Originally Posted by out_here_grindin
That's what I worrying about, another Don type of failure because of the vast amounts of wild cards(this isn't the only reason but its one of them).
At least in this respect, there's really no comparison.
This is just one ATP wild card and for a lot of these challengers Ryan is not terribly far from getting direct acceptance. Not to mention he is turning 18 in a few months and has had some very good success in his young career so far.
Look at The Don's tournament history. It's hilarious. He got 6
ATP wild cards before he even turned 16! The Don couldn't even win futures matches and he was getting an ATP wild card every single week.