02-07-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: Tennis Tipping FAQ/Guide
Are Late Entries placed before or after the NR players?
Originally Posted by TT Rules
Protected Ranking (PR)
- Players must inform the board about their absence for the protected ranking to start running*. A list of players with protected ranking will be kept in the managers thread. To get a PR, the players absence from TT must be continuos for atleast 3 months. If a player is inactive for 18 months or more, he/she is ineligibe for a protected ranking. The number of PR's will depend on the lenght of absence:
3 months out = 3 PR
4 months out = 4 PR
5 months out = 5 PR
6 or more months out = 6 PR
For the PR that a player is able to use for entries, we will use the average ranking of the first 6 weeks that the player was out. PR applies to both singles and doubles and we'll have a separate PR for both of them.
* Players are allowed to ask for a PR after they're back from their absence, but they must request it before they commit to any tournaments.
Special Exempts (SE)
- We are going to use the same basic rules as the ATP. The manager will leave 1 or 2 SE spots (depending on the tournament) in the main draw, if they won't be needed, then the first player(s) on the qualifying entry list will be promoted from the qualifying draw to the main draw. More from the ATP Rulebook:
a) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to an ATP Masters Series Tournament (1000) is the singles event of another ATP Masters Series (1000) or International Series Gold Tournament (500).
b) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to an ATP International Series Gold Tournament (500) is the singles event of another International Series Gold (500) or ATP Masters Series Tournament (1000).
c) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to an ATP International Series Tournament (250) is the singles event of any International Series (500 or 250) or ATP Masters Series Tournament (1000).
d) A Qualified Event for Special Exempt to a Challenger Series Tournament is the singles event of any ATP or Challenger Series Tournament.
* Top 30 players aren't be eligible to get SE's into challengers.
Number of special exempts:
ATP Masters Series (1000) and International Series Gold (500) Tournaments shall have one (1) Special Exempt and International Series (250) and Challenger Series Tournaments shall have two (2).
Players may receive a Special Exempt into the main draw of the following week's tournament if they meet the criteria and apply for it before the final deadline. If the main draw is to be made before a potential Special Exempt player plays on Friday, then such place(s) shall be drawn in the same manner as qualifier, i.e., four qualifiers ("Q") and one or two "SE" depending on whether there are one or two possibilities. Each of the five or six slots are marked "Q/SE." As soon as the "SE" match results are known, either the "SE" or the next Direct Acceptance (if the SE lost) is randomly drawn and inserted into the draw.
Late Entries are placed after the NR players.
How does the LE order work? By commitment or by ranking?
Late Entries are ordered by ranking.
What should managers do if there are less players playing qualifying than the necessary qualifying spots?
The remaining players are sorted in a custom qualifying draw which gives less spots to the Main Draw. For example, if there are 34 players commited to a tournament which has a 32-player Main Draw: The first 30 players get in directly and the remaining 4 players play a 2-match qualifying tournament.
Which rankings should be used for the Entry List and seeded players?
Entries, seedings, special exempts, tie-breakers and placements of byes, alternates and lucky losers will be based on the rankings from two weeks before the start of the tournament.
What should the manager do if two doubles teams have the right same points in the Entry Ranking? How to decide which one comes first in the Entry List?
The manager should make a sum of the team's entry ranking points combined. Whoever has more points is listed first. If the sum is the same for both teams, the team that has the player with the best doubles ranking should be listed first.
What should the manager do if two players have the same position in the Singles Entry Ranking? How to decide which one comes first in the Entry List?
The first player to commit should come first in the entry list.
Could a Late Entry be a seeded player? What about a SE?
Yes to both questions.
* Top 30 singles players are not able to be seeded in the challengers they're allowed to play as late entries (qualifying or main draw).
Could a qualifier be a seeded player? What about a lucky loser?
Yes, if the Main Draw is released after qualifying is over. The manager doesn't need to wait until the qualifying is over to post the draws.
Is a LE eligible to receive a SE?
Is a top 30 player eligible to receive a SE into a challenger?
Can a player in the alternates list get a SE spot?
When should a player use their PR or their normal ranking?
If a player entries as a direct acceptance with their current position in the entry ranking, the PR is not used.
How to procede during challengers on a Grand Slam's second week?
If the player reaches the GS R16, they are out of the challenger (qualifying & MD - Rule chkange). These tournaments usually have a Tuesday start, so it's possible to play two qualifying rounds on Sunday & Monday.
Do I have to withdraw from the GS week #1's challenger if I want to try a LL spot in that GS?
How to apply for a SE?
The player must post in the tournament thread before the final deadline, even if he/she is in the qualifying/alternates list. Players can apply for a SE spot before their friday matches are defined (most tournaments have the final deadline before the end of the day's matches).
What happens to the SE if Friday’s play is postponed?
The players who are still in the tournament are eligible to SE spots (entry list rankings).
Current ranking or PR, which one comes first?
Important: PR cannot be used for seedings, only for entry lists.
What happens if there are more players than available SE spots? How are players chosen?
In this case, they are chosen by ranking.
Are Grand Slam finalists eligible to receive a SE into a ATP 250/International Series tournament?
Last edited by Tytta!. : 12-14-2012 at 11:12 PM.