Grand Slam is governed by ITF, not ATP.What are the rules for skipping Grand Slams. I notice Fed skipped the FO without any penalty.
If I've read it correctly then the current top 5 will all be able to skip all the masters in a couple of years. Rafa and Stan already can?
Does it literally mean that we count simply # of years from the first year of 12 tournaments participation, or the years of injury less than 12 tournaments would be excluded (though I do not think so)?2) 12 years of service;
The first Year of Service shall be the first calendar year in which a player has competed in at least twelve (12) tournaments offering ATP ranking points.
Q1.) My hunch is that regardless of injury years, the count will still be based on the first year of service. It's not confirmed though.Sorry for the primitive questions but
Q1) the rulebook 1.08 says
Does it literally mean that we count simply # of years from the first year of 12 tournaments participation, or the years of injury less than 12 tournaments would be excluded (though I do not think so)?
Q2) for ATP500, currently Djokovic is assigned 0p for Beijing and Federer is assigned 0p for Tokyo. Does somebody know how it is assigned (I mean I find no rule to distinguish Beijing and Tokyo as the tournaments in the same week) ?
I think Commitment Players say which 500's do they want to play before they start the season. They also I think could change around 3 weeks I think before the tournament starts. I think the two committed on those tournaments, then got penalized on them when they didn't play. I am not sure about this though but I think it is likely the reason.For Federer's 0P (Tokyo) and Djokovic's 0P (Beijing), my question was why it is Tokyo for Roger and Beijing for Novak. There seems to be no rule to distinguish between Tokyo and Beijing.
That's good to know. Thanks.Yes, Commitment players choose their tournaments at the start of the year. But when they don't, ATP randomly chooses one for them to enter the penalty into their system, as the penalty cannot be entered as a generic name, it must be a real database tournament in order to stick into their system.
That's right. Ranking-wise, the complete exemption stops at 3. The player still doesn't pay a fine for missing a Masters, but they will get a 0-point penalty.From what I know "complete exemption" just means exemption from commitment on Masters (i.e. includes all paperwork and media requirements) but 3 is still the maximum number of 0-pointer exemptions allowed to a player (i.e. if a player is in the Entry List of all Mandatory Masters that year, he has to count 5 of them).
ResultL = ResultL - QualsL ResultW = ResultW - QualsW