Originally Posted by SHB
I wouldn't mind either. I'm not sure there are even three good choices for wild cards among the vets. Levine made a case for himself at Wimbledon. He's the most likely vet to get one. Sweeting has big game but only sporadically plays well. Young has been awful minus one good week. Evans has done all right on the Challenger circuit but is far from a slam dunk. Dent did well in Miami and would be a popular choice with fans.
The pickings are fairly slim. None of those guys' results are trending very positively.
Good post (and thanks for the YouTube links btw). Sweeting and Evans both deserve one in my opinion if they have decent summers (they both bombed out of Winnetka in the first round so who knows). Same goes for Young, but probably a little more so since he literally has been terrible except for that one week. He's been doing well in Winnetka, though, so hopefully he'll pick it up. I would probably give one to Odesnik too unless he can boost his ranking and get direct entry. He's getting to be a little old, though, so he may be getting lower on the priority list.
One player who would have been completely out of the running until recently is Alex Kuznetsov. He's still young (22) and made a good run to a challenger final a couple months ago. He also just made the semis of Winnetka and has a good chance to go further. His ranking is still terrible (404), but that could improve quickly with a couple other good results. Obviously he has been absolutely terrible the past two years, but I have no problems with him getting a WC if he has a solid summer. I was able to see him against Almagro at the 2007 USO and although he lost I was still impressed. Unfortunately he has literally been miserable since then.
Cox, Britton, and Harrison should at least get qualy WC's. I'd give one to Domijan too.