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Why is Igor Andreev not playing IW?

Rosa Luxembourg
03-10-2007, 01:55 PM
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.

Sjengster
03-10-2007, 01:57 PM
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.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-10-2007, 02:00 PM
So he will be ranked even lower? :eek:

Burrow
03-10-2007, 02:01 PM
he will go way down the ranks by quite a decent number.

Action Jackson
03-10-2007, 02:02 PM
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.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-10-2007, 02:07 PM
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.

Action Jackson
03-10-2007, 02:08 PM
His health and his knee is more important than any ranking points.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-10-2007, 02:09 PM
My understanding is that, since he's back to the tour, he is healthy.

Adler
03-10-2007, 02:11 PM
If so, let's hope he's made the right decision

Action Jackson
03-10-2007, 02:11 PM
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.

AnnaK_4ever
03-10-2007, 02:55 PM
Igor said (on Russian TV) he's been training in Valencia but gonna play Miami.

Merton
03-10-2007, 05:28 PM
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.

Vass
03-10-2007, 06:14 PM
I hope they give him a WC in Miami. You need to be an idiot not to know how good he actually is.

smucav
03-10-2007, 06:23 PM
I hope they give him a WC in Miami.Andreev used his protected ranking to enter Miami. He doesn't need a wild card:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4820169&postcount=1

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:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4986106&postcount=1