Originally Posted by vljubej
Where can I find what are rules for Shangai Masters entry??
From ATP-Rulebook (pdf)
1) Selection List. The Selection List for the event shall be:
a) The top 7 players in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race as of the Monday after the last ATP Tournament of the calendar year; followed by
b) Up to 2 Grand Slam winners of that year, in order of their positions, positioned between 8 and 20 in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race as of that Monday; followed by
c) Players positioned 8 and below in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race as of that Monday.
2) Direct Acceptances. The top 8 players in the Selection List shall qualify for the event as Direct Acceptances. Participation is mandatory, and all qualified players shall be entered. All Direct Acceptances must be at the tournament site to attend the official pre-tournament media conference and must be available for play through the completion of the Round Robin competition and the knock-out competition if eligible.
3) Withdrawal. Any withdrawal, before the official pre-tournament media conference starts, shall be replaced by the next highest positioned player on the Selection List, who shall be qualified as a Direct Acceptance.
a) The next highest positioned player on the Selection List (who is not a Direct Acceptance at the time of the official pre-tournament media conference) shall be designated as the Alternate and shall replace any player who subsequently withdraws. The Alternate must appear at the official pre-tournament media conference and remain available through the start of the last scheduled Round Robin match.
b) Additional alternates may be selected by the Steering Committee to fill the draw, based on the Selection List, upon terms satisfactory to the Steering Committee. Participation of such additional alternates is not mandatory.
c) The Alternate(s) is eligible to play in the Single Elimination competition and to receive points and prize money if he qualifies.
d) If the Alternate(s) does not play in the draw, then a fee shall be paid to the Alternate(s). If the Alternate(s) is inserted for the second or third Round Robin match, then he shall receive the Alternate Fee plus any prize money and points won. If the Alternate(s) replaces a player that does not compete in his first Round Robin match, the Alternate(s) becomes a Direct Acceptance and does not receive the Alternate Fee.