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Any player that is in the Top 30 in the ATP Rankings from the previous year is considered a Commitment Player for the current year. From the 2013 ATP Official Rulebook, I. ATP Circuit Regulations, 1.07 C: Commitment Player A 2013 ATP commitment player is any player positioned in the Top 30 in the ATP 2012 Rankings (singles) as of November 5, 2012. ...


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It has to do with how rankings points are computed based on a rolling 12 months of results. The short answer is - Nadal didn't play in the China Open last year - so he's "defending" zero points. It means he didn't win any rankings points from the event last year. So last week, zero points expired and fell from his points total. Djokovic however, won the ...


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New balls are requested by the chair umpire after the first 7 games of the match, and then every 9 games thereafter. It is done this way since the players warming up with the first set of new balls is considered to amount to the normal wear and tear of 2 games. When the chair umpire calls for new balls, the ball kids (if present) will collect the balls and ...


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The 2014 ATP Official Rulebook, 9.03 (Emirates ATP Rankings), Section E lists three different tie breakers in the event that players have the same total number of points. E. Ties. When two or more players have the same total number of points, ties shall be broken as follows: 1) the most total points from the Grand Slams, ATP World Tour Masters ...


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Longest time span between the First and Last time at #1 (ATP) Roger Federer was first ranked at the top of the ATP Rankings on February 2nd, 2004. The last time he was promoted to the top of the ATP Rankings was June 18th, 2018. The length of time spent between his first and last appearance at number one in the ATP Rankings, is 14 years, 1 month, and ...


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For questions of this type, it seems reasonable to create a CW answer where various users can contribute the instances they are aware of, add references, etc. (We will probably not create a complete list, but at least we will have some of them.) List of tournaments cancelled due to rain Doubles competition at 1987 Dow Chemical Classic (Birmingham) was ...


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To enter a tournament at the ATP level the ranking 6 weeks before the Monday of the week of the tournament is relevant. Therefore, for Queen's the ranking of 07.05.2018 is relevant. At that time Murray was ranked #39 and Wawrinka was ranked #25, both good enough to get directly accepted into the main draw. See the entry list here. See in the rulebook at 7....


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As you might already know, there have been alternates designated for the World Tour Finals for many years now. It's not really a new idea. The main difference between the World Tour Finals and every other event is the round-robin format it is played with versus the single elimination format that every other tournament on the calendar plays under. With a ...


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EDIT: Ok, I have completely rewritten my answer now that I understand this completely myself. In my opinion, these rankings being so hard to figure out is one thing that tennis suffers from - the rankings should be easier to figure out and to know "why" someone is ranked where they are. Anyway...here we go. How tennis rankings work: So, to determine a ...


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Like you said - coming out of retirement can be a vastly different proposition for well known, once highly-ranked players vs. unknown, lower-ranked players. As you mentioned - the well known players will likely get the assistance of wild cards from tournament directors to quickly ascend back up the rankings while the unknown player likely would not. This ...


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During the non-major tournaments (so all tournaments except the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) - both the ATP and WTA plays best of 3 sets. During the majors, the men play best of 5 sets and the women still play best of 3 sets. In the 4 majors, the 5th set (for men, 3rd set for women) must be won by a margin of 2 games, rather than a ...


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The USTA rule for Changeovers have the following: 90 sec changeover break between odd games 120 sec changeover break between sets (regardless if the set ended even) A bathroom break can be taken at anytime but it is preferred it during a changeover and the duration is reasonable For ATP the Rule book has the following for a toilet break (90/120sec rules ...


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According to the blog Where is the next generation in men’s tennis? (Wayback Machine) written by John Burn-Murdoch (FT Data) in November 2015: The average age of the ATP top 10 is 29.7 — the highest it has ever been — with an unprecedented five of its current members aged over 30. Here is a graph provided in the blog showing average age of Top 10 since ...


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The numbers that confuse you have nothing to do with the tournament schedule per se. The link you are viewing shows ongoing ATP tournaments. There are 6 ATP tournaments that are currently ongoing, which I have listed below. Open Sud de France (1 of 6) Garanti Koza Sofia Open (2 of 6) Ecuador Open (3 of 6) ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament (4 of 6) Memphis ...


