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TalkingTennis91
04-10-2009, 07:23 PM
On the ATP Tour site on the main page, it featured a blurb about Federer getting into the Monte Carlo masters event by way of a wild card.

Why in the world does the #2 player in the world need a wild card?

Anyone to satisfy my curiosity?

egn
04-10-2009, 07:25 PM
He was not originally scheduled to play the tournament so he needed a wild card to be allowed into the draw.

Fee
04-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Exactly, since Monte Carlo is no longer mandatory, it does not have automatic entries anymore. It's up to the players to enter their names by the deadline 6 weeks before the event. Federer was not going to play this event (despite making so much noise about it losing its mandatory status last year), but he very recently changed his mind and ask for a wildcard since he missed the entry deadline. :)

bladepdb
04-10-2009, 07:30 PM
Actaully I think the MC Tournament Director would really have liked to see Fed back at MC so he offered a WC in hopes that Fed would accept, adn he did.

Sentinel
04-10-2009, 08:01 PM
I heard Federer will play the qualifiers in the RG.

hehe, just kidding.

imalil2gangsta4u
04-10-2009, 08:18 PM
he chose at the last minute to play it

roundiesee
04-10-2009, 08:22 PM
Actaully I think the MC Tournament Director would really have liked to see Fed back at MC so he offered a WC in hopes that Fed would accept, adn he did.

Exactly; I think it was more a case of the tournament offering Federer a Wild Card, than Federer asking for one; quite unusual really, because most of the time I think players will actively ask for one rather than the tournament offering it.

papucla10
04-10-2009, 10:47 PM
What about Gonzo? he also received a WC

Bud
04-10-2009, 10:59 PM
Exactly; I think it was more a case of the tournament offering Federer a Wild Card, than Federer asking for one; quite unusual really, because most of the time I think players will actively ask for one rather than the tournament offering it.

Federer playing means more $$$ for the tournament. Smart move by the tourny director.

cork_screw
04-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Hmmm... I wonder if this means he's going up against high seeds. If so, I would be surprised if he gets far. At every major grand slam event, the first week is usually a breeze, but he starts to always run into trouble when he plays ranked players. I predict another disappointing year for federer. His magical wand is waning.

Fedace
04-11-2009, 02:34 AM
Oh well, he decided he needed another beating from Nadal to confirm his suspicion that he is not as good as Rafael.

Fiercer
04-11-2009, 03:06 AM
If Federer enters as a wildcard, wouldn't that effect his draw in the tournament? Like, he would have to face a seed right of the bat.

T1000
04-11-2009, 04:09 AM
If Federer enters as a wildcard, wouldn't that effect his draw in the tournament? Like, he would have to face a seed right of the bat.

no, he still gets the two seed but it says WC next to his name in the draw

TheMagicianOfPrecision
04-11-2009, 05:03 AM
On the ATP Tour site on the main page, it featured a blurb about Federer getting into the Monte Carlo masters event by way of a wild card.

Why in the world does the #2 player in the world need a wild card?

Anyone to satisfy my curiosity?

Come on man! This is not the 100,000 Dollar question

clayman2000
04-11-2009, 05:29 AM
Its like that in any non-mandatory event, when a top rank player decides to play late, the director gives a WC. Heck i bet if Tsonga or Roddick did the same as Federer they would get WC"S

Fee
04-11-2009, 09:21 AM
Hmmm... I wonder if this means he's going up against high seeds. If so, I would be surprised if he gets far. At every major grand slam event, the first week is usually a breeze, but he starts to always run into trouble when he plays ranked players. I predict another disappointing year for federer. His magical wand is waning.

If Federer enters as a wildcard, wouldn't that effect his draw in the tournament? Like, he would have to face a seed right of the bat.


Why? Why would the number two ranked player in the world be seeded anywhere else in the draw but the number two spot? (or the number one spot if the number one player wasn't there).