
http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2009/04/us-players-selected-for-itf-world-jr.htmlThe wild card tournament to decide the main draw berth in the upcoming French Open begins next Tuesday with eight men vying for the spot. The women's event, which will NOT be a round robin format, but rather single elimination and a 16-player draw, will be played from April 29 through May 2. The competition will be held at the Boca West Country Club.

As soon as I am notified of the participants, I will pass that information along. Juniors I spoke to in California who said they were planning to play the women's event were Kristie Ahn, Lauren Embree, Christina McHale, Nicole Gibbs and Sloane Stephens.

monaco fans
04-24-2009, 03:26 AM
i only wanted gaston to play in this tournament!

chowdahead25
04-24-2009, 05:55 AM
Warburg? I like Sam, but on clay? Really?

Never hurts to hope:D
Do we know if he is playing the US qualifier 8 man thing?

CooCooCachoo
04-25-2009, 04:28 PM
I didn't find a list of names yet.

By the way, Guillaume Rufin should definitely be getting a QWC.

iSzavay.
04-26-2009, 06:02 AM
I don't study it too closely, but I guess:

1. Gaudio
2. Patience
3. Mannarino
4. Ouanna
5. Montcourt
6. Mahut
7. Guccione
8. Isner

A shame for Odesnik that they are doing a playoff, and he probably won't win :(

Action Jackson
04-26-2009, 06:16 AM
A shame for Odesnik that they are doing a playoff, and he probably won't win :(

Why? Odesnik is in directly.

En Paris Gaudio
04-26-2009, 07:36 PM
¿ Do you know if Gaudio will receive a wc ? I know he claim for one.

chowdahead25
04-26-2009, 08:05 PM
I hope Gooch doesnt get it. He has been shit on every surface this year. I'd really like to see Tomic get it.I don't study it too closely, but I guess:

1. Gaudio
2. Patience
3. Mannarino
4. Ouanna
5. Montcourt
6. Mahut
7. Guccione
8. Isner

A shame for Odesnik that they are doing a playoff, and he probably won't win :(

jmf07
04-27-2009, 03:06 PM
I hope Gooch doesnt get it. He has been shit on every surface this year. I'd really like to see Tomic get it.

Gooch has shown ok form at some stages of the year but he will definitely not get the wildcard. As much as I don't want it to, the Australian Wildcard will go to Tomic barring any Australian stringing together some good form on the clay which is highly unlikely given that they all seem to want to play on the hardcourts when they can except for Luczak.

aussie_fan
04-27-2009, 04:25 PM
Gooch won't get it, he's not even in contention, that's what you get for losing first round challenegr events all ove the place.

Klein or Tomic will get it. Klein would get embrassed you would think but then again nothing can get worse than smeets

smucav
04-27-2009, 10:51 PM
http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=6631506Tennis Week
USTA Hosts Roland Garros Wild Card Playoff
By Tennis Week
4/27/2009 8:14:00 PM

The road to Roland Garros begins in Boca this week.

The USTA is hosting a playoff this week to award a men’s and a women’s singles main draw wild card to the French Open. The men’s wild card tournament will take place on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 28-30. The women’s wild card tournament will be held April 29-May 2 at the same location.

The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild card entries into the main draw at the 2009 French Open and 2009 US Open are exchanged.

Eight players are scheduled to compete for the men’s wild card: John Isner, 24, of Tampa, Fla.; Scoville Jenkins, 22, of Atlanta; Evan King, 17, of Chicago; Jesse Levine, 21 of Boca Raton, Fla.; Michael McClune, 19, of Irvine, Calif.; Nathan Pasha, 16, of Atlanta; Rhyne Williams, 18, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Donald Young, 19, of Atlanta.

Eleven players will compete for the women’s wild card: Kristie Ahn, 16, of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; Gail Brodsky, 17, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Beatrice Capra, 17, of Ellicott City, Md.; Lauren Embree, 18, of Marco Island, Fla.; Nicole Gibbs, 16, of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Madison Keys, 14, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Christine McHale, 16, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Asia Muhammad, 18, of Henderson, Nev.; Sloane Stephens, 16, of Fresno, Calif.; Stacey Tan, 17, of Lakewood, Calif.; and CoCo Vandeweghe, 17, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Both tournaments will be in a knock-out format, the seedings of which will be determined by today’s ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA rankings.

