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Wild Cards

smucav
12-10-2009, 04:13 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/event_guide/a_z_guide.htmlWildcards
The Australian Open offers eight wildcards in the men's and women's singles draws. Four are allocated per draw - one to Asia, one each to the USA and France in reciprocal agreements, and one to the winner of the Wildcard Play-off. The other four are discretionary and decided on by set criteria focusing on players aged under 23 in line with Tennis Australia's youth policy.


Main Draw
1 Ball, Carsten AUS
2 Kubler, Jason AUS (Optus 18s Australian Champion)
3 Tomic, Bernard AUS
4 Matosevic, Marinko AUS
5 Lindahl, Nick AUS (TA Play-off Champion)
6 Golubev, Andrey KAZ (ATF)
7 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA (FFT)
8 Harrison, Ryan USA (USTA)

Qualifying
1 Saville, Luke AUS
2 Lemke, James AUS
3 Berman, Sean AUS
4 Hensel, Kaden AUS
5 Reid, Matt AUS
6 Duckworth, James AUS
7 Sirianni, Joseph AUS
8 Mitchell, Benjamin AUS
9 Kelly, Dayne AUS

Doubles
1 MATOSEVIC AUS/TOMIC AUS
2 AMRITRAJ IND/DEVVARMAN IND
3 HENSEL AUS/JONES AUS
4 EBDEN AUS/KLEIN AUS
5 JUNAID AUS/LUCZAK AUS
6 LINDAHL AUS/REID AUS
7 GROTH AUS/KUBLER AUS

Labamba
12-10-2009, 04:34 PM
Devvarman should get the Asian WC, as he's the highest ranked Asian player outside the main draw...

126 Devvarman, Somdev (IND) 441
...
132 Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ) 409
133 Golubev, Andrey (KAZ) 407

duong
12-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Devvarman should get the Asian WC, as he's the highest ranked Asian player outside the main draw...

126 Devvarman, Somdev (IND) 441
...
132 Kukushkin, Mikhail (KAZ) 409
133 Golubev, Andrey (KAZ) 407

it depends which date they consider the ranking : his ranking will decrease brutally after Chennai where he reached the final last year. And it's one week before Melbourne.

willoughby
12-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Devvarman should get the Asian WC, as he's the highest ranked Asian player outside the main draw...

I hope so. Maybe Nishikori if he's fit.

Those two Kazakhs aren't even a "real" Asians...

duong
12-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Maybe Nishikori if he's fit.


in his forum, it was said he will go back a little bit later.

Andre♥
12-10-2009, 06:36 PM
Is Marsel Ilhan eligible for the Asian WC?

Not only he comes from a half-Asian country, as he was born in Uzbekistan.

If he's eligible, he may get it due to his US Open + Fall run.

smucav
12-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Is Marsel Ilhan eligible for the Asian WC?
Turkey is not a member of the Asian Tennis Federation:
http://asiantennis.com/about_atf/nat_associations.htm

Labamba
12-11-2009, 09:39 AM
it depends which date they consider the ranking : his ranking will decrease brutally after Chennai where he reached the final last year. And it's one week before Melbourne.

they used the AO entry list date rankings last year

duong
12-11-2009, 10:15 AM
they used the AO entry list date rankings last year

Ok in that case it's good for Devvarman ;) , at least a "real Asian", some may think :lol:

Labamba
12-19-2009, 09:39 AM
As for the French WC, these are the first ten players outside the main draw...

108 Robert, Stephane (FRA) 508 Age: 29
130 Ouanna, Josselin (FRA) 414 Age: 23
138 Recouderc, Laurent (FRA) 380 Age: 23
140 De Chaunac, Sebastien (FRA) 375 Age: 32
146 Guez, David (FRA) 347 Age: 27
152 Ascione, Thierry (FRA) 334 Age: 28
153 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard (FRA) 327 Age: 26
171 Rufin, Guillaume (FRA) 287 Age: 19
179 Mannarino, Adrian (FRA) 263 Age: 21
181 Sidorenko, Alexandre (FRA) 260 Age: 21

Rufin stands out for me from there...

Truc
12-19-2009, 12:53 PM
Rufin or Ouanna, I guess.
They announced it very late last year (during the Noumea Challenger).

CooCooCachoo
12-19-2009, 01:40 PM
I think it should go to Rufin. Jumped the rankings big time this year, won his first Challenger and hasn't had many opportunities at the higher level. Ouanna and Recouderc have had some chances. Sidorenko and Mannarino had a bad year. Roger-Vasselin, as much as I like him, showcases no entitlement to this, nor do oldies Guez, Ascione and De Chaunac. The same doesn't really hold true for Stéphane Robert, for whom a WC would be an acknowledgement of his great accomplishments this year, but he might actually sneak into the MD on his own merit. In any case, it should be between him and Rufin, but for WCs I prefer going with the younger player.

willoughby
12-20-2009, 05:54 AM
I hope they give the WC to Ouanna, but it'll surely go to Rufin.

Truc
12-20-2009, 10:24 AM
I had completely forgotten about him because he was not in Labamba's list, but Grosjean actually is the favourite to get the FFT wild-card.

Redline
12-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Jason Kubler receives a wildacrd for Qualifying as part of winning the U18 Championships.

