He doesnt deserve the WC and will probably lose first round. Like in IW they probbaly gave it to him because he is at least a name that is known, and that fans would come to see, so i dont blame them there. But if he is serious about getting back he should be playing qualifying.
He'll continue to get WCs as long as his name recognition remains high, so I don't question the judgment of the tour organizers in giving him one. They just want to sell tickets. But I do question the wisdom of Mark's management in advising him to ask for and accept the WC. As others here have said, he desparately needs match practice, so he should be playing qualifying or challengers. But Mark never seems to have gotten good advice, or to have listened to what good advice he actually got. It's sad, but he'll probably go down in tennis history as one of the biggest unrealized talents.
Why do they give ANOTHER one to Young? He is just not ready to play the pros yet - everyone cna see it. He will only win if there is a retirement or a walk over. Give the WC to someone who is more developed physically.