>>> If Nadal doesn't return by Montreal (and you subtract the Olympics from
>>> his ranking points), he could fall below 9,000 points.
>>> Murray is at 9,450 and is defending 450 points at the Canadian Open. He
>>> bombed out of the Olympics and won't lose anything there and he will
>>> pick up 250 points once the Indy penalty ends.
>>> Montreal is a key tournament for Murray and Nadal.
>> Yes you will be praying that doesn't happen no doubt.
> Why? It would be an opportunity, like Madrid, to improve the h2h.
> Prayer is for saps anyway.
> Djokovic had a number of opportunities last year to seize the #2 from
> Nadal in some key h2h matches. His repeated failure has affected his
> psyche adversely.
> Murray can seal the deal without having to face his hero.
According to the prevailing pro-Federer logic, Murray has a winning record
against Nadal having won their biggest match,but lost the next most
So facing his "hero" hasn't been a problem,if you accept that premise.It
could also turn his negative h2h against Djokovic round,having won the 2
biggest matches they've played.Murray's h2h against Federer must at least in
part be attributable to random chance given Andy's record so shouldn't
Federer fans want the chance to straighten the record?
*I consider MS semis bigger than Bangkok final, others may disagree.