week *34* : ATP Long Island, US Open Qualies (23-29/8)

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week *34* : ATP Long Island, US Open Qualies (23-29/8)

Postby BelgiumDude » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:42 pm

LONG ISLAND

1 Srichapan‚ Paradorn (THA) 14
2 Chela‚ Juan-Ignacio (ARG) 16
3 Ancic‚ Mario (CRO) 27
4 Johansson‚ Joachim (SWE) 31
5 Horna‚ Luis (PER) 39
6 Verdasco‚ Fernando (ESP) 40
7 Ferrer‚ David (ESP) 47
8 Andreev‚ Igor (RUS) 48
9 Enqvist‚ Thomas (SWE) 50
10 Sargsian‚ Sargis (ARM) 51
11 Costa‚ Albert (ESP) 52
12 Llodra‚ Mikael (FRA) 54
13 Melzer, Jurgen (AUT) 60
14 Sanchez, David (ESP) 61
15 Martin, Alberto (ESP) 62
16 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 63
17 Tursunov, Dmitry (RUS) 64
18 Beck, Karol (SVK) 65
19 Ferreira, Wayne (RSA) 68
20 Nieminen, Jarkko (FIN) 69
21 Benneteau, Julien (FRA) 72
22 Gambill, Jan-Michael (USA) 73
23 (LL) Elsner, Daniel (GER)
24 (LL) Gasquet, Richard (FRA)
25 (LL) Mutis, Olivier (FRA)
26 (WC) Ginepri, Robby (USA)
27 (WC) Martin, Todd (USA)
28 (WC) Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
29 (Q) Koubek, Stefan (AUT)
30 (Q) Popp, Alexander (GER)
31 (Q) Kim, Kevin (USA)
32 (Q) Hippensteel, KJ (USA)

US Open Qualies

1 Hernych, Jan CZE 77
2 Starace, Potito ITA 95
3 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 102
4 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 104
5 Reid, Todd AUS 110
6 Garcia, Adrian CHI 113
7 Gasquet, Richard FRA 114
8 Falla, Alejandro COL 116
9 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 117
10 Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 118
11 Weiner, Glenn USA 119
12 Muller, Gilles LUX 120
13 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 121
14 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 124
15 Peya, Alexander AUT 127
16 Mello, Ricardo BRA 129
17 Lopez, Marc ESP 131
18 Ventura, Santiago ESP 132
19 Kindlmann, Dieter GER 133
20 Heuberger, Ivo SUI 134
21 Moodie, Wesley RSA 135
22 Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 136
23 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 137
24 Okun, Noam ISR 138
25 Levy, Harel ISR 139
26 Vacek, Jan CZE 142
27 Tabara, Michal CZE 143
28 Wessels, Peter NED 144
29 Kendrick, Robert USA 145
30 Luczak, Peter AUS 149
31 Karanusic, Roko CRO 150
32 Goldstein, Paul USA 151
33 Jeanpierre, Julien FRA 152
34 Squillari, Franco ARG 153
35 Salzenstein, Jeff USA 155
36 Norman, Dick BEL 157
37 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 158
38 Zib, Tomas CZE 161
39 Vanek, Jiri CZE 162
40 Kratochvil, Michel SUI 163
41 Bracciali, Daniele ITA 165
42 Minar, Ivo CZE 166
43 Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 167
44 Phau, Bjorn GER 168
45 Sabau, Razvan ROM 170
46 Vico, Uros ITA 171
47 Guzman, Juan-Pablo ARG 172
48 Wang, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE 173
49 Mamiit, Cecil USA 174
50 Seppi, Andreas ITA 176
51 Roitman, Sergio ARG 177
52 Cakl, Tomas CZE 178
53 Parmar, Arvind GBR 181
54 Pequery, Jean-Michel FRA 183
55 Koellerer, Daniel AUT 184
56 Delgado, Ramon PAR 185
57 De Voest, Rik RSA 187
58 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 188
59 Suzuki, Takao JPN 191
60 Armando, Hugo USA 192
61 Qureshi, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK 193
62 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 194
63 Berrer, Michael GER 195
64 Udomchoke, Danai THA 196
65 Niemeyer, Frederic CAN 197
66 Larose, Simon CAN 198
67 Delfino, Mariano ARG 200
68 Navarro Past Ivan, ESP 202
69 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 203
70 Rehnquist, Bjorn SWE 205
71 Faurel, Jean-Christophe FRA 206
72 Dell'Acqua, Massimo ITA 207
73 Vemic, Dusan SCG 209
74 Simon, Gilles FRA 210
75 Taino, Eric USA 212
76 Delgado, Jamie GBR 213
77 Whitehouse, Wesley RSA 214
78 Serra, Florent FRA 215
79 Knowle, Julian AUT 219
80 Adaktusson, Jacob SWE 220
81 Dancevic, Frank CAN 221
82 Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 222
83 Luzzi, Federico ITA 223
84 Scherrer, Jean-Claude SUI 225
85 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 226
86 Gicquel, Marc FRA 227
87 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 228
88 Sa, Andre BRA 230
89 Hemmes Fred Jr., NED 231
90 Miranda, Ivan PER 234
91 Marray, Jonathan GBR 235
92 Boeker, Matias USA 236
93 Navarro, Salvador ESP 237
94 Economidis, Konstantinos GRE 238
95 Vahaly, Brian USA 239
96 Pospisil, Jaroslav CZE 241
97 Santopadre, Vincenzo ITA 243
98 Browne, Federico ARG 244
99 Veronelli, Diego ARG 246
100 Soares, Bruno BRA 247
101 Russell, Michael USA 249
102 Gamonal, Hermes CHI 252
103 Gonzalez King, Ignacio ARG 253
104 Enev, Todor BUL 254
105 Bruthans, Victor SVK 256
106 Agaev, Emin AZE 258
107 Hernandez, Alejandro MEX 259
108 Stoppini, Andrea ITA 264
109 Ketola, Tomas FIN 265
110 Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 269
111 Zovko, Lovro CRO 271
112 Prpic, Filip SWE 274
113 Kralert, Petr CZE 276
114 Pedroso, Andres USA 278
115 Todero, Nicolas ARG 281
116 Gimelstob, Justin USA @
117 Golmard, Jerome FRA @
118 Baccanello, Paul AUS @
119 Varlet, Julien FRA @
120 (WC) Evans, Brendan USA
121 (WC) Guccione, Chris AUS
122 (WC) Joseph, Lesley USA
123 (WC) Kryvonos, Mykyta USA
124 (WC) Kuznetsov, Alex USA
125 (WC) Oudsema, Scott USA
126 (WC) Simmonds , Phillip USA
127 (WC) Widom, Todd USA
128 (WC) Young, Donald USA
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Postby Elina » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:05 am

