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Entries Week 10 - 09/03/20


If behind closed doors, many of the WTA players would hardly notice the difference from some tournaments.

Seriously, yes surprised that they didn't go that route.



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the addict wrote:

The WTA rulebook says that if a tournament is cancelled, then no points will be awarded. And I would assume last year's points will drop off as normal. Perhaps they WILL change the rules about mandatory counters, but I don't think it is necessary and I doubt if they would do that anyway.

I really hope they find a way to continiue the tour, even if behind closed doors - after all it is people's livelihood, and not just the players. And from a purely selfish point of view, I paid for my Wimbledon ballot tickets last week !


Yes, I'd fully expect last year's IW Mandatory points to drop off and to be replaced by players' highest non counters where they have any non counters. Indeed, not necessary to make any IW 2020 award until it is played, if it ever is. 

That's what has happpened in the past when mandatories have been later in a following year. 



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the addict wrote:

The WTA rulebook says that if a tournament is cancelled, then no points will be awarded. And I would assume last year's points will drop off as normal. Perhaps they WILL change the rules about mandatory counters, but I don't think it is necessary and I doubt if they would do that anyway.

I really hope they find a way to continiue the tour, even if behind closed doors - after all it is people's livelihood, and not just the players. And from a purely selfish point of view, I paid for my Wimbledon ballot tickets last week !


 The rulebook is fine if we are going to see isolated cancellations. However, that doesn't seem the case. At ITF level all tournaments in Israel have now been cancelled for this month to add to those in China and Japan and Italy.

Behind closed doors seems the way to go. But this couldn't work currently in Israel due to their obligatory 14 day self isolation law for all travellers. Nor in Italy which is shut to the world right now.  Got to think the Rome tournament in May is in doubt though still a few weeks away.

If events are merely cancelled and players not allowed to play over an extended period of time I can't see any way in which the current ranking system can hold up. Whilst players can be injured and not be able to defend points this isn't the same. Also there's going to be an almighty scramble to enter competitions you might not ordinarily enter. The top players could in theory lose all their ranking points over the next few weeks, not have a chance to replace them and we could end up with who knows who in the top 20-50 depending upon where and when you manage to get a tournament to play in. For eg Keber has just dropped 16 places to be outside the top 32 with no chance to defend those points.



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I know it's only an example but Kerber wasn't going to play IW or Miami anyway (injured I suspect). But there will definitely be players in that situation for sure.

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Well, I'm wondering if they may have to freeze the rankings for a month or so potentially during April and May. I can't see their being a European clay court season at this point in time.

There is no doubt the while tennis schedule is going to be disrupted significantly from now until June at least. If lockdowns work things might start to pick up again in May, if not it will take longer. So they may have to preserve rankings across this time period, and then work out how they deal with the points lost during this period. People who accumulated a lot of points during last year's clay court season (and Jo was one) are going to lose out sooner or later though, since they're not going to replace those points in the next few months for sure.

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