Fans revolt as TA makes scandalous decision to deny Millman AO wildcard following qualifying defeat

John Millman played his last singles game at Melbourne Park. He aimed to win a grand slam main draw farewell by getting entry into the Australian Open qualifying. Sadly, he lost 6-4, 6-3 against Alex Molcan. A lot of mixed emotions were felt during the game as Millman bowed out. He was grateful to the supporters and praised Molcan’s performance. In contrast, social media showed a different reaction. Many felt that it was unfair not to award the 34-year-old a wildcard entry given his lengthy career and contributions to the sport. The decision was controversial especially since Millman struggled with a series of injuries. As he failed to progress in the qualifier, fans expressed disappointment and criticized Tennis Australia. The controversy added to the tournament director’s widely criticized wildcards’ selection. The use of wildcards is standard in the Grand Slam. Tennis Australia has collaborated with the French and United States tennis boards. In the past, Millman had received wildcards, but they were not given to him this time. Apart from the controversy, fans remember Millman’s defeat over Roger Federer. His most iconic win was at the 2018 US Open. Millman also spoke about his career highlights, mentioning that representing Australia in Davis Cup and Olympic Games were the moments he cherished the most.