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<font color="#400080" size="5" face="Arial Black">World Male Tennis Association Official Rules and Sign-up Thread</font>

<font color="#000080" size="3" face="Verdana">Hello tennis enthusiasts!!! There are so many games on those message board, but most of them focus only on the women's tennis. Therefore, me and Williams_Rulez decided to create a game with main focus on ATP. I hope you guys sign-up and enjoy!</font>

<font color="#400080" face="Verdana">Tournaments</font><br /><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">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</font><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">The schedule is already posted below, but please, do not send your commitments yet.</font>

<font color="#400080" face="Verdana">Scoring <strong>/Bonus points</strong></font><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">

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.)</font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana"><br />First surface - 15 bonus points<br />Second surface - 10 bonus points<br />Third surface - 05 bonus points<br />Fourth surface - no bonus points</font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana">Ex: Surface order - Clay, Hard, Grass, Carpet<br />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

Also bonus points for tournament wins:<br />Grand Slam - 3 points<br />Tennis Masters Series - 2 points<br />Other events - 1 point

Remember, the bonus points will count ONLY to the surface of the tournament you won, not for all of them. Runner-up don't earn bonus points.</font><br /><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">Remember, these are only <strong>EXAMPLES</strong>.<br /></font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana">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).</font><br /><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">This is how the scores of matches will be determined </font><br /><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">Let x = the difference in points between you and your opponent </font><br /><font color="#000080" face="Verdana">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) </font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana">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. </font><font color="#000080" size="1" face="Verdana"><em><strong>(thanks Tennisace)</strong></em></font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana"><strong>For example:</strong><br /><strong>Player 1</strong><br />Set 1 30 <br />Set 2 40<br />Set 3 30</font><br /><font color="#000080" face="Verdana"><strong>Player 2</strong><br />Set 1 - 50<br />Set 2 - 0<br />Set 3 - 50</font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana">Player 2 wins the match 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Easy, uh?</font>

<font color="#000080" face="Verdana"><strong>How to sign-up: </strong>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!!</font><br /><font color="#663399"><br />Players who have already signed up:<br />Alex Corretja (ESP)- clay, hardcourt, indoor, grass - The Pea<br />Todd Woodbridge (AUS) - hard, clay, indoor, grass - easy<br />Nicolas Kiefer (GER) - hard, indoors, grass, clay - Kris<br />Jan-Michael Gambill (USA) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - Monica_Rules<br />Andre Agassi (USA) - Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass - Jippo McScally<br />Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) - clay, hard, indoors, grass - QueenMartina<br />Sebastian Grosjean (FRA) - hardcourt, clay, indoors, grass - zlatko seles<br />Marat Safin (RUS) - Clay, Hard, Grass, Indoor- ASV<br />Patrick Rafter (AUS) - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor - Mary Pierce<br />Mark Phillipousis (AUS) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - ILUVJELENA<br />Magnus Norman (SWE) - Clay, Hard, Carpet, Grass - AlexSydney<br />Nicolas Escude (FRA) - Grass, Clay, Hard, Indoor - Sam L<br />Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) - Hard, Indoor, Clay, Grass - petosp<br />Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) - Indoor, Hard, Clay , Grass - TheBoiledEgg<br />Tommy Haas (GER) - Hard, Carpet, Clay, Grass - Alx<br />Vincent Spadea (USA) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - Anjelica de la Courtiere<br />Andy Roddick (USA) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - deftman<br />Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) - Carpet, Grass, Hard, Clay - croat123<br />Pete Sampras (USA) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - Jeff<br />Marcelo Rios (CHI) - Hard, Indoors, Clay, Grass- Marcelo de los Rios<br />Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) - Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass - Morning Morgan<br />Tim Henman (GBR)- Hard, Indoor, Grass, Clay - Candy946<br />Thomas Enqvist (SWE) - Hard, Indoor, Grass, Clay - JCAPFan<br />Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) - Hard, Grass, Clay, Carpet - QUEENLINDSAY<br />Michael Chang (USA) Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass Big Lindsay<br />Tommy Robredo (ESP)- Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - Sonfo<br />Carlos Moya (ESP) - Grass, Hard, Clay, Indoor - steven<br />Roger Federer (SUI) - Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass - Yoshie707<br />Fabrice Santoro (FRA) - Hard, Clay, Carpet, Grass - BecoolSerenaLover<br />Xavier Malisse (BEL) - Clay, Hard, Indoor, Grass - polishprodigy<br />Greg Rusedski (GBR) - Hard, Clay, Carpet, Grass - Philip-MsJdAkAsvBsPs<br />James Blake (USA) - Hard, Indoor, Grass, Clay - Serena_TheBody_Williams<br />Max Mirnyi (BLR) - Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass - Wizkid<br />Arnaud Clément (FRA)- Hard, Clay, Grass, Indoor - FLL<br />Richard Krajicek - Grass, Hard, Indoor, Clay - LINDSAY DAVENPORT ROCKS<br />Andreas Vinciguerra - Clay, Hardourt, Indoor, Grass - JUJUBEE

