Re: The Annual Horrible French Roland Garros WCs Thread!
I am very happy to complain about this every year because it is a farce, free money for sub-par tennis players. This year is looking particularly bad and I wonder what the FFT are going to do.
I am referring to the WCs as 'Free 50k', to emphasise the absurdity of these low talent tennis players receiving free money. My brief analysis below:
Firstly, Oceane Dodin (409) is an obvious choice for a MD WC, she has talent and proven herself on tour. There are also juniors with talent like Burel and Parry as previously mentioned, they can certainly strike a tennis ball.
However, how many other MD WC are there to dish out? ....The bar is low, very low:
Jessika Ponchet (195): Tenacious, average tennis player, poor technique, but did qualify for AO on her own and that is commendable. Free 50k highly likely based on ranking, also popular with FFT.
Chloe Paquet (230) : No more talented than Hesse, and achieved less in her career, but still better than other scrubs, highly likely free 50k.
Myrtille Georges (235): No personal hate, but Myrtille is an utter scrub picking up her FFT cheques wherever she can, free 50k still unlikely given the routine ITF losses throughout the year.
Amandine Hesse (240): Ordinary, no real weapons, but attractive and sometimes had decent results a long time ago. Likely free 50k.
Harmony Tan (263): Still young (21), made a SF of a 60k this year, based on that fact alone, FFT will desperately issue the free 50k.
Audrey Albie (286): Good ITF results recently. Free 50k highly likely.
Sherazad Reix (327): Actually a nice ball striker, but even if she were ranked 105, no free money for her, unpopular with FFT.
Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (345): Weaponless, would be a bad match up against any top 100 player, but young (20) and I feel she is popular with FFT, possible free 50k but probably unlikely.
Irina Ramialson (373): Not young, low level ITF regular, not worth free money.
Julie Gervais (390): See above.
Alize Lim (406): Very popular with FFT, photogenic and well connected, but can't play tennis that well. If she gets a main draw WC I will feel physically sick.
Last edited by V.Melb; May 2nd, 2019 at 12:53 PM.