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2021 Around The World

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Around The World 2021 start-up thread: How it Works

Around the World will be open to all TAT members. This year we decided to change things a little to make the contests a little more interesting. Specifically, we decided to switch our single gender contests to the opposite gender. So, while Around the World has historically been a WTA contest, this year it is an ATP contest.

It will encompass 3 weeks with 8 indoor and outdoor hard-court and clay tournaments: Montpellier, Cordoba, Singapore, Buenos Aries, Rotterdam, Qatar, Marseilles, and Santiago currently scheduled. Whether or not the schedule will hold, or if there will be changed due to COVID is unclear.

Your team will consist of 12 ATP players from the top 100 men (as of the rankings dated February 14, 2021) on the ATP Tour. You will have 150 credits to spend on your 12-man team. Your initial team may not be the same as a team that has already been posted, or it will be disqualified. We'll do our best to help monitor this. However, the responsibility of adhering to the requirements of this rule falls solely in the hands of the contest participant.

The top 100 ATP players are divided into 4 categories. Each player will be priced according to his ranking. You'll purchase 3 players from each category. Instead of Group E player, you can pick any player ranked above 100 as a wildcard; however, that player will still cost 5 points.

Like other TAT Fantasy Tournaments, each player on your team will be awarded points depending on how deep he goes in each tournament.

Substitutions:
You are allowed up to 5 trades during the 8 tournament contest. Trades can be made at any time and for any reason, but a trade will not go into effect until the following tournament. To make a trade, sell a player back (adding her price to your remaining credits) then simply buy another player. When making a trade, please post in the Trade Thread, found here. YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE 3 PLAYERS PER CATEGORY ON YOUR TEAM AND YOU CAN NEVER HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 150 CREDITS. If your trade violates these rules, your trade is cancelled and you lose your trade; that is, if it was your first trade, you will then have only 4 trades remaining.

Tournaments:
Montpellier, February 22
Singapore, February 22
Cordoba, February 22
Buenos Aires, March 1
Rotterdam, March 1
Marseilles, March 8
Qatar, March 8
Santiago, March 8
Dubai, March 15
Acapulco, March 15

Categories and Player Pricing:
CATEGORY A: Players 1-15. Price 16-30 credits each.
CATEGORY B: Players 16-40. Price 9-15 credits each.
CATEGORY C: Players 41-70. Price 6-8 credits each.
CATEGORY D: Players 71-100. Price 5 credits each.

It is your responsibility to "scout" the players on your team and ensure that they're playing in each specific tournament. The team you have at the start of each tournament is the team you're playing.

What Do You Do Now?
Select your team before the start of play Monday, February 22 (Singapore local time)! You can find the list of players and prices in the Players and Prices post.

If you still have any questions after reading the contest rules, please feel free to ask on this thread! We'll answer them as quickly as possible.


Here are the point values associated with each tournament:

All tournaments:
First round : 7
Second round : 15
Quarterfinal : 25
Semifinal : 45
Final : 70
Winner : 100
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Players and Prices

Group A
Rank Player Price
1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC 30
2 RAFAEL NADAL 29
3 DOMINIC THIEM 28
4 DANIIL MEDVEDEV 27
5 ROGER FEDERER 26
6 STEFANOS TSITSIPAS 25
7 ALEXANDER ZVEREV 24
8 ANDREY RUBLEV 23
9 DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN 22
10 MATTEO BERRETTINI 21
11 GAEL MONFILS 20
12 DENIS SHAPOVALOV 19
13 ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT 18
14 MILOS RAONIC 17
15 DAVID GOFFIN 16