I wonder how many of these guys will eventually show up in Long Island. :roll:

Is there an alternate list available?

Thanks! :D
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Postby dryeagle » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:00 pm

I can't imagine Agassi will be here.
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:11 pm

US OPEN QUALIFYING ALTERNATES LIST (top names)

1. Delic, Amer USA 242
2. Santopadre, Vincenzo ITA 243
3. Browne, Federico ARG 244
4. Veronelli, Diego ARG 246
5 Soares, Bruno BRA 247
6. Prodon, Eric FRA 248
7. Russell, Michael USA 249
8. Gamonal, Hermes CHI 252
9. Gonzalez King, Ignacio ARG 253
10. Enev, Todor BUL 254
11. Bruthans, Victor SVK 256
12. Agaev, Emin AZE 258
13. Hernandez, Alejandro MEX 259
14. Massa, Edgardo ARG 262
15. Bardoczky, Kornel HUN 263
16. Stoppini, Andrea ITA 264
17. Ketola, Tuomas FIN 265
18. Serrano, Oscar ESP 268
19. Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 269
20. Tuksar, Sasa CRO 270
21. Zovko, Lovro CRO 271
22. Childs, Lee GBR 273
23. Prpic, Filip SWE 274
24. Silva, Julio BRA 275
25. Kralert, Petr CZE 276
26. Pedroso, Andres USA 278
27. Svarc, Ladislav SVK 279
28. Todero, Nicolas ARG 281
29. Mankad, Harsh IND 282
30. Daniel, Marcos BRA 283
31. Cermak, Frantisek CZE 284
32. Dellatorre, Andres ARG 285
followed by
Villagran, Sarstrand, Iwami, Minar, Lorenzi, Motomura,
Kushev, Guccione, Fleishman, M.Stepanek, Moyano, Chen ...

