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Wild Cards

smucav
07-16-2012, 12:26 AM
Main Draw
1 Blake, James USA
2 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS (TA)
3 Johnson, Steve USA (USTA pro circuit points leader)
4 Kudla, Denis USA
5 Novikov, Dennis USA (Kalamazoo champion)
6 Ginepri, Robby USA (replaces Ram)
7 Rufin, Guillaume FRA (FFT)
8 Sock, Jack USA

Qualifying
1 Buchanan, Chase USA
2 Halebian, Alexios USA (Kalamazoo finalist)
3 Harrison, Christian USA
4 Klahn, Bradley USA
5 Kosakowski, Daniel USA
6 Krueger, Mitchell USA
7 Sandgren, Tennys USA
8 Williams, Rhyne USA
9 Reix, Clement FRA (National Playoffs champion)

Doubles
1 Buchanan, Chase USA/Klahn, Bradley USA
2 Harrison, Christian USA/Harrison, Ryan USA
3 Melzer, Jurgen AUT/Petzschner, Philipp GER
4 Johnson, Steve USA/Sock, Jack USA
5 Monroe, Nick USA/Young, Donald USA
6 Reynolds, Bobby USA/Russell, Michael USA
7 Novikov, Dennis USA/Redlicki, Michael USA (Kalamazoo champions)

smucav
07-16-2012, 12:28 AM
http://www.usopen.org/news/2012_us_open_wild_card_to_be_decided_by_results_in _usta_pro_circuit_events/USTA
2012 US Open wild card to be decided by results in USTA Pro Circuit events
July 5, 2012 04:11 PM

USTA Player Development announced that it will award wild cards into the 2012 US Open to the American woman and the American man who earn the most ranking points at select USTA Pro Circuit events this summer. The USTA first used this format for its 2012 French Open wild cards, won by Melanie Oudin and Brian Baker, rather than a traditional wild-card playoff tournament. By using USTA Pro Circuit results, players competed in more matches to develop their games and were also given the opportunity to earn valuable ranking points, whereas the previous playoffs were invitational single-elimination tournaments that did not offer ranking points. This format also allowed all Americans a chance of earning the wild card, rather than a limited field/draw.

After earning the French Open wild cards, Baker and Oudin both are on the cusp of breaking into the top 100. Baker subsequently reached his first ATP Tour final at the French Open tune-up event in Nice, France, as a qualifier and advanced to the second round of the French Open and the fourth round of Wimbledon. Oudin reached the second round of the French Open and then won her first WTA title at the Wimbledon warm-up in Birmingham, England.

The USTA will award one US Open women’s singles main-draw wild card to the American woman who earns the most WTA Tour Ranking points at two of the following three USTA Pro Circuit events:

$50,000 Yakima, Wash. (week of July 9)
$50,000 Lexington, Ky. (week of July 23)
$100,000 Vancouver, BC (week of July 30)

The USTA will award one US Open men’s singles main-draw wild card to the American man who earns the most ATP Tour Ranking points at two of the following four USTA Pro Circuit events:

$50,000 Binghamton, N.Y. (week of July 16)
$50,000 Lexington, Ky. (week of July 23)
$100,000 Vancouver, BC (week of July 30)
$100,000 Aptos, Calif. (week of August 6)

Baker, 27, of Nashville, Tenn., earned the USTA’s main-draw wild card into the 2012 French Open by being the American to earn the most ranking points at two USTA Pro Circuit clay-court challengers—a $100,000 event in Sarasota, Fla., and a $50,000 event in Savannah, Ga. After earning the wild card, Baker qualified for the French Open tune-up event in Nice, France, and subsequently reached his first ATP World Tour final. In the French Open, Baker won his first-round match over world No. 77 Xavier Malisse and pushed No. 12 seed Gilles Simon to five sets in the second round. He also reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in his best career result and will crack the top 100 for the first time in his career in next week’s rankings. Just a year ago, Baker, ranked No. 752 in the world, started his comeback by competing in the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Futures in Pittsburgh, which is taking place this week, and won the title. Baker underwent five surgeries for a series of ailments from 2005 to 2008, including Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery in February 2008. He was the French Open boys’ singles runner-up in 2003 and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the ITF World Junior Rankings.

