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French Open Wildcard.

Chris.
04-08-2012, 12:19 PM
Ok it may be a bit early for this but who do you think should recive the French Open WC. I think Matosevic would be favortie at the moment. Im just hoping he can get his ranking up and get in without a WC. I would like to see it go to Duckworth i think he would have the best shot at winning a match on clay. Thoughts?

EDIT: I only made the pool with 5 options who i think are in the running for it.

Hewitt =Legend
04-08-2012, 12:28 PM
We should probably wait to see how their form is on clay but at this stage I agree that Ducky would have the best shot at winning a match. MM's form tends to fluctuate throughout the year so hopefully he breaks that trend and can start putting in some consistently good tennis the next month or so.

But yeah, Duckworth gets the nod at this stage.

Chase Visa
04-08-2012, 12:32 PM
MM will probably get it, but it should be Duckworth.

There's also a faint chance that Matosevic will automatically make the FO MD.

Ausie
04-08-2012, 01:14 PM
I think early topic is created. Depends a lot on how quickly recovers Hewitt.

Chris.
04-08-2012, 02:18 PM
I think early topic is created. Depends a lot on how quickly recovers Hewitt.

Hewitt has already said he wont be back untill at least Queens.

Ausie
04-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Hewitt has already said he wont be back untill at least Queens.And you can source? In February really of this saying that at least two weeks before Wimbledon he will return, but said the exact return, after consultation with the doctor in April.

RustyOz
04-09-2012, 12:13 AM
Will Lleyton be playing by then? If so, he is in the mix and will most probs get the WC.

n8
04-09-2012, 12:33 AM
I think Hewitt will put all his energy into the grass court season and miss the clay season entirely.

Matosevic prefers hard court. He has never won a clay tour level or Challenger match, nor has he ever qualified for a clay event.

Duckworth has already received three main draw wild cards this year but he's a decent choice.

Kubler virtually only plays on clay and has had tremendous success on the surface since October last year. He's #308 in the world compared to #910 last Halloween.

I really hope Matosevic goes very well (lives up to his number one seeding) in the Mexican Challenger this week so he gets direct entry.

Then the choice between Duckworth or Kubler depends on who performs better in their clay events in the coming weeks. Duckworth is playing a Brazilian Challenger this week while Kubler is playing western European Futures starting next week.

Chris.
04-09-2012, 01:04 AM
And you can source? In February really of this saying that at least two weeks before Wimbledon he will return, but said the exact return, after consultation with the doctor in April.

Hewitt himself said. If Hewitt plays FO i will stop posting here.

Ausie
04-09-2012, 08:58 AM
I think Hewitt will put all his energy into the grass court season and miss the clay season entirely. Well, most likely it will.

Ausie
04-09-2012, 09:01 AM
Hewitt himself said. If Hewitt plays FO i will stop posting here.I'm not saying he definitely will play. Just the official information from Lleyton was not. If you have information this about, share a source. Thank you.

Rovegun
04-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Hewitt has already said he wont be back untill at least Queens.

yeah, I´ve heard many times he will be out until the grass season...

Duckworth has already got 3 Wild Cards this season but he has done well so far and taken his chance... I would definitely wish him play in the main draw....

Ausie
04-09-2012, 09:27 PM
yeah, I´ve heard many times he will be out until the grass season...yes, this written immediately after the surgery.

24 February

Hewitt, who turns 31 today, has had bone cut from the big toe on his left foot and will be out until the Queen's Club event in June, a key lead-in event to Wimbledon.

Hewitt says he will have a clearer idea in "six or seven weeks" over how recovery is going.

scotthongkong
04-12-2012, 11:07 AM
My vote goes to Duckworth followed by Kubler. You need to select someone who can actually play and win claycourt matches which MM does not do consistently enough in my opinion. Rafter though seems very eager for MM to progress further so I think he will probably get it........will be interesting to see.

Dmitry Verdasco
04-12-2012, 02:54 PM
Lley Lley

aussie_fan
04-16-2012, 03:25 PM
At the moment it clearly goes to MM, his ranking is too close to the cut off not to give to him and Duckworth hasn't quite been getting the results since AO. Duckworth needs a couple of good challenger results to have any chance.

