Anyhow I have covered this story in detail in an earlier post on this site, you may have read it. Personally I believe Andy Murray is a selfish prick, apparently I am not alone.....
Let's look at those players who deserve a spot in their World rankings and those who don't. Now I am not about to do a 'Jim Courier' here and totally bag out a player as Jim did at the Aussie Open a couple of years ago with his comments on David Goffin ( Jim believes David owned an inflated ranking due to Davis Cup ranking points ).
Personally I find that interesting as the Belgium number 1 has had several consistent years on the tour and cemented his spot in the top 15 though Jim doesn't agree. All that Mr Courier has to do is read the facts, it's not that difficult though ex pros seem to own some strange ideas that defy logic. Courier is a prime example.
Anyhow back to the statistics on the current crop of World ranked players.
What happened at the 2017 US Open was a disaster of epic proportions though some will say that it was a pleasant change to see someone different in the finals. I disagree. It was a disgrace. It was the Masters ( The top half of the draw ) vs the 'apprentices' ( the bottom half ).
Here's the stats.
Pablo Carreno Busta's hard court form leading up to this years US Open was up and down however Pablo did make it to the last 4 at Indian Wells though his lack of hard court ability was evident as Wawrinka smashed him 6-3, 6-2.
Let's look at Indian Wells 2017.
First round - Pablo received a bye, he then won against a guy ranked 148, he then received a walk over, he then won against a player ranked 106, he then won against another dirt baller, Cuevas, 7-6 in the third.
Stan put him back to where he should be on a hard court, amongst a very large pack who have no idea how to step in and hit it, they simply wait back in the first row of spectators for something to happen.
His final 4 showing at Indian Wells was a farce and luck of the draw.
In Miami on hard court he lost to Delbonis, ranked 57, in the equivalent of the first round as he received a bye first up.
Then here's the silly thing.
The ATP World Tour heads to the clay.
In May, 2017, Pablo Carreno Busta won in Portugal on the clay and in Monte Carlo in April he pushed a rather fragile Novak Djokovic to three sets in the Round of 16.
He made it to the final of the Rio Open and lost in the semis of the Brazil Open, all on clay. It's fair to say, Pablo can play on the dirt.
He played no less than seven clay court tournaments before the hard court season 'recommenced' for reasons only the ATP have an answer for which started in Montreal in early August, 2017.
Hard, clay, hard , clay, interesting way of doing things.
In Canada Anderson beat Busta in the round of 32.
In Cincinnati Ferrer beat him in straight in the round of 16.
In the Winston- Salem Open Benneteau won in three sets in the round of 32.
Then came the 2017 US Open.
Here's a draw to beat all draws.
Pablo Carreno Busta takes on Evan King ranked 308, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6.
Defeats Cameron Norrie ranked 225, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.
Defeats Nicolas Mahut ranked 115, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Defeats Dennis Shapovalov, aged 18 and ranked 69, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6
Defeats Diego Schwartzman, ranked 33, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Semi Finals - Kevin Anderson defeats Pablo Carreno Busta in 4 sets.
Let's put all of this into perspective.
If Federer was elevated to the number 2 seeding, which he should have been, Pablo Carreno Busta would not have got anywhere near 720 ATP ranking points and nearly a million bucks in prize money.
The US Open seeding committee need to be sacked for what happened in New York this year and the spectators should receive a refund for the Committee's incompetence.
Andy Murray needs to be told that World Tennis does not revolve around him just because he has won Wimbledon twice and he should also be respectful of other players and the controversy and displacement of the draw that his late decision caused.
I have not even started on Kevin Anderson.......
Watch this space........