2009 US Open quarterfinalist Oudin, 20, of Marietta, Ga., earned the main-draw wild card into the 2012 French Open based on her results at two of three USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 events, including a title at the event in Charlottesville, Va. At the French Open, she reached the second round. Following the French Open, Oudin won her first career WTA title at the Wimbledon tune-up event in Birmingham, England, where she won eight matches as a qualifier and upset No. 5 seed Jelena Jankovic in the final. Subsequently, Wimbledon decided to award her a wild card. Oudin trains full-time at the USTA Training Center-East at the home of the US Open in Flushing, N.Y.

The 2012 US Open main draw will be held Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9.

Men's Fact Sheet:
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/2012_US_Open_Wild_Card_Men_Fact_Sheet.pdf

JamieMU30
07-19-2012, 03:13 PM
I would think Lukas would get a WC after beating Nadal at Wimby...He deserves one at least for that performance :cool:

bearitone315
07-21-2012, 12:11 AM
They've completed the first men's event, Binghamton. Yani won and has taken a commanding lead in the US Open wildcard contest with 80 points. Next is R. Williams, Ouellette, and McClune with 15, then Frank and A. Carter with 10, then Ginepri, C. Harrison, and Klahn with 7.

TalTennis
07-25-2012, 01:32 PM
I don't see a scenario without a wildcard to Lleyton Hewitt. He will surely get one.

duong
07-25-2012, 05:03 PM
I don't see a scenario without a wildcard to Lleyton Hewitt. He will surely get one.

yes the one from Tennis Australia :shrug:

if Hewitt wants it because just after the US Open, Australia will play the Davis cup play-offs in Germany on clay.

CooCooCachoo
07-25-2012, 07:59 PM
They've completed the first men's event, Binghamton. Yani won and has taken a commanding lead in the US Open wildcard contest with 80 points. Next is R. Williams, Ouellette, and McClune with 15, then Frank and A. Carter with 10, then Ginepri, C. Harrison, and Klahn with 7.

First round loss in Lexington for Yani though.

outrider
07-25-2012, 11:41 PM
Sock will get a WC for MD for sure.

Klahn should get one for Q at least after reaching MD in Atlanta beating guys like Kuznetsov and Smyczek.

duong
08-03-2012, 10:50 AM
They've completed the first men's event, Binghamton. Yani won and has taken a commanding lead in the US Open wildcard contest with 80 points. Next is R. Williams, Ouellette, and McClune with 15, then Frank and A. Carter with 10, then Ginepri, C. Harrison, and Klahn with 7.

if I'm not mistaken, after Vancouver, Kudla is the leader with 88 points, then 80 for Yani

other players now have to win Aptos to get the wild-card, except McClune, Klahn, Ouellette and Christian Harrison for whom a final would be enough, but it's a better tournament with very few Americans who have direct entries (Kudla, Ram, Kuznetsov, Yani is the second alternate at the moment), others will have to play qualies

Kudla seems to be in good position, except if Ram wins Aptos

bearitone315
08-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Yes, Kudla has 88 points and Yani 80. Assuming both lose in R1 at Aptos, only Harrison (36) and McClune (30) can get the WC with a final (add 60 points). Everyone else has to win outright (100 points).

Cava
08-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Kudla loses R1. Yani just has to win his R1 match to likely get the WC (assuming Ram/Ginepri/etc type do not win Aptos).
Pretty sad result overall. Americans struggled just to win matches at these challengers.

bearitone315
08-07-2012, 05:46 PM
Yes, Kudla has 88 points and Yani 80. Assuming both lose in R1 at Aptos, only Harrison (36) and McClune (30) can get the WC with a final (add 60 points). Everyone else has to win outright (100 points).

Kudla lost R1 so he finishes with 88. Yani will tie him with one win, and pull ahead with two wins. Harrison did not enter Aptos, so he's eliminated. McClune lost in qualifying, but he's in the MD as a LL. He has to actually win the event to beat Kudla/Yani. A final is not good enough. It adds 60 points, but it replaces 15 from another tournament since this is best 2 of 4. A final gives him only 75 points.

So everyone besides Kudla and Yani has to win to beat those two. If Brian Baker or Steve Johnson (already in USO MD) win, then Kudla or Yani get the WC anyway.

CooCooCachoo
08-07-2012, 07:47 PM
Kudla :smash:

Cava
08-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Yani loses 3,1 to 500 ranked player :spit:
Kudla lucks out.

Ram is 3 out from MD. Hopefully he can get in w/o WC. Otherwise he will get WC anyway.
Remaining wildcards to Blake, Klahn, ??? maybe Ginepri if he shows form in Aptos.

SapELee
08-07-2012, 08:54 PM
Yani loses 3,1 to 500 ranked player :spit:
Kudla lucks out.

