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Wild Cards

smucav
04-19-2008, 10:18 PM
Main draw
1 Chardy, Jeremy FRA
2 Eysseric, Jonathan FRA
3 Kuerten, Gustavo BRA
4 Mannarino, Adrian FRA
5 Odesnik, Wayne USA (USTA)
6 Prodon, Eric FRA
7 Patience, Olivier FRA
8 Smeets, Robert AUS (TA)

Qualifying
1 Balleret, Benjamin MON
2 Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA
3 Ignatik, Uladzimir BLR (2007 Roland Garros boys' singles champion)
4 Jeanpierre, Julien FRA
5 Paire, Benoit FRA
6 Piro, Stephane FRA
7 Rodrigues, Mathieu FRA
8 Rufin, Guillaume FRA
9 Sidorenko, Alexandre FRA

Doubles
1 ASCIONE FRA/SERRA FRA
2 EYSSERIC FRA/MANNARINO FRA
3 PRODON FRA/RECOUDERC FRA
4 MONFILS FRA/OUANNA FRA
5 GROSJEAN FRA/KUERTEN BRA
6 CHARDY FRA/GUEZ FRA
7 DEVILDER FRA/PATIENCE FRA

smucav
04-19-2008, 10:20 PM
USTA wild card play-off entry list:
Jesse Levine
Wayne Odesnik
Ryan Sweeting
Sam Warburg

(round robin tournament in Boca Raton in May per Leif Shiras of Tennis Channel)

Genius1787
04-20-2008, 03:44 AM
Gaudio merece una.

Labamba
04-20-2008, 09:41 AM
USTA wild card play-off entry list:
Jesse Levine
Wayne Odesnik
Ryan Sweeting
Sam Warburg

(round robin tournament in Boca Raton in May per Leif Shiras of Tennis Channel)

Odesnik would deserve to get that one.

eric
04-20-2008, 10:00 AM
Unless pitiful results these weeks, Kuerten is supposed to have one.
With five WC remaining, then, for French players,It does not make many chances for Gaudio, Coria or others.
Roger-Vasselin, Prodon for almost sure, Recouderc, Chardy, Devilder or Mannarino maybe, and young players helped by French Federation like Eysseric, too much contenders to let a chance for another non-French WC, I presume. Whatever I may think of that, having seen Gaudio win at Nice after a huge lunch, and Coria so magician at his time.

Renaud
04-20-2008, 02:18 PM
Unless pitiful results these weeks, Kuerten is supposed to have one.
With five WC remaining, then, for French players,It does not make many chances for Gaudio, Coria or others.
Roger-Vasselin, Prodon for almost sure, Recouderc, Chardy, Devilder or Mannarino maybe, and young players helped by French Federation like Eysseric, too much contenders to let a chance for another non-French WC, I presume. Whatever I may think of that, having seen Gaudio win at Nice after a huge lunch, and Coria so magician at his time.

You forgot Patience. Good run last year and top 120, i'm pretty sure he will get one.
Hard to tell who deserves the most the others... agree for the rest of your list. Next challengers will be important.

Truc
04-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Coria is #3 on the alternates list with his protected ranking, he probably won't need a WC anyway *if* he wants to play there.
It will be close for Gaudio, but I wouldn't rule it out.

eric
04-20-2008, 04:28 PM
[QUOTE=Renaud;6910197]You forgot Patience. Good run last year and top 120, i'm pretty sure he will get one.
You are right, and Olivier Patience didn't deserve me to forget him ! I wish him a WC as I always saw him behaving well, even a few years ago in my Paris suburbs like LePlessisRobinson or Montrouge for local tournaments!
I forgot Montcourt too, but he, as Haehnel, doesn't seem in such a condition nowadays to be among the top remaining French contenders.
And ... well done for Cherbourg and what I read about from you on another site ;*)

Klaas_nalbandian
04-21-2008, 08:37 AM
no wildcard for verkerk in maindraw, Maybe qualies for a former finalist on his way back

10K Futures Qualifier
04-23-2008, 11:20 PM
What about Mariano Zabaleta?

javiercrac
04-24-2008, 05:05 AM
WC for GAUDIO !! please !

smucav
04-29-2008, 11:06 PM
http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=550002Tennis Week
USTA Hosts Tournament For French Open Wild Cards
By Tennis Week
4/29/2008 8:23:00 PM

The road to Roland Garros will wind through Boca Raton for some young Americans.

