After finishing runner up to Robredo in Metz Murray is now #19 in the race with 261 points and the current #8 has 327 points.
Do you think that if Murray wins Moscow he may then have a small window of opportunity to reach the Shanghai Masters Cup?
His best chance is obviously for him to win Moscow and then reach the final or win St.Petersberg and at least reach the quarters of both Madrid and Paris Masters?
Where would those results likely place him in the race?
Do you think he has any chance?
10-08-2007, 11:21 AM
i doubt it
many things will have to go is way and wont depend only on him
10-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Regardless of what happens I find the race on the ATP tour this year much more interesting than on the WTA.
On the WTA the Top 8 has been obviously set for the last month or more (#8 is Venus and she won't be surpassed) while the #7 and #8 positions on the ATP race remain wide open for 6 or 7 players to claim.
10-08-2007, 12:34 PM
I wish he had a chance but not this year. would be an amazing feat considering he has missed 2 GS due of injury. If he can stay injury free, I reckon he has a great chance next yr
10-08-2007, 12:56 PM
Can't really see it and to be quite honest I'd rather he didn't mix it there this year but come out fighting fit for the new season.
10-08-2007, 12:58 PM
no and i seriously hope so
10-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Gonzo should be a strong fave to seal the 7th place...8th is tough as much depends how most of these guys perform in the TMS. Murray has everything to gain this week, so a strong run in Moscow could really help him out.
However, it is more likely that he will finish somewhere in the top 15.
10-08-2007, 01:28 PM
No chance, but he would have there already if it wasn't for that wrist injury.
10-08-2007, 01:42 PM
Can't see it. As a fan I am not that interested in it for now. First things first. Get playing consistantly for the rest of the year. Get as close to top 8 early next year. Top 8 for the masters and slams is just so important to the players on the outside. Doubt if it's possibly before the AO but a good finish to this year and anothe rgood start to next and everything will be back on schedule.
10-08-2007, 02:21 PM
I suppose realistically that the #7 and #8 positions will be fought over by:
Gonzalez, Blake, Berdych, Gasquet and Robredo.
I don't think Moya, Ljubicic or Haas will have a realistic chance of qualifying.
So Murray would be a real long shot.
10-08-2007, 05:48 PM
No, he doesn't.
No way he will qualify unless somebody pulls out and he is next on the list.
10-08-2007, 06:27 PM
Not a realistic contender no. It is sad because he would probably be close to qualification already without his injuries.
10-08-2007, 09:50 PM
It's a long shot, but it's possible. It will depend on a very very good performance by him and a reasonably disastrous performance by Robredo/Gonzo/Ljubicic/Haas in the next 8 weeks.
100 points is not out of the question for Murray to receive. What is more unlikely is that the others in contention bank less than 20 points or so, enabling Murray to get in. It would be a truly worthy effort if he did. Problem is, he may be so tired getting into Shanghai and have nothing left for Shanghai itself!
10-08-2007, 09:53 PM
10-08-2007, 11:06 PM
:) No :)
10-08-2007, 11:15 PM
Not a chance.
10-09-2007, 10:00 AM
Next year. The injury ruled him out this year.
10-09-2007, 11:45 AM
What you've seen in Metz was the return factor, you come back, you do well but he needs to keep it regular and I don't think 2007 will hold much for him now...
Maybe next year though..
10-09-2007, 05:28 PM
What you've seen in Metz was the return factor, you come back, you do well
What is that, "Return factor"? There have been many people coming back from injury who do poorly. Some do well, some do not.