Um... so he was hoping to draw Federer or Nadal? Up to three in juniors now and Berta (1) and Mina (2) aren't playing in the juniors so he'll be number one seed.
Mina is playing qualies of the Traralgon International so he might have forgot to enter or something but I doubt he will get a wildcard into the Maindraw of the Aus Open Juniors and will probably instead get one for Qualies.
Ljubicic won 6/1 6/2 6/2 in an hour and 29 mins, pretty one sided if you look at stats. (Only won 1 point receiving in second set.) Hope Jason's confidence isn't shot for juniors. Big step up to Mens Grand Slam. I wonder what TA's spin on match will be.
As expected sadly. Hopefully Kubler can bounce back from these idiotic decisions to expose to him such a level when he wasn't ready for it. It will be interesting to hear a report from those who were at the match but it sounds as though Ljubo wasn't even trying that hard but still won with ease. I think Kubler will brush it off and it wont have much impact on his development but he certainly wont be the first one if he doesnt.
4 sentence report about the match from Tennis Australia. They must be saving space for the part where they admit to their mistake. Tood Woodbridge is probably too busy commentating on womens matches for Channel 7 to explain his decision.
The only good thing about this match was the generous odds on offer for a Ljubicic straight sets victory.
Yep was there. Easy first round for Luba. He must have been so pleased. Did not break a sweat. Read in newspaper where he said that he that while he was sure Kubler would be a good player was developmentally way too early for him to be playing in the Open. Maybe a broadside to TA! Haven't read any quotes from Woodbridge/Tiley this morning about it - ohh ofr course, unlike Tomic last year - they obviously want to forget that their decision was not such a good one maybe. Probably great experience in some ways for him but unfortunate for the other Aussie kid who probably deserved more to get that experience and opportunity.
Kubler won his first round in the Juniors 6-3 7-5.
Kulber's got to be loving being the main Australian draw card in the juniors. He's been 1st on show court 3 for three straight singles matches (four if you include Ljubicic!). The schedule says his 3rd round opponent is Aussie, but I'm pretty sure Sean Berman is from the USA.
From information I have Berman is South African and has tried to get funding from USA then New Zealand and now Australia and none of them have been good enough. Apparently has a similar father figure to Tomic! Excellent - another one!