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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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Yes, I do remember those days...but none of those players was really that good..it was a bit of a slump in men's tennis.an interregnum ...these days, we have better players..Zverev, Alcaraz, Sinner, Tsitsipas..one of them will win, unless Djokovic returns to something like his best...
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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ashkor87 wrote: Sun May 12, 2024 1:18 am Just for completeness
Swiatek 60%
Rybakina 20%
Sabalenka 15%
Field 5%

The men
Tstsipas 20
Zverev 15
Sinner, Alcaraz, Djokovic 50%
The field 15%
Upated:
Rybakina 15
QZ 5
may be QZ is coming of age at last
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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ROLAND-GARROS 2024: WILDCARDS ANNOUNCED
The wildcards for the Roland-Garros 2024 women’s and men’s qualifying competitions and final draw competitions have been finalised.

TUESDAY 14 MAY 2024
The President of the FFT, Gilles Moretton, and Tournament Director Amélie Mauresmo are delighted to announce the wildcards allocated for the Qualifying tournament (20th to 24th May) and for the main draw of the women’s and men’s singles tournaments (26th May to 9th June) at Roland-Garros 2024. It should be noted that some wildcards are allocated within the framework of the agreement between the FFT and the Australian and American tennis federations (Tennis Australia and USTA).

Women's singles (main draw)

Alizé CORNET (FRA) - Age 34 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.99 - "Destination Roland-Garros, International Race" wildcard

Fiona FERRO (FRA) - Age 27 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.149

Elsa JACQUEMOT (FRA) - Age 21 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.158

Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) - Age 31 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.220

Chloé PAQUET (FRA) - Age 29 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.133

Jessika PONCHET (FRA)* - Age 27 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.155 - "Destination Roland-Garros, French Race" wildcard

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) - Age 31 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.219 - Wildcard allocated within the framework of the agreement between the FFT and Tennis Australia

Sachia VICKERY (USA) - Age 29 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.127 - Wildcard allocated within the framework of the agreement between the FFT and the USTA

*The "Destination Roland-Garros, French Race" wildcard was originally intended for Loïs Boisson, but the Frenchwoman has had to withdraw from Roland-Garros following the injury she sustained yesterday at the Clarins Trophy.

Men's singles (main draw)

Terence ATMANE (FRA) - Age 22 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.137

Richard GASQUET (FRA) - Age 37 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.113

Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (FRA) - Age 33 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.140 - "Destination Roland-Garros, French Race" wildcard

Harold MAYOT (FRA) - Age 22 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.130

Nicolas MORENO DE ALBORAN (USA) - Age 26 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.136 - Wildcard allocated within the framework of the agreement between the FFT and the USTA

Giovanni MPETSHI PERRICARD (FRA) - Age 20 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.123

Alexandre MULLER (FRA) - Age 27 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.109 - "Destination Roland-Garros" wildcard - International Race

Adam WALTON (AUS) - Age 25 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.111 - Wildcard allocated within the framework of the agreement between the FFT and Tennis Australia

Women's singles (Qualifying rounds)

Sarah ILIEV - Age 17 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.593

Séléna JANICIJEVIC* -Age 21 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.242 - "Destination Roland-Garros, International Race" wildcard

Manon LEONARD - Age 23 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.285 - "Destination Roland-Garros, French Race" wildcard

Astrid LEW YAN FOON - Age 18 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.599

Jenny LIM - Age 19 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.547

Daphnée MPETSHI PERRICARD - Age 15 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.1233

Tiantsoa Sarah RAKOTOMANGA RAJAONAH - Age 18 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.563

Margaux ROUVROY - Age 23 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.277

Alice TUBELLO - Age 23 - WTA ranking (6th May): No.442

*The "Destination Roland-Garros, International Race" wildcard for the qualifiers was originally intended for Harmony Tan, but as a consequence of the wild-card allocation, the Frenchwoman enters the qualifying draw directly.

Men's singles (Qualifying rounds)

Clément CHIDEKH - Age 22 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.290 - "Destination Roland-Garros, French Race" wildcard

Gabriel DEBRU - Age 18 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.337

Mathys ERHARD - Age 22 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.338

Antoine ESCOFFIER - Age 32 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.228 - "Destination Roland-Garros, International Race" wildcard

Thomas FAUREL - Age 18 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.1940

Arthur GEA - Age 19 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.396

Sascha GUEYMARD WAYENBURG - Age 20 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.538

Maé MALIGE - Age 18 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.736

Théo PAPAMALAMIS - Age 18 - ATP ranking (6th May): No.998

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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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Ruud is as talented on clay as any player on the tour with Nadal a shell of himself and Djokovic in a funk. He just doesn't carry himself like a champion, and that hurts his chances.

But seeing as how he made the final two years running, he still has to be on the list of favorites. His forehand is absolutely devastating on clay.
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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Well, all these are matters of opinion and judgement...I just don't see Ruud as that good a player...I can't see him beating Alcaraz or Sinner or even Zverev in a big event, or even Tsitsipas. I may be proved wrong, which is fine !
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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https://www.tennis.com/baseline/article ... ga-swiatek

A relatively sensible prediction I would say ...good review of Swiatek's game too.
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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Actually there are strong rumours that Sinner is out. Maybe Alcaraz as well...
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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I won't be following this tournament here...will be on vacation. Will probably watch W in person though, and certainly Queens...
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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Halep, Wozniaki, Thiem, and Raducanu all got shined for WC, off to qualie's they go........
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Suliso wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 2:03 pm Actually there are strong rumours that Sinner is out. Maybe Alcaraz as well...
Yes, their injuries don't seem trivial....too bad..
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Owendonovan wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:58 pm Halep, Wozniaki, Thiem, and Raducanu all got shined for WC, off to qualie's they go........
Unless you are a citizen of Australia or US..time to end this corrupt system of reciprocal wCs...the best young players are probably Czech but they don't have their own major tournament!
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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Owendonovan wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:58 pm Halep, Wozniaki, Thiem, and Raducanu all got shined for WC, off to qualie's they go........
Halep doesn't have a ranking so she won't be in qualifying.

Wozniacki seems to not be entered.

Raducanu is entered.

Thiem also seems not be entered.
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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ashkor87 wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 1:17 am Unless you are a citizen of Australia or US..time to end this corrupt system of reciprocal wCs...the best young players are probably Czech but they don't have their own major tournament!
You'll have to pry the wildcards from the tournament directors' cold dead hands.
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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What would be a proper WC system? As above, there is no way any of the slams will give up their right to hand over all WC to local players. But that hurts everybody else.
What carrot can you give them? Or can you implement some guidelines?
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Re: ATP WTA Grand Slam Roland Garros 5/26 - 6/9 2024

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good question ..! Wild Cards can be the prerogative of tournament directors but they should not use the reciprocity approach...the automatic reciprocity in place today.. how about letting the tour decide? Or an even wilder idea - how about a poll of tennis fans? if the slams wont give up their rights, only local players can be given wild cards.maybe half the wild cards to local players, the other half by poll of fans?!
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