Tournament Name TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI  
Location: SHANGHAI, CHINA
Dates: NOVEMBER 13 20, 2005
Prize Money: Total Prize Money: US$ 4,450,000
Draw / ID:  8 Players & 8 Doubles Teams
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
SITE: QI ZHONG TENNIS STADIUM
KUN YANG ROAD NORTH
SHANGHAI, CHINA
SURFACE: TARAFLEX/INDOOR
BALL: PENN ATP
PRIZE MONEY: USD
WEB SITE:  www.masters-cup.com
 
SCHEDULE: SINGLES AND DOUBLES DRAWS WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT TBC. SINGLES AND DOUBLES WELCOME CEREMONY/MEDIA AVAILABILITY WILL BE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT TBC. DAILY PLAY BEGINS SUNDAY (NOV 13) AT 1:00 PM, MONDAY FRIDAY, 2:00 PM AND 7:00 PM, SATURDAY 2:00 PM AND 7:00 PM AND SUNDAY AT 1:00 PM.
 
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 INDESIT ATP 2005 RACE AND THE ATP DOUBLES TEAM RACE STANDINGS OF NOVEMBER 7 2005. 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 SEMI FINALS 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 SINGLES AND DOUBLES MATCHES WILL BE THE BEST OF THREE TIE-BREAK SETS EXCEPT FOR THE SINGLES FINAL WHICH WILL BE THE BEST OF 5 TIE-BREAK SETS.


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

 

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