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I know that the entry ranking determine if the player qualify for different level tournaments. I was wondering if anyone know if there are restriction for highly ranked players to enter challenger level tournaments or below(eg. futures)

eg. Can a player ranked top 10 in ATP's singles entry ranking play a challenger event?:scratch:


If u know the ATP rules/regulations regarding the above questions, I really appreciate if you can post the answer.Thankz :)
 

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Only one player in the top 10 can enter a challenger tournament and can only do so by receiving a wild-card. Plus, it's mandatory that the challenger doesn't take place in the first week of a Grand Slam or in the week of a Masters Series. I think this last rule is also available for Top 50 players.
 

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The top 10 aren't allowed to play challengers at all.

Depending on the challenger players inside the top 50 but not inside the top 10 can accept a Wild Card into a challenger depending on the prize money of the event and whether there is an ATP event on in that week or the 2nd week of a Slam, depending on whether the supervisor agrees to it.

Unlike the main tour events, the Challengers only have to their lists out 3 weeks before the event unlike the 6 weeks for the ATP main events.

If it's in the same week as an ATP event then they can award 2 Wildcards.
If it's not in the same week as an ATP event or second week of a Slam they can give 4 wildcards to these players.

Ljubicic played the Zagreb Challenger this year and was ranked within the top 20.
Hrbaty has played Challengers in Bratislava and a few others as well, but they can't committ to them.
 

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go to the Szechn (sp) Poland Challenger thread - Nathaliia has given a complete in-depth breakdown as to the exact ruling of Ranking and acceptances for Challengers and Top-Guys.

I think its on the 1st or 2nd page.
 

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thankz alot guys for being so helpful. :)

Does anyone here actually play in atp/wta/itf circuit? Or are ex-pro players? because your're all so knowledgable.
 
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