Andy Murray to drop to two-year ranking low after Indian Wells
The last time Andy Murray has been ranked inside the top 100 has been in 2018 and since then the British player has been fighting hard to return to what he believes is his rightful place. Certainly, the level Murray has been displaying over the past month is good enough to be ranked inside the top 100 but that's not how the ATP Rankings work.
They are returning to the way they functioned prior to the pandemic and that is bad news for Murray. After the Indian Wells concludes on Sunday we will get a new ranking. That one will see Murray drop down to his lowest since October 2019. The fall will occur as ranking points from the Brit’s ATP 250 title at the 2019 European Open drop.
Currently ranked at world number 121, Murray will fall 51 places to 172 in the world. It's less than ideal for Murray who already has been getting mostly wild card entries into main draws. Some have criticized the amount he is getting but Murray pushed back on the narrative. Either way, he will play two more events this year in order to accumulate some points.
He is certainly hoping for some better draw luck considering the bad one he has been getting lately. His plan is to play Vienna and Antwerpen before the season concludes. He's unsure about Paris but he expressed a desire to play in Australia as well. Whether he gets a wild card or whether he plays in the qualies remains to be seen.