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Andy Murray given Cincinnati wild card

I'm happy for Andy he is playing in a Master Series event. Don't get me wrong - I am a fan of Andy and I hope he continues his rise through the rest of the year - but why are American tournaments throwing wild cards at him? He's had WC's in Newport and Indianapolis but now an American Masters Series event giving a WC to Andy? He did well at Wimbledon for his ranking and maybe created a bit of buzz, but I'm surprised that in America he is getting these WC's. Considering Masters Series have a lot of depth and a few well known names are qualifying it's a surprising decision. Are there no good young Americans to give one to? Or does "US Open Junior Champion" carry *that* much sway?

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i thought all the WC had already been given out so who has them!!

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i thought all the WC had already been given out so who has them!!
I don't know but during the Mathieu v Beck match on TV now, a caption came on screen with breaking news that Andy got a WC.
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Fish withdrew, so Murray got his WC instead.

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Fish withdrew, so Murray got his WC instead.
ah i see, that makes more sense now

too bad about fish, but good for murray

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I dont think he should be getting this many WCs. He isnt the only good young player around, and he's been struggling in the US hardcourt challengers. Getting WCs at home is all right, but this is too much.
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Fish withdrew, so Murray got his WC instead.
Thanks GWH. I guess that makes a bit more sense than getting one outright. He seems to be high on the list for WCs in America. Good for him. I'd love him to play a top 5/top 10 in the first round. He probably wouldn't win against most of the draw at this stage so he'd be as well playing Roger/Lleyton/Rafa/Andre and just enjoying it.
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So who's getting the qualie WC Murray doesn't need now?

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be good to c how he copes with proper pros. we shall c if wimbledon was a one off.
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I dont think he should be getting this many WCs. He isnt the only good young player around, and he's been struggling in the US hardcourt challengers. Getting WCs at home is all right, but this is too much.
Well he's played 4 Challengers. He's won one and QF of 2 and plays in the QF in Binghampton later today so he's done reasonably well. I think better than struggling, at least. But I am still a bit surprised he's had 2 main draw WC's and was the first on the list when a WC withdrew in Cincinnati.
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Re: Andy Murray given Cincinnati wild card

I think it was just a slightly weird combination of events. Murray is still playing in Binghampton so there is a chance he would have had to pull out of qualifying.

Some of the other players that might otherwise have got it are playing the Bronx Challenger and I suspect the rules may not allow them to switch at this late stage if they are down on the main entry list.

So the list of candidates was not as long as it might have been.

Personally I don't think he deserved it but I'm not in the least surprised he got it.
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Re: Andy Murray given Cincinnati wild card

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Well he's played 4 Challengers. He's won one and QF of 2 and plays in the QF in Binghampton later today so he's done reasonably well. I think better than struggling, at least. But I am still a bit surprised he's had 2 main draw WC's and was the first on the list when a WC withdrew in Cincinnati.
I was thinking that if he only reached the quarters, struggling to beat players like Mankad and Mamiit, he wouldnt have a chance in a Masters Series event.
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