last year they have genie a wild card and she got beat 6-2, 6-2 by petkovic
i think they gave her one before she was ready, she would have been better off trying to qualify. They dont want that to happen, they have said before they want to give wild cards to players they feel can be competitive
question is would they feel that filip can be competitive
i think he's got a main draw wild card in his pocket but given that he doesnt have any experience playing at this level it might be better to make him try and qualify and give the main draw cards to peter, frank and vasek and save the other one for someone like lleyton or robin who might want it if he can play by then.or give the last one to erik since he did really well last year even in his loss
I agree, but I also do think that on the right day against the right player, Filip can do alright, if not better than Peter.
I get where you guys are coming from, that the experience of playing against the best in the world would be great for his game, but he still has a lot of time. I'd rather see him pick up 12 points from a first round qualifying win against someone drifting just inside the top 100, then have to play one of the world's best for a chance at 45 points. Next year, I want to see him playing the main draw, but not this one.
I also wonder whether qualies are not better, but not so much because of points, but because of what you might get out of the experience. Is it beneficial to a developing junior to play someone completely out of their league? Some of the juniors I have watched playing qualies at Rogers Cup looked so miserable at being utterly outplayed - I find it difficult to imagine they are getting much positive out of the experience.
But it probably depends on the individual and their attitude. I remember hearing that Pospisil was motivated by his disappointment with his poor performance at the Rogers qualies in 2009 and that this contributed to his terrific run of 4 consecutive Futures titles that fall.
In any case I hope they talk to Filip and take into account what type of experience would work best for him.
What i think qualifying does is gives the youngstrs a chance to calm down. No doubt they're excited to be able to play in ther home tournament and nerves are no doubt going to be an issue. Plus , again they havent experienced play at this level before. Even though filip made a semi at a challenger he didnt play anyone anywhere near what he'll experience at the rogers cup
Playing qualies gives them a chance to settle down and get into a groove, get the game going. If they qualify great and who knows, good things can happen for confident qualifiers
going by what kind of person filip seems to be if they run it by him im fairly confident he'd want the main draw wild card