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> >>> 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