I saw him in the main draw without a WC beside his name and couldn't figure out how he got in. Looks like he's using his protected ranking of 56. The terms of the protected ranking are quite generous. "The Entry Protection shall be in effect for either the first eight tournaments that the player competes in using the Entry Protection (excluding wild cards and entries as a Direct Acceptance with his current position in the South African Airways ATP Rankings) or for the period up to nine months beginning with the first tennis event that the player competes in, whichever occurs first." If he plays half decent, he should be able to rack up alot of points in those eight tournaments, which should include all of the Grand Slams, and he should also be able to get wildcards during the US hardcourt season. I still think that with his game and durability, he'd be better off playing doubles, especially with the new tiebreaker.