The USTA announced seven of its eight wild cards for men's singles on Tuesday, and not everybody was happy about it. Former World No.8 Jack Sock heads a class of seven men’s singles wild cards that was named by the tournament on Tuesday.
Sock, 0-3 on the season and currently ranked No.176, is the reigning U.S. Open doubles champion along with Mike Bryan.
Sock is joined by five other Americans and Frenchman Antoine Hoang.
Denis Kudla, Marcos Giron and Bjorn Fratangelo join Zachara Zvajda, this year’s 18s winner at Kalamazoo, and Ernesto Escobedo, the winner of the USTA’s wild card challenge
UPDATE: Denis Kudla has now qualified for main draw as a result of Juan Martin del Potro's withdrawal and Chris Eubanks has scooped up the final wild card.
Hoang was awarded the wild card as part of the USTA’s reciprocal deal with the FFT. The final wild card will go to Australia as part of a reciprocal deal, and will be named later.
One player that was left off the list was American Tommy Paul, and compatriot Taylor Fritz did not take kindly to that decision. He spoke out on Twitter after the announcement was made.
Kudla is next in and will get in…. so I really hope that wildcard goes to the person who truly deserves it more than anyone….
— Taylor Fritz (@Taylor_Fritz97) August 13, 2019
Paul, 22, has gone 22-11 at all levels, and 2-4 at the ATP level in 2019. He was still left off the list even after Denis Kudla was granted main draw access as a result of Del Potro's withdrawal.
UPDATE: Denis Kudla made the main draw based on Juan Martin del Potro's draw and Chris Eubanks has been given the final wild card
— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) August 13, 2019