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Wild Cards

smucav
04-15-2010, 04:00 PM
Main draw:
1 Guez, David FRA
2 Mahut, Nicolas FRA
3 Mina, Gianni FRA
4 Ouanna, Josselin FRA
5 Recouderc, Laurent FRA
6 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA
7 Ball, Carsten AUS (TA)
8 Sweeting, Ryan USA (USTA)

Qualifying:
1 Brezac, Charles-Antoine FRA
2 Devilder, Nicolas FRA
3 Eysseric, Jonathan FRA
4 Mannarino, Adrian FRA
5 Obry, Julien FRA (replaces Paire)
6 Patience, Oliver FRA
7 Prodon, Eric FRA
8 Rochette, Laurent FRA
9 Berta, Daniel SWE (2009 Boys' Champion)

soulage
04-15-2010, 07:35 PM
If he's not injured at this moment Sebastien Grosjean should receive a MD WC it's the most evident WC of the 6 given by the FFT and MD WC for Ouanna and Rufin are also quite sure imo.

smucav
04-26-2010, 08:30 PM
http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Grand_Slams/French_Open/PressRelease/USTA_to_host_2010_French_Open_playoff_tournaments. aspxUSTA
USTA to host French Open wild-card playoff tournaments
Monday, April 26, 2010 7:05 PM

The USTA is hosting a playoff this week to award a men’s and a women’s singles main-draw wild card to the 2010 French Open. The men’s and women’s wild-card tournaments will take place on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 27-29. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild-card entries into the main draw at the 2010 French Open and 2010 US Open are exchanged.

Eight players will compete for the women’s wild card: Julia Boserup, 18, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Beatrice Capra, 18, of Ellicott City, Md.; Jamie Hampton, 20, of Auburn, Ala.; Christina McHale, 17, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Asia Muhammad, 19, of Henderson, Nev.; Alison Riske, 19, of McMurray, Pa.; Sloane Stephens, 17, of San Pedro, Calif.; and CoCo Vandeweghe, 18, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Eight players are scheduled to compete for the men’s wild card: Bjorn Fratangelo, 16, of Naples, Fla.; Ryan Harrison, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.; Alex Kuznetsov, 23, of Tampa, Fla.; Jesse Levine, 22 of Boca Raton, Fla.; Tim Smyczek, 22, of Hales Corner, Wis.; Ryan Sweeting, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Donald Young, 20, of Atlanta.

The eighth spot will be filled by either 16-year-old Spencer Newman of Palmetto Bay, Fla., or 16-year-old Jeremy Efferding of Lake Worth Fla. Newman and Efferding are both full-time residents of the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and are competing today for the final spot.

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.

Harrison and Vandeweghe won similar events last December to earn main-draw wild cards into the 2010 Australian Open, while John Isner and Lauren Embree won main-draw wild cards into the 2009 French Open at the Boca West Country Club.

Men's Draw:
(1) Levine vs. (8) tba (Newman or Efferding)
(6) Harrison vs. (3) Young
(4) Kuznetsov vs. (5) Smyczek
(7) Fratangelo vs. (2) Sweeting

Order of Play, Tuesday, April 27:

Court 1
10:00 AM
Jesse LEVINE (USA) vs. TBA
NB 12:00 p.m.
Bjorn FRATANGELO (USA) vs. Ryan SWEETING (USA)

Court 2
10:00 AM
Beatrice CAPRA (USA) vs. Alison RISKE (USA)
NB 12:00 p.m.
Christina MCHALE (USA) vs. Julia BOSERUP (USA)

Court 3
10:00 AM
Alex KUZNETSOV (USA) vs. Timothy SMYCZEK (USA)
NB 12:00 p.m.
Ryan HARRISON (USA) vs. Donald YOUNG (USA)

Court 4
10:00 AM
Asia MUHAMMAD (USA) vs. Jamie HAMPTON (USA)
NB 12:00 p.m.
Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) vs. Sloane STEPHENS (USA)

Smoke944
04-26-2010, 09:12 PM
:cool:
Will be very interesting to see how Fratangelo and Newman/Efferding do.

Filo V.
04-27-2010, 03:10 AM
I want to say Jesse will win the tournament, because I think he has the best potential on clay to do well at the French, but he has been playing so awfully that I don't know if he can do it. I'm going with the winner of Alex and Ryan in the second round, but I want Donald to win so he can gain some confidence, and hopefully use it as a springboard. I also think the youngsters have chances of being competitive as well.

DanaKz
04-27-2010, 06:50 AM
Any chances for Gianni Mina to get WC?

