How ATP Points are decided ?

How ATP Points are decided ?

Post by Kaps Bal » Thu, 31 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I am interested in knowing how ATP points are allotted for tournaments. I
believe, winning Wimbledon Championships fetches more ATP points along with
bonus points than any other ATP tour events.  So, Is the points weightage
is proportional in any way to the Tournament's Prize money.  
Appreciate any inputs.

 
 
 

How ATP Points are decided ?

Post by Shun Cheun » Thu, 31 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am interested in knowing how ATP points are allotted for tournaments. I
> believe, winning Wimbledon Championships fetches more ATP points along with
> bonus points than any other ATP tour events.  So, Is the points weightage
> is proportional in any way to the Tournament's Prize money.
> Appreciate any inputs.

The info is in the FAQ for this group. See the URL below. Unfortunately,
there seems to be some problems accessing that web page for the time
being (exceeding bandwidth quota). Hopefully the problem will be
corrected soon.


Chris Smith's Tennis FAQ-http://www.mindspring.com/~csmith
1997 GS--AO:Jan 13-26 FO:May 26-Jun 8 W:Jun 23-Jul 6 USO:Aug 25-Sep 7

 
 
 

How ATP Points are decided ?

Post by R. Jayakrishna » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



>>> I am interested in knowing how ATP points are allotted for
>>> tournaments.
>> The info is in the FAQ for this group. See the URL below.
>> Unfortunately, there seems to be some problems accessing that web
>> page for the time being (exceeding bandwidth quota). Hopefully the
>> problem will be corrected soon.

>> -- Shun Cheung

>> Chris Smith's Tennis FAQ-http://www.mindspring.com/~csmith
> Caution ! The info in the FAQ is not up-to-date. This year there were
> some changes for earning points in the qualifying at the Grand Slam
> Tournaments and Championship ATP Tour Tournaments (ex. players can
> obtain Tournament and Bonus Points in the qualifying).

> alex

 I am not sure what you mean.  The FAQ does mention that the players
 can obtain Bonus Points from qualifying in addition to the main
 tournament pts.  Do you mean that the bonus points for qualifying has
 been changed from what is in the FAQ, i.e., half the points awarded to
 the second round loser in the main tournament ??

 Now, I do have one question about the FAQ info.  It doesn't yet mention
 how the Doubles Team point totals are calculated.  For instance, the
 both the Woodies have 4954 points including 789 bonus points each.
 3565 points for them as a team.  How is this calculated ?

 Jay, Irvine.

 
 
 

How ATP Points are decided ?

Post by Alexander Szab » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:




> >>> I am interested in knowing how ATP points are allotted for
> >>> tournaments.

> >> The info is in the FAQ for this group. See the URL below.
> >> Unfortunately, there seems to be some problems accessing that web
> >> page for the time being (exceeding bandwidth quota). Hopefully the
> >> problem will be corrected soon.

> >> -- Shun Cheung

> >> Chris Smith's Tennis FAQ-http://www.mindspring.com/~csmith

> > Caution ! The info in the FAQ is not up-to-date. This year there were
> > some changes for earning points in the qualifying at the Grand Slam
> > Tournaments and Championship ATP Tour Tournaments (ex. players can
> > obtain Tournament and Bonus Points in the qualifying).

> > alex

>  I am not sure what you mean.  The FAQ does mention that the players
>  can obtain Bonus Points from qualifying in addition to the main
>  tournament pts.  Do you mean that the bonus points for qualifying has
>  been changed from what is in the FAQ, i.e., half the points awarded to
>  the second round loser in the main tournament ??

I will try to explain, but it is not so easy.

It is correct that the players obtain Bonus Points if they qualify
for a Grand Slam or any ATP Tour tournament as follows - half the
points awarded to the second round loser in the main tournament +
additional Bonus Points for each qualifying round if his opponent is
ranked in the top200 (see bonus points table).

There is a new regulation since January 1 1997 for the Grand Slam and
ATP Tour Championship Tournaments (Super 9 and Double-Up week
Tournaments). Here the players earn Tournament and Bonus Points in the
qualifying even if they do not qualify for the main draw. It looks like
this:

ATP Tour

1st round loser - 1 Tournament Point + 0 Bonus Points
2nd round loser - 1/4 the points allocated to a second round main
draw                      loser + Bonus Points if his opponent is in Top 200.

 - there are only two rounds of qualifying

Grand Slam Tournaments

1st round loser - 1 Tournament Point + 0 Bonus Points (since Wimbledon)
2nd round loser - 3 Tournament Points + Bonus Points if opponent Top 200
3rd round loser - 5 Tournament Points + Bonus Points if opponent Top 200

 - there are three rounds of qualifying

alex

 
 
 

How ATP Points are decided ?

Post by Alexander Szab » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I am interested in knowing how ATP points are allotted for tournaments. I
> > believe, winning Wimbledon Championships fetches more ATP points along with
> > bonus points than any other ATP tour events.  So, Is the points weightage
> > is proportional in any way to the Tournament's Prize money.
> > Appreciate any inputs.

> The info is in the FAQ for this group. See the URL below. Unfortunately,
> there seems to be some problems accessing that web page for the time
> being (exceeding bandwidth quota). Hopefully the problem will be
> corrected soon.


> Chris Smith's Tennis FAQ-http://www.mindspring.com/~csmith
> 1997 GS--AO:Jan 13-26 FO:May 26-Jun 8 W:Jun 23-Jul 6 USO:Aug 25-Sep 7

Caution ! The info in the FAQ is not up-to-date. This year there were
some changes for earning points in the qualifying at the Grand Slam
Tournaments and Championship ATP Tour Tournaments (ex. players can
obtain Tournament and Bonus Points in the qualifying).

alex

 
 
 

How ATP Points are decided ?

Post by Shun Cheun » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> > > I am interested in knowing how ATP points are allotted for tournaments. I
> > > believe, winning Wimbledon Championships fetches more ATP points along with
> > > bonus points than any other ATP tour events.  So, Is the points weightage
> > > is proportional in any way to the Tournament's Prize money.
> > > Appreciate any inputs.
> > The info is in the FAQ for this group.
> Caution ! The info in the FAQ is not up-to-date. This year there were
> some changes for earning points in the qualifying at the Grand Slam
> Tournaments and Championship ATP Tour Tournaments (ex. players can
> obtain Tournament and Bonus Points in the qualifying).

I wrote that section of the FAQ based on information from the 1997 ATP
Player Guide. Unfortunately, that Guide doesn't provide details about
ranking points awarded during qualifying. However, as far as I know,
the FAQ is correct concerning main draw ranking points, which is probably
what most people care about anyway.


Chris Smith's Tennis FAQ-http://www.mindspring.com/~csmith
  Alternative -- http://blue.oit.gatech.edu/~cs30/TennisNews.html
1997 GS--AO:Jan 13-26 FO:May 26-Jun 8 W:Jun 23-Jul 6 USO:Aug 25-Sep 7