The 2012 Halle Open men’s tennis tournament is played on grass courts from June 9 to 17 and is an ATP Tour 250 category tournament. 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 men’s event schedule begins with the 24-player qualifying singles draw on Saturday 9 June. The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday June 17. The total financial commitment for the 2012 tournament is 750,000 Euros (€), with the total prize money for the men’s singles event being €663,750. Click this link for details about how you can buy Halle Open Official tennis tickets and you will also find full coverage of Halle.
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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:
- The winner earns 250 points + €119,800;
- The runner-up earns 150 points + €63,150;
- The two semi finalists earn 90 + €34,185;
- The four quarter finalists earn 45 + €19,475,
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 20 + €11,475;
- The *14 players who lose in the 1st round receive €6,800 but DO NOT earn any ranking points;
- The 4 players who qualify earn 12 points for qualifying;
- The 4 players who lose in the final round of qualifying earn 6 points + €1,095;
- The 8 players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying receive €525 but DO NOT earn any ranking points; and
- The 8 players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying DO NOT earn any money or ranking points.
The schedule of play for the entire 2012 Halle Open men’s singles draw is:
- Saturday 9 June: Qualifying Draw 1st round from 9am;
- Sunday 10 June: Qualifying final round from 11am;
- Monday 11 June: Main Draw 1st round from 12 noon;
- Tuesday 12 June: 1st round from 12 noon;
- Wednesday 13 June: Round of 16 from 11:30am;
- Thursday 14 June: Round of 16 from 12 noon;
- Friday 15 June: Quarter Finals from 12 noon;
- Saturday 16 June: 1st Semi Final at 12 noon & 2nd Semi Final at 2pm; and
- Sunday 17 June: Men’s Singles Final at 2pm.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
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