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This trophy made by silversmiths Thomas Lyte is made up of Silver. "Winners of major sports tournaments, such as tennis' ATP World Tour, are invariably rewarded with enormous silver trophies." Logo at the bottom of trophy: And the text written on it is "THE BRAD DREWETT TROPHY1" with previous year winners. The trophy is named The Brad Drwett Trophy in ...


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ATP Tour Simply by checking List of ATP number 1 ranked singles players at Wikipedia I found two players who were Year-end No. 1 without winning a Grand Slam tournament that year: Jimmy Connors in 1975 and 1977 John McEnroe in 1982 (Connors won his first GS title in 1974 and McEnroe in 1979. But they did not won any GS in the years listed above. Note that ...


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The answer is - it depends. ATP players started receiving points under certain conditions in 2009. See the rules for Davis Cup results and ATP rankings here (Internet Archive): Davis Cup points are awarded for World Group and World Group playoff ties only. The points accumulated in the four ties within the previous 52 weeks can be used as one of the ...


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You are not alone in asking this. Many fans and players have also started requesting a longer grass court season and having a grass court Masters 1000 event. Right now it has a lot to do with the tightness of the schedule as well as having the market and sponsors available for a Masters 1000 event on grass to make enough financial sense. The financial ...


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When the final match is delayed for some reason, or not played until the next day (Monday) - the new rankings will be delayed also and not published until the winners of the tournament final(s) are determined. Since the Men's US Open final has been played on Monday the past 4 years now - let's use that tournament as an example. This year (2014), the ...


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The most detailed publicly available professional tennis match dataset I'm aware of can be found on a website called tennisabstract run by Jeff Sackmann. For the information you are interested in I recommend checking out the detailed match reports, which are compiled as part of the match charting project. The "point-by-point" description of a match tells you ...


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It's simple math, really. Tournament draws like the one you linked to in your question must have a total number of slots that are a power/exponent of 2. So numbers like 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, etc. The total number of players included in the draw however, can be any number. If you look above the draw bracket you'll see this year Indian Wells has 96 ...


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From the ATP World Tour website (emphasis mine): Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown on Sunday in beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the 76-minute final. Nadal’s 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, one shy of record-holder Novak Djokovic (30), marks the first time in the Open Era (since April ...


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Men's side Since the Open Era began in 1968, and until 2013, this only happened in 1969. That year, Rod Laver (born 1938) won the Grand Slam, which means he won all of them: Wimbledon, Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. I got to this result by parsing the results in Age of Grand Slam Winners - Open Era and completing those with List of List of ...


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I took data from the Tennis ATP and Tennis WTA repositories in GitHub. They do not have all the rankings, so it is not comprehensive and Logan's answer will be more accurate. From there we see that: (this is to be changed) Rafa Nadal was 1st on 18 August 2008 for the first time and hist last week on that position was on 21 August 2017. This makes it 9 ...


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The article Djokovic looking over his shoulder in battle for No. 1, which is published directly on the ATP tour website, mentions that: The 27-year-old Djokovic has a slender 490-point lead over Federer in the Emirates ATP Race To London going into Paris. There is a potential total of 2,500 points to be earned in Paris and at the Barclays ATP World Tour ...


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It's pretty simple really - Radwanska reached the semifinals because she, along with 2 other women in her group, all finished with a win-loss record of 1-2 after the round robin part of the tournament. So when players end up tied like that with the same win-loss record they use other stats to determine who advances to the semifinals. First they use sets won ...


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As far as I'm aware - the youngest Champion of a Challenger Tour event was Michael Chang when he won a Challenger event in Las Vegas in 1987 when he was 15 years and 7 months old. Not that surprising considering he also won the French Open at 17. From what I remember hearing also - Richard Gasquet was pretty young when he started winning Futures and ...


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Those players have won an ATP tournament as a lucky loser: Heinz Gunthardt (Springfield 1978) Bill Scanlon (Maui 1978) Francisco Clavet (Hilversum 1990) Christian Miniussi (Sao Paulo 1991) Sergiy Stakhovsky (Zagreb 2008) Rajeev Ram (Newport 2009) Andrey Rublev (Umag 2017) Leonardo Mayer (Hamburg 2017) Marco Cecchinato (Budapest 2018)


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ATP Tennis or The Association of Tennis professionals is the governing body of tennis in the men's circuit of professional tennis. It consists of all the tennis tournaments organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP. The organization is affiliated to the International Tennis Federation or the ITF, the international governing body of tennis. ...


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