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/default.aspx?id=4&pageId=14732

jmf07
12-21-2009, 03:09 AM
Does anyone know why Tennis Australia gives out an Asian Wildcard? Sure they are trying to promote it as the grand slam of Asia/Pacific but couldn't they go about it in other ways and all we seem to get in return is the Asian countries plotting to try and take Australia's spot as a Grand Slam.

There must be benefits as they wouldn't do such a thing for nothing and I'm curious as to what they are.

Givenchy
12-23-2009, 03:21 AM
Find out which tennis players' Christmas wishes have been granted when Craig Tiley announces the Australian Open wildcard recipients on Christmas Eve at 11 am (AEDST).

http://www.facebook.com/AustralianOpen

jmf07
12-23-2009, 05:13 AM
Find out which tennis players' Christmas wishes have been granted when Craig Tiley announces the Australian Open wildcard recipients on Christmas Eve at 11 am (AEDST).

http://www.facebook.com/AustralianOpen

Im surprised they are doing it so early given the amount of injuries (Guccione, Ball, Matosevic, Groth) and players with questionable form such as Klein.

Redline
12-23-2009, 05:15 AM
Find out which tennis players' Christmas wishes have been granted when Craig Tiley announces the Australian Open wildcard recipients on Christmas Eve at 11 am (AEDST).

http://www.facebook.com/AustralianOpen

Intersting, of the remaing four Tomich will obviously get one, then I think Guccione and Ball will get one each and then either Millman or Jones will get the other one. I would probably not give one to the Gooch but he is the next highest ranked Australian without direct entry so he probably deserves one.

Givenchy
12-24-2009, 12:12 AM
Two-time junior grand slam winner Bernard Tomic, national under-18 champion Jason Kubler and Davis Cup player Carsten Ball grabbed three of the four remaining men's wildcards.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/molik-and-tomic-receive-open-wildcards-20091224-ldxs.html

jmf07
12-24-2009, 12:56 AM
Kubler is a surprise. Happy he got one but I hope he doesn't get blown away. He hasn't even won in the first round of a futures tournament yet and only had 1 win at the playoff. No doubting he has talent though.

ozfan44
12-24-2009, 03:37 AM
Makes it interesting, the remaining guys will have to produce something good in brisbane qualies to try and show they are worth the final spot!!

saniapower
12-24-2009, 11:09 AM
somdev is not below 23 years

saniapower
12-24-2009, 11:12 AM
So Somdev cant get the asian WC

DanaKz
12-25-2009, 05:37 AM
really? Not Somdev?
Can anyone give me link on this rule - about Asian wildcard?

CooCooCachoo
12-26-2009, 12:09 AM
Tomic and Ball were to be expected. Kubler is a surprise and not a very smart one in my opinion. It would have been better for him to have a shot in qualifying.

willoughby
12-26-2009, 06:10 AM
really? Not Somdev?
Can anyone give me link on this rule - about Asian wildcard?

maybe that's a new rule, but some years ago Kutsenko and Motomura received wildcards despite being over 23 years old

Hewitt10
01-07-2010, 11:21 PM
Hey does anyone know when the Qualifiying wildcards are announcent?

Truc
01-08-2010, 03:21 PM
French WC goes to Grosjean:
http://www.fft.fr/open-australie/2010/?ID=5794

chowdahead25
01-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Shoulder injury for Grosjean. Devilder sucks, Roger-Vasselin sucks, Robert sucks, and Ouanna will probably qualify. Give Grosjean a shot, since he is coming off a long injury, and he is by far the best player of the group when healthy.

CooCooCachoo
01-09-2010, 09:53 AM
Hmm, not too sure what to think of Grosjean's WC. Somehow I think I'd rather see him coming through qualies. I am really not sure whether he can handle Best of 5 at the moment. At the same time, he is easily the best of players that could get one. While I am a fan of Doud, he definitely deserves it more than him.

willoughby
01-10-2010, 06:41 AM
Devilder sucks, Roger-Vasselin sucks, Robert sucks

I see you are very respectful :eek:

chowdahead25
01-11-2010, 05:16 AM
I see you are very respectful :eek:

Not trying to be disrespectful, but none of the three have any results. Seb is coming off of an injury, and he is by far the most successful. Sorry if I offended you though :hug:

smucav
01-12-2010, 12:15 AM
Qualifying wild card to Luke Saville:
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-12/201001121263252270171.html

willoughby
01-12-2010, 05:09 AM
Not trying to be disrespectful, but none of the three have any results. Seb is coming off of an injury, and he is by far the most successful. Sorry if I offended you though :hug:

I know, but you can say they don't deserve it without saying that they suck :shrug:

chowdahead25
01-12-2010, 06:38 AM
I know, but you can say they don't deserve it without saying that they suck :shrug:

If we were in a church filled with french children, you may be right, but we're for the most part big boys and girls, and I'm pretty sure people will get over it. I said sorry, now let it go.

Labamba
01-12-2010, 08:50 AM
the Asian WC must have gone to Andrey Golubev (he's not in the qualy draw)

Marinko Matosevic is also missing, so he's likely to have gotten the last Aussie WC

fluru
01-12-2010, 03:23 PM
Who will get the last two Wildcards ?????:confused::confused:

Hellraiser
01-12-2010, 08:08 PM
How good to play for Kazach's tennis, every slam every WC yours ;)