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View Poll Results: Who should get the French Open WC?

Marinko Matosevic 3 18.75%
James Duckworth 9 56.25%
Ben Mitchell 1 6.25%
Jason Kubler 2 12.50%
Greg Jones 1 6.25%
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default French Open Wildcard.

Ok it may be a bit early for this but who do you think should recive the French Open WC. I think Matosevic would be favortie at the moment. Im just hoping he can get his ranking up and get in without a WC. I would like to see it go to Duckworth i think he would have the best shot at winning a match on clay. Thoughts?

EDIT: I only made the pool with 5 options who i think are in the running for it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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We should probably wait to see how their form is on clay but at this stage I agree that Ducky would have the best shot at winning a match. MM's form tends to fluctuate throughout the year so hopefully he breaks that trend and can start putting in some consistently good tennis the next month or so.

But yeah, Duckworth gets the nod at this stage.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: French Open Wildcard.

MM will probably get it, but it should be Duckworth.

There's also a faint chance that Matosevic will automatically make the FO MD.
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Default Re: French Open Wildcard.

I think early topic is created. Depends a lot on how quickly recovers Hewitt.
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I think early topic is created. Depends a lot on how quickly recovers Hewitt.
Hewitt has already said he wont be back untill at least Queens.
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Hewitt has already said he wont be back untill at least Queens.
And you can source? In February really of this saying that at least two weeks before Wimbledon he will return, but said the exact return, after consultation with the doctor in April.
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Will Lleyton be playing by then? If so, he is in the mix and will most probs get the WC.
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Default Re: French Open Wildcard.

I think Hewitt will put all his energy into the grass court season and miss the clay season entirely.

Matosevic prefers hard court. He has never won a clay tour level or Challenger match, nor has he ever qualified for a clay event.

Duckworth has already received three main draw wild cards this year but he's a decent choice.

Kubler virtually only plays on clay and has had tremendous success on the surface since October last year. He's #308 in the world compared to #910 last Halloween.

I really hope Matosevic goes very well (lives up to his number one seeding) in the Mexican Challenger this week so he gets direct entry.

Then the choice between Duckworth or Kubler depends on who performs better in their clay events in the coming weeks. Duckworth is playing a Brazilian Challenger this week while Kubler is playing western European Futures starting next week.
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And you can source? In February really of this saying that at least two weeks before Wimbledon he will return, but said the exact return, after consultation with the doctor in April.
Hewitt himself said. If Hewitt plays FO i will stop posting here.
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I think Hewitt will put all his energy into the grass court season and miss the clay season entirely.
Well, most likely it will.
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Hewitt himself said. If Hewitt plays FO i will stop posting here.
I'm not saying he definitely will play. Just the official information from Lleyton was not. If you have information this about, share a source. Thank you.
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Hewitt has already said he wont be back untill at least Queens.
yeah, I´ve heard many times he will be out until the grass season...

Duckworth has already got 3 Wild Cards this season but he has done well so far and taken his chance... I would definitely wish him play in the main draw....
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yeah, I´ve heard many times he will be out until the grass season...
yes, this written immediately after the surgery.

24 February

Hewitt, who turns 31 today, has had bone cut from the big toe on his left foot and will be out until the Queen's Club event in June, a key lead-in event to Wimbledon.

Hewitt says he will have a clearer idea in "six or seven weeks" over how recovery is going.
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Default Re: French Open Wildcard.

My vote goes to Duckworth followed by Kubler. You need to select someone who can actually play and win claycourt matches which MM does not do consistently enough in my opinion. Rafter though seems very eager for MM to progress further so I think he will probably get it........will be interesting to see.
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