Ram is 3 out from MD. Hopefully he can get in w/o WC. Otherwise he will get WC anyway.
Remaining wildcards to Blake, Klahn, ??? maybe Ginepri if he shows form in Aptos.

This makes me feel a lot better about Buchanan's loss. At least he managed to get a set from Dadamo and didn't get steam-rolled like everybody else. :angel:

If Ram doesn't get in directly, I don't think he will get a WC IMO.

smucav
08-13-2012, 12:38 AM
http://www.usta.com/About-USTA/Player-Development/Player-Services/Wild-Cards/

2012 USTA National Championships results (Wild Card Awarded)

Boys' 18 Singles Champion: Novikov, Dennis (US Open: Singles Main Draw; US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw)

Boys' 18 Doubles Champions: Novikov, Dennis/Redlicki, Michael (US Open: Doubles Main Draw; US Open Juniors: Doubles Main Draw)

Boys' 18 Singles Finalist: Halebian, Alexios (US Open: Singles Qualifying)

Boys' 16 Singles Champion: Wiersholm, Henrik (US Open Juniors: Singles Main Draw)

smucav
08-14-2012, 12:40 PM
http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2012/08/duval-wins-girls-18s-plus-other.html

Earlier this month, wild card Mallory Burdette, the two-time NCAA doubles champion at Stanford and a finalist in singles this year, won the $100,000 Vancouver Challenger, and with it a US Open main draw wild card. Burdette didn't play the Yakima Challenger, the first of three events that allowed US women to earn WTA points that would decide the wild card, but she reached the quarterfinals at the Lexington Challenger, and with the win in Vancouver, her best two results topped those of all other US women. For more on Burdette's path to the wild card, see usta.com.

Steve Johnson, who was given a main draw wild card to the US Open last year as NCAA champion, topped the men's version of the competition that Burdette won. There were four men's events, with the best two results counting, but Johnson only played last week in the $100,000 Aptos Challenger. He won the tournament, beating former USC teammate and good friend Rob Farah in the final 6-3, 6-3, and rather than give Johnson a discretionary wild card (there are five remaining, not including the French and Australian reciprocals and the US junior champion's wild cards, which are not subject to a committee decision), he will be selected instead from this result. For more on Johnson's wild card see tennispanorama.com.

MEN’S US OPEN WILD CARD STANDINGS – FINAL
1. Steve Johnson: 100
2. Denis Kudla: 88
3. Michael Yani: 80

mooncreek
08-14-2012, 07:09 PM
US Open wildcards (http://tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=19177&zoneid=4)

As expected, James Blake and Lleyton Hewitt got wild cards. Other recipients are Jack Sock, Denis Kudla (doesn't specifically say due to standings above but fair assumption), Rajeev Ram and Guillaume Rufin (FFT reciprocal)

SapELee
08-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Q wildcards:

Players receiving 2012 US Open qualifying wild cards are: 2009 US Open boys’ singles finalist Chase Buchanan (21, Columbus, Ohio), the 2012 NCAA doubles champion, who completed his senior year at Ohio State; 2012 USTA Boys’ 18s National Championships runner-up Alexios Halebian (18, Hollywood, Calif.); Christian Harrison (18, of Shreveport, La.), who reached the quarterfinals or better of five USTA Pro Circuit events this year, including the $50,000 Challenger in Lexington, Ky., and is the younger brother of U.S. Davis Cupper and Olympian Ryan Harrison; Bradley Klahn (21, Poway, Calif.), the 2010 NCAA men’s singles champion who just completed his senior year at Stanford; Daniel Kosakowski (20, Huntington Park, Calif.), who turned professional last year after his freshman year at UCLA; Mitchell Krueger (18, Fort Worth, Texas), who advanced to the boys’ singles semifinals at both the French Open and Wimbledon this year; and two former University of Tennessee All-Americans who both turned pro last summer – Tennys Sandgren (21, Gallatin, Tenn.), who has won three USTA Pro Circuit titles this year; and 2011 NCAA men’s singles runner-up Rhyne Williams (21, Knoxville, Tenn.), who went 12-3 in singles in a string of ITF Circuit events in Europe this spring.


http://www.tennispanorama.com/archives/29699 (http://www.tennispanorama.com/archives/29699)

smucav
08-14-2012, 11:58 PM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2012-08-14/201208141344964635686.html
USOpen.org
Hewitt, Blake earn US Open wild cards
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The USTA announced that 2001 US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, along with two-time US Open quarterfinalist James Blake and reigning NCAA singles champion Steve Johnson have been awarded men’s singles main draw wild card entries into the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. Other Americans receiving a wild card include 2010 US Open boys’ singles champion Jack Sock, 2010 US Open boys’ singles finalist Denis Kudla, 2012 USTA Boys’ 18s singles champion Dennis Novikov, and current world No. 100 Rajeev Ram. France’s Guillaume Rufin will also receive a wild card.

