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.

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.