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RE: Will Andy qualify for the WTF 2014?


Think people are forgetting if he plays Valencia there are still 1500 points up for grabs! Long long way to go yet! Yes unlikely, but still in his hands

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Tennis36 wrote:

Think people are forgetting if he plays Valencia there are still 1500 points up for grabs! Long long way to go yet! Yes unlikely, but still in his hands


Certainly I'd agree with that, that although it's not looking good and must be odds against reaching the WTF, things can and often have changed very quickly.                            

 

 



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Race update - bah !

5 NISHIKORI 4265 ( 4255 + 10 ) - OUT L32 (BYE)
6 CILIC 3990 ( 3980 + 10 ) - OUT L64 - US OPEN TITLE WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY QUALIFY HIM FOR WTF
7 BERDYCH 3945 ( 3765 + 180 ) - IN QF vs SIMON
8 RAONIC 3750 ( 3740 + 10 ) - OUT L32 (BYE)
9 FERRER 3715 ( 3535 + 180 ) IN QF vs DJOKOVIC
10 MURRAY 3655 ( 3565 + 90 ) - OUT L16
11 DIMITROV 3450 ( 3405 + 45 ) - OUT L32


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Cilic is in whatever. So there are only 3 places to play for(unless injuries occur). Nishikori is almost there, very close for last two places

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Looking increasingly that its one from Raonic, Ferrer and Andy.

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If Andy wants to make the WTF he really has to ask for a wild card into either Valencia or Basel.

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RJA wrote:

If Andy wants to make the WTF he really has to ask for a wild card into either Valencia or Basel.


 I think it's pretty much guaranteed that he'll play Valencia going on what he said in his post match PC.



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Although I do wonder a about Rafa.
If he's really got appendicitis I'm not sure how he can play for another 4-5 weeks

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So as a keen tennis fan and Andy follower, but without any further knowledge, why does it matter so much that Andy gets into the WTF.

He's maybe not at his best still mentally or physically returning from his op, all the WTF offers as far as I can see is money.

I'm not trying to encourage a shoot out at the OK corral, but I'd like to know why it seems to be so important.

So many thanks to anyone who's happy to explain to a novice why this matters so much.



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The top players like to compete against each other.

And it is not just money. For each round robin match you win, you get 200 points - if somebody wins the whole thing without dropping a match, they earn 1500 points. And these points are on top of their already earned ranking points, meaning they can count 19 tournaments instead of 18. Which can be very handy with regard to seeding in the AO.

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But most importantly, I want to see him play when I go!

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Naturally, that is at the top of Andy's priorities, Beefy!

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It's also in his town of residence, and as a British player that's got to rank very highly. Federer has always targeted it as an event which should be ranked just below a grand slam, so all in all its very important but not a matter of life and death.

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RJA wrote:

If Andy wants to make the WTF he really has to ask for a wild card into either Valencia or Basel.


 

A French site says (not too surprisingly) that he has been offered a WC for Valencia (and Berdych too) but nothing about whether he'll accept it . . .

Andy in his interview was understandably vague:

When Murray was asked whether he would compete at the Swiss Indoors Basel or Valencia Open 500, he said, "We'll see over the next few days where I decide to go. Hopefully I can play well the last couple of tournaments, [to] try and make a push for London."

Although I might be out of date (these from yesterday) because another site claims he's definitely playing in Valencia . . .

 



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Friday 10th of October 2014 08:15:13 AM

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Murray needs to play at the O2 to keep his profile high to protect his 'brand' value as well as his A.O. seeding in January. That's the way it works these days. Missing the end of year spectacle will have potential adverse knock-on effects through 2015.

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