Will Andy Murry be suspended in 2010 Miami?

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  1. coldface

    coldface New User

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    According to atp offical site

    "...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?
     
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  2. Blinkism

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    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...

    :)
     
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  3. drakulie

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    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.
     
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  4. 30-40% of the Miami fans come to see Murray and Fed, so if they do that...go figure.
     
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  5. larry10s

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    who should they come to see??
     
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  6. What i meant was that the attendances would be a lot smaller if Fed and Murray didnt come.
     
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  7. Cesc Fabregas

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    The other 60% come to see Rafa Nadal!
     
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  8. 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!
     
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  9. Blinkism

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    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.
     
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  10. dollivier

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    They have a similar rule on the WTA but that hasn't stopped the Williams sisters from boycotting Indian Wells for years without suspensions.
     
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  11. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Lots of fans in Miami come to see the south americans. They always have cheering squads.
     
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  12. sureshs

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    As long as Nadal and Fed are there, no one will care about Murray.
     
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  13. bladepdb

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    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.
     
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  14. jones101

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    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
     
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  15. Fee

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    They would be suspended from Indian Wells, not Miami.
     
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  16. They won't suspend Andy Murray ????? ???????
     
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  17. Feña14

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    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.
     
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  18. jrod

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    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?
     
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  19. tacou

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    is this an actual rule?
     
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  20. kOaMaster

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    no but it sounds like fun inventing other nonsense rules!
     
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  21. TMF

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    Yeah, like the same amount of percentage where they want to see him at RG. LOL
     
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  22. jones101

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    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
     
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  23. Kemitak

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    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.
     
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  24. Agassifan

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

    federer
    gap
    nadal
    local favorite
     
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  25. GoaLaSSo

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    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"
     
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  26. TheFifthSet

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    Doubtful . . .
     
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  27. robbie_mx

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    true.....:)
     
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