Smyczek, Buchanan To Replace Johnson, Sock In Australian Open Wildcard Playoffs

Tim Smyczek photo by JD Blom

(December 7, 2012) The USTA announced that Tim Smyczek (Milwaukee) and Chase Buchanan (Columbus, Ohio) will replace Steve Johnson (Orange, Calif.) and Jack Sock (Lincoln, Neb.), respectively, in the 2012 Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs, held Dec. 14-16 at Life Time Athletic & Tennis at Peachtree Corners in Norcross, Ga.


Eight men and eight women will compete in the Wild Card Playoffs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with each winner earning a singles main draw wild card into the 2013 Australian Open. The USTA secured the opportunity through a reciprocal agreement with Tennis Australia, where the two national tennis federations exchanged wild cards for the 2012 US Open and 2013 Australian Open.


For more information, visit http://www.australianwildcard.com.