WHICH PLAYER DID ANDY Murray BEAT TO MAKE THE TOP 100 FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Hey all,

 

Just now, Andy Murray announced a competition where in one (yes, one) lucky winner will get a racket signed by him. You too can participate in that contest right here.

 

 

Okay, let me quickly answer this question. Firstly, the question is not as simple as it looks to be.

 

Reasons —-

 

(i) On 26.09.2005 (just before the start of Thailand Open, where Murray got a wild card), Murray was ranked #109th with 396 ranking points. On that very day, the #100th ranked player was Albert Costa with 410 points.

 

(ii) So, in simple words, what I intend to explain is that Murray needed about 14 points to break in to Top 100.

 

Thailand Open then was a part of ATP International Series

 

 

During those days, the following were the points that players used to get ATP International Series including Thailand Open

 

Round 64 losing player 1 point

Round 32 losing player 3 points

Round 16 losing player 5 points

Round 8 (QF) losing player 12 points

Round 4 (SF) losing player 22 points

Losing Finalist got 35 points

Winner got 50 points

 

So, according to me, after Andy Murray wn his QF match, he surely booked his place in the Top-100 for the first time.

 

& his opponent in the QF was Robby Ginepri.

 

So, my technical answer is Robby Ginepri :) .

 

But, wikipedia page of Andy Murray suggests the answer is Paradorn Srichaphan :) ..

 

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