I wonder how much money PLD blew just to get to Doha for nothing! I would feel pissed off if that happened to me. If I were him, I would've went on the atptennis site itself and check the cut offs for upcoming events instead of wasting money. But for sure, him and Chvojka can play Oz Open qualies with their rankings.
qualies sign ins are done on site on the Friday. He can't just go somewhere and check before flying there to sign in. it's a risk you take
that being said I would have went to Brisbane if i were him because that way if he didn't get in at least he wouldn't then have to spend a load on a flight to Melbourne too, as it's just right there.
But he may get in though if someone withdraws. He's probably the next ALT in. Don't leave yet PLD