RustyOz
04-17-2012, 11:33 PM
At the moment it clearly goes to MM, his ranking is too close to the cut off not to give to him and Duckworth hasn't quite been getting the results since AO. Duckworth needs a couple of good challenger results to have any chance.

And...
the pressure starts to mount for Duckie,
who lost a close 3 set match to qualifier Trungelliti 57 64 46

Got to feel for him.

Audacity
04-18-2012, 02:40 AM
Matosevic.

aussie_fan
04-18-2012, 04:18 AM
Both lost this morning in matches you would think they win. A little concerning...

J99
04-18-2012, 04:38 AM
It's close between Mato and Duckie, Mato is more proven, but Duckie is better on clay, it could go either way.

au_sports_opinion
04-18-2012, 11:47 AM
either bloody way?!?! if they give it to mm me will kick a puppy.

aussie_fan
04-18-2012, 11:57 AM
either bloody way?!?! if they give it to mm me will kick a puppy.

The guy is just outside the cutoff, the wildcard can really only be justified for MM.

Chris.
04-18-2012, 01:58 PM
The guy is just outside the cutoff, the wildcard can really only be justified for MM.


He has won one challenger match on clay.

aussie_fan
04-18-2012, 03:07 PM
He has won one challenger match on clay.

Considering he has played most of his career in challengers in the US, that's reasonably understandable. Of course, he won't have many wins because he ain't playing on the stuff. While his record is fairly poor on the stuff, it's not like Duckworth's is outstanding, especially this season, I really thought he would be getting this WC after his performance at the Australian summer but he hasn't kicked on at all, pretty poor record at clay challenegrs himself this season. If he had a few more wins in the challengers then he would be given a shot but when you have no viable guy on form on the red dirt, you have to go with who has the best season overall and who is closest to the cutoff, that's Marinko. I would be evry surprised if TA picked anyone else, especially since Marinko ahs travelled back down here for Davis Cup.

RustyOz
04-18-2012, 11:26 PM
Let's face facts. Last year Duckwirth was great on clay at Futures level. Do not kid yourself - Challengers is a step-up. A lot more experienced players, suited to playing on clay courts selected for the surface, new balls earlier with a lot more zip. Duckworth needs to adjust and step-up. He has had some close results so that is promising, and the wins will come, just not yet.
Marinko has the points, the ranking and the experience of bigger events. I'd be surprised if he did not get the nod.

n8
04-24-2012, 11:47 AM
This year we are spoilt for choice. Sure MM is ranked right up there, but Australia gets one profound clay court wild card per a year, it just makes sense that they give that wild card to someone who likes clay. MM can, and does, take advantage of our hard court WCs. I would be fine with him getting the US Open one for instance.

The last three years the wild cards have gone to Tomic, Ball and Tomic respectively. I fear that once again the WC will go to another hard courter, when now we finally have players with solid results on clay who deserve a shot.

Filo V.
04-26-2012, 02:55 AM
Well I like to give my two cents as a non-Aussie on Aussie WC decisions so if you all wouldn't mind me doing so here, I think MM is definitely going to get the WC unless he gets it snatched away from him with a big run of form from Duckworth/Mitchell. I don't see Kubler getting one because he's still doing futures and hasn't proven himself in challenger clay tournaments. Duckworth has been playing a ton on clay, but his results have been pretty mediocre. He's in the QF of Sao Paulo this week, let's see if he can breakout with a great result.

MM has four straight R1 losses. But what he did in Delray Beach and the run of like 15 of 17 wins will be enough to get him the WC based on reputation and name.

Ausie
05-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Hewitt will give a wild card from Tennis Australia. But, whether or not to play they will decide later this week.

Audacity
05-15-2012, 10:58 AM
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/lleyton-hewitt-set-for-shock-return-at-french-open/story-e6frg7mf-1226356441931

Lleyton Hewitt set for shock return at French Open

LLEYTON Hewitt could be a shock French Open starter after making a another typically-speedy recovery from foot surgery.

Hewitt wasn't expected to return to the court until next month's Wimbledon lead-up event at the Queen's Club after undergoing further repairs in February for his chronic toe injury.

But the never-say-die baseliner is hoping to make his latest comeback at Roland Garros when the claycourt grand slam tournament gets underway on Sunday week.

