What a disgrace! 328th ranked Geoffrey Blancaneau, 693rd ranked Thai-Son Kwiatkowski received a WC over the hottest youngster on tour, Montreal semifinalist Denis Shapovalov.
(The women WCs are even worse. Amandine Hesse, really?)
Blacaneaux is the reciprocal WC for the French Federation, it was their choice. As much as I wanted Shapovalov to have a WC, I knew it wouldn't happen. USTA rarely selects non-US tennis players for their US Open WCs.
Kwiatkowski's WC is due to being NCAA champion,
Kypson won the WC tournament in Kalamzoo,
Paul won the USTA WC Challenge, although there is a case to be made that he likely would have gotten one anyways.