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smucav
07-21-2005, 02:34 PM
1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 2
3 Nadal, Rafael ESP 3
4 Roddick, Andy USA 4
OUT Safin, Marat RUS 5
6 Agassi, Andre USA 6
7 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 7
OUT Canas, Guillermo ARG 8
9 Johansson, Thomas SWE 9
10 Nalbandian, David ARG 10
11 Henman, Tim GBR 11
12 Puerta, Mariano ARG 12
13 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 13
OUT Johansson, Joachim SWE 14
15 Coria, Guillermo ARG 15
16 Robredo, Tommy ESP 16
17 Gasquet, Richard FRA 17
18 Stepanek, Radek CZE 18
19 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 19
20 Ferrer, David ESP 20
21 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 21
22 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 22
23 Novak, Jiri CZE 23
24 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 24
25 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 25
26 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 26
27 El Aynaoui, Younes MAR @27
28 Haas, Tommy GER 27
29 Moya, Carlos ESP 28
30 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 29
31 Dent, Taylor USA 30
32 Kuerten, Gustavo BRA @30
33 Massu, Nicolas CHI 31
34 Ancic, Mario CRO 32
35 Mirnyi, Max BLR 33
36 Volandri, Filippo ITA 34
37 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 35
38 Rochus, Olivier BEL 36
39 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 37
40 Berdych, Tomas CZE 38
41 Soderling, Robin SWE 39
42 Rusedski, Greg GBR 40
43 Pavel, Andrei ROM 41
44 Spadea, Vincent USA 42
45 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 43
46 Acasuso, Jose ARG 44
47 Beck, Karol SVK 45
48 Rochus, Christophe BEL 46
49 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 47
50 Andreev, Igor RUS 48
51 Horna, Luis PER 49
52 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 50
53 Mello, Ricardo BRA 51
54 Martin, Alberto ESP 52
55 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 53
56 Hanescu, Victor ROM 54
57 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 55
58 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 56
59 Zib, Tomas CZE 57
60 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 58
61 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 59
62 Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 60
63 Hernych, Jan CZE 61
64 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 62
65 Malisse, Xavier BEL 63
66 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 64
67 Monfils, Gael FRA 65
68 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 66
69 Monaco, Juan ARG 67
70 Fish, Mardy USA 68
71 Kim, Kevin USA 69
72 Llodra, Michael FRA 70
73 Muller, Gilles LUX 71
74 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 72
75 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 73
76 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 74
77 Arthurs, Wayne AUS 75
78 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 76
79 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS @76
80 Seppi, Andreas ITA 77
81 Goldstein, Paul USA 78
82 Sabau, Razvan ROM 79
83 Serra, Florent FRA 80
84 Vanek, Jiri CZE 81
85 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 82
86 Mayer, Florian GER 83
87 Montanes, Albert ESP 84
88 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 85
89 Wessels, Peter NED 86
90 Koubek, Stefan AUT 87
91 Mantilla, Felix ESP 88
92 Schuettler, Rainer GER 89
93 Behrend, Tomas GER 90
94 Minar, Ivo CZE 91
95 Popp, Alexander GER @91
96 Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 92
97 Zabaleta, Mariano ARG 93
98 Calleri, Agustin ARG 94
99 Starace, Potito ITA 95
100 Djokovic, Novak SCG 96
101 Gimelstob, Justin USA 97
102 Ginepri, Robby USA 98
103 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 99
104 Costa, Albert ESP 100
105 (WC) Young, Donald USA (Kalamazoo winner)
106 (WC) Blake, James USA
107 (WC) Philippoussis, Mark AUS
108 (WC) Gambill, Jan-Michael USA
109 (WC) Baker, Brian USA
110 (WC) Jenkins, Scoville USA
111 (WC) Ram, Rajeev USA
112 (WC) Reynolds, Bobby USA
113 (Q) Robin Vik CZE
114 (Q) Daniele Bracciali ITA
115 (Q) Arnaud Clement FRA
116 (Q) Gilles Elseneer BEL
117 (Q) Peter Luczak AUS
118 (Q) Tobias Summerer GER
119 (Q) Paul Capdeville CHI
120 (Q) Glenn Weiner USA
121 (Q) Wesley Moodie RSA
122 (Q) Jonas Bjorkman SWE
123 (Q) Michael Lammer SUI
124 (Q) Alex Bogomolov Jr. USA
125 (Q) George Bastl SUI
126 (Q) Giorgio Galimberti ITA
127 (Q) Andy Murray GBR
128 (Q) Noam Okun ISR
(LL) Bjorn Phau GER (to be confirmed) [replaces Safin]

