US Open wild cards announced

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  1. atatu

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    Isner, Young, Topaz's man Wayne "the train" Odesnik, Sweeting, McClune, Levine, Kuznetsov, and Alun Jones (Australian WC trade). Matt Bruch got a WC into the qualies, so look for Fedace to get excited about that....
     
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  2. RoddickistheMan

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    Hopefully young can win a match this time around. I have high hopes for isner and levine.
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  3. johnny ballgame

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    Cool, where is the NCAA singles champ though?
     
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  4. Richie Rich

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    what happened to scoville jenkins?
     
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  5. Phil

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    The USTA no longer automatically issues WC's to the NCAA champs. Not sure of the reason, though quite often, the NCAA champ these days is foreign-born...could that be it?
     
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    who is McClune
     
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    doesn't get one anymore

    and Somdev is anything but American - but yeah, i wish the champ still got one
     
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    YOUNG and LEVINE!?!? both one-and-done barring a rigged draw next Friday
     
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    Maybe, but both of those guys will be top 100 in a few years and the USTA is giving them some help in the meantime....
     
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    Yay!!! Go Wayne!!! I'm glad he won't have to go through qualifying...again!
     
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    Dancevic???

    It seems that no place was given to Dancevic ....
    with all his good results recently .... including on US ground (or perhaps because of this?:))

    It seems that no USTA and Tennis Canada agreement exists ...
     
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    Good point...would love to see more of him, maybe he'll get in through qualies?
     
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    Michael McClune, from California. He just won the Kalamazoo 18's last week.
     
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  14. Richie Rich

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    based on his ranking of around 100 before his run at Indy and Montreal wouldn't he get direct entry into the main draw? or is the cutoff lower?
     
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    He sucks ? ? ?
     
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    Yeah Franky doesn't need a WC, he's ranked 67 which is definitely high enough for direct acceptance.
     
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    The direct acceptance is based on rankings 6 weeks before the tournament and his ranking then wasn´t high enough by a few spots. He needs to play the qualies unless a few players withdraw.
     
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  19. Richie Rich

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    i figured that he might miss the cutoff. not good to play 3 rounds of qualies to get into the main draw
     
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  20. vildis

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    is he top junior?never heard of him..what is his itf rank?
     
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  21. hoosierbr

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    Yet another opportunity for Donald Young to get beaten up! I realize he's now won a Challenger but as he has no chance of winning a main draw match wouldn't it be more prudent to let him earn his way in by getting a qualifying wildcard? And if he did make it through his confidence would shoot up.
     
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  22. Moose Malloy

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    qualifiers do sometimes draw other qualifiers(or wildcards) in the 1st round. its not that far-fetched for him to win a round.

    as far it 'being prudent' to let him earn his way in the draw, how come wimbledon or australia don't do that? they let players with far worse rankings than young into the draw yearly & no one complains.
     
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  23. vildis

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    whell these players do not have 0-11 record in atp:twisted:
     
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    Seriously, go look at the records/rankings of some of the Wimbledon WCs given to British players. Much worse than Young.
     
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  26. Moose Malloy

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    I wouldn't be so sure. Some of these British wildcards have never played a main tour event other than wimbledon or queens in their careers.
     
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    I was hoping Dancevic would get a WC, he deserved it! I guess he'll have to go through Qualis.
     
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    Many complain, especially in Britain, about the usual suspects like Bogdanovic getting a WC and getting thumped in the first round. Henman came right out and said during Wimbledon that there needed to be higher/tougher standards for these guys that rely on the LTA for their lifeblood.

    As for DY, I seriously doubt he's going to win a match or even a set at the Open. If he were forced to qualify he'd have beaten three guys ranked higher than him, possibly an Andrei Pavel or Rainer Schuettler who need to qualify for the Open, and he'd be in a different place mentally after picking up wins. As it is now he's getting WC's and getting thumped by guys that aren't all that. That's got to take its toll on his psyche.
     
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    Nice link. Liked seeing in his bio the description of his 'playing style'. It states, "All Court/Aggressive Attacking". The front page article says that he is working on his volleys. YEAH, long live 'serve and volley'.
     
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  31. tennispro11

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    Yeah me too! But of course it has to be all Americans that get the WC, not the player that deserves it. :(
     
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    Congrats to John Isner. Being from VA I'm disappointed that Somdev did not get a WC, but Isner deserved it more based on NCAA Final and recent run on the tour.
     
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    I seriously think Isner could make some noise at the USO. He has a pretty good game on the hard courts. Maybe to the quarters if he can get a few service returns back. :)
     
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    how did Isner deserve it more than Somdev based on the NCAA final - Somdev BEAT Isner in the final.


    Isner deserves it more 'cause of D.C. - and of course above all because he's American
     
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  35. johnny ballgame

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    Wasn't aware, thanks for the heads up. Kinda B.S. in my opinion. College champ deserves a WC, American or not.
     
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    We know Somdev won the ncaa singles final! But he barely beat Isner, and never broke serve. Isner was also part of the ncaa championship team. Those results and DC got him the wc, and being American didn't hurt.
     
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    I agree. He's got a sweet game too. Would have been nice to see him play Fed in R2.
     
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    Qualifying WC are:

    Stephen Bass (22, Bronxville, N.Y.), Matt Bruch (20, Lake Forest, Ill.), Lester Cook (23, Sherman Oaks, Calif.) Ryler De Heart (23, Tampa, Fla.), Scoville Jenkins (20, Atlanta), Bryan Koniecko (20, Syosset, N.Y.), Nikita Kryvonos (20, Flushing, N.Y.), reigning US Open boys’ singles champion Dusan Lojda (19, Czech Republic) and Phillip Simmonds (21, Reston, Va.).

    Go Scoville! And wow, Simmonds is from right up the road from me!
     
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    Whoops, that's right I completely forgot about that! Silly me!
     
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    Dancevic truly earned a spot over Young. Again, the USTA is flawed and influenced. Dancevic would destroy Young in straight sets.
     
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    Thats good that a lot of Americans will get a chance in playing in this years U.S. Open. Hopefully this will be a good tournament for them.
     
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    Donald Young has not made it to the finals of any ATP tour event outside of a challenger series tournament. He has also failed to put together two consecutive ATP tour wins. He does not deserve to be in the US Open over Dancevic. Isner, yes. Young, no.

    Young has not EARNED the right--others have.
     
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  45. johnkidd

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    Isner was playing that match with a severe hang nail. If it wasn't for that he would have dominated Somdev in straight sets.
     
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    They are called Wild Cards for a reason. They are at the tournaments disgression to use as they please. People on this board really need to get over that.
     
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    Who cares if the wonderkid get a WC. The fact is isner isn't going anywhere past the second round. He's got no endurance to last 5 sets.
     
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    We will see. I think he will prove you wrong.
     
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  49. idj49

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    How come no one blinks an eye when the other Slams hand out wild cards to their own players? When the US Open does it it turns into pages on pages on why players don't deserve the wild card. Dancevic isn't American that's why he didn't get a wild card simple as that.
     
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  50. Richie Rich

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    and that's how it should be.
     
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