Isner and McHale won similar events last December to earn main draw wild cards into the 2009 Australian Open.

Roland Garros is set for May 24-June 7.

© 2007 Tennis Week

chowdahead25
04-28-2009, 05:03 AM
Warburg:(

Renaud
04-28-2009, 07:21 AM
Possible unofficial play off between Recouderc and Montcourt in Tunis challenger today.

smucav
04-29-2009, 03:26 PM
Men's Draw
(1) Isner v (8) Pasha
(5) McClune v (4) Jenkins
(3) Young v (6) Williams
(7) King v (2) Levine

Quarterfinals (4/28)
(1) Isner d (8) Pasha 62 60
(4) Jenkins d (5) McClune 36 60 60
(3) Young d (6) Williams 75 36 62
(2) Levine d (7) King 61 36 62

Semifinals
(1) Isner v (4) Jenkins
(3) Young v (2) Levine

chowdahead25
04-29-2009, 06:42 PM
Thx for updates.
Nice Jenkins score.

smucav
04-30-2009, 04:19 PM
Semifinals (4/29)
(1) Isner d (4) Jenkins 63 76(1)
(2) Levine d (3) Young 61 63

Final (4/30)
(1) Isner v (2) Levine

chowdahead25
04-30-2009, 06:57 PM
Bummer Donald.
Slaughter.
Go Isner!

Labamba
04-30-2009, 11:39 PM
John Isner wins the USTA men's reciprocal wildcard for the French Open, defeating Jesse Levine 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4. "It's huge," said Isner, who will now get straight into the main draw and avoid what he described as "a crapshoot to win three rounds of qualifying matches."

chowdahead25
05-01-2009, 04:10 AM
Yes!!!
Cmon Isner!!

chowdahead25
05-01-2009, 05:19 AM
USTA exempt WC goes to Isner.

Snowwy
05-02-2009, 06:44 PM
Im surprised Isner beat Jenkins.

petar_pan
05-03-2009, 01:14 AM
wc to tomic!but his father needs to chill out.

chowdahead25
05-03-2009, 01:20 AM
Yesssssssssssssssss!!

petar_pan
05-03-2009, 01:22 AM
Yesssssssssssssssss!!

no man, that is just my wish.:wavey:

chowdahead25
05-03-2009, 01:28 AM
Damn.
Got me all stoked:D
It will probably happen anyway.

petar_pan
05-03-2009, 01:33 AM
Damn.
Got me all stoked:D
It will probably happen anyway.

i think it will.
but what about with suspension for tomic?

chowdahead25
05-03-2009, 01:35 AM
I remember hearing something about a suspension for something, but dont remember what it was for etc, like his dad pulling him off court or something?
What ended up happening with that?

petar_pan
05-03-2009, 01:41 AM
I remember hearing something about a suspension for something, but dont remember what it was for etc, like his dad pulling him off court or something?
What ended up happening with that?

yes that was about that.he was suspended about month ago.ta said that they willn't involve in that and they willn't help to tomic.but it is not logical that ta gives tomic wc now.what do you think about that?

chowdahead25
05-03-2009, 01:49 AM
That sucks.
I guess we just have to hope :D

jmf07
05-03-2009, 01:52 AM
Hope that one of the most cocky and disrespectful players gets a wildcard. I won't be.

petar_pan
05-03-2009, 02:08 AM
when will ta give that wc?

gjr
05-05-2009, 05:20 AM
when will ta give that wc?

Just now :)

Just been on the radio that Tomic got the WC

gjr
05-05-2009, 05:21 AM
On the radio it said Tomic got the TA WC

petar_pan
05-05-2009, 09:27 AM
Just now :)

Just been on the radio that Tomic got the WC

tomic got the wc,GREAT!!!

thanks.

Labamba
05-11-2009, 01:27 PM
most of the French WC candidates are playing in the Bordeaux challenger this week

Labamba
05-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Montcourt, Recouderc, Mahut and Roger-Vasselin won their 1st round matches in Bordeaux.

Gaudio also won and I think he has done enough to receive a WC.

Renaud
05-13-2009, 11:08 AM
Montcourt, Recouderc, Mahut and Roger-Vasselin won their 1st round matches in Bordeaux.



Ouanna won too, Eysseric won in Blumeneau.
Very interesting race to the WC :yeah:

Action Jackson
05-13-2009, 11:11 AM
Montcourt, Recouderc, Mahut and Roger-Vasselin won their 1st round matches in Bordeaux.

