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Report Claims U.S. Open Could Fall Victim To First Boycott In 40 Years
Published January 22, 2013
BOYCOTT TALK FANCIFUL: In London, Kevin Mitchell wrote in the GUARDIAN's The Sport Blog, "Fanciful notions that players might boycott the US Open this year (or any tournament from here until the end of time) raised wry smiles in Melbourne." Andy Murray seemed "nonplussed when asked about this allegedly burning issue." Murray said, "I didn't know about the story. Where did that come from?" With unemployment stubbornly high in the U.S. and elsewhere, "sympathy for a strike by millionaire tennis players would be about zero." It "won't happen" (GUARDIAN, 1/21).