Murray out of Toronto

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Nope. I misread it. Wasn't a Delgado tweet. It's a tweet from a reporter - Stu Fraser, who said Delgado told him - retweeted by Simon Cambers, another reporter.
 
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Dave1982

Professional
Nope. I misread it. Wasn't a Delgado tweet. It's a tweet from a reporter - Stu Fraser, who said Delgado told him - retweeted by Simon Cambers, another reporter.
Yep found the tweet....very interesting and while he's defending champion points aren't really an issue due to him picking up almost the equivalent of what he'll lose after his Wimbledon win. Yes of course it's still points which will drop and which he will forfeit in regards to the "Race"...guess he rates defending his OG as a higher priority....in which case good on him!

Hope he knows that Rio is played on hard courts...
If true he'll likely be training at Nadal's new Academy which is predominately HC's.
 

Dave1982

Professional
Difference between Novak and him in the race is 815 points. It's not mission impossible for Murray.
Just had a look and that is quite incredible...I still struggle to see Djokovic losing his number 1 ranking anytime soon but if Murray can maintain consistency and Djokovic suffers another early exit or two...then anything is possible!
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
He has never held it before, so I think it may be more important to him than to other Big 4 members.
Murray sets his own goals - even said recently the '75 year drought at Wimbledon' didn't bother him - he didn't care (wasn't alive for most of it). Having #1 for a few weeks isn't that big of a deal. Moya did it! Does anyone (sane person, that is) think he had a better career than Murray?
 

CYGS

Legend
Murray sets his own goals - even said recently the '75 year drought at Wimbledon' didn't bother him - he didn't care (wasn't alive for most of it). Having #1 for a few weeks isn't that big of a deal. Moya did it! Does anyone (sane person, that is) think he had a better career than Murray?
Well, I don't really care, but he might regret it later.
 
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nowhereman

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Really? Surprising move from Murray. Defending champ and all, edging closer to Djokovic in the race, I'd figured he'd want to play. He's already won Olympic gold, and in front of his crowd at that, but I guess he thinks it's still more important.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
But he's so close in the race. It may be his only opportunity.
Murray can focus on next year...think he will reach number 1....too good not to. When the likes of the Slamless Rios ( should have won that AO against Doperda) got it.

He is just as tired as Novak.....
 

CYGS

Legend
Murray can focus on next year...think he will reach number 1....too good not to. When the likes of the Slamless Rios ( should have won that AO against Doperda) got it.

He is just as tired as Novak.....
I don't think he ever will, and this could be his only opportunity but he gives that up.
 

Smasher08

Legend
Isn't Murray the defending champion? Is it worth dropping 1000 points to have a leg up for Olympic?
Toronto - Rio - Real Slam is going to be a very difficult swing.

Basically the top guys have to figure out which of the three they're going to skip. And going into Rio without any hardcourt matches under their belt might be very, very risky.

Conversely, whoever of the big 4 crashes out of the Olympics early will probably be a lock to win the Real Slam. And it sadly won't be Rogi as he's got a great chance for a medal in mixed.

So it says here that this may be Muzziah's year at the Real Slam.
 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
What? Nadal opened an academy filled with... hard courts? In Spain? That's insane.

What's next? Djokovic opening an academy and asking people from Cincinnati to be held responsible for the courts mixture?
Rafa's Sports Centre has 7 clay courts:
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
Isn't Murray the defending champion? Is it worth dropping 1000 points to have a leg up for Olympic?
Absolutely dumb move. He already has an Olympic medal from the last time, for crying out loud. What was he thinking ?
 
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sbengte

G.O.A.T.
Toronto - Rio - Real Slam is going to be a very difficult swing.

Basically the top guys have to figure out which of the three they're going to skip. And going into Rio without any hardcourt matches under their belt might be very, very risky.

Conversely, whoever of the big 4 crashes out of the Olympics early will probably be a lock to win the Real Slam. And it sadly won't be Rogi as he's got a great chance for a medal in mixed.

So it says here that this may be Muzziah's year at the Real Slam.
Federer also has a gold and a silver at the Olympics already. He could have skipped it given how bad his year so far has been and he'd rather not risk sitting out of the US HC swing.
 
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Blow to Murray getting #1 for any amount of time this year or finish at YE 1. Novak likely to get the 1k Master's points now or at least 600 while Murray gets nothing. By the time USO rolls around, if ND wins that, the YE1 will be virtually over. Even if AM wins US, if he beats ND to do it (rather likely both of them are in the final), he may still well be behind in the race with the indoor/YEC to come which Novak has ruled for years.

Rather odd choice, as a Djoko fan I can't complain. I guess people will say it was a good decision if AM wins Olympics, especially since it's obvious that Novak wants it badly. Of course, if I could only have 1 thing for ND, I'd take the USO over number 1, but if ND wins USO, he's pretty much a lock for 1 anyway.
 

Desertman

Hall of Fame
Murray's website mentions nothing about him missing this tournament. In fact it says he's looking forward to playing there this year.

If he was to miss a tournament, I would have thought it would be Cincinnati as it is "squashed" between the Olymics and the US Open.
 

Chicharito

Hall of Fame
Interesting the amount of people saying bad call, when they don't know what state his body is in. It has been a very busy few months for Andy.

Playing Toronto, Olympics and Cincy is a terrible idea ahead of the US Open. So the top guys have to decide which one they want to skip, Cincy or Toronto.

This will have him nice and fresh for the the Olympics and he is not just going there to defend his signles title. He is planning on winning Gold with his brother in the doubles. Which would be huge. It isn't all about Andy it is about getting his brother an Olympic (gold) medal which would be a career highlight.
 

Roddick85

Hall of Fame
I'm not surprised. I actually expect other players to follow that up. Top players won't play Toronto, Olympics, Cincinnati in pretty much back to back weeks and then be exhausted for the last slam of the season. With or without Olympics, players usually don't give much of a rats ass about the Robbers/Rogers Cup :rolleyes:.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
I don't think he ever will, and this could be his only opportunity but he gives that up.
If I was him #1 would be my goal too, but only he sets his priorities so he can do what he likes.
He's the defending OG champ, maybe that means more to him than we think.
 

Noelan

Legend
It shows how hard is to win major in todays tennis,before this Wimb last time when Murray won one he had to skipp RG in order to be fresh and well prepeared for two weeks tennis at highest level
 
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Emperor of Belgrade

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Any source?

It wouldnt be a bad idea, Murray went far in all of the clay and grass tournaments, he needs and deserves some rest.

As for the #1 ranking, there is no reason for him not to be able to chase it next year.
 
Take a look again.
Where are spectators going to sit??
The future is digital- if people want to watch the match, they can simply watch it on TV or on the internet. And if the hypothetical tournament insists on seating spectators, then I'm sure it would be easy for them to fashion makeshift seats, or some kind of ramps around the courts where spectators can stand (Nadal is one of the few tennis players in the world worth standing for).
 

Desertman

Hall of Fame
Why are there no ranking points for the Olympics this time around? There were 750 up for grabs for the winner in London 2012.
 
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