Alternates
IN Norman, Dick BEL 101
IN Kucera, Karol SVK @101
1. Sargsian, Sargis ARM 102
2. Draper, Scott AUS @102
3. Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 103
4. Vik, Robin CZE 104
5. Di Mauro, Alessio ITA 105
6. Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 106
7. Blake, James USA 107
8. Haehnel, Jerome FRA 108
9. Tabara, Michal CZE 109
10. Vliegen, Kristof BEL 110
11. Phau, Bjorn GER 111
12. Aldi, Francesco ITA 112
13. Massa, Edgardo ARG 113

Dragan
07-21-2005, 02:52 PM
Go Mario, Janko and Novak!!!!!!

algy
07-23-2005, 02:28 AM
go Noam Okun

Isa
07-23-2005, 02:58 PM
VAMOS Rafa!!!

smucav
07-24-2005, 05:11 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-bricktennis24jul24,0,6753824.column?coll=sfla-sports-headlinesWild times at the U.S. Open

There are going to be some unhappy players, both young and older, when the USTA hands out its eight wild cards for the main draw.

With the dissipation of depth among U.S. men, some well-known American names might have to qualify. Jan-Michael Gambill and Jeff Morrison could be two of them.

If the USTA gives them wild cards into the main draw, it's going to be able to reward only six instead of eight encouraging juniors. And U.S. men's tennis is at a point where the younger players are commanding more attention than the older ones.

With only 104 players straight in, based on the rankings of this past week, at least three veteran Americans (James Blake at No. 107, Morrison at No. 141 and Gambill at No. 150) face the possibility of having to go through qualifying.

Blake, however, probably will get a direct acceptance because you'd expect at least three players to be injured badly enough not to play, and that might include Mardy Fish (No. 68), who quit his match in Indianapolis Thursday with residual pain from his recent wrist surgery.

One wild card automatically goes to the winner of the U.S. Hardcourts at Kalamazoo, Mich. Among the younger players, including juniors, who are under consideration are Donald Young, Tim Neilly (both top 10 ITF juniors), highly regarded junior Sam Querrey, Todd Widom, Rajeev Ram, K.J. Hippenstiel and Scoville Jenkins.

Now what happens with Brendan Evans of Key Biscayne, whose ranking is only 432, but who reached the third and final round of U.S. Open qualifying last year?

There also is Brian Baker, the former Orange Bowl winner who has produced good results in the Challengers. And Hugo Armando of Miami is having his best year.

Some of these players are going to have to take wild cards into the qualifying instead of the main draw.

Gambill and Morrison, in particular, are going to argue that they've given years of service to U.S. tennis and deserve some main-draw consideration from their home country's Grand Slam.

The nine Yanks straight into the main draw (ranking in parentheses): Andy Roddick (4), Agassi (6), Taylor Dent (30), Vince Spadea of Boca Raton (42), Fish, Kevin Kim (69), Paul Goldstein (78), Justin Gimelstob (97), Robby Ginepri (98).

Dragan
07-25-2005, 03:45 PM
yeah i see the Brits are already shocked to see Murray isn't mentioned! hahahahahaha the guy needs to be brought back to earth. In fact Monfils is off my unlikeable list, i hope he does him nice and easy!

ClaycourtaZzZz.
07-28-2005, 12:30 AM
he wont need a WC. he'll get into top100 before USO starts.
so fuck off.

stuey87
07-28-2005, 03:11 AM
he wont need a WC. he'll get into top100 before USO starts.
so fuck off.


As much as I share your disdain for Dragan's comments the cut off entry list's already taken place when he was 164 or something so even though he might be top 100 by late august he'll still have to qualify/get a wc.

lauralou
07-28-2005, 09:45 PM
GOOD LUCK MARAT !!!

MurrayFan1
07-30-2005, 02:13 PM
As much as I share your disdain for Dragan's comments the cut off entry list's already taken place when he was 164 or something so even though he might be top 100 by late august he'll still have to qualify/get a wc.

