Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On an island with Marat
From the 2006 Grand Slam Rules:
ii. Substitutions A Lucky Loser shall be inserted in the appropriate position as a substitution for any player who withdraws or is withdrawn before the first point is played in his first match. In order to be eligible for substitution, a Lucky Loser must: (1) report to the Referee and sign the Lucky Loser Sign-In Record at least one-half (Ĺ) hour prior to the start of the first match of each day, and (2) be ready to play within five (5) minutes for menís events and fifteen (15) minutes for womenís events after the announcement of the default. If the eligible Lucky Loser is not available to play, in menís events he shall be placed at the bottom of the Lucky Loser priority list for that day corresponding to the qualifying round in which he lost and in womenís events she shall forfeit her Lucky Loser status for the duration of the tournament. If the eligible player is playing in the doubles event at the time he is called as a Lucky Loser in singles, the singles match may be rescheduled so he can fill the Lucky Loser position, provided the Referee determines that such rescheduling of the singles match does not cause an unreasonable disruption in the schedule; otherwise the next available Lucky Loser shall be selected to fill such vacancy.
26iii. Vacancy During Qualifying If a Lucky Loser position should become available during the qualifying competition, it shall be treated the same as the qualifying places for placement in the main draw. iv. Vacancy After Qualifying If a Lucky Loser position becomes available after the qualifying places are drawn in the main draw, the top ranking player who signs the Lucky Loser Sign-In Record before the start of the first match will be inserted in the appropriate position. If a position becomes available during the day, the top ranking player who has signed that dayís Lucky Loser Sign-In Record will be inserted in the appropriate position at the time the withdrawal is confirmed. Unless otherwise determined by the Referee, positions becoming available after the start of play for the start of the last match of each day will be filled by the top ranking player who signs the Lucky Loser Sign-In Record on the successive day of play. When two (2) or more positions become available at the same time, during the foregoing period, the positions to be occupied by each Lucky Loser will be determined by drawing. 3. Singles Qualifying Competition The qualifying competition shall be a single elimination tournament.