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Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

I know that he is ranked too low to make a cut, but doesn't he have a protected ranking due to injury?

If not, why wasn't he offered a wc into at least the qualifying draw. All the wc's in that draw were a bunch of losers anyway, so he would have made a main draw for sure.
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

I can't say I know, but his ranking will certainly take a hit after that excellent showing last year when he beat Soderling (winning a 16-14 tiebreak and saving about eight match points) and then Roddick to reach the quarters.

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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

So he will be ranked even lower?
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

he will go way down the ranks by quite a decent number.

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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

His ranking would have been good enough to play qualies if he decided to play initially, but maybe he is training hard in Valencia for the upcoming clay season.

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


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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

I hope he knows what he's doing.

To me, getting his ranking back should be a priority and IW is a great tournament to pick some good points.
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

His health and his knee is more important than any ranking points.

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.
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

My understanding is that, since he's back to the tour, he is healthy.
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

If so, let's hope he's made the right decision
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My understanding is that, since he's back to the tour, he is healthy.
Someone who has knee problems and recent surgery would have to watch that they don't play too many weeks in a row on a hardcourt.

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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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

Igor said (on Russian TV) he's been training in Valencia but gonna play Miami.
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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

I guess he may use his protected ranking to enter tha clay masters but I am not sure. Anyway, it is good to see Igor being more careful with his schedule now.

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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

I hope they give him a WC in Miami. You need to be an idiot not to know how good he actually is.

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Re: Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

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I hope they give him a WC in Miami.
Andreev used his protected ranking to enter Miami. He doesn't need a wild card:
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I guess he may use his protected ranking to enter tha clay masters but I am not sure.
Andreev used his protected ranking to enter Monte-Carlo:
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