Tournament Name AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Location: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Dates: 15 - 28 JANUARY 2007
Prize Money: AUS$20,000,000
Draw / ID:  128 DRAW / # 07-580
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
SITE: MELBOURNE PARK
BATMAN AVENUE, MELBOURNE
VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA
SURFACE: REBOUND ACE
BALL: WILSON AUSTRALIAN OPEN BALL
PRIZE MONEY: AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
WEB SITE:  www.AustralianOpen.com
 
SIGN-IN: SINGLES QUALIFYING SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN FOR ALTERNATES WILL BE BETWEEN 8:00AM 9:30AM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 2007 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL.
SINGLES QUALIFYING MATCHES: THURSDAY JANUARY 11 SATURDAY JANUARY 13. DOUBLES MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN CLOSES AT 4:00PM ON TUESDAY JANUARY 16 2007 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL.
MIXED DOUBLES MAIN DRAW SIGN-IN DEADLINE: SIGN-IN CLOSES AT 4:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 2007 AT TOURNAMENT CONTROL.
 
SCHEDULE: THE SINGLES MAIN DRAWS WILL BE CONDUCTED AND MADE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY JANUARY 12 AT MELBOURNE PARK. COMPETITORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. THE SCHEDULE IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO ALTERATION WITHOUT NOTICE IF NECESSARY DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR OTHER REASONS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE STARTING TIME MAY BE 10:00AM IF EXTREME HEAT IS FORECAST OR THE TOURNAMENT IS BEHIND SCHEDULE. FROM MONDAY 15 JANUARY, MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 11:00AM ON ALL COURTS. ON FRIDAY 26 AND SUNDAY 28 JANUARY MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 3:00PM AND 4:00PM RESPECTIVELY ON ALL COURTS. ON SATURDAY 27 JANUARY, MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 12:00PM ON OUTSIDE COURTS AND AT 1:30PM ON ROD LAVER ARENA. NIGHT MATCHES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED ON ROD LAVER ARENA EACH NIGHT FROM MONDAY 15 SUNDAY 28 JANUARY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SATURDAY 27 JANUARY WHEN THERE IS A DAY SESSION ONLY. NIGHT MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 7:30PM. NIGHT MATCHES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED ON MARGARET COURT ARENA EACH NIGHT FROM MONDAY 15 SATURDAY 20 JANUARY (INCLUSIVE). THE FIRST NIGHT MATCH WILL COMMENCE ON MARGARET COURT ARENA NOT BEFORE 7:30PM (THIS MATCH MAY BE MOVED TO VODAFONE ARENA AT THE DISCRETION OF THE REFEREE, EITHER PRIOR TO MATCH STARTING OR DURING MATCH IF INTERRUPTED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS). IN THE EVENT OF A FIRST EVENING MATCH EXTENDING PAST 11:30PM, A DECISION WILL BE MADE AT 11:30PM BY THE REFEREE REGARDING THE PLAYING OR RE-SCHEDULEING OF A FOLLOWING MATCH.

 

NEW INITIATIVE PLAYERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO UTILIZE A CUSTOMISED LIMITED CHALLENGE SYSTEM AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2007 ON ROD LAVER ARENA ONLY. IN THIS SYSTEM EACH PLAYER IS ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF TWO INCORRECT CHALLENGES IN A NORMAL SET AFTER WHICH THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CHALLENGE AGAIN IN THAT SET. IF A SET GOES TO A TIE BREAK, THIS LIMIT OF INCORRECT CHALLENGES IS INCREASED FROM TWO TO THREE FOR THE SET. IN THE FINAL ADVANTAGE SET, EACH PLAYER IS ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF TWO INCORRECT CHALLENGES IN A NORMAL SET AFTER WHICH THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CHALLENGE AGAIN IN THAT SET. IF THE MATCH IS TIED AT SIX GAMES ALL, THE COUNTER IS RESET WITH BOTH PLAYERS AGAIN HAVING A LIMIT OF UP TO TWO INCORRECT CHALLENGES IN THE NEXT 12 GAMES. CHALLENGES MAY NOT BE CARRIED OVER AND THE PROCESS OF RESETTING IS REPEATED AFTER EVERY 12 GAMES. IN DOUBLES EACH TEAM IS ALLOWED A MXIMUM OF TWO INCORRECT CHALLENGES PER TEAM IN A NORMAL SET AFTER WHICH THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CHALLENGE AGAIN IN THAT SET. IF A SET GOES TO A TIE BREAK GAMES, THIS LIMIT OF INCORRECT CHALLENGES IS INCREASED FROM TWO TO THREE FOR THE SET. DURING A MATCH TIE BREAK, THE MATCH TIE BREAK IS CONSIDERED A NEW SET AND EACH TEAM WILL AGAIN HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE UP TO TWO INCORRECT CHALLENGES.

ATP POINTS & PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN

 
Winner 
Finalist 
SF 
QF 
R/16 
R/32 
R/64 
R/128 Q Q3 Q2
Q1 
Race Points 200 140 90 50 30 15 7 1 3      
Entry Points 1000 700 450 250 150 75 35 5 15 8 4  
Singles $ 1,281,000 640,500 320250 160,125 80,060 49,100 29,890 19,215   11,440 5,710 2,860
Doubles $ 446,020 223,010 110,800 55,400 31,245 17,035  9,585          

2007 ENTRY DEADLINE: 04. DECEMBER 2006 / QUALYFING 18 DECEMBER 2006
2006 SINGLES QUALIFYING CUT OFF: 380
2006 DOUBLES MAIN DRAW CUT-OFF: 190