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http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_31930_original.PDF

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.”

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).
 

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Well the only good thing is that they have stabilised dates for the Davis Cup.

Watch all the whores come back wanting to play DC, saying how much it means to them, hehehe.

Got to love commerce.
 
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I don't like that point system, you get screwed if you come from a small country and you're the only good player in a team
 

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Makes the world go round.
 

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Code:
              Match Match Team  PerformWins
              Won   Lost  Bonus Bonus  Cumulative
Playoff         5
Playoff        10
1st rd loss         10
1st rd      1  40                         40
1st rd      2  40                         80
Quarterfinal3  65                        145
Quarterfinal4  65                        210
Semifinals  5  70                        280
Semifinals  6  70                        350
Final       7  75                        425
Final       8              75    125     500
Total          500                        625
* Team bonus awarded to a singles player who wins 7 live matches and his team wins the competition
** Performance bonus awarded to a singles player who wins 8 live matches
last year Roddick won 6 matches...

In 2009 winning DC gives about the same points as winning Memphis or Washington for example.
 

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I'm even more confused looking at this than I was with the round-robin points system. :retard:

Please get the fuck out of tennis Mr. Disney. :hysteric:
 

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If they are giving points for DC, they should give points for dead rubbers, because I can see some cases of players not playing doubles, so their team will lose and they will get more singles points (if the difference is quite big (as in Argentina-Sweden for example).
 

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I'm even more confused looking at this than I was with the round-robin points system. :retard:

Please get the fuck out of tennis Mr. Disney. :hysteric:
Agreed. I don't understand it at all.

Thing is, it's not just EDV here... the ITF agreed with this. That, to me, is what's scariest.

What a joke.
 

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The only good thing is that now the dates are set in stone for DC. Assuming that the slams are not moving either (a very safe assumption) the ATP can potentially figure out its calendar and do some planning to promote the tour. (Yeah, right). As for granting points for DC, :confused: :help: :scared:
 

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I like the fact that the dates for the Davis Cup ties over the next 5 years have been confirmed, but the decision to award ranking points is an absolute disgrace.
 
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