“He's probably ahead of schedule. There's no doubt about that,” Hewitt's manager David Drysdale said today.

“It was surgery that he had to have, whether he continued to play or not.

“He's got some screws and a plate in there but so far - touch wood - everything's going better than expected.”

Tennis Australia will issue their two French Open wildcards tomorrow and Hewitt would almost certainly be awarded the men's one if he put his hand up.


“I think we'd be interested but we probably won't know if he can definitely play until the end of the week,” Drysdale said.

Any court time in Paris would be a bonus for Hewitt, whose priority this year has always been Wimbledon and the “Wimbledon” Olympics on London's hallowed lawns at the All England Club in July.

Despite the 31-year-old's ranking languishing at No.178 in the world and his greatest successes having come on grass and hard courts, Hewitt retains one special record at the French Open.

The dual grand slam champion is the only active player on the ATP Tour - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal included - to have reached at least the third round in Paris in 10 consecutive campaigns.

But should the three-times French Open quarter-finalist run out of time and miss this year's event, Tennis Australia would almost certainly award Marinko Matosevic their men's wildcard.

Matosevic has climbed to a career-high No.92 in the world - but missed direct entry to Roland Garros by one week.

TennisOnWood
05-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Damn.. instead of young Duckworth who is doing great job on clay last and this season

Ausie
05-15-2012, 11:22 AM
Duckworth does not get a wild card in any case, if Lleyton did not have time to prepare for Roland Garros, wild card will awarded Marinko Matosevic. I hope Lleyton have time, because we will play against Germany on the clay, and Duckworth for sure in September, will not play. Young players must fight their way, don't wait for the gifts, they will progress quickly. Don't tire of repeating, Lleyton in 15 years to qualify for AO, it must be an example for new our players of generation.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Marinko should get it if he's not MD. Lleyton is getting like Philippoussis - give it up honey :zzz:

Daniel.
05-15-2012, 12:19 PM
This is great news.

Ausie
05-15-2012, 12:37 PM
Marinko should get it if he's not MD. Lleyton is getting like Philippoussis - give it up honey :zzz:They disassemble, and without such a valuable advisor as you.

RFYYVES
05-15-2012, 02:37 PM
Lleyton deserve it obviously

Dmitry Verdasco
05-15-2012, 02:52 PM
How does he deserve it?

Ausie
05-15-2012, 03:19 PM
How does he deserve it?
http://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10017627

ozfan44
05-15-2012, 05:11 PM
giving hewitt a wildcard on clay now would be a joke...please marinko or ducky..

Ausie
05-15-2012, 05:22 PM
Duckworth, under any circumstances, don't given a wild card, he's not playing in the Davis Cup, already known, in cases of refusal Hewitt, a wild card will awarded Matosevic.

RustyOz
05-15-2012, 11:46 PM
Marinko is my bet - he is now ranked under 100 and can mix it with guys ranked at his level.
anybody else, including LLeyton, would be a waste and an injustice.
LLeyton has not had enough match practise after his latest layoff yet.
Com'n MMM

Dmitry Verdasco
05-16-2012, 12:50 AM
http://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10017627

We last won Davis Cup in 2003. We made the SF in 2006 and have been playing zonals and playoffs since then. The fact that he's making himself available each year to play 2 matches China, Thailand or Chinese Taipei or whatever in recent years is really nothing to be continuously rewarded for. I recognize he's one of our best Davis Cup players ever, but a clay GS WC at this stage of his career after no match play is beyond stupid, especially when there are other legitimate players worthy of the WC (for once!) in Matosevic and maybe Duckworth. Especially Matosevic.

Lleyton will get into quallies. If he's still serious about coming back I thought he'd rather do it there where he doesn't have the chance to draw Federer, Nadal, Djokovic in R1.

Givenchy
05-16-2012, 12:56 AM
Lleyton got it...

http://www.tennis.com.au/news/2012/05/16/hewitt-barty-receive-wildcards

scotthongkong
05-16-2012, 01:25 AM
I am sure Marinko will be spewing with this news. He should do pretty well in the qualifying though with his current form though.

RustyOz
05-16-2012, 02:04 AM
I lost my bet...
It's Hewitt! Wtf ????
Hope he is fit enough, otherwise it is just a waste.
At the US Open, Hewitt withdrew due to injury and Marinko the wild card, so maybe this is pay-back time?

