Australian Open Wild Card Challenge: Standings after Charlottesville

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Australian Open Wild Card Challenge: Standings after Charlottesville

First out of 3 legs of USTA Pro Circuit's Australian Open Wild Card Challenge is behind us, and after Charlottesville Noah Rubin and Tommy Paul are leaders of the pack. Players are now in Knoxville and Challenge will be finished at Champaign next week.

American with the highest number of points from 2 out of 3 events will get 2016 Australian Open main draw wild card (if he is not directly in thanks to his ranking). Here the current standings after Charlottesville : 1 Noah Rubin 80
2 Tommy Paul 48
T3 Bjorn Fratangelo 15
T3 Stefan Kozlov 15
T3 Alex Kuznetsov 15
T3 Tim Smyczek 15
T7 Sekou Bangoura 7
T7 Jared Donaldson 7
T7 Ernesto Escobedo 7
T7 Ryan Harrison 7
T7 Mitchell Krueger 7
T7 Francis Tiafoe 7 Teens Rubin and Paul, who played great final in Charlottesville (read more about it HERE) entered Knoxville with Special Exempt status and it will be hard for them to continue with wins.

Noah will play against 2nd seed Austin Krajicek, and Paul's rival is 3rd seed Tim Smyczek. Besides them, Fratangelo, Kozlov, Donaldson, Harrison and Tiafoe will also play, as well as red hot Taylor Fritz, who can be back in a chase after strong result here.

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