Paris 2012 Men’s Schedule of Play

The 2012 Paris Open men’s tennis championships are the final ATP Tour Masters 1000 category tournament of 2012 and the thirteenth MAJOR tournament of the “BIG 14″ tournaments for the men’s professional tennis tour each year. In this post how the ATP ranking points, prize money are allocated and what the schedule of play is so YOU can follow, watch and/or attend this tournament.

The Paris men’s singles draw is being played at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France and begins with the 24-player qualifying singles draw on Saturday 27 October. The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday 4 November. The total financial commitment for the 2012 tournament is € 2,950,475 with the total prize money for the men’s singles event being € 2,427,975.

Please leave a comment below this article regarding anything YOU would like to know about in tennis, have explained or suggest for me to write about here at OnCourt AdvantageTo watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add seven hours to the local times listed in this daily 2012 Paris Order of Play.

Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.

The ATP ranking points and prize money for the men’s tournament is awarded to the players like this:

  1. The winner earns 1,000 points + € 479,000;
  2. The runner-up earns 600 points + € 234,865;
  3. The two semi finalists earn 360 + € 118,210;
  4. The four quarter finalists earn 180 + € 60,110;
  5. The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 90 + € 31,215;
  6. The 16 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 + € 16,460;
  7. The *16 players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points + € 8,885;
  8. The 6 players who qualify earn 25 points for qualifying;
  9. The 6 players who lose in the final round of qualifying earn 16 points +€ 1,985;
  10. The 12 players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying receive € 1,000 but DO NOT earn any ranking points.

The schedule of play for the entire 2012 Paris Open men’s singles draw is:

  • Saturday 27 October: Qualifying Draw 1st round from 10am;
  • Sunday 28 October: Qualifying 2nd round from 11am;
  • Monday 29 October: Main Draw 1st round from 11am and 7:30pm;
  • Tuesday 30 October: 1st and 2nd round from 11am and 7:30pm;
  • Wednesday 31 October: 2nd round from 10:30am and 7:30pm;
  • Thursday 1 November: Round of 16 from 10:30am and 7:30pm;
  • Friday 2 November: Quarter Finals from 10:30am and 7:30pm;
  • Saturday 3 November: Semi Finals from 2pm then 5pm ; and
  • Sunday 4 November: Men’s Singles Finals at 3pm.

*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.

Did you know that if any of the 16 seeded players who lose their first match after being given a bye into the 2nd round are treated as a 1st round loser for ranking points allocation purposes i.e. they receive 10 points for losing their first match?

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