The 2012 US Open will be played August 27 – September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Both the men’s and women’s US Open singles champions will earn a record $1.9 million with the ability to earn an additional $1 million in bonus prize money (for a total $2.9 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Emirates Airline US Open Series. The US Open Men’s Singles Championship is presented by Mercedes-Benz USA.

Hewitt, 31, of Adelaide, Australia, received his wild card through a reciprocal arrangement with Tennis Australia, which grants a men’s singles main draw wild card into the 2013 Australian Open to a player designated by the USTA. He is a former world No. 1 and the winner of 28 career singles titles, including the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon.

Blake, 32, of Tampa, Fla., reached the quarterfinals of the 2005 US Open as a wild card, upsetting Rafael Nadal before losing to Andre Agassi in a five-set thriller. Blake peaked at No. 4 in the world in 2006 and again reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 US Open and the final of the year-end Tennis Masters Cup. He has captured 10 ATP World Tour singles titles and holds a 21-12 career record (18-11 in singles) for the U.S. in Davis Cup, and was a member of the 2007 championship team.

Johnson, 22, of Orange, Calif., earned a wild card based on USTA Pro Circuit results; this year, the USTA awarded one US Open men’s singles wild card to the American who earned the most ATP ranking points at two of four USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events. In his final season at USC this year, Johnson went undefeated in singles to claim his second straight NCAA singles title and also led USC to its fourth team title in his four years at the school. Last year, Johnson pushed Top 50 player Alex Bogomolov to five sets in the first round of the US Open as a wild card. Johnson is currently ranked a career-high No. 237 in the world.

Sock, 19, of Lincoln, Neb., won the 2010 US Open boys’ singles title, becoming the first American to win the title since Andy Roddick in 2000. Sock earned US Open main draw wild cards in 2010 and 2011 by winning the USTA Boys’ 18 National Championships. Last year, he became the first reigning USTA Boys’ 18s winner in 15 years to win a round at the US Open; he fell to Roddick in the second round. Also last year, Sock captured the US Open mixed doubles title with Melanie Oudin

Kudla, 20, of Arlington, Va., started 2012 by qualifying for the Australian Open—his Grand Slam main draw debut—and reached the second rounds of the ATP events in San Jose and Indian Wells. He reached the 2010 US Open boys’ singles final (losing to Sock) and rose to No. 3 in the world junior rankings. The Ukrainian-born Kudla is a two-time practice partner for the U.S. Davis Cup team and peaked at No. 160 in the world this month.

Novikov, 18, of San Jose, Calif., earned his US Open wild card by winning the USTA Boys’ 18s National Championships, and he also won the USTA Boys’ 18s doubles title (with Michael Redlicki) to secure a wild card into the US Open doubles main draw. The Russian-born Novikov reached the boys’ singles quarterfinals at the 2010 US Open and has been playing primarily on the USTA Pro Circuit, reaching the quarterfinals of the Futures in Rochester, N.Y., in July. He will play for UCLA this fall.

Ram, 28, of Carmel, Ind., is ranked No. 100 and reached two ATP semifinals this summer at the Emirates Airline US Open Series event in Los Angeles and the grass-court event in Newport, R.I. Ram owns six ATP doubles crown and is one of the most accomplished players in USTA Pro Circuit history, with seven singles finals appearances (two titles) and 22 doubles titles, which is second all-time. Ram also helped the University of Illinois to an undefeated season and NCAA team title in 2003.

Rufin, 22, of Charnay, France, received his wild card through a reciprocal arrangement with the French Tennis Federation, which granted a wild card into the 2012 French Open to a player designated by the USTA (Brian Baker earned the 2012 USTA French Open wild card through the USTA Pro Circuit tournament-based system this year). Rufin is currently ranked a career-high No. 127. He qualified for and reached the second round of Wimbledon this year.

In addition to the eight US Open men’s singles main draw wild cards, the USTA also announced eight men who have been awarded wild card entries into the US Open Qualifying Tournament, which will be held August 21-24 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. One additional US Open qualifying wild card will be awarded to the winner of the 2012 US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championship, taking place August 17-20 in New Haven, Conn.

