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In your opinion, what are some of the biggest waste of wildcards ever given out?

tommyg6
12-14-2011, 01:41 AM
For 2011, I know what it is. Thomas Muster getting a wildcard at Vienna event this year against another wildcard player who's still a junior.
To me, that was a total waste.
Can you guys think of other examples where the wildcard was basically wasted?

Belludal
12-14-2011, 01:46 AM
Wild Card for Fernando Romboli in Brasil Open.

mooncreek
12-14-2011, 01:46 AM
Before they set the rule about needing a certain ranking to get one, most of the wild cards given to British players at Wimbledon were a joke. I could single out Bogdanovic but he's not the only one.

Topspindoctor
12-14-2011, 01:48 AM
Every one of Donald Young's WC's.

tommyg6
12-14-2011, 01:49 AM
Before they set the rule about needing a certain ranking to get one, most of the wild cards given to British players at Wimbledon were a joke. I could single out Bogdanovic but he's not the only one.

If I remember correctly, I thought the Bog was a hyped player and I found it funny, he wasted every single wildcard he was given. What a mug. Thank goodness, he has to qualify for his grand slams even Wimbledon.

n8
12-14-2011, 01:52 AM
Wildcard to Jason Kubler as a 16 year old at the 2010 Australian Open. Kubler didn't even have a professional ranking. Sure, Tomic got a wildcard at 16 the year before, but he was strides ahead of Kubler.

n8
12-14-2011, 01:55 AM
Also wasn't too fond of Tomic's TA wildcard into Roland Garros in 2009 as a 16 year old.

Saberq
12-14-2011, 02:11 AM
Murray Basel

Topspindoctor
12-14-2011, 02:12 AM
Murray Basel

Don't be mean to Mugray, he had crippling butt injury.

tommyg6
12-14-2011, 02:14 AM
I think the Bog's wildcard was the worst of everyone else, He was given wildcards into Wimbledon for like 7 years and lost in the first round each time. What a mug! :haha:

I think he won a grand total of 5-6 sets in all those 7 yrs. Lmao.

Hewitt =Legend
12-14-2011, 02:30 AM
Ivanisevic, Wimbledon 2001.

n8
12-14-2011, 02:36 AM
Ivanisevic, Wimbledon 2001.

LOL nice one.

pesto
12-14-2011, 11:16 AM
Wilcards by their very nature are often "wasted" as the player isn't competent to win matches at that level.

But I guess you hope that the player gains some positives, even if they lose heavily, and use it as a stepping stone to improvement.

So I guess I think that DY's early WCs were particularly wasteful - they seemed to hurt him, not help him, gave him unrealistic expectations which were repeatedly dashed.