I admit it'll be tough for hium to be in the top 100 by the end of the month, but if not SUERLY at the rate he's going he'll qualify for the Australian Open, i know it's a way but to me that seems very realistic at the mo

stuey87
07-30-2005, 09:45 PM
I admit it'll be tough for hium to be in the top 100 by the end of the month, but if not SUERLY at the rate he's going he'll qualify for the Australian Open, i know it's a way but to me that seems very realistic at the mo


I would hope he's top 110 by the Aussie Open which would almost certainly be enough for direct entry. The way to get there would be to come through USO qualies and win one round, perhaps even two, that'd see him rise sharply.

stuey87
07-30-2005, 09:47 PM
I hadn't noticed before that Younes was entering, that's good news :)
Go Younes, best of luck to you.

smucav
07-31-2005, 12:40 AM
I hadn't noticed before that Younes was entering, that's good news :) Go Younes, best of luck to you.Oddly, it's his ninth protected ranking entry. Either the ATP gave him an extra one or he's planning on withdrawing from Montreal, Cincinnati, or New Haven.

Dragan
08-04-2005, 11:10 AM
ooooo temper temper, shows how much you know about tennis! is that your mom in the picture? u gonna share her?

smucav
08-04-2005, 03:34 PM
Interesting editorial about the policies favoring juniors over collegiates in the wild card distribution:

http://www.itatennis.com/Yourserve.pdf

TenHound
08-12-2005, 02:50 AM
What are ranking dates for entry & for seeding, if anyone knows?

I'm just glad to see my fave Moroccan back on the court & hope he plays well. It's so sad that his career was truncated by Bollettieri's mistaken judgement. That match @AO was so delightful & he's so likeable, I can only wish for more late blooming from him.

smucav
08-12-2005, 03:30 PM
Canas, J.Johansson OUT; Norman, Kucera IN

Bratzo
08-14-2005, 04:19 AM
vamo lucho....win some matches!!!

smucav
08-14-2005, 10:48 PM
USTA Boys 18 & 16 National Tennis Championship (August 5-14, 2005) results: (http://cgi.ustaboys.com/index.pl)US OPEN WILD CARD INFORMATION:

Singles Wild Cards
Donald Young: Boys’ 18 Singles Champion - Singles Main Draw: US Open* and Junior US Open**
Sam Querrey: Boys’ 18 Singles Finalist - Singles Qualifying Draw: US Open*
Schnugg, Nathaniel: Boys’ 16 Singles Champion - Singles Main Draw: Junior US Open

Doubles Wild Card
(Players must play with the same doubles partner to receive the doubles Wild Card)
Kryvonos, Mykyta/Zivkovic, Denis: Boys’ 18 Doubles Champions - Doubles Main Draw: US Open* and Junior US Open**

* Per Grand Slam rules, players under the age of 14 will not be eligible for entry
** Players must be age eligible by ITF Rules to receive the Wild Card for the Junior US Open

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-15-2005, 05:04 PM
2 WC wasted, wft??!!!

Fee
08-15-2005, 06:05 PM
What the hell are you talking about? Do you even know?

The USTA has given a wildcard to the winner of the Kalamazoo tournament for years. Last year it was given to Scoville Jenkins, who lost to Andy Roddick in the first round but has been steadily climbing up the rankings due to his success on the Futures and Challenger circuits. This is the one wildcard that is actually earned by the recipients.

smucav
08-18-2005, 11:19 PM
Remaining wild cards go to James Blake, Mark Philippoussis, Jan-Michael Gambill, Brian Baker, Scoville Jenkins, Rajeev Ram, & Bobby Reynolds

http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=223664

Duncan
08-19-2005, 12:00 AM
28 yr olds shouldn't get wild cards!

Daniel
08-19-2005, 01:33 AM
Good luck Federer!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Lisbeth
08-19-2005, 10:04 AM
28 yr olds shouldn't get wild cards!

I generally agree with this but I suppose they think it will help them fill the stands! Or they are hoping for another Goran-esque performance from someone ;)

susana
08-22-2005, 08:08 AM
vamos tommy
hala JC

Regenbogen
08-22-2005, 09:01 PM
28 yr olds shouldn't get wild cards!
agreed. :(

smucav
08-23-2005, 04:43 PM
Alternate list is moot now that the qualifying draw is out (& qualifying is now underway as well); any future withdrawals will be replaced by lucky losers, not alternates.

Players like Sargsian, Draper, Di Mauro, & Haehnel (who didn't get in as alternates & didn't enter qualifying) must sign-in as alternates for qualifying & wait for someone to withdraw from first round qualifying in order to play.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2188471&postcount=80

smucav
08-26-2005, 10:53 PM
http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,16399824-23216,00.htmlSwap secured Scud wildcard
By Paul Malone
August 27, 2005

A US OPEN source said last night Mark Philippoussis was given his Flushing Meadows wildcard last week after Tennis Australia guaranteed an American man would be granted a 2006 Australian Open wildcard.