Group B
Rank Player Price
16 PABLO CARRENO BUSTA 15
17 FABIO FOGNINI 14
18 STAN WAWRINKA 13
19 FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME 12
20 KAREN KHACHANOV 11
21 GRIGOR DIMITROV 10
22 CRISTIAN GARIN 10
23 ALEX DE MINAUR 10
24 JOHN ISNER 10
25 BORNA CORIC 10
26 DANIEL EVANS 10
27 DUSAN LAJOVIC 10
28 CASPER RUUD 10
29 BENOIT PAIRE 10
30 HUBERT HURKACZ 10
31 TAYLOR FRITZ 9
32 JANNIK SINNER 9
33 FILIP KRAJINOVIC 9
34 UGO HUMBERT 9
35 LORENZO SONEGO 9
36 ADRIAN MANNARINO 9
37 JAN-LENNARD STRUFF 9
38 REILLY OPELKA 9
39 JOHN MILLMAN 9
40 NIKOLOZ BASILASHVILI 9

Group C
Rank Player Price
41 MIOMIR KECMANOVIC 8
42 KEI NISHIKORI 8
43 MARIN CILIC 8
44 GUIDO PELLA 8
45 ALEXANDER BUBLIK 8
46 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS 8
47 NICK KYRGIOS 8
48 RICHARD GASQUET 8
49 JORDAN THOMPSON 8
50 KYLE EDMUND 8
51 TENNYS SANDGREN 7
52 SAM QUERREY 7
53 TOMMY PAUL 7
54 ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH FOKINA 7
55 MARTON FUCSOVICS 7
56 LASLO DJERE 7
57 ALJAZ BEDENE 7
58 YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA 7
59 PABLO ANDUJAR 7
60 STEFANO TRAVAGLIA 7
61 JEREMY CHARDY 6
62 JO-WILFRIED TSONGA 6
63 VASEK POSPISIL 6
64 FRANCES TIAFOE 6
65 FELICIANO LOPEZ 6
66 GILLES SIMON 6
67 FERNANDO VERDASCO 6
68 JIRI VESELY 6
69 CAMERON NORRIE 6
70 DOMINIK KOEPFER 6

Group E D
Rank Player Price
71 CORENTIN MOUTET 5
72 PABLO CUEVAS 5
73 RICHARD BERANKIS 5
74 THIAGO MONTEIRO 5
75 MARCOS GIRON 5
76 LUCAS POUILLE 5
77 STEVE JOHNSON 5
78 SALVATORE CARUSO 5
79 EGOR GERASIMOV 5
80 FEDERICO DELBONIS 5
81 KEVIN ANDERSON 5
82 MARCO CECCHINATO 5
83 JUAN IGNACIO LONDERO 5
84 PIERRE-HUGUES HERBERT 5
85 RADU ALBOT 5
86 EMIL RUUSUVUORI 5
88 SEBASTIAN KORDA 5
89 NORBERT GOMBOS 5
90 MIKHAIL KUKUSHKIN 5
91 LLOYD HARRIS 5
92 FEDERICO CORIA 5
93 JOAO SOUSA 5
94 ATTILA BALAZS 5
95 MIKAEL YMER 5
96 GIANLUCA MAGER 5
97 SOON WOO KWON 5
98 DENNIS NOVAK 5
99 ROBERTO CARBALLES BAENA 5
100 PHILIPP KOHLSCHREIBER 5
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One quick question, can we substitute any player not in the top 100 as a wildcard instead of a category D player ?
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Note: I am extending Around The World one week and adding Dubai and Acapulco. This will also give you an additional trade.
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bestjax wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:30 pm One quick question, can we substitute any player not in the top 100 as a wildcard instead of a category D player ?
Sure. I think that the concept of a wildcard was added since the last time we ran Around The World (2019). The wildcard player will still cost 5 points.
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The Singapore tournament starts Monday. I will assume a 10:00 a.m. local start time. This will be 2:00 a.m. GMT, which makes it 9:00 p.m. Sunday US eastern time.
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Rotterdam should be the first tournament starting next week. I am going to assume a Monday, 10:00 a.m. start local time. That is 9:00 a.m. GMT, and 4:00 a.m. US eastern time.
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