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Exclamation EDITED: ATP Says Tennis Masters Series And Slams Will Double In Ranking Points

April 10, 2007

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If the ATP, which governs the men’s tour, and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which governs the four Grand Slam events, had become buddy-buddy over the last few years — even joint-sponsoring the year-ending Masters Cup — that love was lost this week when the ATP announced it would elevate its Masters Series events on its new 2009 calendar to the same ranking-points status as the Australian Open, Roland Garros, the French Open and the US Open.

Currently the Slam events receive double the points on the ATP-run rankings as the ATP’s Masters Series events. In March the ATP announced it was working with the ITF to elevate the ITF-run Davis Cup competition by offering ranking points for Davis Cup play. Now it appears ATP President Etienne de Villiers was merely throwing the ITF a bone ahead of what will be devastating news for the ITF, which holds the Grand Slam events far and above any “regular tour” events.

“The Masters 1000 events will be worth the same amount of points as the grand slams,” ATP spokesman Stephen Duckitt told The Age on Monday. “I haven’t heard anything as to what the reaction from the slams has been.”
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April 12, 2007

"The ATP wishes to advise that reports circulating in some sections of the media reporting that from 2009 the Grand Slams will have the same points as ATP Masters events are completely incorrect. The ATP does intend to double the points scale for the Masters Events as part of its overall 2009 plan to best position and brand the ATP World Tour events. It will, however, double the points for a Grand Slam to maintain the current relationship between winners of a Slam and a Masters event -the correct figures to be awarded from the year 2009 are 2000 points for the winner of a Grand Slam and 1000 for a Masters tournament champion.

"It is regrettable that this has occurred at a time when the relationship between the Slams and the ATP has never been closer or better," said ATP Chairman and President, Etienne de Villiers. "The ATP regards the Grand Slams as the pillars of the professional game and would not do anything to diminish their status."
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P.S. Apologies for the late update.

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Wow, I really don't like how the rankings are projected to be in a few years

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I am stunned but not surprised. This is worse than RR. So they are making it best of 3 and elevating it to the same # of points as slams?

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I hope ITF then makes the slams worth more.
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Re: ATP Says Tennis Masters Series Will Be Same As Slams

Expected news.

Since the ATP doesn't control the Slams, it builds its own competing circuit of big events, some of which (or all of which?) will follow the same 2-week, 128 player draw, mixed event format.

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stupid idea. why cant they stop meddling and realised that the game is better now than it will be once they have implemented the changes
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WHAT THE FUCK???

Toronto worthing as much as Wimbledon???

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where are they? can you post a link? thanx.
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WHAT THE FUCK???

Toronto worthing as much as Wimbledon???
The Grand Slams make huge money, so the ATP believes that, if it just copies the Grand Slam format and makes the Masters 1000 (sounds like the title of a bad sci-fi TV series) events compulsory, it will have a sure fire hit.

Problem is, the Slams are huge because they're the Slams, not because they're compulsory, mixed, 2-week, 128 player draw events. As Adm. Cunningham said, "You can build ships, but you can't build a tradition".

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Aren't Slams supposed to be 2000-points events since 2009???
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Re: ATP Says Tennis Masters Series Will Be Same As Slams

Wow.

This is the pinnacle of stupidity.

Yes, it may well be true that tennis is not the most popular sport in the world, but it has a more-than-decent fan base.

I don't know about what others think about tennis here, in terms of why they like it. For me, a big chunk of what makes tennis so special is in its tradition.

I love the sweat, the blood, the tears and the history that is embedded in each and every grandslam tournament, as well as master series.

Under this train of thought, being that Master Series are new in comparrison to Grandslams, it really sadens me to see the ATP messing around with something that already works quite fine, aka Grandslam point systems and the general yearly ranking.

This is an insult to this great sport and I hope the ATP gets real and learns not to mess with these things.

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