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coldface
11-02-2009, 08:13 AM
According to atp offical site (http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Rankings-FAQ.aspx#injury)

"...Players with direct acceptance who do not play an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament will be suspended from a subsequent ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event which will be the next highest point earned ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event within the next 12 months. If an injured player is on-site within the first three days of a tournament to conduct promotional activities over a two day period, a suspension will not be enforced but a 0-pointer will be counted on a player's ranking. "

Rog Fed & Andy Murray both were absent from Shanghai Masters, is there any exception for these 2 guys, Andy Murray particularly, to escape from the suspension?

Blinkism
11-02-2009, 08:17 AM
I doubt they'd suspend the defending champion.

They should, instead, rig his draw to play nothing but big hitters, and fill the stadium with British supporters, and turn on fans to make it windy...

:)

drakulie
11-02-2009, 08:23 AM
If that is what the rules call for, they should be suspended. Will they??? Probably not, the way the ATP/WTA cover up for high-level players.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-02-2009, 08:23 AM
30-40% of the Miami fans come to see Murray and Fed, so if they do that...go figure.

larry10s
11-02-2009, 08:29 AM
30-40% of the Miami fans come to see Murray and Fed, so if they do that...go figure.

who should they come to see??

TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-02-2009, 08:33 AM
who should they come to see??
What i meant was that the attendances would be a lot smaller if Fed and Murray didnt come.

Cesc Fabregas
11-02-2009, 08:39 AM
30-40% of the Miami fans come to see Murray and Fed, so if they do that...go figure.

The other 60% come to see Rafa Nadal!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-02-2009, 08:41 AM
The other 60% come to see Rafa Nadal!
Lots of ppl in Miami are probably coming to see Rafael Nadal but i dont think its 60%, im sure Djokovic Roddick and Del Potro has lots of fans there to.
Btw Cesc, fantastic goal he scored against Tottenham!

Blinkism
11-02-2009, 08:45 AM
Regardless, I think Murray would be the least missed and, probably, Federer the most missed so they'll suspend Murray before they suspend Federer, who I'm sure will be fine.

Neither will be suspended, most likely.

But, why would they suspend Federer? His biggest points don't come from Miami, but from Madrid, in terms of the next tournament where he defends the most points at a Masters.

dollivier
11-02-2009, 08:46 AM
They have a similar rule on the WTA but that hasn't stopped the Williams sisters from boycotting Indian Wells for years without suspensions.

drakulie
11-02-2009, 08:57 AM
Lots of fans in Miami come to see the south americans. They always have cheering squads.

sureshs
11-02-2009, 09:00 AM
As long as Nadal and Fed are there, no one will care about Murray.

bladepdb
11-02-2009, 09:16 AM
I thought they both didn't play (or at least I know Murray for sure) due to recovery from injuries...or so they claim. If it's an injury they don't require the players to play.

jones101
11-02-2009, 09:28 AM
Fed is allowed to skip 1 MS touney every year (excluding Monte Carlo), as he has over 600 career matches, so there will be no fine for him

Fee
11-02-2009, 10:48 AM
They would be suspended from Indian Wells, not Miami.

Serendipitous
11-02-2009, 11:22 AM
They won't suspend Andy Murray ????? ???????

Feña14
11-02-2009, 11:52 AM
I thought they both didn't play (or at least I know Murray for sure) due to recovery from injuries...or so they claim. If it's an injury they don't require the players to play.

Well yeah, Murray's wrist is still not 100% and he's missed quite a few tournaments.

I highly doubt they will think it's an elaborate plan by him to not play in Shanghai.

jrod
11-02-2009, 12:01 PM
Meanwhile, Tournament sponsors are waging a fierce back room battle to make sure the ATP doesn't suspend the top players from THEIR tournament...

Seriously, could the ATP devise a MORE moronic strategy than to suspend the top players for not playing due to legitimate reasons?

tacou
11-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Fed is allowed to skip 1 MS touney every year (excluding Monte Carlo), as he has over 600 career matches, so there will be no fine for him

is this an actual rule?

kOaMaster
11-02-2009, 03:05 PM
is this an actual rule?

no but it sounds like fun inventing other nonsense rules!

TMF
11-02-2009, 03:16 PM
The other 60% come to see Rafa Nadal!

Yeah, like the same amount of percentage where they want to see him at RG. LOL

jones101
11-02-2009, 03:57 PM
no but it sounds like fun inventing other nonsense rules!

1.08 Reduction of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Commitment
A. A player’s number of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 commitment tournaments shall be
reduced by one (1) tournament for reaching each of the following milestones:
1) 600 matches (as of 1 January of the commitment year)
2) 12 years of service
3) 31 years of age (as of 1 January of the commitment year)
If all three (3) conditions are met then the player has a complete exemption from the
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 player commitment.
The first Year of Service shall be the first calendar year in which a player has competed
in at least twelve (12) tournaments offering ranking points.
B. A player who is eligible for a reduction of his ATP World Tour Masters 1000 commitment
tournaments must be in good standing with the ATP in order to receive a reduction
of required ATP World Tour Masters 1000 commitment tournaments


http://www.atpworldtour.com/Corporate/Rulebook.aspx

Kemitak
11-02-2009, 06:16 PM
How the H did the ATP become a governing body, handing out punishments? I thought it was a players' union in place to protect the interests of the players.

Agassifan
11-02-2009, 07:05 PM
The other 60% come to see Rafa Nadal!

LOL. In anywhere-but-Spain, it goes like

federer
gap
nadal
local favorite

GoaLaSSo
11-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Lots of ppl in Miami are probably coming to see Rafael Nadal but i dont think its 60%, im sure Djokovic Roddick and Del Potro has lots of fans there to.
Btw Cesc, fantastic goal he scored against Tottenham!
It was fantastic. World class.

It doesn't seem very fair to say "You guys were hurt and missed tournaments and lost money...so now you must miss another tournament"

TheFifthSet
11-02-2009, 10:53 PM
Doubtful . . .

robbie_mx
11-03-2009, 09:38 AM
The other 60% come to see Rafa Nadal!

true.....:)