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Wild Cards

05-25-2004, 11:13 PM
Who will get the QF MD wild cards?

A few options:

- Peter Wessels (Q for Wimbledon?)

- Fred Hemmes :o

- Paul Logtens :o

- Steven Korteling

- Romano Tatuhey

- Jesse Huta Galung (last week he won a future) :D

- Robin Haase, Igor Sijsling, Coen van Keulen or Remko de Rijke.

05-26-2004, 06:05 AM
I'd say Logtens and Hemmes Jr. have a good shot at getting one, but I doubt whether for instance Van Scheppingen and Van Lottum will be ranked high enough to enter directly ;)

05-27-2004, 11:57 PM
Guillermo Coria have a wildcard, sure sure... Come on Willy!!!!!

05-28-2004, 08:27 AM
Coría? Why?

05-28-2004, 11:56 PM
Yea, why CORIA?

05-30-2004, 08:00 AM
Justine Hénin-Hardenne probably received a wild card. She is playing Rosmalen for sure!

05-31-2004, 08:59 PM
Coria has a wild card because it'a a very good player, number 3 of the world... he can play very good in grass.

06-01-2004, 04:41 PM
yeah. but there is no need for getting a WC!!!!!

06-05-2004, 03:02 PM
I hope Fred gets one! :)

06-06-2004, 09:15 AM
He might get one.. I think it could be close! :) I hope Dennis gets one!

06-06-2004, 07:30 PM
Besides the already accepted invitation to play in Queen's, Guille
will receive another wild card to
play in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, The Ordina Open...



06-07-2004, 10:00 AM
Wokkeltje, I don't read that info..

06-07-2004, 10:01 AM
Never mind, I saw it now. That's great for the tournament!

06-07-2004, 07:39 PM
You can rule Hemmes out. Or he is either not aware of the chance of him getting a wildcard or has a huge trauma from last years appearance... He's playing a future in France next week! Yes you heard it correct, not a challenger, a future. I just happened to check the ITF site cuz I was looking for something and then there it was... Hemmes has fallen to the level of futures again, probably to get his self confidence back (can't think of any other reason :confused: ). Then again, he might change his plans if does get a wildcard and his fragile brain is not too traumatized from last year ;) :devil: But I doubt the organisation will give him a wildcard this year after his little losing show last year :rolleyes:

As for the rest of the wildcard options, I would have to go for one of the younger guys :D

06-07-2004, 09:23 PM
Well, I still hope he changes his mind, because it would be really stupid of him to actually go play that future if he has a chance of getting a wildcard. Well, some of us believe(d) he has that chance. It looks like he doesn't believe in himself anymore and I can't think of other reasons for that then the ones Snoopy Girl said.
And if Fred himself doesn't believe that he's going to make in the top 100, how can I do that?
I'm telling everyone around me that he can do it and he is just proving me wrong by falling back to the futures. Well, that really is a motivation for me to keep the faith in him...not.

06-07-2004, 09:24 PM
Gotta agree with Snoopy_Girl... really... don't know what Fred is up to, but I'm pretty sure we won't see him in Rosmalen. I hope for his sake that it is part of some crazy, twisted plan.. or else.. well... let's not talk the end of careers here just yet, but it doesn't look too bright (then again, I wonder: did it ever? :p)

I hope one of the guys who also played qualies in Rotterdam will get the wildcards, so Sijsling or Haasse... but Jesse Huta Galung is also a good option :)

06-08-2004, 07:10 AM
Personally, I hope Peter Wessels and Dennis van Scheppingen get a wild card.

And Futures? He is better than that.. Although sometimes good Challenger players do decide to play a Future.. But I don't understand. He doesn't even want to try to qualify for Rosmalen?!

06-08-2004, 09:15 AM
Personally, I hope Peter Wessels and Dennis van Scheppingen get a wild card.

And Futures? He is better than that.. Although sometimes good Challenger players do decide to play a Future.. But I don't understand. He doesn't even want to try to qualify for Rosmalen?!Apparently not... then again.. his name was written down for the future tournament, but you know how easy they change those entry lists.. so it could still change. Personally I think Hemmes' mental state doesn't allow him to try to qualify and lose again in the first round.

As for the wildcards... I would support the younger guys in their run for a wildcard instead of Wessels and van Scheppingen. Both of them are good and experienced players, they have the strength and experience to qualify without any help. Haasse and Sijsling don't :o

06-08-2004, 09:23 AM
Hmm.. Rosmalen has one of the weakest qualifying tournaments I have ever seen.. If Kirill Ivanov-Smolensky can qualify twice, then Fred can too.. I know that the youngsters might need the wild cards more, but I don't think they have the quality of play to do well at such events and it would be better for them to receive wild cards for Challengers such as Scheveningen and Hilversum first. You also know that Michaëlla Krajicek, who is a much bigger talent than Sijsling and Haasse, got crushed by Ludmila Cervanova (Go Ludmila :D - She's really nice) in Rosmalen last year. And that was actually a very easy draw. If Sijsling and Haasse play, they will not stand a chance at all. It will be very bad for their confidence. Plus, Van Scheppingen and Wessels may have what it takes to qualify, but they would want to play Challengers the week before too and they have the potential to do well. In my opinion, Van Scheppingen could well win a few matches in Rosmalen with his game (he did well against Ferrero in Rotterdam), but he should be given the chance too.