Ti Chen at #300. I suspect the qualifying draw would not fall below about #275 or so.

Jay

Edited with a couple of correction from ATP soon after the initial list was released - Jay, Aug 9
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:13 pm

LONG ISLAND MAIN DRAW ALTERNATES (Top names..)

1. Karlovic, Ivo CRO 59
2. Melzer, Jurgen AUT 60
3. Sanchez, David ESP 61
4. Martin, Alberto ESP 62
5. Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 63
6. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 64
7. Beck, Karol SVK 65
8. Escude, Nicolas FRA 66
9. Berdych, Tomas CZE 67
10. Ferreira, Wayne RSA 68
11. Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 69
12. Canas, Guillermo ARG 70
13. Benneteau, Julien FRA 72
14. Gambill, Jan-Michael USA 73
15. Sluiter, Raemon NED 74
Then Saulnier, Lee, Saretta, Dupuis, Popp, Hanescu, Ascione, Corretja ....

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WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!

Postby KINGCLAY » Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:07 pm

HEY BELGIUM DUDE, IN THE LIST OF LONG ISLAND YOU WROTE
"LUIS HORNA (CHI)", C´ME ON DUDE, LUIS HORNA IS FROM PERU, HE´S NOT CHILEAN...
ALSO WANNA SAY THAT HE WILL BE THE NEXT ROLAND GARROS CHAMPION
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Postby Tennis724 » Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:38 am

Long Island is on Alex's schedule as of now so I don't know if he's getting a WC or what. And, if he does well, then it will put him at risk to miss the US OPEN (which he hasn't missed since turning pro) so I don't really know what he's planning to do. I was thinking he might get another WC into the Open but he didn't think it was likely.
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:52 pm

USO Qualies:

ATP had made two corrections in the initial list sometime recently. Added Varlet and Pospisil who must have been left out by mistake. That pushed Delic and Santopadre out from the list (initial cut rising to #241).

Now, update ..

OUT - Elseneer.
IN - Delic (so he is back in after all!)

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Postby Fee » Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:59 pm

But they are still showing A. Popp on the qualie list even though he has direct entry to the main draw? Somebody needs to be poked with a stick over there.
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Postby PatatRiek » Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:28 am

R. Jayakrishnan wrote:OUT - Elseneer.


does that mean he's IN for the maindraw?
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:28 am

Sorry, I should have written that properly. Elseneer (To the main draw). Updated the week-35 thread where the main draw list is kept..

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Postby Guest » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:25 pm

I think that US Open Q list it is just "birthing"...

For example, Jan Hajek - 309PR, was the cut for Roland Garros...
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:03 pm

USO Qualies:
OUT- Pescasolido
IN - Santopadre

So, we are back to the orginal cut of #243 .. :) .. Man, I think this cut is going to end up not much lower than #270 or so - will be unusually high this time ..

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:34 am

UPDATE

Long Island - Nio change in the entry list (still NEXT: Karlovic, Melzer, Sanxhez ...)

USO Qualies: No change in the entry list (still NEXT: Brown, Veronelli, Soares ...)

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:10 am

Long Island ATP
(2 SE spots to clear)
OUT: Zabaleta
IN: Karlovic
NEXT: Melzer, Sanchez, Martin, Davydenko

US Open Qualifying
No change (suprising.. this cut may stay as high as some 260 at this rate!)

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:59 am

Long Island ATP
No change

US Open Qualifying
OUT: Brzezicki, van Lottum, Waske
IN: Browne, Veronelli, Soares
NEXT: Prodon, Russell, Gamonal ...

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Postby BelgiumDude » Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:46 pm

Jay,

there is something wrong with the first post,entry list long island.
In the list I have now, I have 23 players, but i have Zabaleta and Karlovic.
And it's Karlovic who replaced Zabaleta. Who is missing in my list?
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PS: Did you get my mail/PM?
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:12 pm

BelgiuumDude: It is Labadze, Irakli GEO 42 missing from the list .. Sorry I didn't notice that. So that explains the mystery.

Just saw the PM. I didn;t get the email. I wonder if I deleted it with the spams (sometimes I do that absent mindedly) - if so sorry, could you send again. I will send the listsafter that...

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:00 pm

BTW, they still have Alexander Popp listed under the US Open qualifying list while he was well in the main draw list already .. Not sure why that is so. Somebody should let ATP know ....

