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Wildcards at US Open

dombrfc
08-17-2010, 07:33 PM
I Quote from http://www.usta.com/fan-favorite_blake_ncaa_champion_klahn_usta_boys_18s_n ational_champion_sock_among_us_open_wild-card_recipients/

Two-time US Open quarterfinalist James Blake (Tampa, Fla.) and a talented group of Americans consisting of Bradley Klahn (Poway, Calif.), Jack Sock (Lincoln, Neb.), Ryan Sweeting (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), and Donald Young (Atlanta), along with two international players -- Australian Carsten Ball and Guillaume Rufin of France -- have been awarded men’s singles main-draw wild-card entries into the 2010 US Open Tennis Championships. One additional wild card will be given to the winner of the 2010 US Open Wild Card Playoffs, held August 18-20 at the USTA Player Development Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. The 2010 US Open will be played August 30 – September 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y

Players receiving US Open qualifying wild cards are: 2009 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion Chase Buchanan (19, New Albany, Ohio), 2009 Wimbledon boys’ singles runner-up Jordan Cox (18, Duluth, Ga.), 2010 French Open boys’ singles runner-up Andrea Collarini (18, Boca Raton, Fla.), Jarmere Jenkins (19, College Park, Ga.), Steve Johnson (20, Orange, Calif.), Greg Ouellette (24, Ormond Beach, Fla.), 2010 USTA Boys’ 18s runner-up Bob van Overbeek (18, Boca Raton, Fla.), Rhyne Williams (19, Knoxville, Tenn.), and 2010 US Open National Playoffs men’s champion Blake Strode (23, St. Louis).

Ibracadabra
08-17-2010, 07:34 PM
James probably deserves one after all he has done for american tennis. This will be his farewell tournament in my opinion.

njnetswill
08-17-2010, 07:34 PM
Klahn? Really?

There is still a playoff for the last WC, I believe.

Arkulari
08-17-2010, 07:35 PM
DY AGAIN? he's like the USTA Boggo :o

Certinfy
08-17-2010, 07:36 PM
Weird choices.

Smoke944
08-17-2010, 07:40 PM
Klahn? Really?

There is still a playoff for the last WC, I believe.

Klahn was never in doubt. American NCAA champ that played at Stanford.

DanaKz
08-17-2010, 07:44 PM
Why. Not. Ryan. Harrison? :mad:

Li Ching Yuen
08-17-2010, 07:44 PM
Good to hear about Ball getting one.

Smoke944
08-17-2010, 07:45 PM
Why. Not. Ryan. Harrison? :mad:

Realistically Ryan should have gotten one, but he can win it anyway in the WC playoff.

dweijnen
08-17-2010, 07:45 PM
Ginepri?

n8
08-17-2010, 07:53 PM
Disappointing that last year's junior winner Bernard Tomic didn't get a wild card, or at least the Tennis Australia one. Perhaps he'll qualify anyway. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic002.gif

DartMarcus
08-17-2010, 07:56 PM
Ginepri?
Luckily, Robby has been directly in. :wavey:

out_here_grindin
08-17-2010, 07:59 PM
Donald Young actually deserves one this year. Both him and Sweeting are playing decent and aren't that far from getting in directly.


These 8 will play for the last WC:

Chase Buchanan
Andrea Collarini
Alexander Domijian
Ryan Harrison
Jarmere Jenkins
Steve Johnson
Austin Krajicek
Tim Smyczek

Ozone
08-17-2010, 08:09 PM
Donald Young. Whatta waste of a WC.

coasterman9
08-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Donald Young. Whatta waste of a WC.

Yeah he may have gotten in without it.

scarecrows
08-17-2010, 08:25 PM
the Don will get in anyway, i expect a few more withdrawals

Roamed
08-17-2010, 08:36 PM
I wish Mahut had got one because of Wimbledon. Oh well..

r2473
08-17-2010, 08:53 PM
I wish Mahut had got one because of Wimbledon. Oh well..

Didn't he lose first round?

gulzhan
08-17-2010, 09:18 PM
I wish Mahut had got one because of Wimbledon. Oh well..

Agree, that would have been awesome....

straitup
08-17-2010, 09:20 PM
Good choices, except like everyone else said, the Don could be close to getting in anyway

Hellraiser
08-17-2010, 10:41 PM
Donald Young. Whatta waste of a WC.

Hey!, James that's a waste dude :rolleyes:

illepingis
08-17-2010, 10:43 PM
it hink jan-michael gambill should have gotten one

dombrfc
08-17-2010, 10:45 PM
I wish Mahut had got one because of Wimbledon. Oh well..

A first round loss is a first round loss :P

he might be in qualifyingnyway? im not sure

CooCooCachoo
08-17-2010, 11:27 PM
Most choices make sense, but I am not too sure about Rufin. I also think Strode would be more deserving than Sock, but oh well, I guess he's a bit older already. Blake is a waste, but not giving him a WC would be impossible.

FleetSeb
08-17-2010, 11:54 PM
Disappointing that last year's junior winner Bernard Tomic didn't get a wild card, or at least the Tennis Australia one. Perhaps he'll qualify anyway. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic002.gif

Previous US Open junior champion NEVER gets a WC into the maindraw, even Andy Murray was only given a WC into the QF draw. I think it's only Wimbledon that give a WC to their junior champs.

straitup
08-17-2010, 11:58 PM
Most choices make sense, but I am not too sure about Rufin. I also think Strode would be more deserving than Sock, but oh well, I guess he's a bit older already. Blake is a waste, but not giving him a WC would be impossible.

