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How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

What do the ATP base their decisions on? Do they have something like ranking points or what exactly??

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

All u people dnt know then?

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

I remember reading somewhere that umpires for slam finals are often (though not always)from the country of the slam. I think it was Enric Molina who said it when asked how he felt umpiring for USO finals.
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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

WHat about regular matches? It always seeems to a certain few that do big matches, although i think some arent so good at it. Like Laars Graff :S

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

I'm the umpire and I can explain that. It depends of level of the tournament. At Futures events ITF selects national and white badges umpires (sometimes bronze badge) from the home country if they have enough umpires. For the challengers you must have at least 1 sliver badge and 1 bronze badge and 4 white badges. For MD32 you need 6 chair umpires. For the ATP events atp selects their umpires (they have the contract with atp) and some ITF or home umopires if they have International chair umpires (Bronze, sliver and gold). For the ITF events (GS, DC, FC, OG) ITF has their umpires (contract with itf) and additional atp umpires. Some ITF umpires works for the wta too and not for the atp whole time. For the Davis Cup tiesyou have in the WG 2 away chair umpires and the referee, Zone 1 ties 1 away, 1 home chair umpire and the away referee. Zone 2 ties 2 home chair umpires and away referee.
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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

At the tournament Chief of officials and the supervisor select chair umpires for every match. Chief selects teams of a linesmen, selects their position on the court and makes their schedule.
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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

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I remember reading somewhere that umpires for slam finals are often (though not always)from the country of the slam. I think it was Enric Molina who said it when asked how he felt umpiring for USO finals.
I always wonder this also.
I heard during Rogers' match vs Berrer in Basel that the chair ump for any given match cannot be from either of the players countries. So for this match, they couldn't be Swiss or German. But I am not sure if this goes for TMS & GS. or DC.

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

thanks for the xplanation Mane..

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I always wonder this also.
I heard during Rogers' match vs Berrer in Basel that the chair ump for any given match cannot be from either of the players countries. So for this match, they couldn't be Swiss or German. But I am not sure if this goes for TMS & GS. or DC.

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I think that when 2 players from the same country are playing each other, the umpire can be from their country as well.

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

The umpire can judge to his compatriot. example: Herfel can judge Haas.
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The umpire can judge to his compatriot. example: Herfel can judge Haas.
Is there a different rule for the final then?
Because I'm sure De Jenken said lately in an interview that her first GS final was the final with Pierce in Roland-Garros and that she couldn't be the chair umpire for that match anymore because the rules have changed and she's not allowed to umpire a final with a French player.
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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

Steve Ulrich (sp?) and Norm Chryst Umped when Sampras was in the USO final in 00 and 01 respectfully.

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Re: How are umpires selected for matches and tournaments?

The final with Pierce De Jenken umpired was in 2000 too. But she means it wouldn't be possible anymore.
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I think that when 2 players from the same country are playing each other, the umpire can be from their country as well.
Yes, Mourier was umpiring in many matches between French players again in Lyon this week.

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