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Default ITF and ATP Announce Dates (2009-2013) and Ranking Points for Davis Cup

http://www.itftennis.com/abouttheitf...rticleid=18539
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09 Apr 2008
ITF and ATP announce dates and ranking points

The ITF and the ATP today announced Davis Cup by BNP Paribas dates from 2009 through 2013 and that South African Airways ATP Ranking Points will be awarded for Davis Cup from 2009. This is the first time that ranking points will be awarded for singles and doubles rubbers played in the elite World Group and World Group Play-off Round.

The ITF and ATP announcement means that Davis Cup dates are stabilised through 2013 with the support of the top players whose views were considered during the decision-making process. The addition of ranking points for all live singles and doubles rubbers is an added incentive for players to represent their nations in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

“This is a win/win situation for Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and the ATP,” said ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti. “The calendar is stabilised for the upcoming years in the model that the top players requested and, for the first time in history, Davis Cup players will receive well-deserved ranking points for their performance in the competition.”

“We are delighted to award South African Airways ranking points for Davis Cup starting in 2009,” said Etienne de Villiers, ATP’s Executive Chairman. “The new ATP tour structure for 2009 is about providing fans, broadcasters and sponsors with the very best circuit possible. Like the tour, Davis Cup is a key component to the growth and future of tennis. We look forward to an exciting and memorable season to come.”

About Davis Cup
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 127 nations entered in 2008. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Turismo Madrid (Official Tourist Destination), Hugo Boss (Official Men’s Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Kia Motors (Official Car) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). International partners are NTT Communications (Official Managed Hosting Partner), Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) and TTK (Official Licensing Partner). Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com.

About ATP
With 63 tournaments in 30 countries, the ATP showcases the finest athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the South African Airways ATP Rankings and the top tandems in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race contend for prestigious titles at ATP Masters Series and other ATP tournaments. The season’s top eight singles players and doubles teams earn coveted berths at the elite Tennis Masters Cup, the circuit-ending championship held in China. For more information, please visit www.ATPtennis.com.

Editor Notes

Davis Cup Dates 2009-2013

From 2009-2011, the dates are as follows:

First Round - Week before Indian Wells
Quarterfinals - Week after Wimbledon
Semifinals - Week after the US Open
Final - Week after the ATP Tour World Championships

In 2012, the dates are as follows:

First Round - Second week after Australian Open
Quarterfinals - Week after Miami
Semifinals - Week after the US Open
Final - Week after the ATP Tour World Championships

In 2013, the dates are as follows:

First Round - Week after Australian Open
Quarterfinals - Week after Miami
Semifinals - Week after the US Open
Final - Week after the ATP Tour World Championships

South African Airlines ATP Ranking

Davis Cup will be awarded ranking points under the following structure:

a) Accumulated points over the preceding 52-week period for the 4 rounds of Davis Cup and the play-off round will count as one result. For 2009 onwards, this will be one of the tournaments in the new premium tier 500 category, the best of which count towards a player’s ranking.

b) Points will not be awarded for dead rubbers.

c) Players who don’t play a round of matches will be awarded points based on the immediately preceding round (i.e. a player who doesn’t play the first round but plays the second round will earn 40 points for each singles match won in that second round).
Singles Ranking Points/Doubles Ranking Points:
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medi...0_original.PDF (page 3)

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