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Roland Garros Ranking Points – Men 2014

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The 2014 Roland Garros men’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in men’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London and achieving a career-high ranking.

The four Grand Slam tournaments offer the highest number of ranking points possible out of all the tournaments throughout the year. Interestingly, the 2,000 points a Grand Slam champion earns for winning the title was well over half the total number of points that were needed to qualify for the 2013 ATP Finals i.e. 3,300 points by Richard Gasquet who secured the final place in the 8-man field.

The men receive less ranking points than their female counterparts for reaching the same round of the same tournament for every singles round, except for first round losers, where the men receive double the points that a women receive. In addition, the eventual champions in both the men and women’s draws collect 2,000 points.

OnCourt Advantage details the men’s points and a comparison to the women’s points, which is the tally in brackets after the men’s points per round below.

This is how the ATP ranking points are awarded for the 2014 men’s singles draw:

The winner earns 2,000 points;
The runner-up earns 1,200 points (1,400);
The two semi finalists earn 720 points (900);
The four quarter finalists earn 360 points (500);
The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points (280);
The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points (160);
The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points (100); and
The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points (5).

*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round. Further details about each of the different scenarios for points allocation to 1st round losers will be covered in the Roland Garros 2014 Men’s Singles Draw: Qualifying post once it is completed.

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Australian Open 2014 Ranking Points: Men

David Ferrer at The US OpenThe 2014 Australian Open men’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in men’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London and achieving a career-high ranking.

The four Grand Slam tournaments offer the highest number of ranking points possible out of all the tournaments throughout the year. Interestingly, the 2,000 points a Grand Slam champion earns for winning the title was well over half the total number of points that were needed to qualify for the 2013 ATP Finals i.e. 3,300 points to Richard Gasquet.

The men receive less ranking points than their female counterparts for reaching the same round of the same tournament for every singles round, except for first round losers, where the men receive double the points that a women receive. In addition, the eventual champions in both the men and women’s draws collect 2,000 points.

OnCourt Advantage details the men’s points and a comparison to the women’s points, which is the tally in brackets after the men’s points per round below.

This is how the ATP ranking points are awarded for the 2014 men’s singles draw:

The winner earns 2,000 points;
The runner-up earns 1,200 points (1,400);
The two semi finalists earn 720 points (900);
The four quarter finalists earn 360 points (500);
The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points (280);
The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points (160);
The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points (100); and
The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points (5).

*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round. Further details about each of the different scenarios for points allocation to 1st round losers will be covered in the Australian Open 2014 Men’s Singles Draw: Qualifying post once it is completed.

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Australian Open 2014 Tennis Shop

Australian Open 2014 tennis shop

With Christmas just over a month away now is the time to get your discount sporting goods and Australian Open 2014 souvenirs and presents.

The Australian Open tennis shop has his and hers covered plus for children with all the merchandise that you could possibly want. A list of the official merchandise is below.

Pictured is the very popular Australian Open 2014 official men’s player towel, definitely a must for the collection. I certainly snaffled a the French Open men’s player towel not long after entering the grounds at Roland Garros this year!

Australian Open 2014 merchandise:

  • Men’s player towel
  • Women’s player towel
  • T-shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Headbands
  • Sweatbands
  • Jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Singlets
  • Hats
  • Visors
  • Badges and Pins
  • Keyrings, magnets and bracelets
  • Bags

Australian Open 2014 Ranking Points: Women

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The 2014 Australian Open women’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in women’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end WTA Championships in Singapore and achieving a career-high ranking.

The four Grand Slam tournaments offer the highest number of ranking points possible out of all the tournaments throughout the year. Interestingly, the 2,000 points a Grand Slam champion earns for winning the title is more than half the total number of points that were needed to qualify for the 2013 WTA Championships.

The quantity of points allocated to the players in the women’s draw are all different to what the male players receive for reaching the same round of the same tournament. The only exception is for that both the women’s and men’s champions collect 2,000 points.

Every other woman in the main draw will receive more points than her male counterpart except for the first round losers. OnCourt Advantage details the women’s points and a comparison to the men’s points, which is the tally in brackets after the women’s points per round below.

This is how the WTA ranking points are awarded for the 2014 women’s singles draw:

The winner earns 2,000 points;
The runner-up earns 1,400 points (1200);
The two semi finalists earn 900 points (720);
The four quarter finalists earn 500 points (360);
The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 280 points (180);
The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 160 points (90);
The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 100 points (45); and
The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 5 points (10).

*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round. Further details about each of the different scenarios for points allocation to 1st round losers will be covered in the Australian Open 2014 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying post once it is completed.

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Australian Open 2014 Prize Money: Men

Novak Djokovic, Andre Agassi and Andy Murray at 2013 Australian OpenThe 2014 Australian Open men’s main draw singles event begins on Monday 13 January. The big match that every player wants to participate in – the Men’s Singles Final, will be played on Sunday 26 January.

In 2013, Andre Agassi presented the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup to Novak Djokovic in recognition of Agassi’s fourth and last Australian Open title a decade earlier.

In 2014, Pete Sampras will return to Melbourne Park for the first time since he last competed in 2002 to be honoured on the 20-year anniversary of his first title for the 2014 trophy presentation.

Below OnCourt Advantage details how the prize money is allocated for each round throughout the tournament to make it easier for you to follow the distribution of money.

