NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The field for the 2011 U.S. Open men’s singles tournament in Flushing Meadows just got a bit more crowded.
Former champ Lleyton Hewitt, Robby Ginepri, Ryan Harrison and Donald Young are among the seven players awarded wild cards into the men’s draw.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/19 Wednesday Morning Forecast
The U.S. Tennis Association said Wednesday that the eighth berth would be given to the winner of an eight-player tournament this week in College Park, Md. Steve Johnson, Jack Sock and Julien Benneteau also received wild cards.
The 30-year-old Hewitt won the 2001 U.S. Open and 2002 Wimbledon titles but is ranked 165th after a series of injuries.READ MORE: Islanders Win In Shootout, Hand Flyers 9th Straight Loss
Young had to apologize to the USTA in April after he posted an obscenity-laced message on Twitter criticizing the organization for not automatically giving him its wild card into the French Open.
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