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<font size = 6 color = red>World Male Tennis Association Official Rules and Sign-up Thread</font>

Hello tennis enthusiasts!!! There are so many games on those message board, but most of them focus only on the women's tennis. Therefore, Caio Braz and I decided to create a game with main focus on ATP. I hope you guys sign-up and enjoy!

<font size = 5 color = blue>Tournaments</font>

We will start the game in December 31st, right at the beginning of the 2002 season. Players can committ to all events of the season. The schedule is already posted below, but please, do not send your commitments yet.

<font size = 5 color = blue>Scoring /Bonus Points</font>

Each player will have 200 points in Grand Slams and 100 points on all other events. A player needs to rank their surfaces in order of their preference. The surfaces are Hardcourt Outdoors, Clay, Grass, and Hardcourt Indoors (Carpet, Taraflex, Greenset, etc.)

First surface - 15 bonus points<br />Second surface - 10 bonus points<br />Third surface - 5 bonus points<br />Fourth surface - no bonus points

Ex: Surface order - Clay, Hard, Grass, Carpet

A player, on Grand Slams, will have:<br />Australian Open (Hard outdoors) - 210 points<br />Roland Garros (Clay) - 215 points<br />Wimbledon (Grass) - 205 points<br />US Open - (Hard outdoors) - 210 points

A player, on lower events, will have:<br />Mallorca Open (Clay) - 115 points<br />Ericsson Open (Hard outdoors) - 110 points<br />Queens' Club (Grass) - 105 points<br />Stockholm Open (Hard indoors) - 100 points

Remember, these are only EXAMPLES.

Then each player will break their amount of points, 100-130 / 200-230 depending on the surface, over three sets (lower events) or five sets (Grand<br />Slams).

This is how the scores of matches will be determined

Let x = the difference in points between you and your opponent

If x is greater 50, the set is 6-0<br />If x is less than or equal to 50 but greater than 40, the set is 6-1<br />If x is less than or equal to 40 but greater than 30, the set is 6-2<br />If x is less than or equal to 30 but greater than 20, the set is 6-3<br />If x is less than or equal to 20 but less than 15, the set is 6-4<br />If x is less than or equal to 15 but less than or equal to 10, the set is 7-5<br />If x is less than 10, the set goes to a tie break, with the person with more points winning. The score is determined by x. If x=3, then the score is 7-6(4)

A tie break occurs when both players have the exact number of points! Tie breaks are determined by flipping a coin. One player will be assigned heads, the other player will be assigned tails. The first person to reach 7 heads/tails, wins the tie break, or if the tie break goes past 7, whoever wins by two. (thanks Tennisace)

For example:

Player 1<br />Set 1 30 <br />Set 2 40<br />Set 3 30<br />Player 2<br />Set 1 - 50<br />Set 2 - 0<br />Set 3 - 50

Player 2 wins the match 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

<font size = 5 color = blue>Schedule</font>

1/7/2002 Sydney <br />Australia<br />International Series (Outdoor Hard) <br />$381,000<br /> <br />1/14/2002 Australian Open<br />Australia<br />Grand Slam (Outdoor Hard) <br />AUS $5,819,900<br /> <br />1/28/2002 Milan<br />Italy<br />International Series (Indoor Hard) <br />$381,000 <br /> <br />2/11/2002 Marseille<br />France<br />International Series (Indoor Hard) <br />$476,000

2/18/2002 Memphis<br />TN, U.S.A.<br />International Series Gold (Indoor Hard) $725,000 <br /> <br />2/25/2002 Dubai<br />U.A.E.<br />International Series Gold (Outdoor Hard) $925,000 <br /> <br />3/4/2002 Delray Beach<br />FL, U.S.A.<br />International Series (Outdoor Hard) <br />$400,000<br /> <br />3/11/2002 Indian Wells TMS<br />California, USA<br />Tennis Masters Series (Outdoor Hard)<br />$2,950,000 <br /> <br />3/18/2002 Miami Ericsson Open<br />FL, U.S.A.<br />Tennis Masters Series (Outdoor Hard) <br />$3,575,000


<font size = 5 color = blue>Rankings</font>

We've decided to use just the champions race to make things simpler. You'll be seeded according to your position at the champions race. Below is how the rankings work.

<br />Every player, regardless of his performances in the previous year, starts with zero points. Players count 18 performances in their ATP Champions Race total. Players eligible to enter the Grand Slams and Tennis Masters Series events must count those events and their best five other results from the International Series events. The Tennis Masters Cup will count as an additional 19th tournament for the eight players who qualify.

