Its a disgrace.

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  1. Cesc Fabregas

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    That Ferrero didn't geta wildcard for MC the guy has won the event twice and is a former French Open champ your thoughts?
     
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  2. First of all, did he ask for a wild card?
     
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  3. matchmaker

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    What's more, he just won a title.
     
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  4. theduh

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    Too bad! JCF was one of my favorite pro player. Hope that he'll get into some claycourt master series event in weeks to come.
     
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  5. batz

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    Who are you not giving one to - Roger, Lubo, Hewitt or Monaco's number 1?
     
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    I would not call it a disgrace but it would have been nice if he got it.

    It was a disgrace though, when he didn't get a WC for Madrid masters last year and Cipolla (I think, or some other low ranked Italian player) got it. He actually complained about that one.

    JCF has no luck with WCs.
     
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  7. Cesc Fabregas

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    Ferrero has done far more on clay and at MC than either Hewitt or Lubo so one of those.
     
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  8. batz

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    I agree - just asking who you're binning; that's all.
     
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  9. Cesc Fabregas

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    Probably instead of Lubo because Hewitt is a former world number 1.
     
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    this...

    it's a dissapointment if he did and got turned down, but I'm not raging if I don't know for sure whether he actually asked for one.
     
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  11. LeftyServe

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    It would be a disgrace if he indeed did ask for one and was denied, but I think his plan was to play Casablanca, a week off, then Barcelona, Rome, a week off, then Madrid, a week off, and then Roland Garros. He already has a wc in Barcelona....Playing in Monte Carlo would have meant 4 consecutive weeks with a tournament, too much for someone coming back from injury.
     
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  12. Cesc Fabregas

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    Not really because he isn't going to go that deep into these events.
     
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    I'd take Lubicic out in that equation.
     
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  14. jmverdugo

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    oh, so you can see the future!!:confused:, this is funny, it bothers to you that he didnt get a WC but you do not beleive in the guy. :-?
     
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  15. Cesc Fabregas

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    Its a disgrace seeing as what a great player he was and a former winner of the event, he's finished as a top player though but he could go deep in 1 of the events though.
     
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    i agree. I hope now that Gaudio gets a WC at the FO.
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    I would definitely give a WC to Ferrero on clay over Lubo.
     
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  18. veroniquem

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    Well, if he hasn't asked for 1, then he can't get 1, that makes sense.
     
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  19. stormholloway

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    He'll get a WC to Rome if he asks for sure. His ranking jumped about 40 spots so he'll have an easier time... with life in general.

    I haven't given up on this guy.
     
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  20. Gugafan

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    Some of the higher seeds are not exactly claycourt specialists. The draw could quite easily open up for JCF.
     
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    I believe it was Fognini, but yes that was a load of bs.
     
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    You are probably correct. I was not quite sure which Italian player got it.

    Anyway I hope they will fix it in May and give JCF a WC.
     
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  23. danb

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    Correct. What is going on?
     
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    I mean, Hewitt is a former #1 and 2-time GS champ, compared to Ferrero's 1. And Ferrero hadn't won a title in 5 yrs before last week. So it's not like he's entitled to anything. I don't know, I think "disgrace" is a bit strong in describing this.
     
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    Some higher powers don't want Nadal to lose in the first clay court tournament of the season!
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    Uh-oh, here come the Nadal fans. In 3, 2,....
     
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  27. crazylevity

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    Even if he did ask, he may have done so too late if the tournament officials had already promised the WCs to other players.

    Not a big deal, as another poster has said. JCF already has enough on his plate in my opinion.
     
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  28. Ripster

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    He's been shafted in Davis Cup as well in the past. I hope he does a lot of damage in Rome.
     
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  30. Gizo

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    If Ferrero asked for a wildcard, then it was a disgraceful decision to not give him one. The Monte-Carlo director Zeljko Franulovic is a Croat which explains Ljubicic's wildcard. Hewitt had only played in Monte-Carlo twice before this year, in 2002 when he lost in the 1st round, and 2004 when he lost in the 3rd round.
    The decision not to give him a wildcard for Madrid last year was even more ridiculous as people have said.
    I think he was also denied a wildcard at Rome in 2005 (he was the champion there in 2001), as the directors awarded all 4 places to Italian players. The Hamburg tournament directors rejected his wildcard request that year as well.
     
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