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Yesterday 10:56 PM
Captain Meerkat
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Andrej View Post
Do players practice with new balls?
Was wondering about this, during matches balls are changed every 9 games, so during a match, they only use new balls, relatively.
How much do they use the balls in pratice before getting new ones? I'd be a waste if you throw balls away after half hour practice, practicing I'm thinking you'd want to practice with balls as similar as the ones used in matches as possible.
From the ATP Rulebook:

ATP World Tour Tournaments: Each main draw player is entitled to six (6) new balls per day for practice, free of charge, one (1) day prior to the start of qualifying until that player is eliminated. Once eliminated, he shall be entitled to three (3) new balls per day for practice. Players must return practice balls.

ATP Challenger Tour Tournaments: Each main draw player is entitled to three (3) new balls per day for practice, free of charge, one (1) day prior to the start of qualifying until that player is eliminated. Once eliminated, he shall be entitled to three (3) used balls per day for practice. Players must return practice balls.

ATP/Challenger Qualifying Competition: Players listed in the Emirates ATP Rankings or Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings who are practicing for qualifying competition are entitled to three (3) new balls for practice, free of charge, one (1) day prior to the start of the qualifying competition until that player is eliminated. Players must return practice balls.
Yesterday 10:04 PM
Andrej
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Do players practice with new balls?
Was wondering about this, during matches balls are changed every 9 games, so during a match, they only use new balls, relatively.
How much do they use the balls in pratice before getting new ones? I'd be a waste if you throw balls away after half hour practice, practicing I'm thinking you'd want to practice with balls as similar as the ones used in matches as possible.
04-16-2017 06:24 PM
bry17may
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Which Davis Cup matches are counted by the ATP like official matches? Maybe @Litotes @Slasher1985

I was checking and Baghdatis have 27 matches that aren't counted by the ATP (All of them in Zone III of Europe).
In the 70's it looks they only count semis and the final of the tournament, in the case of Borg they didn' count 33 matches and would mean a 639-130(83.09%) overall record for him.
04-14-2017 11:32 PM
Mercury
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Captain Meerkat View Post
Players who miss at least 6 months due to injury can apply for a Protected Ranking. A players PR is their average ranking over the first 3 months of their absence. The number of times a player can use PR depends on how long they are absent:

- Over 6 months, but less than 12 months: 9 PR can be used over 9 months
- Over 12 months: 12 PR over 12 months

A player can "freeze" his PR quota and time limit should he be re-injured and is absent for a minimum of 3 months.

A player loses his PR should the above limits be exhausted or 3 years have passed.

For a PR to count as one of his quota, he must actually play in a tournament.

See regulation 9.03.F for more details.
Perfect, thanks!
04-14-2017 03:24 PM
Captain Meerkat
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by Mercury View Post
In a nut shell, how does PR work? (Protected Ranking)
Players who miss at least 6 months due to injury can apply for a Protected Ranking. A players PR is their average ranking over the first 3 months of their absence. The number of times a player can use PR depends on how long they are absent:

- Over 6 months, but less than 12 months: 9 PR can be used over 9 months
- Over 12 months: 12 PR over 12 months

A player can "freeze" his PR quota and time limit should he be re-injured and is absent for a minimum of 3 months.

A player loses his PR should the above limits be exhausted or 3 years have passed.

For a PR to count as one of his quota, he must actually play in a tournament.

See regulation 9.03.F for more details.
04-14-2017 11:31 AM
Mercury
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

In a nut shell, how does PR work? (Protected Ranking)
04-04-2017 12:45 PM
wikinglars
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Thank you Litotes

It worked

yours sincerely Lars
04-04-2017 08:49 AM
Litotes
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by wikinglars View Post
Hi MTF

I don't know if it is the right place to ask, but how do i make a poll?

Lars
You can tick a Box for "make a poll" when you start a new thread.
04-03-2017 09:33 PM
wikinglars
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Hi MTF

I don't know if it is the right place to ask, but how do i make a poll?

Lars
04-01-2017 09:07 PM
smucav
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by JosGros View Post
Is this for WTA players different? because I see players talk to their coaches all the time in the pauses, at least for non GS tournaments
Yes, since 2009(?) WTA players can call their coaches to the court once per set during game or set changeovers provided that the players register the coaches prior to the match, coaches sit in a designated area during the match, and wear microphones during the coaching visits. If the opponent takes a medical time out or leaves the court for a bathroom break or attire change, the other player can call the coach to the court without losing a coaching visit.

ATP is considering allowing on court coaching on a trial basis during the Next Gen Finals this year, but details have not been confirmed (or finalized). The last trials were in the late 90s(?), but not adopted as a permanent rule.
04-01-2017 08:49 PM
JosGros
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

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Originally Posted by smucav View Post
Yes (exceptions: Davis Cup & exhibitions)
Only legal during a match if play has been officially suspended (due to weather or darkness) & players have left the court.

FYI:
2017 ATP Official Rulebook | ATP World Tour | Tennis
Is this for WTA players different? because I see players talk to their coaches all the time in the pauses, at least for non GS tournaments
04-01-2017 08:14 PM
smucav
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JosGros View Post
Is coaching during a match illegal?
Yes (exceptions: Davis Cup & exhibitions)
Quote:
but I thought it was legal to meet the coach during the match
Only legal during a match if play has been officially suspended (due to weather or darkness) & players have left the court.

FYI:
2017 ATP Official Rulebook | ATP World Tour | Tennis
03-27-2017 11:11 PM
JosGros
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Is coaching during a match illegal?
I heard once, Nadal received illegal coaching but I thought it was legal to meet the coach during the match
03-25-2017 02:01 PM
clearwaters
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

How did Roger make those IW courts look so fast? I remember watching Wawrinka SF it was slow as hell. Whenever he played last week he made the court look 3 times faster. That baffled me because I would think his play was only one of the factors affecting the coditions.
03-25-2017 02:07 AM
wikinglars
Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Thank you and i will do my best to share my love for tennis, watching dimitrov-fella right now, great match

Lars
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