Jamie needs the the points that go with winning at ATP 250 events.
Oh I get it. For an ATP 250 event, you need to be around the top 50 to qualify automatically. However, if there are few of the top 250 applying (e.g. due to withdrawal or other competing tournaments happening at the same time), someone lower ranked will go onto the waiting list. The closer you are to top 50, the higher you are in the waiting list to get into the tournament.
I also understand that there are a few places (3 ?) available from qualifying by winning three qualifying matches.
I guess this means that as Jamie gets closer to the top 50, if he is willing to play and win qualifying matches, he will be able to gain entry into ATP 250 events to earn double points as compared to participating in Challenger tournaments.
Can someone who is knowledgeable give me a rough probability estimate of Jamie (presently ranked 94th) being able to enter qualifying rounds for ATP 250 tournament please ? Thanks.
As a matter of fact, in a normal ATP 250 tournament where there are 5 rounds, there is enough space for 32 doubles pairing. How many of those are allocated to wild cards, and how many to qualifying (3?) normally ?
It appears to me the best way to get into an ATP 250 in Jamie current position is to apply to all ATP 250 events and hope that not enough people apply so he can get into the qualifying rounds. He will be notified usually [3?] days in advance so he will then have to book flights and accommodation and get there at the last minute and hope the jet lag doesn't stop him from winning his matches.