Originally Posted by Smoke944
Oh boy, this is going to be interesting now. The winner of this tournament will invariably be a player that is way out of his depth at the challenger level
, so the fact that he will get a USO WC will be
Not so surprising, really. In my opinion the tops seeds this year were weaker than we've seen in the past few years. Not even the top two seeds, Krueger and Redlicki, are able to fight at the challenger level yet. At least guys like Jack Sock and Mitchell Frank, Alex Domijan Chase Buchanan and Rhyne Williams, or even Ryan Harrison were winning futures events around the time they played KZOO.
I'm not saying this years group won't improve to be good though.
Originally Posted by Beta2k
1) is there live videostreaming somewhere?
2) what was the deepest a MD-WC (winner of this) or Quali-WC (runner up of this) made it into the USO draw? just curious...
1) Live streaming is here if it doesn't rain http://220.127.116.11/view/index.shtml
Not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
2) I'm not sure about this. Last year the winner was Jack Sock and he reached the second round against Roddick, but this decade they all usually lose first round. There were probably some deep runs by winners a couple decades ago when teens could do well in the ATP. I just checked the archive and Michael Chang was a Kalamazoo winner.