So effectively the cut already includes #248 Prodon, I think.

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:10 pm

Anybody knows the wildcards to Long Island ATP yet?

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:30 am

Long Island ATP
Two SE spots to go.
OUT: Nadal, Karlovic
IN: Melzer, Sanchez
NEXT: A.Martin, Devydenko, Tursounov, Beck ..

US Open Qualifying
OUT: Baker, Hippensteel, Bogomolov, Delic (wildcards to main draw?)
IN: Prodon, Russell, Gamonal, Gonzales-King.
Cut down to #253

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Postby Tennis724 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:58 am

R. Jayakrishnan wrote:
US Open Qualifying
OUT: Baker, Hippensteel, Bogomolov, Delic (wildcards to main draw?)


Jay


Leaving out the expletive that immediately came to mind...I sure hope so!!!
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Postby Fee » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:22 pm

Count on Kiefer to pull from Long Island any minute now. Go NIC! :HeadBang:

Wouldn't be surprised if Jan-Michael asks for and gets one of the WC's there, depending on his DC results. I think he wants a few more matches before the USO now that he's got the breathing problem under control.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:36 pm

Tennis724 wrote:
R. Jayakrishnan wrote:
US Open Qualifying
OUT: Baker, Hippensteel, Bogomolov, Delic (wildcards to main draw?)


Jay


Leaving out the expletive that immediately came to mind...I sure hope so!!!


Why did he get a Wild Card again.?...unbelievable.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:39 pm

Jay

Where do you find this US Open info.?
Im just wondering what the seeding for US Open qualies is looking like.
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:44 pm

Official info that ATP updates just for the players- I have contacts with players .. Haven't seen it in any public websites. I am sure USTA will announce soon if these guys got wildcard or something ..

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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:23 pm

Thanks Jay.

I'll just stay close to you,that way I'll get the latest info. :D

My main interest at the moment is the US Open qualies,because I know for sure the player I support will never get a Wild Card from the USTA.......because he does'nt have connections,and he doesn't have an agent or sponsor fighting for him. ;)
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Postby BelgiumDude » Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:58 pm

Players receiving US Open qualifying wild cards are:

Brendan Evans (18, Key Biscayne, Fla.),
Chris Guccione (19, Melbourne),
Lesley Joseph (23, Rock Hill, S.C.),
Mykyta Kryvonos (17, Flushing, N.Y.),
Alex Kuznetsov (17, Richboro, Pa.),
Scott Oudsema (18, Portage, Mich.),
Phillip Simmonds (18, Reston, Va.),
Todd Widom (21, Coral Springs, Fla.) and
Donald Young (15, Fairburn, Ga.).
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:36 pm

Im praying to god that Scotty Draper doesnt withdraw Stupid Injuries :Dejected:
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Postby Tennis724 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:44 pm

Anonymous wrote:
Tennis724 wrote:
R. Jayakrishnan wrote:
US Open Qualifying
OUT: Baker, Hippensteel, Bogomolov, Delic (wildcards to main draw?)


Jay


Leaving out the expletive that immediately came to mind...I sure hope so!!!


Why did he get a Wild Card again.?...unbelievable.


Because he deserves every single one he gets.

This information was up on USTA's site when I got home a couple of hours ago.
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:25 pm

Stop speaking in riddles people! .. Whose wildcards are you discussing ..

(OK, I guess I know, but please remember that other readers may not!)

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:22 pm

Im praying to god that Scotty Draper doesnt withdraw Stupid Injuries


Well, interestingly, Scott Draper withdrew from the main draw (which he made with his injury rank), but he is still in the qualifying list with his regular ranking. He may have decided that it is better to play qualies rather than using up the injury rank which can be used only for 8 events.

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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:27 pm

Long Island ATP
Two SE spots to go.
OUT:Calleri
IN: A.Martin
NEXT: Davydenko, Tursounov, Beck, Escude, Berdych ..

US Open Qualifying
OUT: F.Ferreiro
IN: Enev
NEXT: Bruthans, Agaev, A.Hernandez
Cut down to #254

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Postby BelgiumDude » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:08 am

Pless should be out of qualifying too, since he's made it into the maindraw.
Not forgetting about Popp who was in the maindraw from the start.
So in fact Bruthans and Agaev are IN, if you ask me
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:07 am

Good point about Pless at the USO/ USO Q. I suppose they have to figure out if he wants to play main draw. The player has the option to use the injury rank and play main draw, or keep that for another event and just play qualies with the regular rank if he feels more comfortable doing that, based on the playing form. In any event, if Pless decides to play qualies, then that clears a spot in the main draw for Ascione and his names goes out from the qualies.