Dmitry Verdasco
05-16-2012, 02:56 AM
No wonder Australian tennis is going down the gurgler. Hewitt is 31 years old, hasn't played a competitive match since Davis Cup, has only ever made the QF at Roland Garros, and hasn't played a competitive match on clay since 2010!

A player breaks TOP 100 for the first time, reaches an ATP final, wins 2 challengers, and has to play qualifying! TA talk about rewarding results, well maybe they should start rewarding recent ones instead of results from a decade ago. Hmm.

RustyOz
05-16-2012, 03:49 AM
No wonder Australian tennis is going down the gurgler. Hewitt is 31 years old, hasn't played a competitive match since Davis Cup, has only ever made the QF at Roland Garros, and hasn't played a competitive match on clay since 2010!

A player breaks TOP 100 for the first time, reaches an ATP final, wins 2 challengers, and has to play qualifying! TA talk about rewarding results, well maybe they should start rewarding recent ones instead of results from a decade ago. Hmm.

Agree.
Inward thinking, so much for the "Youth Policy".
And Marinko fronted for the Davis Cup squad.

RFYYVES
05-16-2012, 03:53 AM
Lleyton just into AO R4 , took a set from Djokovic and he has been making FO R3 for ten times in a row.How about Marinko?challenger is not grand slam.

Chris.
05-16-2012, 06:02 AM
What the hell? Hasnt played since AO thats crap.

Audacity
05-16-2012, 06:32 AM
If it wasn't for injuries Lleyton would be in the top 100 aswell. It's an unfortunate situation, but can you imagine the reaction from Hewitt's camp if he didn't get the WC? Having said that, I would have preferred him to focus all his energy on the grass court season with Wimbledon and the Olympics coming up.

Ausie
05-16-2012, 06:50 AM
We last won Davis Cup in 2003. We made the SF in 2006 and have been playing zonals and playoffs since then. The fact that he's making himself available each year to play 2 matches China, Thailand or Chinese Taipei or whatever in recent years is really nothing to be continuously rewarded for. I recognize he's one of our best Davis Cup players ever, but a clay GS WC at this stage of his career after no match play is beyond stupid, especially when there are other legitimate players worthy of the WC (for once!) in Matosevic and maybe Duckworth. Especially Matosevic.

Lleyton will get into quallies. If he's still serious about coming back I thought he'd rather do it there where he doesn't have the chance to draw Federer, Nadal, Djokovic in R1.

DAVIS CUP RECORD

HEWITT - 49-14
MATOSEVIC - 1-1
DUCKWORTH - 0-0

still have questions?

Ausie
05-16-2012, 06:52 AM
I think early topic is created. Depends a lot on how quickly recovers Hewitt.
My post from 8 April ;)

Sam21
05-16-2012, 07:37 AM
i think giving the WC to Hewitt is really unfair on Marinko. even though it's not his best surface, i'd still prefer someone who's actually been playing and having good results than someone coming off a few months break. i'd even prefer Duckworth over Hewitt to give someone else the experience.

Ausie
05-16-2012, 01:04 PM
In September we played Davis Cup on clay. Lleyton last match was played on clay in 2010, Matosevic, Ebden on clay is very modest, that and Tomic on clay looks like a cow on ice. Duckworth will have a chance to play in Paris, he is young, talented, let playing qualifying.

Snowwy
05-16-2012, 01:11 PM
i think giving the WC to Hewitt is really unfair on Marinko. even though it's not his best surface, i'd still prefer someone who's actually been playing and having good results than someone coming off a few months break. i'd even prefer Duckworth over Hewitt to give someone else the experience.

It's not like Marinko is serious about clay though, he has only played two events on clay where he got past R1 this year.

RustyOz
05-16-2012, 01:14 PM
The French Open Wild Card decision has inspired Marinko - crushed Serra 0 & 1 in Bordeaux 2nd round.
Great motivation.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-16-2012, 03:16 PM
DAVIS CUP RECORD

HEWITT - 49-14
MATOSEVIC - 1-1
DUCKWORTH - 0-0

still have questions?

Yes.

What does Davis Cup have to do with the French Open? It's not like our DOMINATION of Davis Cup asia zonals over the past half decade has inspired a single child to pick up a tennis racket.

