By Chris Oddo | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Bernard Tomic and Ryan Harrison received main draw wild cards into the 2014 US Open, as did six other players.
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Former world No. 43 Ryan Harrison was awarded a wild card into the 2014 US Open main draw, along with Bernard Tomic, Noah Rubin and five others.
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Harrison, 22, has slipped to 164 in the world this season. He qualified for the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, but has only managed four tour-level wins this season against 11 losses.
Tomic won the Bogota title as a qualifier earlier this summer, and has risen from 124 in the rankings to 70, after a douible hip surgery this winter. Tomic has played the US Open main draw in the last three years, but has never been past the second round.
18-year-old Noah Rubin, who won the boys 18s in Kalamazoo to earn his spot. The New York native also won junior Wimbledon this summer.
Tim Smyczek, who reached the third round in New York last year, 17-year-old Jared Donaldson, who won three straight futures titles this summer and Marcus Giron, who won the NCAA singles title, also were granted entry to the main draw which begins Aug. 25.
Wayne Odesnik and 34-year-old Frenchman Michael Llodra also received wild cards.
Notably left off the list was 31-year-old Robby Ginepri, who was the last American to make a Grand Slam semifinal. Ginepri has won three of his last five tour-level matches, including Monday’s upset of rising Austrian Dominic Thiem.