Sock won Kalamazoo, so he's given a WC into the main draw of the USO automatically

CooCooCachoo
08-18-2010, 12:10 AM
Sock won Kalamazoo, so he's given a WC into the main draw of the USO automatically

My bad. Didn't follow Kalamazoo this year and it wasn't mentioned in the original article cited in the first post.

straitup
08-18-2010, 12:14 AM
My bad. Didn't follow Kalamazoo this year and it wasn't mentioned in the original article cited in the first post.

No worries...I think the final was yesterday so that was just determined :yeah:

Smoke944
08-18-2010, 12:17 AM
Frankly I think it's debatable as to whether or not the Kalamazoo winner should get a MDWC. It adds a lot to the tournament but might not always be the best thing.

Ozone
08-18-2010, 12:18 AM
How the hell is Blake a waste? I personally guarantee he will have the most success out of all the WC's because he is the best player. And he's former top 5.

Chip_s_m
08-18-2010, 02:43 AM
Harrison would've had a better chance of getting a WC if he had just played in Kalamazoo. He's still one of the favorites with Smyczek imo.

I wonder if both finalists of this playoff will receive one if the Don gets in directly.

CooCooCachoo
08-18-2010, 11:00 PM
How the hell is Blake a waste? I personally guarantee he will have the most success out of all the WC's because he is the best player. And he's former top 5.

He's a veteran in very poor form and with questionable motivation. Of course his WC makes sense, and he has (had?) the game to go far, but on the basis on recent results he is not deserving and little should be expected.

CooCooCachoo
08-18-2010, 11:01 PM
Harrison would've had a better chance of getting a WC if he had just played in Kalamazoo. He's still one of the favorites with Smyczek imo.

I wonder if both finalists of this playoff will receive one if the Don gets in directly.

I think Smyczek > Harrison in terms of who deserves it more.

Smoke944
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM
I think Smyczek > Harrison in terms of who deserves it more.

I honestly think that Tim deserves one more than anyone else. His progress this year has been consistent and impressive. Giving Ryan one is a logical choice but he may be better off playing qualifying anyways.

Serenidad
08-18-2010, 11:10 PM
How the hell is Blake a waste? I personally guarantee he will have the most success out of all the WC's because he is the best player. And he's former top 5.

Stop spewing :bs: James is a joke. R1 exit.

Filo V.
08-19-2010, 07:22 AM
Rufin should not have gotten the French WC. He has literally done nothing this season to earn it. If anything, Mannarino should have gotten it. Mahut for his Wimbledon match with the hot shot young American. I don't even understand why they would give him one over those two.

Tim should not be forced into a playoff to receive a WC position, but at the same time, who would you knock down in favor of him? Don has a great challenger record and is right around 100 in the ranks after starting near 200. James is the big name, big draw guy with the home crowd. Klahn is the NCAA champion, and the USTA wants to promote college tennis. Ryan has just come off two R2s and then a R3 at Washington. I would have been 50-50 with Ryan getting one, but his ATP results put him over the top, and he also is near a top 100 ranking. So, it's a difficult position. What obviously the USTA wants is for Don to make the MD directly, and grant both Tim and Ryan H. wildcards.

River
08-19-2010, 07:52 AM
I expected Young to make it in anyways. Wild Card wasted.

CooCooCachoo
08-19-2010, 10:29 AM
Rufin should not have gotten the French WC. He has literally done nothing this season to earn it. If anything, Mannarino should have gotten it. Mahut for his Wimbledon match with the hot shot young American. I don't even understand why they would give him one over those two.

Tim should not be forced into a playoff to receive a WC position, but at the same time, who would you knock down in favor of him? Don has a great challenger record and is right around 100 in the ranks after starting near 200. James is the big name, big draw guy with the home crowd. Klahn is the NCAA champion, and the USTA wants to promote college tennis. Ryan has just come off two R2s and then a R3 at Washington. I would have been 50-50 with Ryan getting one, but his ATP results put him over the top, and he also is near a top 100 ranking. So, it's a difficult position. What obviously the USTA wants is for Don to make the MD directly, and grant both Tim and Ryan H. wildcards.

Young probably will. I really hope Smyczek gets it. He's been grinding it out quite well at the Challenger level and has had some good results in ATP qualies too. Nothing stellar, but he's been developing progressively.

CooCooCachoo
08-19-2010, 10:31 AM
I expected Young to make it in anyways. Wild Card wasted.

It is hardly a waste, because the awarding of WC is also some sort of political statement of the USTA. They'd be sending out quite a clear negative message to Young if they didn't award him one.

_Chaz
08-29-2010, 08:47 PM
Just read this on the official US Open website, a Matt Cronin analyzes 1st round matches:
The once heralded American Donald Young is no longer that young (he's 21), but he's not that old, either, so he can by no means be considered a total washout. He didn't need a wild card to get into the US Open, which is a good sign, but most of his positive results this year have come at the Challenger level (he won the USTA Carson Challenger), and he has yet to show that he can consistently compete with the better pros.

:haha:

Certinfy
08-29-2010, 08:49 PM
:haha:

jcempire
08-30-2010, 07:02 AM
Donald Young. Whatta waste of a WC.

agree. He should make it by his own