Yeah, pretty stupid, I'm sure Nishikori could have got a wildcard. As it is I don't see him coming through qualifying or even if he does he will have nothing left in the tank.
I think Ginepri or Levine would've been more likely but who knows... it was unfortunate for Ginepri to make the semis in San Jose and not be able to get a SE in b/c of the IS/ISG distinction. It was just weird to see Isner get into San Jose off the ALT list but not be on the list here. Oh well.