Does Murray need to reach 32 to get seeded for US? Or will he have to rely on wildcard? Will 32 in the world be enough to give him entry to MAster's events? Bjorkman won today remeber so he's lost a place already. RE Challengers from last year will automatic entry to Masters series's cancel this out or will he need to do well in other tournaments to make up for this. Did he compete in Flushing Meadows last year?
He needs to be 32 for seeding, yes. Although some people will withdraw due to injuries etc, so 34 or something may be enough. He doesn't need wildcards at the mo, his current ranking gives him direct entry to all the upcoming masters events. Bjorkman has indeed overtaken him so he will be at 36 come Monday. He qualified for US Open last year and lost in the second round to Clement I think. There are three masters events that he will play this year that he did not play last year (toronto, madrid and paris). Toronto is before the US open so playing that will force one of his countable tournaments off his ranking. He also has to defend Aptos, Binghampton and Cincy. The good thing is that Andy will be seeded at Newport, Indy and Washington I think, so he will have a good chance to go far at those tournies. Anyway it's best to just see how it goes week by week.