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Wild Cards

smucav
12-02-2011, 12:21 AM
Main Draw
1 Lleyton Hewitt AUS
2 James Duckworth AUS
3 Ben Mitchell AUS
4 Greg Jones AUS
5 Marinko Matosevic AUS (TA playoff champion)
6 Tatsuma Ito JPN(ATF)
7 Kenny de Schepper FRA (FFT)
8 Jesse Levine USA (USTA)

Qualifying
1 Andrew Harris AUS
2 James Lemke AUS
3 Maverick Banes AUS
4 Luke Saville AUS
5 Carsten Ball AUS
6 Nick Kyrgios AUS
7 John-Patrick Smith AUS
8 Michael Look AUS
9 Jiri Vesely CZE

Doubles
1 HEWITT AUS/LUCZAK AUS
2 EBDEN AUS/GUCCIONE AUS
3 EBELTHITE AUS/MATOSEVIC AUS
4 SAVILLE AUS/WHITTINGTON AUS
5 DUCKWORTH AUS/FEENEY AUS
6 JONES AUS/SMITH AUS
7 MITCHELL AUS/REID AUS

Chris.
12-02-2011, 12:36 AM
I would give the other 3 to Matosevic, Duckworth and Mitchell. Hopfully someone like Gooch can win the play off.

saleebyman
12-08-2011, 01:24 AM
These r going to be the Wildcards:
- Matosevic (will win WC playoff)
- Greg Jones (will make final of play off and is highest ranked of all Aussies not granted main draw)
- Hewitt (cause he already has one
- Benjamin Mitchell (he is young and a bright prospect, had some good results on futures)
- had probs Duckworth (cause hes young and done pretty well in wc playoff so far)

Guccione lost to JP smith in wc playoff that probs lost his chance for D WC
Groth has been around for too long and is like 22 years old he will be over looked for someone younger
JP smith hasnt been in the TA program long enough, this will see him overlooked
Matt Reid lost first round in WC playoff..

Chris.
12-11-2011, 05:39 AM
Matosevic: Wild Card.

DanaKz
12-12-2011, 04:28 PM
Asian WC will go to Golubev i suppose

Chris.
12-14-2011, 01:52 AM
James Duckworth has been giving a WC.

guichard
12-14-2011, 01:52 AM
Duckworth given WC http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?slug=ap-australianopen-wildcards

_Chaz
12-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Duckworth will get a WC (source: official AO twitter).

saleebyman
12-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Oh and ill tell you who the Qualy Wildcards will go to
1 Matt Reid
2 JP smith
3 Sam Groth
4 Michael Look
5 Luke Saville
6 Nick Krygios
7 James Lemke (if he doesnt get DE) or Dane Propoggia
8 last years winner of Jnr Aus open

ozfan44
12-15-2011, 06:37 AM
Luke Saville's qualifying wildcard is already confirmed for winning 18s nationals.

willoughby
12-15-2011, 12:28 PM
Asian WC will go to Golubev i suppose

omg, hopefully not. He's a dire player.

Ito and Soeda have much better ranking and would be better options than Golubev imo.

saleebyman
12-17-2011, 02:26 AM
Luke Saville's qualifying wildcard is already confirmed for winning 18s nationals.

ahh my bad didnt know that guarrateed them a place..
thought it jus guaranteed them a place in the WC playoff

Chris.
12-20-2011, 07:15 AM
Ben Mitchell has been giving a WC.

saleebyman
12-20-2011, 08:02 AM
Ben Mitchell has been given a Wild card, its now
Hewitt
Matosevic
Duckworth
Mitchell


last one can only be greg jones!

ozfan44
12-20-2011, 03:54 PM
Surely Greg has to get the last one now :unsure:

CooCooCachoo
12-20-2011, 07:55 PM
Oh and ill tell you who the Qualy Wildcards will go to
1 Matt Reid
2 JP smith
3 Sam Groth
4 Michael Look
5 Luke Saville
6 Nick Krygios
7 James Lemke (if he doesnt get DE) or Dane Propoggia
8 last years winner of Jnr Aus open

James Lemke would be a complete waste. Nice guy, I'm sure, but really not a worldbeater.

saleebyman
12-21-2011, 04:32 AM
James Lemke would be a complete waste. Nice guy, I'm sure, but really not a worldbeater.

Haha i dont rate him either....neither Dane Proppogia
...any better suggestions tho...we dont really have anyone else...

CooCooCachoo
12-21-2011, 10:49 AM
Haha i dont rate him either....neither Dane Proppogia
...any better suggestions tho...we dont really have anyone else...

There might be one or two surprises. I think a QWC spot will clear up for Matt Reid so both Lemke and Propoggia could actually make it :unsure: Should Luczak not make it into the QD, I would sincerely hope he gets a spot over Lemke.

jmf07
12-21-2011, 11:01 AM
Haha i dont rate him either....neither Dane Proppogia
...any better suggestions tho...we dont really have anyone else...