So, Bruthans and Agaev seem to be in as of now. But I will post a list update when it becomes official from ATP and I get the info ...

There will be at least another 4-5 spots if not more in the qualies list. I still won't be surprised if the cut does not fall much lower than 270 or something still.

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Postby Andrew_Derer » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:13 am

ugh i keep forgetting to log in :oops: Go Scott Draper :HeadBang: also Baccanello Injury rank in Quallies does that mean he only has 7 left?
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:52 am

How can the USTA give a 15 yearold a Wildcard,he should be concerntrating on his school work and getting an education at the age of 15. :KooKoo: IMO....perhaps a Wild Card into the Qualies would have been more appropriate.

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There should be no favouritism towards a particular American player....the USTA should put the names of the TOP 20 US players(not in the main draw) into a hat,and draw out 8 Wildcards.........IMO of course.
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Postby Fee » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:36 am

Draw names out of a hat? I wonder how the players would feel about that? I really don't think the decision to award the wildcards was taken lightly and giving Donald Young a WC to qualifying is not that big of a deal. He'll probably be out by the 2nd round, judging from the results he's had this summer (who decided it was time for him to turn pro?).
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:06 am

Fiona wrote:Draw names out of a hat? I wonder how the players would feel about that? I really don't think the decision to award the wildcards was taken lightly and giving Donald Young a WC to qualifying is not that big of a deal. He'll probably be out by the 2nd round, judging from the results he's had this summer (who decided it was time for him to turn pro?).


Im pretty sure these players would'nt mind a shot at getting into the Main Draw by their name being drawn out of a hat.

Bogomolov(got a Wild Card anyway)
Weiner
Kendrick
Kim
Goldstein
Salzenstein
Baker
Armando
Mammit
Hippensteel
Taino
Boeker
Vahaly
Delic
Russel
Gimmelstob
Weidam
Pedrosa
Fleishman
Reynolds
Alex Kim

Put these names into a hat and draw the Wild Cards.
All these players deserve a Wild Card as much as Alex does.

Im sure the USTA did'nt take the Wild Card decisions lightly,but once again certain players are favoured over others because of Sponsor pressure,and USTA favouritism.
Lets make things transparent in the USTA.......give all these players a chance at the Wild Cards.
But instead a 15 yearold schoolboy gets one of the Wildcards......ridiculous.
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Postby Fee » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:35 am

No, a 15 year old schoolboy got a WC into qualifying, not the main draw. How do you keep missing that?

What exactly is your beef with Alex? He's only 21, his rankings have been improving in the last few months and he could do well at the USO. Are you just singling him out because one of the (known) posters here is a fan of his? Is there a particular player that you feel is being poorly treated by the USTA? Do you not know that the USTA is one of the most poorly run and disorganized companies in the world?

As for the players that you listed as possibly preferring to have their names put into a hat to get a wildcard, some of them have known for a while that they were not getting wildcards (I'm too old, as one of them told me) and they have been able to prepare accordingly (schedules, etc) to show up for qualies. If WC's were to be picked randomly by the USTA, they would have to do it sometime in July so the guys could plan for it. (and you forgot to note that Baker, Delic and Hippensteel got WC's along with Alex).
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Postby Tennis724 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:43 am

And if this "Guest" was going to be upset about anyone getting a WC it should be KJ. His results haven't exactly been impressive. Both Brian & Amer have at least had results here and there.

Yes, I'm obviously bias in most cases but of all the WCs given for the main draw. Alex has had the more successful year of all of them and deserves it. He has gone to 5 sets (except his first year...losing to Nalbandian in 4) and has come SO close every time. Especially against Verkerk. This will be the place and year that he gets to the next round :D
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:00 pm

I shouldn't be picking only on Alex,Im sorry about that,thats unfair.

Fiona I didn't know that the USTA was such a stuffup,I always thought they were such a well run organization.....apparently not.

Who was the player who told you he was too old for a Wildcard?
I mean what has age got to do with it,surely it should be all about rankings......some players only reach their full potential at age 27 or 28......in fact Agassi reached his full potential twice,once as a youngster,and then again at age 30 when Brad Gilbert re-invented him.