DartMarcus
04-27-2010, 07:01 AM
I want to say Jesse will win the tournament, because I think he has the best potential on clay to do well at the French, but he has been playing so awfully that I don't know if he can do it. I'm going with the winner of Alex and Ryan in the second round, but I want Donald to win so he can gain some confidence, and hopefully use it as a springboard. I also think the youngsters have chances of being competitive as well.

I think Sweeting is the favourite in this tournament but he is so inconsistent and mentally weak, that even guys like Smyczek or Kuznetsov can win it.
Jesse is out of form for sure. Young is also playing bad but he is always doing better at slams!
I still think Sweeting will win it.

Smoke944
04-27-2010, 10:29 PM
Jesse Levine def. Jeremy Efferding, 6-2, 6-4
Ryan Harrison def. Donald Young, 7-6(5), 6-1
Alex Kuznetsov def. Timothy Smyczek, 6-3, 6-4
Ryan Sweeting def. Bjorn Fratangelo, 7-5, 6-3

smucav
04-28-2010, 12:36 AM
Men's Quarterfinals:
(1) Levine d. (8) Efferding 62 64
(6) Harrison d. (3) Young 76(5) 61
(4) Kuznetsov d. (5) Smyczek 63 64
(2) Sweeting d. (7) Fratangelo 75 63

Order of Play, Wednesday, April 28:

Court 1
11:00 A.M.
Sloane STEPHENS (USA) vs. Beatrice CAPRA (USA)
NB 12:30 P.M.
Jesse LEVINE (USA) vs. Ryan HARRISON (USA)

Court 2
11:00 A.M.
Alex KUZNETSOV (USA) vs. Ryan SWEETING (USA)
NB 12:30 P.M.
Christina MCHALE (USA) vs. Asia MUHAMMAD (USA)

DanaKz
04-28-2010, 07:44 AM
Men's Quarterfinals:
(1) Levine d. (8) Efferding 62 64
(6) Harrison d. (3) Young 76(5) 61
(4) Kuznetsov d. (5) Smyczek 63 64
(2) Sweeting d. (7) Fratangelo 75 63



That's what we call Typical Young.:banghead:

Smoke944
04-28-2010, 06:21 PM
Any chances for Gianni Mina to get WC?

Definitely a QWC at the very least. He seems to be improving really rapidly.

Smoke944
04-28-2010, 08:42 PM
The final is Harrison vs. Sweeting
Amazingly, Ryan rallied from 2-6 1-4 down against Jesse to win 2-6 7-5 6-3
Ryan beat Alex 6-4 7-5

Filo V.
04-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Very expected final. Too bad Jesse lost in such a fashion, but really, Ryan H. has been playing better than him anyway and he deserves a shot here to potentially do something at the French, something that Jesse has gotten. I'm guessing Ryan S. will win but Ryan H. could easily get the job done. Hopefully it's a good match and may the best man win!

Filo V.
04-28-2010, 11:55 PM
That's what we call Typical Young.:banghead:

True. I'm surprised he got it to a tiebreak. I expected a 6-3 6-4 for Harrison.

Donald should be qualifying anyway at this point, or staying in California and playing the challenger there. He's had enough chances.

smucav
04-29-2010, 03:14 PM
Men's Semifinals:
(6) Harrison d. (1) Levine 26 75 63
(2) Sweeting d. (4) Kuznetsov 64 75

Order of Play, Thursday, April 29:

Court 1
10:00 a.m.
Christina MCHALE (USA) vs Beatrice CAPRA (USA)
Not Before 12:00 p.m.
Ryan HARRISON (USA) vs. Ryan SWEETING (USA)

Filo V.
04-29-2010, 06:47 PM
Ryan S. won 6-4 in the first set.

Smoke944
04-29-2010, 07:55 PM
Sweeting d. Harrison 6-4 6-1 3-6 6-4
Expected, still a great week for Ryan H with a couple good wins. Not sure if he really has the fitness to play a best of five on clay right now.
And congrats Ryan S. :)

Filo V.
04-29-2010, 08:16 PM
Very expected winner of the tournament. I agree that fitness may be an issue for Ryan H. in 5-setters on clay, he still is only a kid but such a talented one. I'm glad Ryan S. gets this opportunity because he has so much potential, he should already be top 100 IMO, and it would be really nice to see him cash in and go somewhat deep at the French, whereas Ryan H. will for sure get chances to play this event in the future.

DanaKz
04-30-2010, 05:12 AM
:( Harri :hug:

saint_parrish
05-07-2010, 02:31 PM
The junior tournament winner from last year, Daniel Berta, is according to what I've heard getting a wild card for the qualifying tournament.