Kubler will be a certainty should he choose to play. Ball will come into consideration for a WC but whether or not he deserves one is debatable. Isaac Frost has shown good form in the Australian Futures but at 22 he is a Grandpa in Tennis Australia's books. Maverick Banes and Matt Barton have decent chances of getting one and will definitely be ahead of Propoggia. Guys like Klein, Kelly and Lindahl are in Tennis Australia's bad books so they have next to no chance of obtaining one. If Tennis Australia decides to go down the youth policy route (I am refering to Tennis Australia's definition of youth and not the normal standards) don't be surprised to see names such as Andrew Whittington, Alex Bolt, Blake Mott and Chris O'Connell.

saleebyman
12-21-2011, 11:13 PM
Kubler will be a certainty should he choose to play. Ball will come into consideration for a WC but whether or not he deserves one is debatable. Isaac Frost has shown good form in the Australian Futures but at 22 he is a Grandpa in Tennis Australia's books. Maverick Banes and Matt Barton have decent chances of getting one and will definitely be ahead of Propoggia. Guys like Klein, Kelly and Lindahl are in Tennis Australia's bad books so they have next to no chance of obtaining one. If Tennis Australia decides to go down the youth policy route (I am refering to Tennis Australia's definition of youth and not the normal standards) don't be surprised to see names such as Andrew Whittington, Alex Bolt, Blake Mott and Chris O'Connell.

Kubler didnt choose to play last year, he didnt take any part of the WC playoff which normally disregards people who didnt play for WC (unless they are injured which im pretty sure Kubler isnt)
I totally forgot about Ball..sadly i have a crappy feeling he will get one...even thought he has done Nothing but drop in rankings. Maverick Banes is a shocking player i watched him play WC playoff, i dont think he has a chance of being there, I did overlook Matt Barton he seems like a decent chance, Chris Oconnel has some good form, he might be chosen...i would disregard Bolt, Whittington nd Mott...i will put together my list for you updated soon

jmf07
12-22-2011, 12:27 AM
Kubler didnt choose to play last year, he didnt take any part of the WC playoff which normally disregards people who didnt play for WC (unless they are injured which im pretty sure Kubler isnt)
I totally forgot about Ball..sadly i have a crappy feeling he will get one...even thought he has done Nothing but drop in rankings. Maverick Banes is a shocking player i watched him play WC playoff, i dont think he has a chance of being there, I did overlook Matt Barton he seems like a decent chance, Chris Oconnel has some good form, he might be chosen...i would disregard Bolt, Whittington nd Mott...i will put together my list for you updated soon

Kubler had a knee injury last year which made him unavailable for Brisbane and the Aus Open. It is the same problem with his knees which is probably why he chose not to play the WC Playoff (hardcourt tennis places too much stress on them at this stage of his development) and I think Tennis Australia would have agreed with his decision to sit it out. He had a terrific run towards the end of this year and if Tennis Australia don't give him a Qualies Wildcard then serious questions will be raised unless it is Jason's decision not to take a WC for the Qualies.

I have actually never watched Banes play but he is in the Tennis Australia setup and had a few good results towards the end of the year so perhaps he has improved. I do not know that much about him though except that he is a claycourter but I think like you said Barton will be a better chance of getting a WC. I agree that Bolt, Whittington and Mott should be disregarded but as long as they are young and in the Tennis Australia setup then anything is possible I guess. I would imagine someone like Mott will probably get one next year if he continues to develop at a reasonable pace but this year is a bit too early IMO.

Another guy who I would throw into the mix but I don't expect to get one is Verryth. If his game ever clicks he could be a terrific player but is inconsistent (eg beats Jesse Levine who was in top form at the time but then two weeks later he comes out and loses to an unranked American in futures qualies). If he was given one he would probably put up a very good fight but unfortunately I don't think he will get one.

saleebyman
12-22-2011, 12:44 AM
Kubler had a knee injury last year which made him unavailable for Brisbane and the Aus Open. It is the same problem with his knees which is probably why he chose not to play the WC Playoff (hardcourt tennis places too much stress on them at this stage of his development) and I think Tennis Australia would have agreed with his decision to sit it out. He had a terrific run towards the end of this year and if Tennis Australia don't give him a Qualies Wildcard then serious questions will be raised unless it is Jason's decision not to take a WC for the Qualies.

I have actually never watched Banes play but he is in the Tennis Australia setup and had a few good results towards the end of the year so perhaps he has improved. I do not know that much about him though except that he is a claycourter but I think like you said Barton will be a better chance of getting a WC. I agree that Bolt, Whittington and Mott should be disregarded but as long as they are young and in the Tennis Australia setup then anything is possible I guess. I would imagine someone like Mott will probably get one next year if he continues to develop at a reasonable pace but this year is a bit too early IMO.