Gaudio also won and I think he has done enough to receive a WC.

Not sure about Gaudio, if he beats Santoro, that will make his case that bit stronger.

Renaud
05-13-2009, 11:20 AM
Not sure about Gaudio, if he beats Santoro, that will make his case that bit stronger.
I am pretty sure he will get it what ever happen tomorrow. Anyway i doubt Santoro will beat him.

illepingis
05-13-2009, 04:41 PM
Maybe Andreas Vinciguerra if he plays good in düsseldorf

CooCooCachoo
05-13-2009, 06:31 PM
I am pretty sure he will get it what ever happen tomorrow. Anyway i doubt Santoro will beat him.

After he beat the legendary Lisnard, Santoro will be no match for him, right? ;)

Labamba
05-14-2009, 11:27 PM
Ouanna won too, Eysseric won in Blumeneau.
Very interesting race to the WC :yeah:

Ouanna made the QF and should be a lock for the WC

the same goes for Montcourt

manu86
05-15-2009, 04:51 PM
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh GAUDIO WILL PLAY THE FRENCH OPEN WITH a WC !!!

manu86
05-15-2009, 04:52 PM
gaudio receive a wc to play the roland garros !!

Action Jackson
05-15-2009, 04:59 PM
Here is the actual source for Gaudio getting a WC.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1128450

Labamba
05-15-2009, 05:07 PM
expected good news :yeah:

Coria-Nalbandian
05-15-2009, 05:18 PM
It's enormous,it's a good news,Come On Gato !!!

Truc
05-15-2009, 06:11 PM
No WC for Montcourt. :(

Gaudio, Isner, Tomic, Mannarino, Ouanna, Recouderc, Rufin and Sidorenko
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2009-05-15/200905151242401025750.html

Renaud
05-15-2009, 06:23 PM
No WC for Montcourt. :(

Gaudio, Isner, Tomic, Mannarino, Ouanna, Recouderc, Rufin and Sidorenko
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2009-05-15/200905151242401025750.html
I never suspected Rufin would get one. Thought it would be between Eysseric, Mahut and Montcourt and that Mathieu won it today against Clement. But it's right he should have made some good results before this week. Now what i hope is that Rufin won't be triple bageled and that Montcourt will qualify.

roberthenman
05-15-2009, 06:28 PM
gaston in the Main Draw with Wc :bounce::bounce::bounce:

chowdahead25
05-15-2009, 06:31 PM
roger-vasselin:sad:

Truc
05-15-2009, 06:32 PM
WC for the qualies:
- Thierry ASCIONE (FRA)
- Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY (FRA)
- Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA)
- David GUEZ (FRA)
- Axel MICHON (FRA)
- Julien OBRY (FRA)
- Benoît PAIRE (FRA)
- Mathieu RODRIGUES (FRA)
- Tsung Hua YANG (TPE)
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2009-05-15/200905151242401025750.html

adee-gee
05-15-2009, 06:53 PM
Who the hell is Rufin and why did he get a WC ahead of Montcourt?

And Sidorenko? Am I not right in thinking that last time he got a WC, he justified it by retiring when he was 3 match points down or something? :retard:

Bullshit decision.

MissChaChaCha
05-15-2009, 06:58 PM
BENOÎT !!! :D

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ExcaliburII
05-15-2009, 07:49 PM
Gaudio :worship:

Labamba
05-15-2009, 08:06 PM
Rufin is a bit of a shocker...probably got the WC a year or two too soon

maybe the silly betting ban affected Montcourt's chances for the WC :shrug:

freestyler
05-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Gaston:banana:

Sommarsverige
05-15-2009, 09:10 PM
I am very happy Gaston gets a WC and I think he so totally deserves it :yeah:

Björki
05-15-2009, 09:13 PM
Gaston :yeah:

Renaud
05-15-2009, 11:07 PM
Interesting to see 4 of these WC (Ouanna, Sidorenko, Recouderc, Tomic) will reach their best ranking on next monday, and Rufin probably the week after.

HuaTuo
05-16-2009, 02:25 AM
:cat::bounce:

Truc
05-16-2009, 09:16 AM
maybe the silly betting ban affected Montcourt's chances for the WC :shrug:Yep, that's what he was told by Pioline (who is now working at the FFT).
I was not expecting him to get a wildcard until this week, I thought like Renaud, he's done nothing this year, I was just hoping for a last-minute rescue after his really great matches against Llodra and Clément in Bordeaux.
But it's rubbish if he didn't get one because of this stupid betting story back in 2005.