On October 2, 2013 the Australian Open announced that it will offer record prize money of 33 million Australian Dollars (A$), being an increase of 3 million dollars and up by 7 million dollars in the past two years.

This is how the prize money is awarded for the 2014 men’s singles draw:

  1. The winner earns A$ 2,430,000;
  2. The runner-up earns A$ 1,215,000;
  3. The two semi finalists earn A$ 500,000;
  4. The four quarter finalists earn A$ 250,000;
  5. The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn A$ 125,000;
  6. The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn A$ 71,000;
  7. The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn A$ 45,500; and
  8. The 64 players who lose in the 1st round earn A$ 27,600.

© photo credit: HEAD Tennis

Australian Open 2014 Prize Money: Women

Victoria Azarenka at Australian OpenThe 2014 Australian Open women’s main draw singles event begins on Monday 13 January. The big match that every player wants to participate in – the Women’s Singles Final, will be played on Saturday 25 January.

In 2013, the 11-time Australian Open singles champion – Margaret Court presented the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup to Victoria Azarenka in recognition of the the 24-time Grand Slam singles champions final Australian singles title four decades earlier. 

Below OnCourt Advantage lists what prize money is awarded to the women for every round throughout the tournament to detail how the money is divided up.

For details about the historic record breaking prize money offered by the Australian Open visit the men’s version of the Men’s Australian Open 2014 Prize Money post.

This is how the prize money is awarded for the 2014 women’s singles draw:

  1. The winner earns A$ 2,430,000;
  2. The runner-up earns A$ 1,215,000;
  3. The two semi finalists earn A$ 500,000;
  4. The four quarter finalists earn A$ 250,000;
  5. The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn A$ 125,000;
  6. The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn A$ 71,000;
  7. The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn A$ 45,500; and
  8. The 64 players who lose in the 1st round earn A$ 27,600.

© photo credit: Wilson Tennis 

Australian Open 2014

Australian Open The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific

The 2014 Australian Open is run by Tennis Australia and is held at Melbourne Park. It is the only Grand Slam in the southern hemisphere and in all of the Asia/Pacific region.

The “Aussie Open” has been held since 1905 and changed from being played on grass to hard courts in 1988.

OnCourt Advantage makes it easier for YOU to find the information you are looking for by listing each web page related to the Australian Open below.

This link provides you information on how to buy your-> Official 2014 Australian Open tennis tickets.

I encourage you to “Follow” the Australian Open on Twitter like I do, the official handle is @AustralianOpen and the official 2014 hashtag is #ausopen.

Please “Like” the official Australian Open Facebook page just as I do by pasting http://www.facebook.com/AustralianOpen into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there.

This first of four Grand Slams tournaments is one of the men’s and women’s “BIG 14″ MAJOR prestigious events each year. The 2014 edition run from the first day of qualifying on Wednesday 8 January through to Sunday 26 January for the Men’s Singles Final.

The 2013 women’s singles champion was Victoria Azarenka who defeated Li Na in the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. The 2013 singles champion was Novak Djokovic who defeated Andy Murray in the final 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-2.

  1. Australian Open 2014 Ranking Points: Men
  2. Australian Ope 2014 Ranking Points: Women
  3. Australian Open 2014 Prize Money: Men
  4. Australian Open 2014 Prize Money: Women
  5. Australian Open 2014 Women’s Schedule of Play
  6. Australian Open 2014 Men’s Schedule of Play
  7. Australian Open 2013

 

 

Australian Open 2014 Women’s Schedule of Play

The 2014 Australian Open women’s championships was first held in 1905. The Australian Open Grand Slam tournament is being played for the 42nd straight year in Melbourne after changing venues and locations around Australia prior to that. 

Below OnCourt Advantage details what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences, which round is being played and if the women have a day off so you can follow, watch and/or attend this tournament.

The 25-year-old Victoria Azarenka is pictured on the left with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup trophy after winning back-to-back titles in Melbourne.

The 1.83m Azarenka captured her second Grand Slam singles title in her third Grand Slam final by defeating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

This victory further improved the Belarusian’s stellar career record at the Australian Open to 28-6 with her only losses at Melbourne Park in the past six years against 2011 runner-up Li Na and Serena Williams (2008-2010).

The schedule of play for the 2014 Australian Open Women’s Singles event is:

  • Thursday 9 January: Qualifying 1st round at 10am;
  • Friday 10 January: Qualifying 2nd round at 10am;
  • Saturday 11 January: Qualifying 3rd round at 10am;
  • Monday 13 January: Main Draw 1st round from 11am and 7pm;
  • Tuesday 14 January: 1st round from 11am and 7pm;
  • Wednesday 15 January: 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
  • Thursday 16 January: 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
  • Friday 17 January: 3rd round from 11am and 7pm;
  • Saturday 18 January: 3rd round from 11am and 7pm;
  • Sunday 19 January: Round of 16 from 11am and 7pm;
  • Monday 20 January: Round of 16 from 11am and 7:30pm;
  • Tuesday 21 January: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7:30pm;
  • Wednesday 22 January: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7:30pm;
  • Thursday 23 January: Semi Finals back-to-back from 1:30pm;
  • Friday 24 January: No women’s singles matches; and
  • Saturday 25 January: Women’s Singles Final at 7:30pm.

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