"You're absolutely right about your opinion Andy": Boris Becker, Diego Schwartzman, John Isner among others approve Andy Murray's South American swing opinion

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Sunday, 25 February 2024 at 22:30
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Andy Murray made the call for the ATP to have a Masters 1000 tournament in South America, gaining support in the tennis world, including backing from John Isner, Diego Schwartzmann, and Boris Becker.
Currently, the Golden Swing comprises four tournaments played in February on clay: Cordoba Open, Argentina Open, Rio Open, and Chile Open. Among them, only the Brazilian tournament is an ATP 500, while the other three are ATP 250 events.
Historically, South America has produced great talents for the Tour, including world No. 1s Guga Kuerten and Marcelo Rios, Grand Slam champions like Guillermo Vilas, Andres Gomez, Gaston Gaudio, and Juan Martin Del Potro, as well as Olympic champions Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez. Current players like Nicolas Jarry, Francisco Cerundolo, and Sebastian Baez continue to shine.
In the Golden Swing, besides offering fewer ranking points, the timing overlaps with hard court tournaments in Europe and the United States, making it more appealing for players transitioning from the Australian Open to the Sunshine Double without changing surfaces.
Known for the enthusiastic atmosphere, Murray expressed on X (formerly Twitter) that the ATP should consider having a Masters 1000 in that region of the world:
"Unpopular opinion; South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour," Murray wrote.

Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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The Argentine former world No. 8, Diego Schwartzmann, expressed his support for Murray and called on the ATP to consider a more significant tournament to attract the world's top players. Boris Becker, John Isner, among others, echoed his sentiment.
"Let @atptour know this Andy! Every year they put us less support. Not just because of how the fans support the tournaments. Also how many players we have and we had on the top as u know. We deserve more than this from atp. Thanks for your words," Schwartzman wrote.

Let @atptour know this Andy! Every year they put us less support. Not just because of how the fans support the tournaments. Also how many players we have and we had on the top as u know. We deserve more than this from atp. Thanks for your words! 🙌❤️🎾

Andy Murray
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Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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"Why unpopular?!? You’re absolutely right about your opinion Andy! Tennis should go to countries/continents where tennis is booming."

Why unpopular?!? You’re absolutely right about your opinion Andy! Tennis 🎾 should go to countries/continents where tennis is booming…

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
@andy_murray

Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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I second this. A masters series in South America would make for an insane atmosphere

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
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Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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Sport is nothing without fans. We should all remember that.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
@andy_murray

Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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Not as unpopular as AM thinks. A global sport needs South America and its passion and tradition

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
@andy_murray

Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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Very popular opinion, really, it's some of the best tennis to watch all year despite non-marquee fields. It's just rough that other markets where tennis is less passionately followed can throw around more money (and that trend is only strengthening).

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
@andy_murray

Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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Grande Andy! Te esperamos en el @ArgentinaOpen y en @RiverPlate !

Andy Murray
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Unpopular opinion 🚨 South America should have its own dedicated swing on the tennis tour with its own masters series. The way the fans support the tournaments there is incredible. Amazing atmospheres and 🎾 is clearly part of their sporting culture. Vamos @atptour !

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