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Why is Hingis steling someone's US Open wildcard?

Sorry if this has been discussed - I have been away for some days.

Why is Martina Hingis going to ask for a wildcard if she is fit by the US Open when she could have entered the event and withdrawn the week before if she knew she couldn't make it. Wildcards are opportunities for young players to make a breakthrough or get some big match experience.

Do players get fined for withdrawing at the last minute with legitimate injuries.

I don't understand why she didn't just enter if she was hopeful of being fit enough?

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 12:41 AM
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Because commiting when there is a likely chance of not playing is breaking the commitment. I know I'd rather have Hingis take a WC then some unknown, and she'd get much farther anyhow.
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I think Martina does not want to put unneeded pressure on herself by commiting so early to the Open. A wildcard enables her to wait until the very last moment possible to make the decision to play. She wants to be 100% fit. I think she feels the pressure of officially entering the US 6 weeks before it starts might push her to comeback before she is ready and possibly re-injure herself.

I, for one, say screw the up and comers...take the wildcard! That is, if she is fit and ready to go.
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silly question but is she guaranteed a wild card? I mean the tournament can say no, right?

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Are you crazy..

Grandma and attention seeker Navratilova gets a wildcard in the year 2002 and Hingis is denied?

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I'm pretty sure WildCards are given otu very last minute, and if they are I doubt they would ever refure to give a top player a WC.
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I guess some new up and comer will just be SOL.

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Why doesn't Martina just enter now? She can always pull out if she feels she can't play.
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 01:23 AM
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She said she didn't want to put any pressure on herself. BY commiting to play, she would want to even if she wasn't up to it. But, by taking a WC only if she's ready then there's no presusre to over excercise or practise.
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 01:25 AM
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It's great for the 129th ranked or so to not have to qualify.
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I think is BS, I think its not too fair to the American player that will be denied the WC

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Well, what people seem to forget is that there are 128 players that start the tournament right?

Well, if Martina commits now and withdraws later, or doesn't commit and doesn't play, it doesn't make any difference.

Now, if she doesn't commit and asks later for a wildcard, true, she takes one away from an american junior but at the same time, she is letting her place to a player to enter the maindraw that otherwise would have to qualify.

In anycase, if Martina plays, through commitment or wildcard, she is taking a place of someone else, doesn't she? what difference does it make if it's a wildcard or someone who should have entered through the ranking?
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Excellent post Fingon. A couple of people are just looking for something to whine about.
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lol @ treufreund i totally agree

Martina was'nt ready to submit her application by the deadline 15th of July for the U.S open and it's still unsure she will play. So the Only way to play in the U.S if she does feel better just before the Open starts is with a wildcard.
Is that so bad ?

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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2002, 02:35 AM
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It's a business decision either way. They don't give those young American players those wildcards for nothing. They expect to draw more people to the tournament and the TV set with those players. THose players friends and family will support the USTA and ITF. The sneaker companies, etc that sponsor players also pay the USTA and ITF sponsirship money at tournaments. It's a tangled web driven by cold, hard cash.

Usually, the American player will draw more fannies and TV viewers. However, Martina Hingis will draw far better than any qualifier. That means money.

Don't confuse the tournament organizers with philanthropists. There job is to maximize revenue, and increase it every year. If they paid a bit more attention to player development instead of being stone cold focused on the bottom line, American men's tennis wouldn't be headed into a f*cking pit. Roddick is as likely to injured his way to out-of-the-top-20-most-of-it career as to win a GS. Blake has everything he needs t be the next Tiger Woods but enough talent. A Pete Sampras who went to Harvard and was on the cover of GQ is a hot property. A Jan Michael Vincent who went to Harvard and was on the cover of GQ is ... James Blake.

These people can't even spell fair. It certainly doesn't interest them. Unless the 'fair' is a monetary denomination in a small Caribbean country.

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