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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Clay Court Wild Card, Tomic Sent Home, Brengle Stays in Europe

Just a few quick links tonight, but I did want to make sure that everyone knew that the Boys 18s and 16s Clay Courts will award a main draw wild card into next year's ATP Delray Beach International Tennis Championships to the boys' 18s winner. Registration closes on Thursday, so don't put it off any longer if you plan to play. Please see the tournament's TennisLink website for more information on the wild card and all the other particulars of this new venue.

There's this very surprising story from Melbourne's Herald Sun claiming that phenom Bernard Tomic was sent home from Europe by Tennis Australia, and will not compete at Wimbledon, because he didn't show adequate effort in a second round loss in the French Junior Championships.

And here's another local news update on Madison Brengle, who has spent the past five weeks in Europe and will be staying there for at least three more, through the Wimbledon Junior championships.


Austin said...

Odd how he won more games in the 2nd set than the 1st set.

Anonymous said...

Right or wrong Tiley made a decision you have to respect. Possibly alienating the next great player from Australia, Tiley set the tone for what is expected of their players. Can anyone imagine the USTA taking such a stand?

Anonymous said...

It's not like he was stopping Tomic from playing wimbledon. He still could have played but they didnt want to pay for him if he wasnt going to put out.