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Re: Wimbledon 2010 Wild-Cards.

Why so many wild cards to Russians? Not that it's a bad thing, just wondering..
kuznetsov won junior wimbledon last year so he gets a wild card this year

gabashvili because of how well he did at the french
 

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Wild Card to André Sá, please!!!

Sá made into QF in the year of 2002!!!

And made into Doubles SF in the year of 2007!!!
 

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Gabashvili:
The emotional Russian could actually make it inside the top 102 (Or something like that) with any luck at all to get into the main draw by virtue of ranking. What happens then?
 

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Kontinen got WC to s'Hertogenbosch, maybe to Wimbledon as well :worship:
 

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Gabashvili is just a joke. They could give it to any guy who did well in the last weeks. Volandri won a challenger last week, should he get one?
 

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Gabashvili is just a joke. They could give it to any guy who did well in the last weeks. Volandri won a challenger last week, should he get one?
Agree, well done to Gabashvili last week, but big element of luck of the draw helped him once he had qualified. Koellerer and Zemlja first 2 rounds you couldn't ask for much better. He should have to play qualies for Wimbledon IMO

If the UK wants more higher ranked players they need to help their guys when in the home tourmanents by giving them wild cards - they could also help by putting on more challenger events. I can't imagine many other countries given out the wild cards to mainly foreign players. More interesting for the crowd if they can watch a local player in the first round - most of them won't have heard of Gabashvili.

Kiefer deserves one since he's performed well before and he's only so low because of injuries.
 

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according to 5livetennis twitter feed Boggo wont be getting a WC as he refused to play in DC v Turkey

He has said its disrespectful for the LTA to question his effort when he had his funding cut in december.
 

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There are three more MD WC to give. Aren't they given to a australian, french and US player because of the grand slam agreement between them?
 

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No. That agreement only works between the Australian, French and US TAs. Wimbledon isn't involved in it because of the dearth of men's talent.
 

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Wild Card Play-offs

Tuesday, June 8
First Round
(1) Evans, Daniel d. Willis, Marcus 2-6 6-2 7-6(4)
(WC) Golding, Oliver d. Arlidge, Burnham 6-4 6-7(7) 7-5
Pauffley, Neil d. (3) Bloomfield, Richard 3-6 6-3 6-4
(WC) Carpenter, Jack d. (WC) Gabb, Richard 6-2 7-6(2)
Slabinsky, Alexander d. (WC) Marsalek, James 6-4 6-2
(4) Cox, Daniel d. (WC) Hewitt, Ashley 7-6(7) 6-3
Feaver, James d. Thornley, Sean 6-3 6-2
(2) Milton, Joshua d. Inglot, Dominic 4-6 6-3 6-4

Wednesday Order of Play:
http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Downloads/Results/2010/Wimbledon Wild cards - play offs/Order of play.pdf
 

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What about giving a WC to Frank Dancevic? He made the finals of Eastbourne last year, and has been competitive at Wimbledon before, beating Nalbandian in straights in 08. His ranking probably would have been good enough to get in had it not been for the injury that kept him out for 9 months
 
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