I think that this could be good for tennis. It surprises me sometimes how full qualifying draws are with ranked players, especially in satellite series.
Surely, they don't think that they can get ranking points in a 128/64 draw qualifying tournament.
Just think of all the new names appearing on the ranking lists because of this.
Being cynical now, it could be worth the LTA or other national organisation entering loads of unranked players into this tournaments just to get these players their first ranking points!
We absolutely love BEAR HUGS!!!!