The USTA is hosting playoffs this week to award a men’s and a women’s singles main draw wild card to the 2008 French Open. The wild card tournaments will take place on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 29–May 3. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild card entries into the main draw at the 2008 French Open and 2008 U.S. Open are exchanged.

Four players will compete for the men’s wild card: Jesse Levine, 20, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Wayne Odesnik, 22, of Weston, Fla.; Ryan Sweeting, 20, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Sam Warburg, 24, of Sacramento, Calif.

Eight players are scheduled to compete for the women’s wild card: Lauren Albanese, 18, of Coral Springs, Fla.; Madison Brengle, 18, of Dover, Del.; Alexa Glatch, 18, of Newport Beach, Calif.; Jamea Jackson, 21, of Bradenton, Fla.; Melanie Oudin, 17, of Marietta, Ga.; Ahsha Rolle, 23, of Miami Shores, Fla.; and Coco Vandeweghe, 17, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., are confirmed.

Asia Muhammad, 17, of Las Vegas, Nev., withdrew due to injury today. The status of her replacement is to be determined, according to the USTA.

The men’s playoff is a round robin format and will begin on Tuesday, April 29 and conclude Thursday, May 1. The women will be divided into two four-player round robin groups. The winners from each group will play each other to determine the wild card. The women’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 – Saturday, May 3.

© 2007 Tennis Week

Caio_Brasil
04-30-2008, 12:16 AM
Easy for Odesnik...

Alonsofz
04-30-2008, 12:20 AM
Gaudio merece una.
WC for GAUDIO !! please !
And what would he do there? Lose to Eschauer by a triple bagel? If he wants to play, he should play qualifying... vamos Gato.
What about Mariano Zabaleta?
Why should he receive one?

lucho_coria
04-30-2008, 01:53 AM
Well , i hope Gaudio has to receive a WC for MD if he wants play here , he was champion in 2004

Zabaleta has not to receive a WC ,

Deboogle!.
04-30-2008, 10:02 PM
http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=549963


Winners on Day One of the men's round-robin event include Jesse Levine, who defeated Sam Warburg, 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-4, and Wayne Odesnik, who won after Ryan Sweeting retired in the third set of their match with a lower back injury. The score when he retired was 4-6, 6-3, 3-0.
On Wednesday, Warburg will face Odesnik, and Levine will take on Sweeting in the second.

eric
04-30-2008, 10:03 PM
USTA wild card play-off entry list:
Jesse Levine
Wayne Odesnik
Ryan Sweeting
Sam Warburg

(round robin tournament in Boca Raton in May per Leif Shiras of Tennis Channel)

First results : Levine d. Warburg 67 75 64 ;
Odesnik d. Sweeting 46 63 30 rd. (lower back injury).
Today : Levine vs. Sweeting ; Warburg vs. Odesnik.

CooCooCachoo
04-30-2008, 10:04 PM
http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=549963


Winners on Day One of the men's round-robin event include Jesse Levine, who defeated Sam Warburg, 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-4, and Wayne Odesnik, who won after Ryan Sweeting retired in the third set of their match with a lower back injury. The score when he retired was 4-6, 6-3, 3-0.
On Wednesday, Warburg will face Odesnik, and Levine will take on Sweeting in the second.

:( Sam

:sad: Ryan

Odesnik should have this WC in the bag, IMO.

