The Overrule: Heading to New York

Andy Murray receives Cincinnati wildcard

Former champion Andy Murray who won his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati back in 2008 will be returning after being granted a wildcard for the tournament.

There was talk a week or so ago that Murray would be keener for a wildcard into qualifying as he wanted matches but was happy with his level at the Battle of the Brits in the mixed doubles to take a main draw wildcard.

Madrid Open Cancelled

As expected the Mutua Madrid Open due to begin on the 13th of September has been cancelled amid the spike in Coronavirus cases in Spain.

Advice given to Madrid on Friday from the Deputy Secretary of Public Health for Madrid was not to hold the event and it seemed like a matter of time before it would be called off.

On Tuesday afternoon the tournament announced the Madrid Open will be cancelled this year and will be back in 2021.

Off to New York

Entry lists are out but it doesn’t mean players cannot still withdraw. At the same time players who have a high enough ranking to be a direct entrant for Cincinnati and US Open could still enter with a wildcard but it is highly unlikely.

  • World No.1 Ash Barty is the only top 25 ranked female player not signed up to the US Open
  • Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina have not directly signed up for Cincinnati but are on US Open list
  • As it stands, Andy Murray would need a US Open wildcard
  • Herbert, Pouille, Tsonga, Kyrgios, Wawrinka, Fognini, Monfils, Federer and Nadal have not signed up for the US Open
  • Rafael Nadal has announced his withdrawal from the US Open

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