Firstly, the story from Tursunov is only a quote from his coach
Secondly, the 4 Highest Ranked Lucky Losers went into a draw, and Montcourt came out first.
The Grand Slam Committee has approved a new procedure, starting in Australia, for ordering the lucky losers. Procedure is as follows:
At the end of qualifying:
0, 1 or 2 lucky loser positions available
* The top 4 ranked losing players from the final round qualifying will be drawn at random for the top 4 positions
If Tursunov pulls out before the OOP is issued today
Then Montanes will replace Tursunov as Number 33 seed and LL would replace
If a Top 16 seed pulled out
Then Wawrinka would move up to their place
Montanes would take Wawrinka's spot
LL would take Montanes' place
After Lunchtime Today
LL replaces any player directly and no seeds move
Im beginning to think Tursunov may not be out either. I had also read it on cbssports.com, but perhaps they were citing his coaches quote.
On the other hand, now I REALLY hope he withdraws!
Janko plays Montanes. I would LOVE to see a nice little Lucky Loser playing Janko instead.!
Thanks for the explanation