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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka are all present on the list of names that will be fighting it out for the Madrid trophy from the 2nd of May.

The Mutua Madrid Open is just around the corner and the big names of men’s tennis will be appearing at the Caja Mágica to fight for the title, as from the 2nd of May, in the thirteenth edition of the Madrid tournament.

All the players at the top of the ATP ranking have confirmed their presence in the Spanish capital to delight the crowds who turn out at the Caja Mágica to see their favourite tennis players in action. Rafael Nadal, the men’s world number one and defending champion, will be among the hot favourites to lift the trophy once again.

Meanwhile, last year’s runner-up and recent champion of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, Stanislas Wawrinka, is on the list of contenders, which also includes players of the stature of Novak Djokovic. The Serbian’s attendance is of particular interest because he will be at the tournament despite picking up a wrist injury at the Monaco tournament. David Ferrer and Roger Federer will also grace the clay courts in the Spanish capital as some of the favourites to reach the final rounds. The only significant absence from the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open will be that of the Argentinian Juan Martín del Potro, who will not be able to play in the tournament having recently undergone an operation on a wrist injury.

In addition, the Spanish Armada will be well represented by Nicolás Almagro, Pablo Andújar, Tommy Robredo, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano López. While Roberto Bautista, who reached the last sixteen in the Australian Open; Pablo Carreño, winner of six Challenger tournaments; and the Romanian Marius Copil, who played in the Mutua Madrid Open last year, have all received wild cards for the men’s main draw. Roberto Carballés, Daniel Muñoz de la Nava, Lucas Pouille and Russian player Karen Khachanov, will be playing in the qualifying stage of the tournament, also on wild cards.

http://www.madrid-open.com/en/noticias-tenis-masculino/las-estrellas-volveran-a-brillar-en-el-mutua-madrid-open/

He is playing the tournament, yet they do not mention his name even once. Is this not quite disrespectful considering he is a reigning Grand Slam Champion? :confused:
 

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You care about a mug who sucks on clay?
 

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British media is obsessed with Murray so I guess it could come as a shock to you that the rest of the world doesn't lick his ass.
 

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Well they have highlighted the current top 5 in the game, and rightly so, nothing new there.

They also mention the Spanish players because, well it's in Spain.

Wildcards also mentioned.

It's not just Murray who isn't on that list, everyone from rank 6 upwards is omitted, and considering Murray is 8th then i don't see the point being made.
 

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Murray is not even among top 10 in the race so far
I still think a line such as, "Andy Murray, who has been struggling with form recently after having back surgery late last year, will also be participating." would have been appropriate. He is a former champion at this event, after all.
 

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He suck on clay an hasn't been in a final since wimby.
 

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Murray on clay isn't that much of a draw tbh. In his current form he'll be lucky to win 4 matches total in both the combined clay m1000s.
 

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I still think a line such as, "Andy Murray, who has been struggling with form recently after having back surgery late last year, will also be participating." would have been appropriate. He is a former champion at this event, after all.
Well, they could've, but in tennis "What have you done for me today" is probably more present than in other sports. Or Madrid maybe still feels sore that Murray pulled out with some bogus excuse two years ago :p
 

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You're only a somebody in Sports if you're winning. Murray is a non-factor in the eyes of the media until he gets back into the mix of the top guys. Think being the underdog suits him perfectly anyways..
 

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Why should we? Wawrinka is a far more exciting addition to the top 4 than the pale haggis aficionado.
 

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You're only a somebody in Sports if you're winning. Murray is a non-factor in the eyes of the media until he gets back into the mix of the top guys. Think being the underdog suits him perfectly anyways..
I might be mistaken, but I don't remember Roger Federer being ignored when he dropped to #8 earlier in the year. :shrug:
 
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