Elsewhere Ferrer loses to Granollers to help with Andy's situation in the Race!
I cant help wonder why did Andy chose to play China this year instead of Japan. To me the field in Japan has always been not as strong and Andy would have had a slightly better chance of winning the max 500 points on offer. In Japan he would have been seed 4 whilst here in China he is seed 6 and may have to face Clicic , Novack and Nadal to win 500 pts.
In Japan at worst he could have faced Kevin Anderson, Stan and maybe Raonic in the final..To me there is a big advantage this week for Raonic and Kei in the race to London
in 2012 and 2011 and 2006 he chose Japan whilst he has only ever played China once before in 2010..
How do you pick between them and why change his mind this year . .Is it a money/commercial thing?
Don't get me wrong in normal circumstances it is always best to play in tournament with the best players i.e Nadal and Novak etc but the object of the game at the moment is to make life as easy as possible to get the point needed to qualify for London