The 2012 Nice Open men’s tennis tournament is played on red clay courts from May 19 to 26 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 32-player qualifying singles draw on Saturday 19 May. The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Saturday May 26. 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. Click this link for details about how you can buy Nice Open Official tennis tickets and you will also find full coverage of Nice.
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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 + € 71,900;
- The runner-up earns 150 points + € 37,860;
- The two semi finalists earn 90 + € 20,510;
- The four quarter finalists earn 45 + € 11,685,
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 20 + € 6,885;
- The *14 players who lose in the 1st round receive € 4,080 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 + € 660;
- The 8 players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying receive € 315 but DO NOT earn any ranking points; and
- The 16 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 Nice Open men’s singles draw is:
- Saturday 19 May: Qualifying Draw 1st round & 2nd round from 9am;
- Sunday 20 May: Qualifying final round & Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Monday 21 May: 1st round from 11am & 7:30pm;
- Tuesday 22 May: 1st round from 11am & 8:15pm;
- Wednesday 23 May: Round of 16 from 11am;
- Thursday 24 May: Quarter Finals from 11am & 7:30pm;
- Friday 25 May: 1st Semi Final at 2:30pm & 2nd Semi Final at 4:30pm; and
- Saturday 26 May: Men’s Singles Finals at 2:30pm.
*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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