Just what I was thinking Alis but there have been times when draws have opened up that Andy has come a cropper so am hoping this isn't one of them. Btw does he get the points even though it was a w/o? Presumably yes?
I too get nervous when draws open up for Andy because of what has happened in the past. Some might call it luck, but this kind of luck doesn't seem to do him any favours. He's only played two matches since Dubai and what he needs now is hard match practice - something he would certainly have got from Raonic. As for Simon? - I understand (although can't find confirmation of it) that he has a back injury ...
Not sure about the points. As I understand it, a player who gets a w/o cannot be said to have "won" the match, although even if only one game has been played and his opponent retires due to injury, then that is regarded as a win and he will get the appropriate points - but I don't see how a player can be deprived of points for something over which he has no control, so
However, according to Sky, Andy will have collected $20,000 (roughly £12,600) for an afternoon's "work" - this based on the fact that he actually turned up for the match. Apparently players are obliged to do this even although they know they won't be playing.