^ James wasn't ranked high enough to make the main draw for the French Open and he didn't enter qualifying. My guess is that at this time in his career he didn't like his chances of actually qualifying (was ranked #149 and had only played 2 clay matches this year at the time of the entry deadline). The funny thing is if he had entered qualifying, he would have been the #6 seed.
His next tournament is Wimbledon - he's #2 on the alternate list.
There's always several withdrawals before the draw is made, so he will very likely make the main draw.