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2005 ATP Tournament Cut-Offs (Data)

smucav
11-02-2005, 01:52 AM
Here are the cut-offs for all the ATP-level tournaments (except Tennis Masters Cup) in 2005.

Highest to lowest in each draw size/level; legend at the bottom; make your own conclusions.

32-draw (all):
Rotterdam 50
Sydney 56
Dubai 58
Marseille 65
Halle 69
Auckland 76
Metz 81
Basel 83
Lyon 84
Vienna 85
Los Angeles 88
Stockholm 89
Munich 91
Nottingham 91
Moscow 91
St. Petersburg 91
San Jose 96
Adelaide 97
St. Poelten 98
Gstaad 98
Bastad 101
Estoril 102
's-Hertogenbosch 102
Median 102
Sopot 104
Memphis 106
Palermo 106
Mean 108
Casablanca 110
Costa do Sauipe 111
Houston 112
Buenos Aires 114
Valencia 117
Acapulco 119
Bucharest 121
Amersfoort 125
Doha 129
Vina del Mar 133
Umag 133
Chennai 139
Milan 139
Bangkok 150
Ho Chi Minh 153
Scottsdale 154
Delray Beach 173
Newport 175
Beijing 195

32-draw (IS only):
Sydney 56
Marseille 65
Halle 69
Auckland 76
Metz 81
Basel 83
Lyon 84
Los Angeles 88
Stockholm 89
Munich 91
Nottingham 91
Moscow 91
St. Petersburg 91
San Jose 96
Adelaide 97
St. Poelten 98
Gstaad 98
Bastad 101
Estoril 102
's-Hertogenbosch 102
Median 103
Sopot 104
Palermo 106
Casablanca 110
Costa do Sauipe 111
Mean 111.05
Houston 112
Buenos Aires 114
Valencia 117
Bucharest 121
Amersfoort 125
Doha 129
Vina del Mar 133
Umag 133
Chennai 139
Milan 139
Bangkok 150
Ho Chi Minh 153
Scottsdale 154
Delray Beach 173
Newport 175
Beijing 195

32-draw (ISG only):
Rotterdam 50
Dubai 58
Mean 83.6
Vienna 85
Median 85
Memphis 106
Acapulco 119

48-draw (all):
Madrid 47
Paris 55
New Haven 76
Mean 106.13
Kitzbuhel 118
Median 126
Stuttgart 134
Washington 135
Tokyo 139
Indianapolis 145

48-draw (IS only):
New Haven 76
Mean 118.67
Washington 135
Median 135
Indianapolis 145

48-draw (ISG only):
Kitzbuhel 118
Mean 130.33
Stuttgart 134
Median 134
Tokyo 139

48-draw (AMS only):
Madrid 47
Mean 51
Median 51
Paris 55

56-draw (all):
Barcelona 88
Mean 98
Median 98
Queen's Club 108

64-draw (all):
Cincinnati 52
Rome 56
Montreal 58
Median 58
Mean 58.2
Hamburg 59
Monte Carlo 66

96-draw (all):
Miami 86
Mean 89
Median 89
Indian Wells 92

128-draw (all):
Flushing Meadows 101
Paris 105
Mean 106.25
Median 106.5
London 108
Melbourne 111

Legend:
Grand Slam
ATP Masters Series
International Series Gold
International Series

Cut-off=Entry ranking of last player directly in at the time of the main draw. (Does not include special exempts, wild cards, qualifiers, or lucky losers.)

I think all this really tells us is which events were harder to get into than others and what minimum ranking a player should try to maintain to guarantee entry into the events of his choice. (It really doesn't tell much about the overall strength/weakness of the events--see below.)

I've thought of a few different variables that could improve the usefulness of this data. I may try to work on some of them during the off-season in December.

1) Compile the same data for the last few years to compare with 2005 to see which events have gotten stronger or weaker over a five-year period.

2) The cut-offs only measure the last player directly in; perhaps a more accurate analysis would include an aggregate value of both the first & last players directly in. For example, New Haven had the highest cut-off for a non-AMS 48-draw event, but was generally weak at the top (as was LA among the 32-draw events) which should weaken it's position on the list.

3) I'm also interested in comparing events with different draw sizes. This would also require coming up with an aggregate value. For example, Queen's Club had a higher cut-off than nearly half of the 32-draw events (even with an additional 24 players in the draw!), By determining the ranking of the 23rd player in at all events larger than 32 would allow for more accurate comparison between events of different sizes.

shotgun
11-02-2005, 01:59 AM
Thanks. That's interesting.

SwissMister1
11-02-2005, 02:08 AM
Thanks, smucav, who would have thought Ion Tiriac's tournament would have drawn the toughest field to get into?

TenHound
11-02-2005, 02:28 AM
Thank you very much, SMUCAV. One question. Is this set in stone? Or rejiggered each yr. as tournament is planned out?

LaTenista
11-02-2005, 02:46 AM
:yeah: Cincy was the hardest 64 draw MS to get into this year! I always knew it was the best.

:shrug: I would have never guessed the AO was the easiest of the slams to get into.

Fee
11-02-2005, 02:57 AM
Thank you very much, SMUCAV. One question. Is this set in stone? Or rejiggered each yr. as tournament is planned out?

Its not set in stone, its what happened during the course of the year. Players enter tournaments, and the top ranked players get in (for example, the top 25 players in a 32 player draw). Some guys drop out and others are added in, and when the draw is made, the last guy accepted in (not including the qualifiers and the WC's) is the 'cut-off.' Go look in the Tournament thread for Tokyo, the initial cut-off for that was about 70 or so, I think. By the time the draw was made, it was all the way down to 139 because so many guys pulled out.

Labamba
11-02-2005, 02:32 PM
Thanks for posting this. Seems like an interesting topic for research. :yeah:

Papakori
11-02-2005, 02:39 PM
Thanks :)

Jimnik
11-02-2005, 02:46 PM
32-draw (all):
Rotterdam 50
Sydney 56
Dubai 58
Marseille 65
Halle 69

Now I know why Rotterdam gets so much attention.
Bangkok 150
Ho Chi Minh 153
Scottsdale 154
Delray Beach 173
Newport 175
Beijing 195

Beijing? :eek: There were some very good players there this year. Also Bangkok :confused: I'm a bit surprised that none of the Latin American tournaments are down there.

It would be interesting to see the average ranking of the entrees too - I bet Beijing would be higher than some of those.