For the second time this year, Andy Murray has been denied a wild card to a major tournament and will have to qualify if he wants to enter.
Wildcards for the Madrid Masters have been handed to spanish players, Alberta Costa (102) and Fernando Verdasco (38). The third wild card will be given to one of the three players: Alberta Martin (ESP) (59), Nicolas Massu (CHI) (47) or James Blake (US) (33).
After coming off such a superb performance in Thailand it is disappointing for Andy Murray not to have been granted a place but, with the exception of Alberta Costa, the short-listed players are all ranked higher in the world and the decision should not be viewed as a snub.
Today Andy Murray will play his first match in the Ethias Trophy in Belgium. His opponent is the Swiss player, Ivo Heuberger (192).
- Virgin.Net Sport