Can I just make this clear, Gooch is not going to receive any MD wildcards this Aussie summer. He will most likely receive a wc into Aussie Open qualies, that is all. It's not that worrying though, he will play Burnie CH and Caloundra CH where he should gain some points in February.
Guys the Gooch is 25, he is not young anymore. Marinko is also 25 but he has done exceptionally well to get what he is getting at the moment, Gooch did virtually nothing in 2010 and there is no way you can justify a wildcard to him. If Gooch doesn't get things together over 2011 and 2012 I think he will probably retire at the young age of 27.
2 great wins on the trot. I was very inpressed with the win over Shwank especially saving a match point. Seems like Guccione is finding form just at the right time. I think he will be in the mix now for sure. No wins at all so far for Carsten Ball in either qualifying event..three sets each one...lots of tie breaks for no wins at all. The selectors will be watching now Ball, Guccione, Tomic and Millman very carefully. Tomic is pretty safe I should think.
Wins coming at the right time for Gooch. If he could beat Przysiezny tomorrow it will be hard to not give him an AO wildcard with two wins against top 100 players and then another win against Falla after playing doubles in Brisbane where he and Ball defeated Kubot/Marach.