As Australia had only two men, Lleyton Hewitt and Wayne Arthurs, as direct entries for the US Open, TA decided it should seek a career lifeline for Philippoussis, who is No. 208 in the world.

US Open spokesman Chris Widmeyer said the US Tennis Association did not explain wildcard allocations.

Wildcards have to be requested by players and it is not known whether the idea to swap grand slam wildcards came from TA, the USTA or the Philippoussis camp.

"One of the things we look for in the wildcards is someone who can add prestige to the tournament and there is no question Mark fits that category," Widmeyer said.

"He is a popular player here and New Yorkers enjoy his style of muscular play."

Grand slam wildcards are mostly reserved by host nations to blood junior players or reward other worthy recipients.

It is understood the swap is a one-off arrangement.

Philippoussis, who has not won an ATP match since Wimbledon, will have to hit a lot of balls to beat tough Slovakian Karol Kucera in his first-round match.

Philippoussis was not sighted at Flushing Meadows yesterday, but practised there on Wednesday.

Fellow Victorian Peter Luczak, trying to make the main draw the hard way, was a tenacious winner yesterday in the second round of qualifying, defeating Chilean Adrian Garcia 7-5 4-6 6-2. Luczak, 25, today faces Brazilian Thiago Alves, ranked No.175, for a place in the main draw.

Luczak, ranked No.188, said a stint as a hitting partner for Hewitt in Cincinnati last week and the experience of his Davis Cup debut against Argentina last month, had helped him remain resolute against the baseline game of Garcia.

"I watched Lleyton beat Greg Rusedski in Cincinnati when he didn't play well in the first set and just hung in to find a way to win. That's what I tried to do today," Luczak said.

"The last couple of weeks I've been working hard on my fitness. I'm not the fastest guy around, so I have to work hard to run well.

"He (Garcia) was cramping and a bit tired in the third and I knew if I just hung in there I should be able to get him."

The Courier-Mail

Copyright 2004 News Limited

nitsansh
08-26-2005, 11:00 PM
So that leaves only 5 WC available to Ozes next year...

smucav
08-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Added qualifiers:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2013532&postcount=1

Highest ranking lucky loser candidates:
Bjorn Phau GER
Antony Dupuis FRA
Jean-Rene Lisnard FRA
Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
Danai Udomchoke THA
Giovanni Lapentti ECU
Michal Mertinak SVK
Julien Benneteau FRA
Juan Pablo Brzezicki ARG

Sebastien Grosjean is the highest ranked unseeded player.

Lisbeth
08-27-2005, 01:55 AM
So that leaves only 5 WC available to Ozes next year...

It might actually be 4 - don't they give an Asian wildcard as well as the slam swaps? (at least some years?) I don't have a problem with it myself as we hardly have 4 guys who could really do something with a wc.

EDIT: Or do we not do a swap with Wimbledon? :confused:

Fee
08-27-2005, 04:32 AM
At this time, there is no formal WC trade agreement between Aus Open and Wimb. Bet that changes by the end of the USO, and the Slams announce plans to trade WC for all of next year's events. That means each slam will have to give up 3 wildcards out of 8. That would be interesting.

Lisbeth
08-27-2005, 03:34 PM
Thanks for clarifying Fee ... and I think you are right about a formal agreement soon :)

Tatanka
08-27-2005, 04:10 PM
Go Filippo,Potito,Giorgio and Daniele!!

smucav
08-28-2005, 10:29 PM
Safin OUT; lucky loser Bjorn Phau (to be confirmed) IN

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2013532&postcount=1

blosson
08-28-2005, 10:32 PM
Marat :sad:
That opens up Lleyton's the top half draw nicely

Lisbeth
08-29-2005, 12:19 AM
Sorry to ask a stupid question - but how do they replace a seed? Does the next guy in line for seeding get Marat's place and then the lucky loser gets that other guy's original spot, or does the the LL go straight into Marat's spot (which wouldn't seem fair)?

smucav
08-29-2005, 12:27 AM
Sorry to ask a stupid question - but how do they replace a seed? Does the next guy in line for seeding get Marat's place and then the lucky loser gets that other guy's original spot, or does the the LL go straight into Marat's spot (which wouldn't seem fair)?It appears that Safin withdrew late in the afternoon (after the Monday OOP was released) so he should be replaced by a lucky loser.

If Safin had withdrawn earlier, Sebastien Grosjean would be seeded #33 & replace Safin (& the lucky loser would replace Grosjean).

Lisbeth
08-29-2005, 12:29 AM
Thanks for the explanation :) Sounds like a very lucky lucky loser!