Players receiving 2012 US Open qualifying wild cards are: 2009 US Open boys’ singles finalist Chase Buchanan (21, Columbus, Ohio), the 2012 NCAA doubles champion, who completed his senior year at Ohio State; 2012 USTA Boys’ 18s National Championships runner-up Alexios Halebian (18, Hollywood, Calif.); Christian Harrison (18, of Shreveport, La.), who reached the quarterfinals or better of five USTA Pro Circuit events this year, including the $50,000 Challenger in Lexington, Ky., and is the younger brother of U.S. Davis Cupper and Olympian Ryan Harrison; Bradley Klahn (21, Poway, Calif.), the 2010 NCAA men’s singles champion who just completed his senior year at Stanford; Daniel Kosakowski (20, Huntington Park, Calif.), who turned professional last year after his freshman year at UCLA; Mitchell Krueger (18, Fort Worth, Texas), who advanced to the boys’ singles semifinals at both the French Open and Wimbledon this year; and two former University of Tennessee All-Americans who both turned pro last summer – Tennys Sandgren (21, Gallatin, Tenn.), who has won three USTA Pro Circuit titles this year; and 2011 NCAA men’s singles runner-up Rhyne Williams (21, Knoxville, Tenn.), who went 12-3 in singles in a string of ITF Circuit events in Europe this spring.

The 2012 US Open will be held Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9. Tickets for the 2012 US Open can be purchased four ways: 1) at USOpen.org; 2) by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; 3) at all Ticketmaster outlets; or 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office. American Express is the Official Card of the US Open.

yesh222
08-15-2012, 02:29 AM
I'm very interested to see what Christian Harrison can do in qualifying. I saw him play a Challenger and he looks to be very similar to his brother. Maybe a bit more power because he doesn't look to be quite physically mature yet. He could definitely be a top 50 player though.

Joe H
08-15-2012, 08:25 PM
by my calculations ungur and becker replace chela and rafa

since ram was named as wc i'm not sure if next pull out gets replaced by another wc since ram would be next on list before he got the wc

so not sure how the next withdrawal is handled whether its wc or rochus

after that i think its starace, rosol, zeballos and pospisil if it gets that far before qualies start next week on tues.

Freak3yman84
08-15-2012, 08:33 PM
by my calculations ungur and becker replace chela and rafa

since ram was named as wc i'm not sure if next pull out gets replaced by another wc since ram would be next on list before he got the wc

so not sure how the next withdrawal is handled whether its wc or rochus

after that i think its starace, rosol, zeballos and pospisil if it gets that far before qualies start next week on tues.

No, next withdrawal means Rochus gets in. It'd be useless to be a direct entry as well as a wildcard :lol:

soulage
08-15-2012, 08:42 PM
Next withdrawal gives a DE to Ram which leads his WC to be given to another player decided by the USTA. Rochus needs two withdrawals to be IN

I didn't realise that Starace was out of top 100 :confused:

Freak3yman84
08-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Next withdrawal gives a DE to Ram which leads his WC to be given to another player decided by the USTA. Rochus needs two withdrawals to be IN

I didn't realise that Starace was out of top 100 :confused:

Really? I thought once they gave a WC that they can't just take it away once the player gets a DE?

soulage
08-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Of course. WC are for players who don't get DE once they get the DE the WC is given back. The Ram's WC is one of Tee USTA so if he gets DE this WC will be given to another player which should be an american.

It's the same story in all tournaments. WC are not locked until the draw is made. Well Ram needs one withdrawal before the start of the qualies to give back his WC.

Freak3yman84
08-15-2012, 10:04 PM
Of course. WC are for players who don't get DE once they get the DE the WC is given back. The Ram's WC is one of Tee USTA so if he gets DE this WC will be given to another player which should be an american.

It's the same story in all tournaments. WC are not locked until the draw is made. Well Ram needs one withdrawal before the start of the qualies to give back his WC.

Hmmm I never knew that. Who would they give the WC to then?

Lazyking
08-15-2012, 10:31 PM
My guess would be Ginepi

hyperren
08-16-2012, 10:08 AM
If someone else withdraws, does the slot go to Rochus, or does Ram get the spot and the WC gets reassigned? IIRC it's the latter, but just wanna make sure, LOL.

Lazyking
08-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Gael Monfils is OUT confirmed..

Ram gets DE, WC TBD for an American

soulage
08-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Ram is In after Monfils withdrawal. His WC is now free and will be given to another player. As Ram was near a DE USTA must already know who gets it.

