Definitely not Jouan, chavkev, but Mannarino and Ouanna would have been the logical picks if the wild-card had been awarded according to the usual criteria (both quite young and better ranked than Llodra - #94 and #103).
Mannarino & Ouanna may get in off the alternate list:
U.S. Open Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated August 30, 2009)
ESPN confirmed that Ryan Sweeting received the remaining main draw wild card (previously reserved for Ram).
Wild Cards (results in post #74)