Murray out of Montreal; Rafa Nadal to be No. 1 with semifinal showing

Andy Murray assimilated Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic on a Coupe Rogers sidelines on Thursday when he announced that he would not play Montreal subsequent week.

The Scot, who has won a contest 3 times—in 2009, 2010 and 2015—will skip a eventuality for a second uninterrupted year as he continues to redeem from a hip injury.  

The Masters 1000 eventuality starts on Monday.

With Murray out, Rafael Nadal has a golden eventuality to retake a tip mark in a rankings for a initial time given Jun 2014, shortly after he won his ninth French Open.

Nadal (7,456 points) now trails Murray (7,750) by only 294 points, and will succeed him as universe No. 1 if he reaches a semifinals in Canada.

Roger Federer announced progressing this week that he would play Montreal for a initial time in 6 years, and he and Nadal will now be a tip dual seeds during a Masters eventuality for a initial time given Monte Carlo in Apr 2011.

With No. 1 Murray, No. 4 Wawrinka, No. 5 Novak Djokovic and No. 6 Cilic out, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will turn out a tip 4 seeds in Montreal.

Nadal has posted a 46-7 record this deteriorate with titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Roland Garros. Murray has left an underwhelming 25-10 and won only one title, in Dubai in early March. 


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