Good luck to Alex,and GOD help the other Americans in Qualies.
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Postby Fee » Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:27 pm

Jay,

Am I correct in guessing that the SE's for Long Island can only be held for either Gilles Muller or Michel Kratochvil at this point? They are playing each other in the last match at DC tonight, so I wonder how that will affect Long Island's ability to complete and release their draws tonight as their website mentions?

Enlighten me please, exalted one. Thanks. I'm really itching to see who gets the WC's here but the tournament office won't cough up that info on the phone :P
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Postby Tennis724 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:35 pm

I'm imagining that the poor organizers at Long Island might be having a fit. Somehow I doubt that Nico Massu or Nicolas Kiefer will remain in the draw. Same goes for Ancic although I haven't checked to see if he and Ivan won today.

The quallie draw will probably be easier to release then the main draw...lol. The main draw is supposed to take plave in about 20 minutes. If I see either of the names I mentioned entered then I expect LL.
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:10 pm

Been busy all day .. sorry for only a late update ..

Long Island ATP
Two SE spots to go.
OUT: Bjorkman, Blake, Kiefer, Verkerk, Youzhny
IN: Davydenko, Tursounov, Beck, Ferreira, Nieminen
NEXT: benneteau, Gambill, Sluiter, Saulnier..

US Open Qualifying
OUT: Voltchkov, Pless, Ascione, J.F.Anderson, (also Prodon, Massa, Serrano, Tukasr, Childs, Svarc, Dellatorre from ALT list)
NEXT: Gonzales, Zovko, Prpic, Silva, Kralert, Pedroso, Todero, Mankad, Marcos, Cermak, Villagran
[Cut down to #265 and I believe Popp still to be taken out from the qualies list! :)]

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Postby Tennis724 » Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:38 pm

The Long Island main draw is out and Nicolas Massu is still there. I still expect a late withdrawal from that one. The guy will have an empty tank emotionally & physically after Sunday.
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Postby Fee » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:01 pm

Well, I'm just a bit perplexed by this. I admit, I was hoping that the SE's would clear and somehow JMG would get direct entry, but I can't remember when I've ever seen a draw published with blank spots for the SE's as well as the blank spots for the Qualifiers. And I agree that Ancic and Massu are not likely to come all the way from Greece to play here. And Agassi will probably pull out as well.

Glad to see Robby take a WC though. He's on a bit of a roll and it will probably help him going in to the USO.
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USO Wildcards

Postby bhscoach » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:01 pm

How do 2 players ranked 300(Ram) and 315(Reynolds) get wildcards?

Youngs WC is also questionable. He lost in the round of 32 at the Zoo :KooKoo:
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Re: USO Wildcards

Postby CrazyDiamond » Sat Aug 21, 2004 3:36 am

bhscoach wrote:How do 2 players ranked 300(Ram) and 315(Reynolds) get wildcards?

Youngs WC is also questionable. He lost in the round of 32 at the Zoo :KooKoo:


I agree with you.

A year ago my nephew Glenn Weiner was ranked 461.....his current ranking is 119,and ranked 12 in the USA.

THE WILDCARDS FOR THE 2004 OPEN HAD THESE RANKINGS A YEAR AGO.

Baker was 447...........now 182
Ram was 386..............now 300
Reynolds was 538........now 315
Delic was 503..............now 239
Hippensteel was 410.....now 212
Odesnick was 540.........now 479
And Glenn was 461.......now 119

Now of course Im completely biased towards Glenn because he's family,and so I should be,but if age is the only criteria when it comes to Wild Cards then perhaps the USTA and ATP should NOT ALLOW PLAYERS OVER THE AGE OF 27 TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL TENNIS.

It seems like simple maths to me that Glenn should have got a Wild Card,and only his age was against him when the USTA made their choices.

Am I pissed off,you bet I am. :D

Hey Fiona,how you doing?......thanks again for the pic's. 8)
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Postby R. Jayakrishnan » Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:42 am

There is no question that Weiner deserved a wildcard for what he has done. This whole over-emphasis on age is pitiful. Come on, if somebody starts making a move later in life and starts showing the kind of tough determination to do that, we should be rewarding it.

Doesn't matter. Glenn will qualify in anyway...

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