Ausie
05-16-2012, 03:27 PM
Yes.

What does Davis Cup have to do with the French Open? It's not like our DOMINATION of Davis Cup asia zonals over the past half decade has inspired a single child to pick up a tennis racket.This year Davis Cup will be on the clay, will play obviously not be Matosevic not be Ebden, and Duckworth. But in general I do not care, you can even arrange a meeting, write a letter to Craig Tiley and Todd Woodbridge. I am glad that I will see the legend champion on court, may be, he will play with Tomic a doubles tournament, before the Olympics.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells :lol::lol:

Ausie
05-17-2012, 03:40 PM
Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells :lol::lol:and two Masters Cup, and 80 weeks was number one, and 2 Davis Cup title, and first with the Australian after Pat Cash who reached the final in Melbourne. He played during the Agassi, Sampras eras, Sampras won his last Slam in 2002. And Roger Federer is the same age what Lleyton. You are an idiot just.

RustyOz
05-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells :lol::lol:

Just those results give him LEGEND status.

Two Grand Slams - awesome.
No.1 in the world - even better.

Gets my vote for Legend status in Australia. :angel:

Daniel.
05-18-2012, 12:28 AM
Lleyton is not a legend. He won 2 slams in a transitional era and won 2 Indian Wells :lol::lol:

Surely you aren't older than about 13 years old?

StevoTG
05-18-2012, 12:45 AM
It doesn't really matter if someone on an internet forum says that Lleyton isn't a legend. 2 Slams, 2 YEno.1's, 2 Masters, 2 TMC's, 2 Davis Cups, 7 grass court titles and wins over Sampras, Agassi, Federer, Djokovic and Nadal. Those sort of stats simply can't belong to anyone other than a legend of the game.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-18-2012, 03:12 AM
He's basically an Australian Juan Carlos Ferrero :shrug:

Rafter was more impressive.

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 03:22 AM
Hewitt is a legend (transitional legend, perhaps, but his career achievements are definitely in an elite class all-time) and has history on clay and has history of performing above expectations after injury layoffs. Matosevic has not beaten anyone who is actually good on clay and, at the end of the day, is a 26, nearing 27 year old journeyman. You do not give the journeyman a WC over the legend in Hewitt, the man who represents tennis in Australia. If Matosevic got the WC ahead of Hewitt it would result in chaos. This is the only decision TA could make here.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-18-2012, 04:25 AM
I'm not only blaming TA, but Hewitt himself.

I just don't understand what he's thinking. Fair enough, into AO this year he should have got a WC because he actually had some plexi matches under his belt. But to waltz in and assume the RG WC, without a single match under his belt, and not playing on clay since 2010 - I just can't see the sense in it - expecially when he could draw ANYONE in R1. Add the fact that there was another legitimate WC recipient (for once!) and it just baffles me. If he was serious about coming back, I thought he'd want to play qualifying for matches. I just don't get his thinking at all.

Ausie
05-18-2012, 07:14 AM
to the qualifying matches, Lleyton would simply not have time to prepare. He absolutely deserved the wild card, for all the things he has done over the years for Australia, and the wild card is only a small part of the impact of Tennis Australia.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-18-2012, 09:49 AM
Would not have time to prepare? It's 3 days difference. If he can't be ready for quallies on one day, how do you think he's going to be ready for MD 3 days after? This is crazii.

Super Djoker
05-18-2012, 09:55 AM
I vote for none of them !

Ausie
05-18-2012, 11:03 AM
Would not have time to prepare? It's 3 days difference. If he can't be ready for quallies on one day, how do you think he's going to be ready for MD 3 days after? This is crazii.qual to Roland Garros begins on Tuesday or Wednesday, 5 days prior to the start of the main draw. And none of your business what he played. Babe, you go drink some milk, and go play in the sandbox, if you continue to troll, I will refer to the administration.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-18-2012, 02:46 PM
qual to Roland Garros begins on Tuesday or Wednesday, 5 days prior to the start of the main draw. And none of your business what he played. Babe, you go drink some milk, and go play in the sandbox, if you continue to troll, I will refer to the administration.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3l4wqZlnm1r1y7oh.gif

Dmitry Verdasco
05-18-2012, 02:56 PM
Surely you aren't older than about 13 years old?

