The 2012 US Open tennis championships are the 11th MAJOR tournament of the “BIG 14″ tournaments on the men’s professional tennis tour each year. The US Open is also commonly known as “THE Open” and is held in New York in the USA. 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 total financial commitment for the 2012 US Open tournament is 25.526 million US dollars compared to 23.718 million in 2011. The total prize money for the Men’s Singles event is $9,406,000, increased by 938,000 from last year’s 8,468,000. The Men’s Singles Champion wins $1.9 million, which was an increase of $100,000 from 2011. For your chance to win some money from the tennis head over to bwin now!
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The men’s event begins on Tuesday 24 August with the qualifying singles draw and the Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday 9 September. The US Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament each year. The centre court is called Arthur Ashe Stadium and seats 23,700 spectators. The US Championships were first held in 1881 and have been played at the current venue since 1978.
The 2011 US Open men’s singles champion Novak DJOKOVIC is pictured above with the US Open trophy. The 24-year-old won plenty of trophies in 2011 claiming the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open amongst his 10 singles titles for the year. The 1.88m Serbian defeated defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 in 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Djokovic became the 25th man to earn the World No.1 ranking the day after defeating 10-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal in the 2011 Wimbledon final. The current World No.1 posted an amazing 70 wins to 6 losses match record in 2011 and set an new ATP record by winning 5 of the 9 Masters singles titles in one calendar year.
The ATP ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 2,000 points + $1,900,000;
- The runner-up earns 1,200 points + $950,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 720 points + $475,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn 360 points + $237,500;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points + $120,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points + $65,000;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points + $37,000;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points + $23,000.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The schedule of play for the 2012 men’s singles event at the US Open is:
- Tuesday 21 August: Qualifying 1st round at 11am;
- Wednesday 22 August: Qualifying 1st round at 11am
- Thursday 23 August: Qualifying 2nd round at 11am;
- Friday 24 August: Qualifying 3rd round at 11am;
- Monday 27 August: Main Draw 1st round at 11am and 7pm;
- Tuesday 28 August: 1st round at 11am and 7pm;
- Wednesday 29 August: 1st and 2nd round at 11am and 7pm;
- Thursday 30 August: 2nd round at 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 31 August: 2nd round at 11am and 7pm;
- Saturday 1 September: 3rd round at 11am and 7pm;
- Sunday 2 September: 3rd round at 11am and 7pm;
- Monday 3 September: Round of 16 at 11am and 7pm;
- Tuesday 4 September: Round of 16 at 11am and 7pm;
- Wednesday 5 September: Quarter Finals at 11am and 7pm;
- Thursday 6 September: Quarter Finals at 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 7 September: No men’s matches today;
- Saturday 8 September: Semi Finals back-to-back from at 11am; and
- Sunday 9 September: 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.
Today’s POST is dedicated to Finn Thomas who turned 9 years old on October 22, Happy Birthday Finn! Finn and Rafferty James are both World No.1 champions to OnCourt Advantage and I wish that for every day of every month Finn and Rafferty – laugh, are happy, smile, have fun, love and be loved, share, cuddle, always keep learning and be the best they can be!
© photo credit: HEAD Tennis