JurajCrane
08-16-2012, 01:37 PM
Ram is now IN directly, I expect USTA to give WC to another player.

If Ram loses in 1st round, he will get at least 10 points as a non-WC.

Lazyking
08-16-2012, 01:37 PM
I'm guessing Ginepi or maybe Klahn

duong
08-16-2012, 03:06 PM
If someone else withdraws, does the slot go to Rochus, or does Ram get the spot and the WC gets reassigned?

Ram gets the direct entry and the wild-card is reassigned (even if organizers may choose not to use it and let Rochus enter ;) ),

because it's better for Ram who will get 10 ATP points if he loses in first round, thanks to direct entry, rather than 0 for a wild-card.

Freak3yman84
08-16-2012, 05:05 PM
So that means Ram is a DE, and there's still a WC open?

Lazyking
08-16-2012, 05:26 PM
So that means Ram is a DE, and there's still a WC open?

Yes.

I don't know if anyone's mentioned this, but in the US there will be live coverage of Qualies(!) on CBS Sports Network Tuesday-Friday. Check your local listings. Pretty cool.

awesome

BAMJ6
08-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Ram is in without the WC now that Monfils is out. Who should the USTA WC go to now?

Lazyking
08-16-2012, 06:53 PM
I'd give it to Klahn.

gators0708
08-16-2012, 06:56 PM
Maybe Sweeting, if he's not hurt?

Gnida
08-17-2012, 06:07 AM
I wonder guys - some of you are so glad that Ram will get 10 points instead of 0 when loosing in the first round and now are ready to give free wild card to some ATP9876 player like Ginepri or Klahn? Would it not be better to give it to someone who has chances? Like young prospects Pospisil or Berankis?

Smoke944
08-17-2012, 06:23 AM
I wonder guys - some of you are so glad that Ram will get 10 points instead of 0 when loosing in the first round and now are ready to give free wild card to some ATP9876 player like Ginepri or Klahn? Would it not be better to give it to someone who has chances? Like young prospects Pospisil or Berankis?

No, it wouldn't. Wild cards aren't meant to be charity.

Gnida
08-17-2012, 07:49 AM
No, it wouldn't. Wild cards aren't meant to be charity.

I see, better to use WC like a waste...

chowdahead25
08-17-2012, 08:47 AM
If Berankis deserved a wc, he wouldnt be ranked outside top 100 homer :wavey: Klahn absolutely should get it, college player who has had good results this year in challenger.

Gnida
08-17-2012, 10:26 AM
If Berankis deserved a wc, he wouldnt be ranked outside top 100
Ironical - if he was in top100 at the moment of entry list (now he is, by the way) he would not need a wc :D

Anyway, I understand your possition guys - it is the US Open (not LT Open) so most likely some American will get a wc and it will be fair. My reaction was more to someone enjoying about "10 instead of 0" after the loss for Ram.

outrider
08-17-2012, 11:15 AM
Klahn completly deserves the WC. Or i personally would give it to Christian Harrison.

Lazyking
08-17-2012, 11:35 AM
Berankis if he continues to play well will make the Australian open MD easy. I'm a fan of the kid but.. its funny that someone thinks WC's aren't charity and yet were talking about players who wouldn't even sniff a qually draw if it was done strictly by rankings let alone a main draw.

HoorayBeer
08-18-2012, 10:25 PM
Glad to see those young up and comers Robby Ginepri and James Blake get wildcards.

smucav
08-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Wild Men of the U.S. Open:
http://blogs.tennis.com/tennisworld/2012/08/my-entry.html

seattletennisguy
08-21-2012, 07:37 AM
Christian Harrison is Ryan's younger bro?

Dead Net Cord
08-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Christian Harrison is Ryan's younger bro?

Yes

outrider
08-23-2012, 04:07 PM
doubles WC announced?

Björki
08-26-2012, 06:36 PM
60 (WC) Melzer, Jurgen AUT/Petzschner, Philipp GER

so they forgot to sign in? :confused:

Mahqz
08-26-2012, 07:03 PM
They think it's easier to win with a WC as Marray/Nielsen did. :D

smucav
08-29-2012, 03:45 AM
http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2012/08/kalamazoo-champion-novikov-wins-at-us.htmlBetween 1995 and 2011, a period of 15 years, the Kalamazoo 18s champion had not won a first round match at the US Open after receiving entry with a wild card. Jack Sock broke that streak last year, and today Dennis Novikov extended the winning streak to two years, beating 86th-ranked Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-2, 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3.