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I saw that Safin again asked for a wildcard in Memphis. He did that at the end of last year for some tournaments, too. Does anyone know how many wildcards a player can take in one season? I am not sure but I thought there was a rule that players can only take a limited number of WCs for tournaments they could have entered on a normal way if they wouldn't have missed the deadline.
 

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I saw that Safin again asked for a wildcard in Memphis. He did that at the end of last year for some tournaments, too. Does anyone know how many wildcards a player can take in one season? I am not sure but I thought there was a rule that players can only take a limited number of WCs for tournaments they could have entered on a normal way if they wouldn't have missed the deadline.
I think that there is no rule for the limitation of WC.
 

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Donald Young in his times settled it as an unfinished number of Wild Cards :tape:.

Robert Dee is though up to break his record.
 

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I think that there is no rule for the limitation of WC.
Yes, there are rules.
From the ATP 2008 Rulebook:

Players may accept up to five (5) main draw singles wild cards into ATP tournaments during any ATP Circuit Year. Wild cards shall only count toward the annual limit if the player would have been a direct acceptance on the original acceptance list.
Additional exceptions are outlined below.
a) Players who cannot participate in ATP Tournaments for six (6) months because of a physical injury may petition the ATP for one additional wild card.
b) In the event that a player’s position in the South African Airways ATP Ranking (Singles) is insufficient to make him a Direct Acceptance on the forty-two (42) day Acceptance List, then he shall be released from his commitment to that Tournament, unless offered a wild card to the Contract Tournament within twenty-four (24) hours of the entry deadline. Such wild card accepted by a player shall not count in the player's annual limitation of five (5) wild cards in singles.
c) Any player who becomes thirty-five (35) years of age by December 31 of an ATP Circuit Year shall be exempt from the wild card limitation if he is:
i) A former singles Champion of a Grand Slam; or
ii) A former singles Champion of the ATP World Championship or Tennis Masters Cup; or
iii) A former No.1-ranked player in the South African Airways ATP Rankings (Singles) prior to January 2000; or
iv) A former No.1 player in the year-end ATP Race.
d) Players may petition the ATP for exceptions to these limitations
 
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