Bucharest 2012 Men’s Schedule of Play

The 2012 Bucharest Open men’s tournament formerly known as the Romanian Open is played on red clay courts from April 21 to 29. In this post a number of interesting facts will be provided, including how the ATP ranking points and prize money are allocated for each round and what the schedule of play is for the entire tournament.

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The men’s event schedule begins with the 32-player qualifying singles draw on Saturday 21 April. The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday April 29. The total financial commitment for the 2012 tournament is 450,000 Euros (€), with the total prize money for the men’s singles event being € 398,250.

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 250 points + € 71,900;
  2. The runner-up earns 150 points + € 37,860;
  3. The two semi finalists earn 90 + € 20,510;
  4. The four quarter finalists earn 45 + € 11,685,
  5. The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 20 + € 6,885;
  6. The *12 players who lose in the 1st round receive € 4,080 but do NOT receive any ranking points;
  7. The 4 players who qualify earn 12 points for qualifying;
  8. The 4 players who lose in the final round of qualifying earn 6 + € 660;
  9. The 8 players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying receive € 315 but DO NOT earn any ranking points; and
  10. The 16 players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying DO NOT receive any money or ranking points.

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

  • Saturday 21 April: Qualifying Draw 1st round from 10am;
  • Sunday 22 April: Qualifying 2nd round from 12pm;
  • Monday 23 April: Main Draw 1st round from 12pm;
  • Tuesday 24 April: 1st round from 12pm;
  • Wednesday 25 April: 2nd round from 12pm;
  • Thursday 26 April: Round of 16 from 12pm;
  • Friday 27 April: Quarter Finals from 1pm;
  • Saturday 28 April: Semi Finals back-to-back from 1pm; and
  • Sunday 29 April: Men’s Singles Final at 1pm;

*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 qualifiers and lucky losers who lose their first match in the main draw are awarded more points than players who are ranked higher and earned direct acceptance into the main draw.

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