Grand Slams

W: 200<br />F: 140<br />SF: 90<br />QF: 50<br />R16: 30<br />R32: 15<br />R64: 7<br />R128: 1

Tennis Masters Cup

W: 50<br />SF: 40<br />RRW: 20 per match won

Tennis Masters Series

W: 100<br />F: 70<br />SF: 45<br />QF: 25<br />R16: 15<br />R32: 7<br />R 64: 1 (3)<br />R128: (1)

International Series Gold

TFC: $1,000,000 USD<br />W: 60<br />F: 42<br />SF: 27<br />QF: 15<br />R16: 5<br />R32: 3<br />R64: 1

TFC: $800,000 USD<br />W: 50<br />F: 35<br />SF: 22<br />QF: 12<br />R16: 5<br />R32: 3<br />R64: 1

International Series

TFC: $1,000,000 USD<br />W: 50<br />F: 35<br />SF: 22<br />QF: 12<br />R16: 5<br />R32: 3<br />R64: 1

TFC: $800,000 USD<br />W: 45<br />F: 31<br />SF: 20<br />QF: 11<br />R16: 4<br />R32: 2<br />R64: 1

TFC: $600,000 USD<br />W: 40<br />F: 28<br />SF: 18<br />QF: 10<br />R16: 3<br />R32: 1

TFC: $400,000 USD<br />W: 35<br />F: 24<br />SF: 15<br />QF: 8<br />R16: 3<br />R32: 1

Send in your points to [email protected] Or you can PM Caio or me, or tell us the points on MSN. My MSN address is weird_addres[email protected] and Caio's is [email protected]

<font size = 5 color = blue>Signing Up</font>

You must join here and post a reply to this thread with 5 of your fave ATP players. Only one of them will be chosen. You have to send 5 jjust for security reasons, because someone may have already chosen a player you wanted. Put the player you want most at the top!!! First come, first serve. DO NOT FORGET TO POST YOUR SURFACE ORDER!!! <br />Have fun!! Any one who signs up are instantly committed to the above events. As more people sign up, we'll have more tournaments a week. These tornaments are from Janurary to March. Pick up your rackets and start training now!! You have 2 more weeks to the start of the new season!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

<font size = 5 color = blue>Players Taken:</font>

<pre><font size = 2><br />Alex Corretja (The Pea) - Clay, Hardcourt, Indoor, Grass <br />Todd Woodbridge (easy) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass <br />Nicolas Kiefer (Kris) - Hard, Indoors, Grass, Clay <br />Jan-Michael Gambill (Monica_Rules)- surfaces unknown <br />Andre Agassi (Jippo McScally) - surfaces unknown <br />Gustavo Kuerten (QueenMartina) - Clay, Hard, Indoors, Grass <br />Sebastian Grosjean (zlatko seles) - Hardcourt, Clay, Indoors, Grass <br />Marat Safin (ASV) - Clay, Hard, Grass, Indoor <br />Patrick Rafter (Mary Pierce) - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor <br />Mark Phillipousis (ILUVJELENA) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass <br />Magnus Norman (AlexSydney) - Clay, Hard, Carpet, Grass <br />Nicolas Escude (Sam L) - Grass, Clay, Hard, Indoor <br />Lleyton Hewitt (petosp) - Hard, Indoor, Clay, Grass<br />Yevgeny Kafelnikov (TheBoiledEgg)- Indoor, Hard, Clay , Grass <br />Tommy Haas (Alx) - Hard, Carpet, Clay, Grass<br />Vincent Spadea (Anjelica de la Courtiere) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass <br />Andy Roddick (deftman) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass<br />Goran Ivanisevic (croat123) - Carpet, Grass, Hard, Clay <br />Pete Sampras (Jeff) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass <br />Marcelo Rios (Marcelo de los Rios) - Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass <br />Juan Carlos Ferrero (Morning Morgan)- Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass <br />Tim Henman (Candy946) - Hard, Indoor, Grass, Clay <br />Thomas Enqvist (JCAPFan) - Hard, Indoor, Grass, Clay <br />Michael Chang (BigLindsay) - unknown<br />Nicholas Lapentti (QUEENLINDSAY) - Hard, Grass, Clay, Indoor<br />Tommy Robredo (Sonfo) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass <br />Tommy Robredo (Sonfo) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass <br />Carlos Moya (steven - Grass, Hard, Clay, Indoor<br />Roger Federer (Yoshie707) - Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass<br />Fabrice Santoro (BecoolSerenaLover) - Hard, Clay, Carpet, Grass <br />Xavier Malisse (polishprodigy) - surfaces unknown - <br />Greg Rusedski (Philip-MsJdAkAsvBsPs)- Hard, Clay, Carpet, Grass - <br />James Blake (Serena_TheBody_Williams) - Hard, Indoor, Grass, Clay - <br />Max Mirnyi (Wizkid) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass -

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PLEASE CHOOSE CURRENT ATP PLAYERS <br />Keep signing!!!

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Top players still avaliable:

Guillermo Cañas<br />Arnaud Clement<br />Thomas Johansson<br />Albert Portas<br />Hicham Arazi<br />Sjeng Schalken<br />Andrei Pavel

[ December 16, 2001: Message edited by: Williams_Rulez ]</p>
 

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Tommy Robredo<br />Carlos Moya<br />Arnaud Clement<br />Greg Rusedski <br />Xavier Malisse

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