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Can't reveal it. Someone close to his camp but not himself... ;)
haha alright, so you would also know whether and where he is having a proper preseason right now or not ?
 

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Yeah I would assume Murray would get a WC if he wants to play but that makes me wonder when the last time a non Aussie got a WC (outside the Asian and reciprocal ones)

A quick glance shows it hasn't happened in the past decade anyway. Maybe Murray won't get one... 🤷‍♂️
 

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Yeah I would assume Murray would get a WC if he wants to play but that makes me wonder when the last time a non Aussie got a WC (outside the Asian and reciprocal ones)

A quick glance shows it hasn't happened in the past decade anyway. Maybe Murray won't get one... 🤷‍♂️
It was Wilander in 1994 . He was the only player ever outside Australia ,France ,USA and Asia/Pacific to receive Australian open wildcard
 

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(222) Max Purcell v (311) John-Patrick Smith will play on Sunday in the play-off final for a Main Draw Wildcard spot.
 

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In all likelihood Murray will get a WC if he wants one, and realistically he would deserve it. The thing that annoys me though is that he could've easily entered with his PR (not as if he needs to save it for other slams, he is already almost back in the top 100), but instead he's just going to suck up another discretionary WC when this year they are already in short supply (the 3 subsequent WCs after Murray takes one will have to be split between O'Connell, Polmans, Kokkinakis, Bolt, and also Duckworth however he is a chance to get in after withdrawals).
 

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In all likelihood Murray will get a WC if he wants one, and realistically he would deserve it. The thing that annoys me though is that he could've easily entered with his PR (not as if he needs to save it for other slams, he is already almost back in the top 100), but instead he's just going to suck up another discretionary WC when this year they are already in short supply (the 3 subsequent WCs after Murray takes one will have to be split between O'Connell, Polmans, Kokkinakis, Bolt, and also Duckworth however he is a chance to get in after withdrawals).
It's not Murray's fault:
 

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John-Patrick Smith won the Australian WC Playoff.
It will be his second AO MD, seven years after his first one.

FINAL
[6] John-Patrick Smith - [3] Max Purcell 6-3 6-4 6-1

SEMIFINAL
[3] Max Purcell - [1] Alex Bolt 7-6 6-2 6-3
[6] John-Patrick Smith - [8] Maverick Banes 6-2 6-1 6-3

QUARTERFINAL
[1] Alex Bolt - [7] Luke Saville 6-4 2-6 6-3 6-4
[3] Max Purcell - [5] Harry Bourchier 7-6 6-3 6-1
[6] John-Patrick Smith - [4] Aleksandar Vukic 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-1
[8] Maverick Banes - Tristan Schoolkate 4-6 6-0 4-6 7-5 7-5

ROUND OF 16
[1] Alex Bolt - Blake Mott 6-7 6-4 6-7 3-3 ret.
[7] Luke Saville - Thomas Fancutt 6-3 6-3 6-7 4-6 6-3
[5] Harry Bourchier - Calum Puttergill 6-3 6-3 6-3
[3] Max Purcell - Dane Sweeny 6-0 6-0 6-4
[4] Aleksandar Vukic - Jacob Grills 6-4 6-4 6-3
[6] John-Patrick Smith - Brandon Walkin 6-3 7-6 6-3
[8] Maverick Banes - Rinky Hijikata 7-6 6-4 6-1
Tristan Schoolkate - [2] Andrew Harris 4-6 7-6 6-2 3-6 6-2

Participants
160 Alex Bolt
162 Andrew Harris
222 Max Purcell
275 Aleksandar Vukic
293 Harry Bourchier
311 John-Patrick Smith
325 Luke Saville
360 Maverick Banes
451 Jacob Grills
516 Blake Mott
527 Thomas Fancutt
746 Rinky Hijikata
786 Brandon Walkin
825 Calum Puttergill
863 Tristan Schoolkate
1021 Dane Sweeny
 
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