Tournament Name TENNIS MASTERS CUP HOUSTON
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
Dates: NOVEMBER 8-16, 2003
Prize Money: Total:  Total Prize Money: US$ 4,450,000
Draw: 8 Players  & 8 Doubles Teams
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
SITE: WESTSIDE TENNIS CLUB

1200 WILCREST DRIVE

HOUSTON, TX  77042

SURFACE: GREENSET/OUTDOOR
BALL: PENN / ATP
PRIZE MONEY: USD
WEB SITE:  www.masters-cup.com
 
FORMAT: FORMAT: THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE A ROUND ROBIN FORMAT WITH 8 PLAYERS/TEAMS DIVIDED IN TWO GROUPS OF 4 PLAYERS/TEAMS EACH, WITH 8 SEEDS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE ATP CHAMPIONS RACE AND THE ATP DOUBLES RACE STANDINGS OF NOVEMBER 3, 2003. THE TOP SEED WILL BE PLACED IN GROUP 1 AND THE SECOND SEED WILL BE PLACED IN GROUP 2. PLAYERS/TEAMS SEEDED 3 AND 4,  5 AND 6, 7 AND 8, WILL THEN BE DRAWN IN PAIRS WITH THE FIRST DRAWN PLACED IN GROUP 1. THE ROUND ROBIN WILL DETERMINE THE FOUR PLAYERS/TEAMS FOR THE SEMIFINALS WITH THE FORMAT THEREAFTER BEING AN ELIMINATION COMPETITION. THE WINNER OF EACH GROUP (BEST OVERALL RECORD) WILL BE PLACED IN SEPARATE SEMI FINAL BRACKETS, WITH THE TOP PLAYER/TEAM IN GROUP 1 PLAYING THE RUNNER-UP IN GROUP 2, AND VICE VERSA.  ALL MATCHES WILL BE THE BEST OF THREE TIE-BREAK SETS EXCEPT FOR THE FINALS WHICH WILL BE THE BEST OF 5 TIE-BREAK SETS
 
SCHEDULE: SCHEDULE: SINGLES AND DOUBLES DRAWS WILL TAKE PLACE  ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 2:00 P.M. ON-SITE. DOUBLES WELCOME CEREMONY/MEDIA AVAILABILITY  WILL BE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER  7 AT 12:30 P.M. ON SITE, SINGLES WELCOME CEREMONY/MEDIA AVAILABILITY WILL BE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT NOON ON SITE.  DAILY PLAY BEGINS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 1:00 P.M., MONDAY WEDNESDAY, 1:00 P.M. AND 7:00 P.M., THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOON AND 7:00 P.M., SATURDAY 1:00 P.M. AND 7:00 P.M. (EVENING MATCH IS DOUBLES FINAL), SINGLES FINAL ON SUNDAY AT 3:00 P.M

 

ATP POINTS & PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN

ATP RANKING POINTS

EACH ROUND ROBIN MATCH WIN

  20 CHAMPIONS RACE POINTS

100 ENTRY SYSTEM POINTS

SEMIFINAL WIN

  40 CHAMPIONS RACE POINTS

200 ENTRY SYSTEM POINTS

FINAL WIN

  50 CHAMPIONS RACE POINTS

250 ENTRY SYSTEM POINTS

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION

150 CHAMPIONS RACE POINTS

750 ENTRY SYSTEM POINTS

 

SINGLES PRIZE MONEY                                                                 DOUBLES PRIZE MONEY (PER TEAM)

ALTERNATE

$        50,000

ALTERNATE

$        20,000

PARTICIPATION FEE

$        90,000

PARTICIPATION FEE

$        50,000

ROUND ROBIN WIN  - PER MATCH WON

$      120,000

ROUND ROBIN WIN  - PER MATCH WON

$        15,000

SEMI-FINAL MATCH WINNER

$      370,000

SEMI-FINAL MATCH WINNER

$        25,000

FINAL WIN

$      700,000

FINAL WIN

$      100,000

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION

$   1,520,000

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION

$      220,000