Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
There's no rules or even some sort of "ethics" guidance suggesting wildcards should be awarded to players who most deserve it. They're fully at the discretion of the organizers (except for the limit for individual players). Of course, organizers don't want to look foolish, but they also have to be business/long-term oriented so they can use the WCs to please partners (like other Federations), sponsors, agencies, promote local up-and-comers, etc. There is nothing wrong with that, IMHO, because that is the precise purpose of these spots. They don't have to be noble about it. Noble would really mean no wildcard spots at all - that'll mean the most deserving players get to play (and injured/unretired players could use PR)
And that’s why they are called Wild Card

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