SwedSerbia
05-13-2010, 11:18 AM
Daniel Berta have recieved an WC to qualifying round for mens singles :)

soulage
05-13-2010, 03:45 PM
MD WC are

David Guez (FRA)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Gianni Mina (FRA)
Josselin Ouanna (FRA)
Laurent Recouderc (FRA)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Ryan Sweeting (USA)
Carsten Ball (AUS)

DanaKz
05-13-2010, 03:52 PM
Gianni!

willoughby
05-13-2010, 05:11 PM
where is Rufin? is he injured? :confused:

Truc
05-13-2010, 05:12 PM
No Paire, no Rufin, what a joke.

soulage
05-13-2010, 05:39 PM
where is Rufin? is he injured? :confused:
He's coming back this week while he didn't play since marseille and decided to play the qualies of a future :eek: so i assume he didn't want a MD WC for RG. For Paire I think it's because of his problems with FFT because he has the level according what I saw more than some players in the list.

Ad Wim
05-13-2010, 06:01 PM
Guez and Mina and no Rufin and Paire?! :spit:

Truc
05-13-2010, 06:30 PM
The qualies wild-cards:
Charles-Antoine BREZAC (FRA)
Nicolas DEVILDER (FRA)
Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA)
Adrian MANNARINO (FRA)
Benoît PAIRE (FRA)
Olivier PATIENCE (FRA)
Eric PRODON (FRA)
Laurent ROCHETTE (FRA)
Daniel BERTA (SWE)

willoughby
05-13-2010, 07:01 PM
Thanks soulage. It's been a while since I saw Rufin in a tournament, so I thought he was injured. Didn't notice that he's playing a Future this week. He should win it, by the way.

I like the qualy wild-cards, with great veterans like Devilder, Patience and Prodon. Hopefully they can qualify :)

it's almost sure that Paire will have a direct entry, so maybe Jouan or Michon can get the last WC

KoRRigaN
05-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Hopefully Romain Jouan will get one, I thought he had better results than Eysseric!? At least these past weeks on clay!

Labamba
05-14-2010, 08:18 AM
Guez and Mahut :lol:

Paire should have gotten one for sure, Rufin too if he wanted it

Gonzalez88
05-14-2010, 11:17 AM
WC Moya?

Hellraiser
05-14-2010, 01:49 PM
WC Moya?

He is using protected ranking and he is in the MD.

illepingis
05-16-2010, 09:02 AM
Hopefully Romain Jouan will get one, I thought he had better results than Eysseric!? At least these past weeks on clay!

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Eysseric just beat Sergeyev in nice qualy so i think he is worth a qual wc

jmf07
05-16-2010, 11:20 AM
:scratch: Guez getting a WC

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2010, 03:01 PM
Main draw:
1 Guez, David FRA
2 Mahut, Nicolas FRA
3 Mina, Gianni FRA
4 Ouanna, Josselin FRA
5 Recouderc, Laurent FRA
6 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA
7 Ball, Carsten AUS (TA)
8 Sweeting, Ryan USA (USTA)

Qualifying:
1 Brezac, Charles-Antoine FRA
2 Devilder, Nicolas FRA
3 Eysseric, Jonathan FRA
4 Mannarino, Adrian FRA
5 tba (replaces Paire)
6 Patience, Oliver FRA
7 Prodon, Eric FRA
8 Rochette, Laurent FRA
9 Berta, Daniel SWE (2009 Boys' Champion)

Mina? Uh? OK.

Good to see Ryan earning his WC. Very happy to see Doud getting a MD WC, though it also reflects how the French are lacking really worthy contenders. Mahut on clay is an interesting choice to put it euphemistically, but I guess he's a household name to the crowd. Somehow Devilder would be more deserving, even if he's struggling with his comeback.

Genius1787
05-16-2010, 03:01 PM
Gaudio received WC??

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2010, 03:03 PM
e
Eysseric just beat Sergeyev in nice qualy so i think he is worth a qual wc

Since when does beating Sergeyev warrant a QWC to a Grand Slam? I'm not saying Eysseric shouldn't get a WC, but if beating the likes of Sergeyev is the criterion, a heck of a lot of players would qualify.

willoughby
05-16-2010, 04:23 PM
Gaudio received WC??

just check the first post ffs :rolleyes:

samlepirate533
05-17-2010, 11:33 AM
someone knows how is the wild card how remplace paire in the qualies draw??

smucav
05-17-2010, 02:36 PM
Rufin refuse une wild card:
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/17052010/10/rufin-refuse-une-wild-card.html

andrijagajic
05-17-2010, 03:31 PM
Maybe Krajinovic deserved Qualies WC? He was very good at some tournaments before(Belgrade, mostly)

Smoke944
05-17-2010, 06:13 PM
Julien Obry got the last qualifying wild card.