Truc
05-16-2009, 09:21 AM
Who the hell is Rufin and why did he get a WC ahead of Montcourt?

And Sidorenko? Am I not right in thinking that last time he got a WC, he justified it by retiring when he was 3 match points down or something? :retard:

Bullshit decision.:lol: He seems to be a funny guy, I'm curious to see him, but his coach himself says he still has everything to learn:
http://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/tennis_detail_-Portrait.-Guillaume-Rufin-le-professeur-Tournesol_39764-904027_actu.Htm
("Guillaume Rufin, the Professor Calculus")

As for Sidorenko, he did that indeed when he was granted a WC two years ago in Roland (retired on MP and played in doubles the next day), but it was two years ago, they won't deny him wildcards for the rest of his life because of a youthful mistake. I guess it didn't help his case last year, but it's ancient history now.

MissChaChaCha
05-16-2009, 09:39 AM
You seem to say G.Rufin is an opportunist, but contrary to Montcourt, he has won 15 matches on clay in 2009 (only 2 for M.Montcourt before Bordeaux !!) ... It seems to be a sufficient reason, no ?

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Truc
05-16-2009, 09:54 AM
You seem to say G. Rufin is an opportunist.I don't know who you're talking about, but I didn't see anybody say that anyway.

MissChaChaCha
05-16-2009, 10:07 AM
Who the hell is Rufin and why did he get a WC ahead of Montcourt?

Sorry, I have interpreted this sentence like this ...


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Truc
05-16-2009, 10:26 AM
I misunderstood the term "opportunist" then. Maybe it's a "false friend" too, my English is not so good. I know he's been doing pretty well at Futures level lately.

Adam (adeegee) is the one who launched the whole Montcourt thing on MTF, it's normal he's fighting tooth and nail for him, it's a bit tongue in cheek too.

adee-gee
05-16-2009, 10:50 AM
You seem to say G.Rufin is an opportunist, but contrary to Montcourt, he has won 15 matches on clay in 2009 (only 2 for M.Montcourt before Bordeaux !!) ... It seems to be a sufficient reason, no ?
Except for the fact Rufin has been playing futures and Montcourt has been playing challengers..... :o

I presume he's also a better clay courter than Federer, he's only won 7 matches on clay in 2009.

MissChaChaCha
05-16-2009, 11:11 AM
25 years old ... That's a nice way of thinking ! ;)
It's a futile debate, I stop talking ...

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CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 01:50 PM
No WC for Montcourt. :(

Gaudio, Isner, Tomic, Mannarino, Ouanna, Recouderc, Rufin and Sidorenko
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2009-05-15/200905151242401025750.html

I think picking Rufin over Eysseric is a very laudable decision :worship:

Mannarino, Ouanna, Recouderc are good choices. Sidorenko is still young so him getting a WC is understandable, but I would have preferred Montcourt getting one. But obviously his annual form hasn't been great, and the idiotic betting controversy (idiotic not so much on his behalf, but because of the overexaggerated reaction from the ATP) cannot have helped. Nor is he the youngest.

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 01:51 PM
roger-vasselin:sad:

Yes, I am sad too, but in all honesty, Doud does not deserve a MD WC at this stage.

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2009, 01:54 PM
WC for the qualies:
- Thierry ASCIONE (FRA)
- Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY (FRA)
- Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA)
- David GUEZ (FRA)
- Axel MICHON (FRA)
- Julien OBRY (FRA)
- Benoît PAIRE (FRA)
- Mathieu RODRIGUES (FRA)
- Tsung Hua YANG (TPE)
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2009-05-15/200905151242401025750.html

Dasnières de Véigy, Eysseric, Paire, Michon, Obry, Rodrigues are logical choices. Yang too, I think. Michon and Obry are still extremely young though, and their results aren't that encouraging. But this will allow them to build some experience.

Guez and Ascione, really? Both are not young anymore, both have slid down the rankings for good reason too. I like Thierry, but really, these WCs would have been better spent on other players. Though both could, with a good run and a sudden reversal of form, actually qualify. I am not holding my breath, especially not in the case of bagel boy Guez.

