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Date: 05 Feb 2009 17:09:57
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Allowed to skip one Masters 1000 tournament?
For the top 30 ranked players - is it allowed to skip one M1000
tournament? It says that only 8 are mandatory. I have heard that Monte
Carlo is not mandatory this year, but it seems like it doesn't matter
which tournament you skip, according to the rules from ATP. Anyone knows?

PS.




 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 08:30:42
From:
Subject: Re: Allowed to skip one Masters 1000 tournament?
On Feb 5, 4:09=A0pm, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> For the top 30 ranked players - is it allowed to skip one M1000
> tournament? It says that only 8 are mandatory. I have heard that Monte
> Carlo is not mandatory this year, but it seems like it doesn't matter
> which tournament you skip, according to the rules from ATP. Anyone knows?
>
> PS.

Monte Carlo is definitely not mandatory (I think Federer has already
announced he won't play it).

I think there are only 8 of 9 MS events which are mandatory but not
sure of the details. Also don't know whether points are for "best 8 of
9" or all 9 if you play them.



  
Date: 05 Feb 2009 19:33:48
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: Allowed to skip one Masters 1000 tournament?
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
> Monte Carlo is definitely not mandatory (I think Federer has already
> announced he won't play it).
>
> I think there are only 8 of 9 MS events which are mandatory but not
> sure of the details. Also don't know whether points are for "best 8 of
> 9" or all 9 if you play them.

You can use the last MS as a 500 tournament in the rankings if you
already have played the other 8 MS tournaments.

Hm, poor information from ATP. I haven't read anything about Monte Carlo
not being mandatory on the ATP official site.

PS.