CooCooCachoo
04-30-2008, 10:07 PM
Chardy, Mannarino, Prodon, Patience, Roger-Vasselin seem to be certainties, really.

adee-gee
05-01-2008, 01:11 AM
Montcourt deserves one, unbeaten in R1 matches at RG :sport:

eric
05-01-2008, 11:29 AM
Montcourt deserves one, unbeaten in R1 matches at RG :sport:

Yes, and impressive how he defeated Benjamin Becker last year (I saw the whole match on court 8), but looking at his playing activity this year, he won a future and ... that's all. It will not be enough to pretend to one of the 5 or 6 (depends on Kuerten) wild-cards for French players, considering the others' results (Prodon, Mannarino in challengers, Chardy when not hurt...)or equal reputation (Roger-Vasselin, Patience, Recouderc). Devilder or Eysseric may get it too. Even Ouanna who had some results on challenger level.

Renaud
05-01-2008, 12:08 PM
Montcourt deserves one, unbeaten in R1 matches at RG :sport:

Mannarino (never played :p), Chardy (Bjorkman), ERV (Daniel + Stepanek R2), and Recouderc (Querrey) are also unbeaten in RG round 1.. ;)
Prodon only lost against Agassi... and Patience Was all in control against Djokovic last year.
Mathieu has no chance to get it. :sad:

smucav
05-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Odesnik earns wild card into 2008 French Open:
http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=549963

Tuesday, April 29
RR: Jesse Levine d. Sam Warburg 67(7) 75 64
RR: Wayne Odesnik d. Ryan Sweeting 46 63 30 ret.

Wednesday, April 30
RR: Wayne Odesnik d. Sam Warburg 46 63 62
RR: Jesse Levine d. Ryan Sweeting w/o

Thursday, May 1
F: Wayne Odesnik d. Jesse Levine 62 75

CooCooCachoo
05-02-2008, 08:35 AM
Expected for Odesnik. The best US player on clay in that ranking area. Even if I have only seen him play like crap on clay :lol:

Ryan :hug:

CooCooCachoo
05-02-2008, 08:36 AM
Mannarino (never played :p), Chardy (Bjorkman), ERV (Daniel + Stepanek R2), and Recouderc (Querrey) are also unbeaten in RG round 1.. ;)
Prodon only lost against Agassi... and Patience Was all in control against Djokovic last year.
Mathieu has no chance to get it. :sad:

Mathieu might get one, but he isn't very deserving based on recent results. Then again, neither is Edouard, but he did so well last year that I can't see him not getting one.

Manosquin
05-07-2008, 08:07 AM
I think Patience, Roger Vasselin, Prodon, Chardy and Mannarino

After, Devilder, Recouderc, Montcourt,Ouanna and Sidorenko or Eysseric

Feel87
05-07-2008, 09:00 PM
WC for Ivan Miranda(Per) !please!

se lo merece, la posbilidad es casi nula

Frederick16
05-09-2008, 08:14 AM
I think Patience, Roger Vasselin, Prodon, Chardy and Mannarino

After, Devilder, Recouderc, Montcourt,Ouanna and Sidorenko or Eysseric

eysseric?? he played like crap last year. and he looks like if he used fraud with his birthday !!

CooCooCachoo
05-09-2008, 04:23 PM
WC for Ivan Miranda(Per) !please!

se lo merece, la posbilidad es casi nula

:lol:

The FFT giving WCs to a relatively old player from Peru without any outstanding results. OK, Miranda has had a good season so far, but the chances are absolutely zero :lol:

Pea
05-12-2008, 04:00 PM
Hopefully Eyserric can at leats get a qualifying WC.

CooCooCachoo
05-13-2008, 06:44 AM
Don't worry, he will at least get a QWC.

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 07:37 AM
Australian WC awarded to Robert Smeets

Wildcard Stosur to compete at Roland Garros

Posted May 14, 2008 12:42:00
Australians Samantha Stosur and Robert Smeets have been granted wildcards by Tennis Australia for this month's French Open.
Stosur has reached the third round at Roland Garros before, while the 161st-ranked Smeets will be making his debut in Paris.
Stosur has only recently returned to the WTA tour after illness, and had her match against Venus Williams delayed because of rain last night at the Italian Open.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/14/2244478.htm

Labamba
05-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Smeets :tape:

mr_burns
05-14-2008, 04:43 PM
guga?

