Decisions will be made on US Open wildcards in the coming weeks and both these two will be big contenders. Kudla has a very good chance of getting a main draw wildcard especially after his showing against Andy Roddick in San Jose where he pushed the former champion all the way.
However the 19 year old isn't taking anything for granted and hopes to get direct entry into the Flushing Meadows draw before too long.
“If I get the opportunity, I’ll take it,” he said. “You can’t live on wild cards forever.” Kudla has been impressive this week, outlasting Binghampton champion Michael Yani in the first round and edging a quarter-final thriller with Matt Reid yesterday, recovering from a 4-0 deficit in the first set to win 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
For one so young, Harrison has an impressive level of maturity and he's come through a succession of three setters to reach this stage, battling past sixth seed Agustin Velotti 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-4 in the quarters. It's amazing to think that this is only the 18 year old's second challenger event.
Prediction: Kudla in three.