And the reason Gasquet isn't getting a WC is that the ITF is appealing his return to the game, and the USTA is backing the ITF.
Confirmed here :
The tournament has confirmed that Richard Gasquet intends to play qualifying, his first match since being suspended for testing positive for cocaine in March. The International Tennis Federation is appealing the decision and the USTA, which works in conjunction with the ITF, had no intentions of agreeing to give Gasquet a main-draw wild card.
That's what I suspected
whereas the appeal is not suspensive at all : after all, there was one judgment by an independent tribunal and he was considered innocent (only an unsignificant negligence about going to a dancing in Miami was considered). Still recently there was a hair test and Gasquet is not a cocain consumer, whereas Pamela is.
It's good that there is an appeal if they want to check it again,
but then why sentence him before ?
I really hope Gasquet does not go there : I don't care how Gasquet succeeds in the US Open, but this attitude is disgusting. He should tell them "FUCK OFF"