Labamba
05-14-2008, 07:22 PM
guga?

of course, it was known a long time ago

GustavoM_Fan
05-14-2008, 08:38 PM
following last results in clay challengers Thomaz Bellucci deserves a WildCard. not so sure if he is psysically and mentally prepared for GrandSlams. but I am sure he can get 2 or 3 wins (or more) if he gets a decent draw.

much better that give it to Smeets :lol: but apparently this is a contract between french and australian tennis federations

in Australian Open, Mathieu Montcourt (FRa) received for MD WC

CooCooCachoo
05-14-2008, 10:49 PM
Jérémy Chardy has a WC, it is stated on his official site. But the news is not official yet; will be confirmed soon.

rvugt
05-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Jérémy Chardy has a WC, it is stated on his official site. But the news is not official yet; will be confirmed soon.

He definitely earns this one with some pretty good results lately. Especially this week he shows that he is able to do a lot!

Truc
05-15-2008, 04:58 PM
Wayne Odesnik (USA)
Eric Prodon (FRA)
Olivier Patience (FRA)
Jérémy Chardy (FRA)
Robert Smeets (AUS)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
Jonathan Eysseric (FRA)
Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20080515_174351_la-liste-des-wild-cards_Dev.html

CooCooCachoo
05-15-2008, 05:11 PM
OMFG.

Eysseric but not Roger-Vasselin? Incomprehensible.

Labamba
05-15-2008, 05:28 PM
OMFG.

Eysseric but not Roger-Vasselin? Incomprehensible.

surprising indeed

though Roger-Vasselin could use the confidence coming through the qualies, usually qualifiers win more MD matches than wild cards

Jader Magri
05-15-2008, 07:04 PM
Good luck Guga!!!

CooCooCachoo
05-15-2008, 09:11 PM
surprising indeed

though Roger-Vasselin could use the confidence coming through the qualies, usually qualifiers win more MD matches than wild cards

I'd be shocked to see Doud getting past the qualifying stage. But he has to defend a lot of points :scared: His ranking is going to drop so so much.

Pixie
05-15-2008, 11:50 PM
It seems like organisers prefered to give WC for the youngsters this year. Kinda weird for Eysseric. He already had one last year and has shown these 12 months he still has a long way to reach the top. Given his game and being lucky with the draw he could win a match but it's not like he deserves the try. Roger-Vasselin,Devilder or even Recouderc must probably feel frustrated right now.

egiorazz
05-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Who got wild cards for the qualification?

CooCooCachoo
05-16-2008, 07:06 PM
^

Not known yet.

Cyril S.
05-16-2008, 07:42 PM
Here they are:

- Alexandre SIDORENKO (FRA)
- Benjamin BALLERET (MON)
- Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY (FRA)
- Julien JEANPIERRE (FRA)
- Mathieu RODRIGUES (FRA)
- Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR)*
- Benoît PAIRE (FRA)
- Stéphane PIRO (FRA)
- Guillaume RUFIN (FRA)

* 2007 junior winner

Cyril S.
05-16-2008, 07:47 PM
FFT has probably thought De Chaunac will enter the draw but I don't understand why they didn't give one to Faurel (especially after this week in Marrakech) :confused::confused::confused:

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2008, 10:28 AM
Indeed, very weird to not give one to Faurel :eek:

Renaud
05-17-2008, 03:17 PM
No WC for Coutelot... :sad:

frici
05-18-2008, 05:47 PM
Mannarino Wc :):):)

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Snowwy
05-18-2008, 06:49 PM
I was kiiinda hoping theyd give Peter a qualy one, he's better than all the Franch clowns they chose

Nathaliia
05-18-2008, 09:32 PM
Yeah but they are French and Peter is not ;) Peter will enter the MD next year without any help if he keeps playing like he did lately.

Mannarino :yeah: I hope he won't get Nadal or something in R1.

CooCooCachoo
05-19-2008, 06:55 AM
I was kiiinda hoping theyd give Peter a qualy one, he's better than all the Franch clowns they chose

I'm pretty sure the FFT is largely unaware of who Polansky is ;) If WCs were handed out solely based on merit, Bellucci would be in the MD now, for example.