NyGeL
05-16-2009, 08:16 PM
who the hell is Rufin?

Ilovetheblues_86
05-16-2009, 08:49 PM
Dasnières de Véigy, Eysseric, Paire, Michon, Obry, Rodrigues are logical choices. Yang too, I think. Michon and Obry are still extremely young though, and their results aren't that encouraging. But this will allow them to build some experience.

Guez and Ascione, really? Both are not young anymore, both have slid down the rankings for good reason too. I like Thierry, but really, these WCs would have been better spent on other players. Though both could, with a good run and a sudden reversal of form, actually qualify. I am not holding my breath, especially not in the case of bagel boy Guez.

Hey, but Ascione made some good runs this year. Think about this: at least now he has a shot to try a qualyfing, it´s not like they are giving him a WC to the main draw, right?

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2009, 11:37 AM
Hey, but Ascione made some good runs this year. Think about this: at least now he has a shot to try a qualyfing, it´s not like they are giving him a WC to the main draw, right?

You are right, but Ascione's career is in a cul-de-sac. I doubt anyone expects him to reach new career highs anymore. I think it might be more valuable for some players to build up experience here. But Thierry has a good relationship with the FFT and is a known player to the crowd, I guess.

KarlyM
05-20-2009, 10:09 PM
I just found this on tennisweek.com

Mono Knocks Isner Out Of Roland Garros

By Tennis Week
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John Isner's French Open is over before it began.

Isner, won who a wild card into Roland Garros by capturing the USTA wild card tournament title at the Boca West Country Club last month, has been forced to pull out of the French Open due to a bout of mononucleosis.

U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, the USTA's general manager of elite player development, confirmed Colette Lewis' report of Isner's withdrawal today. McEnroe said the USTA is currently deciding what player will fill Isner's wild card spot.

"Isner has mono and will not be playing. We're in the process of figuring out what we're going to do, but there is nothing to repot on our decision as of yet," McEnroe told the media in a conference call this afternoon.

The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild card entries into the main draw at the 2009 French Open and 2009 US Open are exchanged.

Scoville Jenkins, 22, of Atlanta; Evan King, 17, of Chicago; Jesse Levine, 21 of Boca Raton, Fla.; Michael McClune, 19, of Irvine, Calif.; Nathan Pasha, 16, of Atlanta; Rhyne Williams, 18, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Donald Young, 19, of Atlanta all competed in the USTA's wild card tournament. It is probable one of those seven players could get Isner's wild card.

http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6632942
^ of the 7 other players listed, 2 were in the RG qualifying draw - Jenkins is in the 2nd round and Levine lost in the 1st round.

el tenista
05-21-2009, 08:57 AM
Isner out because of mono!

John Isner is out of the French Open because of mono, reports Zootennis. Isner was due to receive a wildcard into the main draw through the USTA's reciprocal agreement with the French tennis federation.

chowdahead25
05-21-2009, 03:05 PM
Isner out because of mono!

holy crap.

what happens with this wc now?
still usta?

and get well soon john!!

smucav
05-21-2009, 08:27 PM
http://www.tennis.com/news/ticker.aspxFrenchman Romain Jouan, ranked No. 310, will receive the French Open wildcard given up by John Isner.

Isner, who won the wildcard in the USTA playoffs three weeks ago, was forced to withdraw with mononucleosis.

A reciprocal arrangement between the USTA and the French tennis federation each year gives one American a wildcard into the French Open and one French player a wildcard into the U.S. Open.

With Isner unable to play, the USTA gave the wildcard back to the French federation.

Deboogle!.
05-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Well that sucks, the USTA couldn't think of ANYONE else?:rolleyes:

Labamba
05-21-2009, 09:13 PM
Jouan is one lucky guy...from not even getting a qualy wildcard to getting one for the main draw :D

GlennMirnyi
05-22-2009, 02:44 AM
How come everybody catches mono nowadays?

chowdahead25
05-22-2009, 02:47 AM
Lol, this poor guy is gonna get shit on so bad.
I wish they would have given it to somebody semi decent.

Pepitorl
05-22-2009, 05:26 PM
Yani was a good option for the USTA, he had a good performance in Sarasota 10 days ago winning against Tomic, Young and Russell in clay...

Snowwy
05-22-2009, 06:19 PM
How come everybody catches mono nowadays?

Too many sketchy girls these days I guess.