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Old 08-18-2008, 06:44 PM   #46
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They do support college tennis: Aubone, Krajicek, Helgeson, Clayton, and Koniecko are all/have been top college players (not to mention Delic and Warburg, although they're obviously ranked much higher). I love Sommie, but the USTA exists to support American tennis, and although I would've liked to have seen Sommie get one I can't blame them for favoring American players. I'd say that all of their qualy choices (and MD draw) are deserving of their spots.
Chip, I understand the USTA is there to support American tennis. I actually think it's a shame that most of the college tennis programs are dominated by foreign players. However, in the case of Devvarman, I think he did so much for college tennis in his four years. His accomplishments put him with the all time greats, and he's gotten off to a pretty torrid start in his pro career. Hell, the LTA finally stopped giving all their wild cards to Brits. Granted they have a lot less to choose from. Just thought this was an exceptional circumstance and that he had done more than enough to deserve it. In the end, it really doesn't matter too much. If he belongs he'll probably make his way through the qualies. May prove to be beneficial. Let him get used to the courts in match situations.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:35 PM   #47
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Wow, they didn't give Kendrick a WC!
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Maybe they think it's a waist because they have so much faith in him in the qualys.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:52 AM   #49
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I can't believe Somdev didn't get one.
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Somdev and Dent should have received a WC instead of some American mugs who already proved themselves to be useless (Jenkins and Warburg for example).
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Main Draw

Delic, Amer USA
R128: lost to Robby Ginepri USA 16 26 67(5)

Evans, Brendan USA
R128: lost to (LL) Andrey Golubev KAZ 46 36 26

Jenkins, Scoville USA
R128: lost to Jarkko Nieminen FIN 36 36 57

Levine, Jesse USA
R128: lost to Chris Guccione AUS 36 63 67(6) 67(6)

Warburg, Sam USA
R128: d. Janko Tipsarevic SRB 62 10 ret.
R64: lost to (18) Nicolas Almagro ESP 36 46 46

Krajicek, Austin USA (Kalamazoo champion)
R128: lost to Agustin Calleri ARG 26 26 16

Ball, Carsten AUS (TA)
R128: lost to Viktor Troicki SRB 67(3) 06 16

Recouderc, Laurent FRA (FFT)
R128: lost to (Q)Gilles Muller LUX 46 06 64 46

Qualifying

Aubone, Jean Yves USA
Q128: d. VAN GEMERDEN, Melle NED 64 61
Q64: lost to [18] PHAU, Bjorn 26 46

Berankis, Ricardas LTU
Q128: d. MARRERO, David ESP 57 63 75
Q64: d. [1] STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy 16 64 64
Q32: lost to [18] PHAU, Bjorn 64 46 26

Buchanan, Chase USA
Q128: lost to HOCEVAR, Ricardo BRA 61 36 67(6)

Clayton, Alex USA
Q128: lost to BECK, Karol SVK 46 26

Harrison, Ryan USA
Q128: lost to MUNOZ-DE LA NAVA, Daniel ESP 63 46 36

Helgeson, Travis USA
Q128: lost to ZAMPIERI, Caio BRA 76(5) 57 16

Koniecko, Bryan USA
Q128: lost to FISCHER, Martin AUT 36 46

McClune, Michael USA
Q128: lost to SKUGOR, Franko CRO 36 46

Smyczek, Tim USA
Q128: lost to ROSOL, Lukas CZE 36 26

Doubles

LEVINE USA/YOUNG USA
R64: lost to LINDSTEDT SWE/NIEMINEN FIN 757 26 46

DELIC USA/KUZNETSOV USA
R64: d. (W) GINEPRI USA/RETTENMAIER USA 64 67(6) 64
R32: lost to Gonzalez ARG/Monaco ARG 616 46 36

GINEPRI USA/RETTENMAIER USA
R64: lost to (W) DELIC USA/KUZNETSOV USA 46 76(6) 46

KENDRICK USA/SWEETING USA
R64: lost to [3] ERLICH ISR/RAM ISR 46 36

MCCLUNE USA/VAN’T HOF USA
R64: d. BUTORAC USA/LEVINSKY CZE 57 63 64
R32: lost to (11) Damm CZE/Vizner CZE 06 06

ISNER USA/QUERREY USA
R64: lost to CALLERI ARG/GONZALEZ CHI 46 57

Buchanan USA/Harrison USA (Kalamazoo champions)
R64: lost to ROBREDO ESP/ROITMAN ARG 26 26
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