Another guy who I would throw into the mix but I don't expect to get one is Verryth. If his game ever clicks he could be a terrific player but is inconsistent (eg beats Jesse Levine who was in top form at the time but then two weeks later he comes out and loses to an unranked American in futures qualies). If he was given one he would probably put up a very good fight but unfortunately I don't think he will get one.

Ok that makes sense with Kubler then....totally give him a go then, why not...has far more potential then someone like Lemke of Propoggia.
But yeh i agree Tennis Australia choices i find i totally disagree with alot of the time...but i do think the message is clear when Banes lost in first round of Aus open Q this yr by a triple bagel (or somthing very close to that)
And Verryth tots forgot bout that guy...hes got a massive serve ay....see thats the thing with all our big servers, if they arnt on there game, they can lose to the worst, but can also beat someone way aboue there rankings...e.g. Guccione!

guichard
12-22-2011, 05:34 PM
French WC to Chardy. He may get in directly

ozfan44
12-22-2011, 06:43 PM
French WC to Chardy. He may get in directly

id be suprised if he didnt get in direct, whos the next choice?

willoughby
12-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Hopefully Clement gets it. Former runner-up and this will probably be his last AO

Chris.
12-28-2011, 04:21 AM
Kubler and Ball are playing a Futures even in America the same week. So count them out.

Crvena Zvezda
12-30-2011, 11:53 PM
FFT said Kenny De Schepper got the french WC

Chris.
12-31-2011, 12:18 AM
FFT said Kenny De Schepper got the french WC

Suprising Clement didnt get it. Oh well im happy with Kenny :bounce:

ozfan44
01-03-2012, 07:40 AM
smucav you can add Ben Mitchell as a wc next time you update.

3 confirmed withdrawals....is Cilic definately out as well?

n8
01-03-2012, 12:15 PM
De Schepper gets the French wild card despite being on a 8-match losing streak (all levels). He's won 1 of his last 12 matches.

Chris.
01-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Gonna be intresting who gets the last Aussie WC. Jones failed to get through quallies in Brisbane. John Millman qualified after his first tournment in 6 months and lost in the first round. Gooch lost in the final round of quallies. It might come down to who does best at Sydney.

Ad Wim
01-05-2012, 09:03 AM
Soeda should get the Asian WC now.

soulage
01-06-2012, 09:54 AM
Tatsuma Ito gets the Asian WC

aleunforcederror
01-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Any Information about the WC here?

Chilenaitor
01-07-2012, 03:29 AM
WC for qualies confirmed?? or last MD WC?

156mphserve
01-08-2012, 06:29 AM
they announce the last WC yet? will probably be jones(or guccione) and they will come off this list so Ghem should get in?

BrunoBeidacki
01-08-2012, 06:39 AM
they announce the last WC yet? will probably be jones(or guccione) and they will come off this list so Ghem should get in?

Hope so... Ghem and Clezar HAVE to get in :D

Chilenaitor
01-09-2012, 03:39 AM
when we will know the WCs of qualies?? today??

Chilenaitor
01-09-2012, 03:40 AM
when we will know the 2 remaining Wcs? tommorow?

ozfan44
01-09-2012, 06:56 AM
when we will know the 2 remaining Wcs? tommorow?

when we will know the WCs of qualies?? today??

OK it might be just me being a grumpy old man but your asking about wildcard announcements in various threads is bugging me.

TA have no set times or dates where they will announce wildcards so you just have to wait patiently with the rest of us. :angel:

Qualifying Wildcards are rarely announced at all, usually just known once the draw is released or the day before as they wait to the very last minute to see which aussies can sneak in on their own ranking.

:wavey:

Chilenaitor
01-09-2012, 02:06 PM
OK it might be just me being a grumpy old man but your asking about wildcard announcements in various threads is bugging me.

TA have no set times or dates where they will announce wildcards so you just have to wait patiently with the rest of us. :angel:

Qualifying Wildcards are rarely announced at all, usually just known once the draw is released or the day before as they wait to the very last minute to see which aussies can sneak in on their own ranking.

:wavey:

ok thanks.. and sorry ! :)

BrunoBeidacki
01-10-2012, 05:07 AM
Jones awarded with last WC.

Chris.
01-10-2012, 05:13 AM
Greg Jones given final WC.

Fat Camel
01-10-2012, 03:20 PM
Good luck for the oldies: Clement, Schuettler!
French tennis federation could have chosen Clement instead of De Schepper for all his past. Yes, he is quite bad nowadays, but i am sure De Schepper won't pass even the 1st, the best 2nd round.

RonaldGomez
01-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Agree with you Fat Camel, but is it FFT which choose, or Australian Federation ?

willoughby
01-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Agree with you Fat Camel, but is it FFT which choose, or Australian Federation ?

FFT selects the French wild-card for AO and USO. I also think this WC should have gone to Arnaud, as a former runner-up. De Schepper's results have been quite poor in the last few months.