AO Wildcard Playoff improvements???
So I was thinking about the way wildcards are given out, and personally I think its terrible and unfair at times. So then I thought of ways the Wildcard Playoff could improve, here's my thoughts...
Have a 64 draw so most Australian's that have a world ranking will get in with 44 direct acceptances, 16 wildcards and finally 4 qualifiers. Then once the last 8 make the quarter final's have a play off between the 4 players knocked out in that round, then the 4 to make the semi final's all automatically get a wildcard.
Or still have that whole draw set up and only give the 4 semi finalists wildcards and the winner of the national under 18 championship a wildcard into the main draw of the Aus Open not the qualifying, so then that would still be a mix of atleast one junior with four pro tour players.
Some of you may think a 64 draw would be to big with playing all best out of 5 set matches, but personally I think it would be a great preperation for the Open each year, and also play it over two weeks like a grand slam not just one so the players aren't to tired.