The French Open is less than a fortnight away, and players are desperately trying to improve their ranking to either make the main draw or at least secure a qualification berth for the second major of the year.
Opportunities are becoming limited as only one clay-court event remains before the world descends on Paris. There will be a few disappointed individuals, for sure.
Luckily, the wild-card system is available to those who miss the cut. Some could even bypass the whole thing and head straight into the 128-strong main draw.
While many of these wild cards will be handed out to homegrown players, a select few who’ve already shook, or are capable of shaking, the French capital will be given a chance to do so at the end of May.
The United States already is guaranteed to be represented by a wild card in both gender categories in a deal with the French Federation of Tennis. That leaves spaces even more tight.
Here’s a look at the players currently outside the top 100 who could snatch a coveted place at Roland Garros.