The 2013 Sydney International is one of the longest running tournaments in tennis history, dating back to 1885. To make it easier for YOU to follow, watch or attend this tournament OnCourt Advantage details how the ATP ranking points and prize money are allocated round-by-round plus what the schedule of play is for each day. To watch the tennis in Singapore subtract 3 hours from the local times in Sydney listed below.
Further details, including how to buy tickets, “Like” and “Follow” Sydney, the tournament venue, centre court name and capacity, the court surface, total prize money etc. are covered here-> Sydney Open Tennis 2013.
The original cut-off ranking for direct acceptance in to the main draw singles event is ATP Tour World No.52 Bernard Tomic. The Top 8 highest ranked players entered at the cut-off date of 26 November 2012 are: No.8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No.10 Richard Gasquet, No.14 John Isner, No.16 Gilles Simon, No.23 Andreas Seppi, No.24 Fernando Verdasco, No.28 Florian Mayer and No.31 Radek Stepanek.
Pictured above is the Top seed for Sydney Jo-Wilfried TSONGA setting up for this forehand groundstroke at Roland Garros in 2012. The 27-year-old recorded his best result in his home Grand Slam by making the quarter finals in Paris to complete a career-set of making the singles quarter finals or better at each of the Grand Slams.
The 1.88m Tsonga is a former Australian Open singles runner-up and is playing Sydney for the third time after last playing there in 2009. If Tsonga can take a leaf out of Djokovic’s book and become as lean as possible he would have a great chance of winning a Grand Slam singles title in 2013.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The ATP ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 250 points + $78,800;
- The runner-up earns 150 points + $41,450;
- The two semi finalists earn 90 points + $22,500;
- The four quarter finalists earn 45 points + $12,810;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 20 points + $7,550;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round receive $4,470 but DO NOT earn any ranking points.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
The schedule of play for the 2013 Sydney International Men’s Singles event is:
- Saturday 5 January: Qualifying at 9am;
- Sunday 6 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Monday 7 January: Main Draw 1st round at 11am;
- Tuesday 8 January: 1st round at 11am;
- Wednesday 9 January: Round of 16 from 11am and 7:30pm;
- Thursday 10 January: Quarter Finals from 10:30am and 7:30pm;
- Friday 11 January: Semi Finals from 11am; and
- Saturday 12 January: Men’s Singles Final at 4:30pm.
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