<br />DOUBLES TEAMS:<br />Jan-Michael Gambill/Andre Agassi (USA/USA)<br />Tommy Haas/Nicolas Kiefer (GER/GER)<br />Greg Rusedski/Fabrice Santoro (GBR/FRA)<br />Alex Correjta/Gustavo Kuerten (ESP/BRA)<br />Sebastian Grosjean/Carlos Moya (FRA/ESP)<br />Thomas Enqvist/Yevgeny Kafelnikov (SWE/RUS)<br />Magnus Norman/Nicolas Escude (SWE/FRA)<br />Todd Woodbridge/Juan Carlos Ferrero (AUS/ESP)<br />Marat Safin/Nicolas Lapentti (RUS/ECU)<br />Patrick Rafter/Lleyton Hewitt (AUS/AUS)<br /></font> <br />
<br /><font color="blue"><br />PLEASE CHOOSE CURRENT ATP PLAYERS! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

NEW WMTA WEBSITE: <a href="http://martinam.virtualave.net/wmta" target="_blank">http://martinam.virtualave.net/wmta</a> </font> <br /><font color="#660066"><br />Top players suggestions:<br />Guillermo Cañas<br />Thomas Johansson<br />Albert Portas<br />Hicham Arazi<br />Sjeng Schalken<br />Andrei Pavel<br />Wayne Arthurs<br />Francisco Clavet<br />Todd Martin<br />Mariano Zabaleta<br />Mikhail Youzhny<br />Wayne Ferreira<br />Jonas Bjorkman<br />Nicolas Massu<br />and many others!!! Sign Up <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]

[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]

[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>
 

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<font color = blue size = 6>Schedule</font><br />_________________________________________________________________

12/31/2001 Doha<br />Qatar<br />International Series Gold (Outdoor Hard) $975,00

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

1/21/2002 Heilbronn Challenger<br />For 1st week losers at Australian Open<br />Challenger (Indoor Carpet) <br />$100,000 + H

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
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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">

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<font color = blue size = 6>Rankings</font>

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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 [email protected] and Caio's is [email protected]

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

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5 ATP players? <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
 

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You'll get to use one only. Just a precaution, some one may have choose something you wanted. Put the player you want most at the top!!!
 

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OK!<br />1.Alex Corretja- clay, hardcourt, indoor, carpet, grass

2.Roger Federer- grass, hardcourt, indoor, clay, carpet

3.Andreas Vinciguerra- clay, hardcourt, carpet, indoor, grass

4.Gustavo Kuerten- clay, hardcourt, indoor, grass, carpet

5.Yevgeny Kafelnikov- indoor, hardcourt, carpet, grass, clay
 

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ummm...

todd woodbridge<br />yevgeny kafelnikov<br />lleyton hewitt<br />arnaud clement<br />andre agassi

surface: hard, clay, indoor, grass

[ December 13, 2001: Message edited by: easy ]

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Happy signing up, Caio will list/post the players taken and the posters who took them tomorrow.

PS: Caio, I'm not around for the next 2 days, take care of the game ok??
 

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Ok Williams_Rulez, no problem <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Nicolas Kiefer hard, indoors, grass, clay<br />Thommy Haas indoors, hard, clay, grass<br />Joshua Eagle hard, indoors, grass, clay<br />Andrew Florent indoors, hard, grass, clay<br />David Prinosil hard, grass, indoors, clay

[ December 14, 2001: Message edited by: Kris ]</p>
 

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1.Jan-Michael Gambill

<br />Here are the surfaces order

Hard outdoor,Clay,Hard indoor ,grass

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Gustavo Kuerten: clay, hard, indoors, grass<br /> LLeyton Hewitt<br /> Andre Agassi<br /> Roger Federer<br /> Eygeny Kafelnikov

<img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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hey, great idea <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

i want to sign up as Sebastian Grosjean; surfaces: hardcourt, clay, indoors, grass
 

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I'll take:

1 Safin<br />2 Roddick<br />3 Hewitt<br />4 Moya
 

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Cool game!

1. Patrick Rafter - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor<br />2. Lleyton Hewitt - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor<br />3. Mark Phillipousis - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor<br />4. Marat Safin - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor<br />5. Tommy Haas - Hardcourt, Clay, Grass, Indoor

Please let me have Rafter or Hewitt! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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Mark Phillipousis: Hard, Clay, Indoor, Grass<br />Lleyton Hewitt<br />Juan Carlos Ferrero<br />Patrick Rafter<br />Janko Tipsarevic
 

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1. Magnus Norman - Clay, Hard, Carpet, Grass<br />2. Thomas Johansson - Hard, Grass, Carpet, Clay<br />3. Thomas Enqvist - Hard, Carpet, Clay, Grass<br />4. Max Mirnyi - Carpet, Hard, Clay, Grass<br />5. Taylor Dent - Hard, Grass, Carpet, Clay
 

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KRIS, MONICA_RULES, JIPPO MCSCALLY, ASV AND SAM L!

I need your surfaces <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Thanks!
 

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BUMP!

Sign up people! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 
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