Not having Nadal and Djokovic in Montreal opened the draw up according to Andy Murray but younger players have not been that consistent with it.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will both miss the event in Montreal and the draw will be opened up quite a bit. Many plays will have a better chance to win the event and that's something that is caused by the inconsistent nature of the next-gen of players. Murray pointed out a few events where some of the top players did not triumph despite an open draw:
"Yeah I mean, look that's happened in quite a few tournaments this year, you know, when Rafa and Novak have not been around the draws can open up and I would say that the group of players just beneath those two maybe haven't been as consistent with their results, so draws, like I said, can open up and there's opportunity for players to have a deep run here."
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Murray won the Canadian Masters three times in his career and asked which one was his favourite one, Murray took a moment to think:
"That's a difficult one really. I probably - the year I beat Novak in the final here. I'd lost to him quite a few times in a row in the buildup to that match. And it was an important match for me that one. It was brutal heat as well that day. I think we almost played three hours for three sets but yeah that was a nice one."
Murray opens his campaign later today against Taylor Fritz.