just curious, when did Bester play last? Would he be eligible for a PR(need 6 months off I think) and would he be eligible for it to use in AO qualies(if he wanted to go, and would it even be good enough to get in), and what would that PR be?
Well it depends if Davis Cup counts, if it does then it's July 8. If it doesn't then it's June 27. Either way, I'm not sure it's worth his time or money to have his first tournament back to be a Grand Slam event. His protected ranking would be about 245.
Looking through the entry lists (ATP/ITF) for January, Bester isn't listed anywhere so it looks like he is still recovering/training. One good point about this is he now qualifies for a protected ranking of about 250-260 when he returns.