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Murray, Djokovic disagree on ranking system

5/20/09 5:02 AM | Ricky Dimon

Andy Murray, having recently moved up to the No. 3 spot in the world rankings, says the system accurately reflects players' performances. Novak Djokovic, who got bumped by Murray, disagrees.

Rafael Nadal's recent call for a two-year ranking system was not merely news in itself. It also created some serious disagreement between two of the world No. 1's three closest pursuers.

First it was Novak Djokovic who sounded off in response to Nadal. Djokovic, who recently fell to No. 4 in the world, agreed with the Spaniard that the ranking system is in need of some tweaking. The Serb called his three clay-court Masters Series performances (two runner-ups and a semifinal) and a title in Belgrade an "incredible success--even if you are dropping a spot down in the rankings."

Said Djokovic: "That shows how cruel the ranking system is in this sport."

Murray, who replaced Djokovic as the No. 3 player in the world prior to the Madrid Open, would have none of that. "There always seem to be problems," Murray said of Djokovic, "and now it's obviously the rankings. Until this week I've never heard anyone complain. I think maybe only in the last week it's become a problem for Novak.

"It's great that Novak's done well the last few weeks, but the first three or four months of the year I played a lot better than him," the Scot added. "So I think the rankings reflect very well how the guys are playing."
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Re: Murray, Djokovic disagree on ranking system

You are very late, this has been posted weeks ago.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".

Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Murray, Djokovic disagree on ranking system

Pssss, meawww, meawwww...

He's right, though.
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