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    Re: Dan Evans

    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99 View Post
    How come Dan got a Special Exempt entry into Nottingham rather than a wild card? Surely being out for a taking drugs does not give him a protected ranking.
    It has nothing to do with protected ranking.
    Special Exempt is for those who are due in qualifying at the next tournament but go deeper than expected in their current one. As Dan did by reaching the Semi-Final on Saturday which prevented him having 'due' time to get to Nottingham to 'sign in' for Qualies. Therefore, he is rewarded with a SE into Nottingham.

    A brief summary of how this works ... have used an example off another tennis forum.
    Each entry list has a certain number of Special Exempt spots, no more than two, saved for an eligible player. If those spots are not used up by the time the qualifying draw is to be made, the SE spots are cleared and given to the next two players on the Alternates list with the rest needing to go into the qualifying draw (and be there to sign in).

    The list of players eligible for an SE spot each week is very small. For the ATP tournaments, it's any player who wins on Friday that would have had to play qualies on Saturday for the next tournament because of his ranking. For Challengers tournaments, they only do it regionally, so if you are playing a tournament in the US (for example) and can't sign in for qualies for the next tournament, you automatically get a spot in the main draw.

    I'll give you an example. Let's say Mike McClune was playing last week in the Tulsa Challenger and he won his match on Friday night so he had to play the semis on Saturday. His current ranking was not good enough to get him into the Waco Challenger, so he was expecting to go there and sign in for qualies but now he can't because he has a match to play on Saturday. He would be given the Special Exempt spot in the main draw for the Waco Challenger.

    There are specific rules that determine SE spots, you can find those in the ATP Rulebook.
    http://www.atptennis.com/en/aboutatp/organization.asp click on the Rulebook link near the top of the page, it's a large PDF file and will take a minute to load fully.
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    Re: Dan Evans

    Thanks Sally. I had forgotten about that. I am brain foggled today with too much going on. Though I thought it usually happened if somebody made a final. With Dan losing in the semis it hadn't occured to me at all.

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Quote Originally Posted by cazza99 View Post
    Thanks Sally. I had forgotten about that. I am brain foggled today with too much going on. Though I thought it usually happened if somebody made a final. With Dan losing in the semis it hadn't occured to me at all.
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    Re: Dan Evans

    The ATP cameras at Nottingham don't seem to be working for me today, so I am now on Bet 365. Dan serving for the match. Yessss - he gets it....6-3, 7-5. Well done.

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Firs set to Dan...7-5

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Dan wins the match 7-5, 7-6... well done

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Dan wins 7-5 7-6(2)

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Good win for Dan

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Dan gets the first set 7 - 6

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    Re: Dan Evans

    Dan wins the match....7-6, 6-3...well done

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