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Wimbledon Wildcard Process = JOKE

Doctor Dance
06-17-2006, 06:49 AM
Well there is already a thread about Philipoussis getting a wildcard, but at least he has had good performances in the past in Wimbledon. But why did Andrei Pavel get a WC this year?

What a joke, why not just give Mohammed Al Gahreeb a WC as well, he has doen just as much in Wimbledon in the past then Pavel that is absolutely nothing :retard:

Allez
06-17-2006, 06:51 AM
Who'd you rather they'd given that wild card to ? Name names.

Frederick16
06-17-2006, 07:20 AM
i also think that pavel is strange... i like him very much but he isnt that special... he is to low on the ranks to be in.. then you can give a lot of players a wildcard! then i should gave him to an englishman

Blue Orange
06-17-2006, 10:02 AM
Well there is already a thread about Philipoussis getting a wildcard, but at least he has had good performances in the past in Wimbledon. But why did Andrei Pavel get a WC this year?

What a joke, why not just give Mohammed Al Gahreeb a WC as well, he has doen just as much in Wimbledon in the past then Pavel that is absolutely nothing :retard:

Perhaps as Pavel was the last person Murray won a match against in a grand slam? Seriously the guy was a top 20 player two years ago,made a final this year and now has a top 100 ranking so really deserves to be in.

Scotso
06-17-2006, 02:46 PM
Pavel deserved it. He was a great player and had injury problems, etc.

Flip, however, has been wasting WCs for years. Enough already.

Björki
06-17-2006, 02:53 PM
Pavel :yeah:
Flip should play qualy :fiery:

Horatio Caine
06-17-2006, 02:56 PM
I don't see why Pavel shouldn't play...he is relatively decent although not so much on grass. A little bit of a strange decision...but I don't mind. He will be dangerous

dlgicu
06-17-2006, 03:58 PM
Pavel had a low ranking some weeks ago when the entry list was announced, but he bounced back and now he's at no. 80.
He was showing a decent form recently, reaching a final on clay. And last week he defeated Baghdatis on grass and took a set off Soderling. He may produce some surprise results on Wimbledon, equally pleasant or unpleasant.

GO PAVEL!

Volley Art
06-17-2006, 04:19 PM
It's their wildcards. They can give them to whomever they want to.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-17-2006, 04:53 PM
It's their wildcards. They can give them to whomever they want to.

:yeah: good post!!

Socket
06-17-2006, 04:56 PM
Agents play as much, or more, of a role as past results/future prospects in the awarding of WCs. Mark obviously has an excellent agent, who's been very successful at getting him WCs.

However, I think it would ultimately be in Mark's best interests to play qualies, since he desperately needs match practice and the boost in self-confidence winning brings.

disturb3d
06-17-2006, 05:06 PM
The organizers are pissing around, without laying out their intentions.

Pete Sampras would get a wildcard. Maybe even all 8 of them.
Why? He would draw.
Would he win a match? No.

Will Andrei Pavel or any 'home town hero' draw as many seats as Mark, let alone win a greater amount of matches? Not even.

The organizers need to stick to the intent of pleasing audiences and making money, not buttering up lesser participants.

mr_burns
06-18-2006, 12:19 AM
Wild Cards should bring a little bit excitment in the draw....Local heros, young potentials and old stars, for injured players we have protected Rankings...


Mark is a great star, the audience will love to see him, but not pavel, it's a real surprise

mr_burns
06-18-2006, 12:27 AM
BTW, maybe he got the WC because he plays doubles with a young Brit (maybe he is his mentor) does anybody have details

Timariot
06-18-2006, 12:50 AM
On the other hand, I'd rather see Pavel than yet another LTA "prospect" who loses his first round match to Sargis Sargsian 6-0 6-2 6-2 or something.

mr_burns
06-18-2006, 01:04 AM
On the other hand, I'd rather see Pavel than yet another LTA "prospect" who loses his first round match to Sargis Sargsian 6-0 6-2 6-2 or something.
but it is nicer for the crowd who loves to see some britiush players...and they have only 3 direct ones

Horatio Caine
06-18-2006, 01:50 AM
but it is nicer for the crowd who loves to see some britiush players...and they have only 3 direct ones

:haha: Yeah that is true.

...and on a serious note, it is nice for the players as the R1 loser's cheque makes up most of their prize-money for the year :awww: