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Weird, last month you had opposite view about him getting a wildcard.
Zverev's run has vindicated Murray who of course beat Zverev in "Cincy"
 

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See, that's why I don't like wildcards. It's pure favouritism (based on passports thus commercialism) instead of actually looking for players who can make the draw more exciting. Don't mind promising young players to get some help, but Parmentier? Really?! She's 34. Best result was a 4th round six years ago. Last year a 1st round exit. Paquet (26) receiving her 4th wildcard in 4 years is ridiculous. The first time she reached the 2nd round with two 1st round exits thereafter. Yeah, let's invite her again!

Halys is almost 24 (Zverev is younger and gets trashed...) and has received a couple of wildcards before. Now would have been the ideal moment for FFT to tell him that if he wants to play the French he's got to improve his ranking (i.e. do better!) instead of relying on favours. Otherwise this guy will never have the motivation to get rid of his challenger level status. The brand new USO champion probably knows what I mean.

Pironkova and Murray are logical wildcards imo.
I think it's a horrible system. I genuinely think that if we are going to have wildcards, then the slams and other ATP tournaments should be mandated to provide some of the wildcards to non-domestic players and give some young guys from other countries a chance. It is BS that you have this advantage just because you are from the US, France, etc. when guys from other nations that may not even hold any ATP tournaments hardly ever get those chances.
 

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You literally contradict yourself immediately. The windfall of money, provided by the national association, to their national players will immediately improve their training/coaching/travel/etc/whatever. My goodness this isn't hard.
Well, that's the case for only a couple of younger players of course (otherwise they would reach the top faster), these national players should be guided without having to rely on wildcards all the time. Given the current use of wildcards, the associations are creating a vicious circle.

Guiding young talents doesn't mean handing out wildcards to the same players over and over again. Instead of making it possible for them to perform at the highest level without doing nothing themselves, the associations should help their players making the right decisions concerning scheduling or fitness so they can do better at smaller tournaments and improve their level of play and ranking in the long-term. Not relying on a wildcard for a short-term practice session at slam level.

Weird, last month you had opposite view about him getting a wildcard.
Before I knew Murray was allowed to enter the USO without having to rely on a wildcard, yes, I thought it wasn't fair with respect to lower ranked players to receive a favour like that solely based on his name. Now we are post-Cinci and USO.
 

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Before I knew Murray was allowed to enter the USO without having to rely on a wildcard, yes, I thought it wasn't fair with respect to lower ranked players to receive a favour like that solely based on his name. Now we are post-Cinci and USO.
What? he doesnt deserve it? you're practically not a human being.
 

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AO will likely not be played in 2021 hence the decision to avoid that, makes sense.
Perhaps the Aussies did not want to send young players to France due to the virus? I think there is a partnership between the Aussies and French when it comes to each slam wildcards.
 

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another one to halys lol what a surprise
 

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So what!? There's 128 players in a grand slam draw, let them have a crack at it. I bet you hate Marcus "Willbomb" Willis :rolleyes:
Willis earned the qwc winning the playoffs and then had to go through qualies it was not even a MDWC
 

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Hah, not true at all. He rejected it out of spite because he didn't feel the FFT supported him enough in the past so he wanted to "show them" and it backfired.

Which is fine by me by the way, respect for that reason too. But don't believe it was for some moral holy than thou reasons
Uh, source?

As far as I recall, @Javi 's interpretation is correct. Halys was offered the WC but didn't feel like he deserved one. Not sure what changed though; he still hasn't improved much and is being surpassed left and right by younger compatriots.
 
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See, that's why I don't like wildcards. It's pure favouritism (based on passports thus commercialism) instead of actually looking for players who can make the draw more exciting. Don't mind promising young players to get some help, but Parmentier? Really?! She's 34. Best result was a 4th round six years ago. Last year a 1st round exit. Paquet (26) receiving her 4th wildcard in 4 years is ridiculous. The first time she reached the 2nd round with two 1st round exits thereafter. Yeah, let's invite her again!

Halys is almost 24 (Zverev is younger and gets trashed...) and has received a couple of wildcards before. Now would have been the ideal moment for FFT to tell him that if he wants to play the French he's got to improve his ranking (i.e. do better!) instead of relying on favours. Otherwise this guy will never have the motivation to get rid of his challenger level status. The brand new USO champion probably knows what I mean.

Pironkova and Murray are logical wildcards imo.
Not to get to into the WTA but I think this is Parmentier's retirement event. WC in such cases is very common, especially with Fed Cup success last year.
 

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Calling Hoang and Rinderknech "shits," very mature of you. I guess you can call them whatever you want since they are not Spanish. 👏
Comparing with Alcaraz they are shit. Period. Spanish or not.

There is a very Spanish saying: Al pan, pan y al vino, vino.
 
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