Look at Hewitt - he was injured but has played great lately, fans want to see him, so he got a wildcard. Ferrero is a washed up old has-been. By your logic I suppose they should have given wildcards to Gaudio and Moya as well?
I understand that Hewitt's name may be more popular,
but as for the recent results, Ferrero is exactly like Hewitt :
quarter-finalist in Wimbledon, won an ATP250,
and Ferrero is 20th in the Race, Hewitt is 21st, and both are round 16 in Washington.
Then no I don't understand that argument