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Special Exempt

Devotee
01-27-2004, 09:19 PM
Please explain the term "special exempt" as related to tournament
entry. I already know terms like wild card, lucky loser, etc.
I know there's a special exempt status, but it's hardly ever
referred to.

Devotee
02-25-2004, 11:00 PM
I finally found a true definition of the term "special exempt".
I tried emailing the ATP official site but their address came back to
me as 'undeliverable'.

This was from the TMS Cincinnati site.
One spot can be left open in case a player who would have had to qualify reaches the semifinals at Tennis Masters Canada (played the week before Cincinnati).

Why? That player can't play qualifying in Cincinnati if he's still playing
in Canada, and reaching the semifinal of a Tennis Masters Series event
should be enough to get you in the next big event.

That explains why Enqvist received a special exemption into Marseille.
He reached the semi-final of Memphis Kroger St. Jude last week.

:tennis:

tall_one
02-26-2004, 09:05 AM
thanks for the info Devotee :)

rvach
02-26-2004, 01:36 PM
Yes, but it only applies at tournaments of the same level. A SF at Scottdale would not get you a SE the next week at the Masters Series-Indian Wells, for example.
-- Rick

William Hunt
02-26-2004, 04:45 PM
Yes, but it only applies at tournaments of the same level. A SF at Scottdale would not get you a SE the next week at the Masters Series-Indian Wells, for example.
-- Rick

No it doesn't, it is possible to get an exempt for a higher tournament. The decision lies with the organizer but for a Master event (your exampl) it would indeed not get U a SE.