Trust me. I've endured the glorified media circus surrounding Lley Lley's mediocre career for it's entirety.

For a decade, Tennis Australia has bent over backwards for him. Continually trying to change the Australian Open courts to suit him, but you sure as hell don't see them doing that for Stosur :tape: Most of what's occured HAS been justified. I don't care about him getting WCs to any event in the past because a) there's been a number on offer during the Australian swing or b) there's no one else who deserves it anyway.

But this is different. For one, there's a legitimate candidate for the WC at this time, someone who has actually gone out and worked his ass off, and finally delivered results and entered the TOP 100. FOR ONCE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO REWARD SOMEONE WHO HAS SEEMINGLY EARNED SOMETHING! Add the fact that Hewitt is heavily underprepared, and doesn't even enjoy the clay anyway, and I think it's the wrong move and TA should be critisized, as well as Hewitt. For Hewitt to think he's ready for RG MD, more ready than Matosevic, is completely self serving.

It annoys me when situations like this are met with applause, but when players like Dokic or Philippoussis vie for AO WC's (where there's 5, and normally not 1 player has earned one anyway) they are critisized and it's said this should be their last chance :tape:

Ausie
05-18-2012, 04:12 PM
If Lleyton will not have time to prepare for Roland Garros, he return a wild card, as it did at the US Open.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-19-2012, 01:59 AM
If Lleyton will not have time to prepare for Roland Garros, he return a wild card, as it did at the US Open.

Let's hope that common sense prevails.

But the damage is done. Marinko has already had to tank that Challenger to get to Paris in time. :tears:

Ausie
05-19-2012, 04:36 AM
Let's hope that common sense prevails.

But the damage is done. Marinko has already had to tank that Challenger to get to Paris in time. :tears:
We hope that Lleyton will play. And from Bordeaux to Paris, just still had 3 weeks flying :lick: Qualifying begins on Wednesday, so that Mato and after the final in Bordeaux, could easily be in Paris on Monday.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-19-2012, 08:16 AM
He has to have time to prepare for the surface :shrug: Something PROFESSIONALS do! Marinko's just not the time to show up to an event with no matchplay, unlike a certain someone.

:rolleyes:

Ausie
05-19-2012, 08:26 AM
He has to have time to prepare for the surface :shrug: Something PROFESSIONALS do! Marinko's just not the time to show up to an event with no matchplay, unlike a certain someone.

:rolleyes:it is his problem. During the season, Marinko week ago went to Athens, where he won the title, but there no clay, he will play on hard. Results Marinko on clay:

QF Bordeux, QF Munich, and 1st Round Savannah and Sarasota.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-19-2012, 08:54 AM
it is his problem. During the season, Marinko week ago went to Athens, where he won the title, but there no clay, he will play on hard. Results Marinko on clay:

QF Bordeux, QF Munich, and 1st Round Savannah and Sarasota.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3zy1pKSOj1rnyllo.gif

Ausie
05-19-2012, 09:16 PM
Lleyton undecided on whether he'll play French Open. "We'll see how he pulls up on Monday morning and then go from there," Drysdale said.

Dmitry Verdasco
05-20-2012, 03:39 AM
OMFG :facepalm:

scotthongkong
05-20-2012, 10:16 AM
who is the highest ranked not in the qualies? Reid, Jones, Ball?????? What a funny situation. Not sure if qual players can accept after entering the qual draw? Can they????

Ausie
05-20-2012, 10:19 AM
who is the highest ranked not in the qualies? Reid, Jones, Ball?????? What a funny situation. Not sure if qual players can accept after entering the qual draw? Can they????If Lleyton return WC, that WC receive Marinko Matosevic. Lleyton will decide tomorrow, before draw quall, but I think Lleyton will play RG.

RustyOz
05-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Lol. Jonesie may benefit as well. He is 1 out of being into the FO qualies and could sneak into the Qualies draw if Lleyton chooses not to play and MMM gets the WC.

aussie_fan
05-22-2012, 04:44 AM
He has to have time to prepare for the surface :shrug: Something PROFESSIONALS do! Marinko's just not the time to show up to an event with no matchplay, unlike a certain someone.

:rolleyes:

You truly must be no older than 10.