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Apologies, didnt see this thread talking about the new Challengers, but have posted elsewhere on it instead. Just adding in my comments, Andy is clearly going to struggle for Glasgow if not Loughborough, but as folks point out Dan will be back and presumably ready to play. Not sure who else the $100k events are aimed at in terms of GB players, Cam and Liam clearly might play, Jay also depending on the entry level. Others arent really at consistent Challenger level? Presumably this will get a posse of players not at home on clay, US and Aussies perhaps, some of the French and germans who like a faster court.

Not sure I support it versus putting on half a dozen more Futures events and not sure where the in form womens side get a look in on this type of thing?


Scotstoun is not a big venue and would struggle with crowds there is normally a seated area which I think is court 1 correct me if I am wrong. There is a raised platform viewing down on the courts which normally players sit and watch other players I think if Andy was there it would be a nightmare controlling crowds. I think as you say it would attract the top British players excluding Edmund and Norrie. The clash with clay is intriguing  would be interesting to see who enters I would have thought mainly players ranked 150 and below



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Tbh I think these events are going to attract very weird entry lists. As said, they are both in the middle of the clay season and the only hard court challengers in Europe during that period. Loughborough is the same week as French Open qualifying, I think we are going to see players outside of 250 seeded for that event.

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In the Scotstoun court numbering system, the normal temporary stand is built beside Court 6 ( on top of what would no doubt normally be court 5 ) with courts 7 and 8 beyond. Courts 1 to 4 are on the other side of the hall, on the other side of that raised platform walkway ( from which all courts can be viewed, good for coaches, other players, friends and really anyone else with the futures attendances but not set up for big crowds going awandering ).

But that's just numbers for the normal 8 courts in the hall with Court 6 just becoming the de facto main court because it's beside the stand and thus hosts the main matches.

Of course it could be quite different for this event. Indeed if Andy is playing, it surely will be in some ways.



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Liam announced not playing either. I expect Cam to follow suit.
If Andy is not fit enough, what is the point of adding these events?


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well, I think it is good these two events have been put on, whatever the reason. hopefully some Brits will benefit. The more events the merrier!


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In general yes but it does seem rather hurried and in the context of nothing similar for our women and some of them have been our stars so far this year. And of course still virtually nout for these in the lower echelons trying to get on the ladder.

As said before, it will be very interesting to see what fields are assembled for these late added indoor hard court tournaments as the outdoor clay season gets into full swing.

The very thread that this tournament discussion is in shows what there is a feeling that this is all about ( and the Daily Fail certainly made this out to be the case ) and, however much we owe Mr Murray, I'd hope that there was rather more to it with more sign of a general inclusIve tournament strategy.



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Looks like Andy has committed to the Rosmalen event I'm Netherlands just before Queens, a good sign. I guess Surbiton is still also possible as well as Loughborough and Glasgow still being possible as well, but good to see a commitment that must be based on confidence - and a six figure guarantee as well if the daily fail is to be believed!

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JonH wrote:

Looks like Andy has committed to the Rosmalen event I'm Netherlands just before Queens, a good sign. I guess Surbiton is still also possible as well as Loughborough and Glasgow still being possible as well, but good to see a commitment that must be based on confidence - and a six figure guarantee as well if the daily fail is to be believed!


As reported by the Beeb.



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I see agassi has sacked djoko in a shortlived coaching relationship

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...and it appears sascha zverev may have lendl as his coach moving forwards.

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JonH wrote:

I see agassi has sacked djoko in a shortlived coaching relationship


 That's an interesting way round !



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Well, at least he got his message in first and in this case my instinct is to believe it!

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Novak and Radek Stepanek have also parted ways, which given they are friends appears a more interesting development. Not sure if this all suggests Novak is in some sort of meltdown (for Daily Mail readers) or crossroads (for Telegraph readers) or rethinking his future strategy (for Guardian readers) but either way it looks like a lot of flux right now.



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Andy Murray will play Citi Open in Washington as part of return from hip injury at the end of July/start of August.

Full article is here



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BBC Ceefax has a story Andy may play Glasgow next week. we will know by Wednesday according to the BBC

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