2024 Green Acres: How It Works

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2024 Green Acres: How It Works

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Greetings, TATers and welcome to Green Acres 2024, TAT's annual grass court fantasy tennis competition. And with this year being an Olympic one, the grass court season is truly squeezed in between a whole lot of gravel tournaments and possibly slighty different priorities for certain players. Who would prefer to stay on the clay and pass on the grass? Who will be aiming for succes in both London and Paris? It's time to think green :mrgreen:

Pick Your Team
You MUST select twelve players between the ATP and WTA (six from each tour), to be chosen from five categories. Each category contains a segment of the current top-100 ranked players.

For the ATP/WTA selection, you need to:

Pick THREE players from category A, FOUR from category B, TWO from categories C and D and ONE from category E.

When complete, a team could look something like this.

Category A: Sabalenka, Djokovic, Hurkacz
Category B: Muchova, Krejcikova, Jarry, Tiafoe
Category C: Potapova, Frech
Category D: Bronzetti, Nardi
Category E: Altmeier

It is completely up to YOU how you distribute your six ATP and six WTA picks. If you want to fill up the A list with three ATP players, that is your choice/risk. The mission is to find the right balance.

If you think you have spotted the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams, but they are currently ranked somewhere in the 100's or beyond, you have the option to put that player on your team as a "Wild Card". You may trade Wild Card players as you would any other player, but you are limited to no more than one Wild Card player on your roster for any given week. The Wild Card is optional. If you want to pick a player from the E group listing, you may do so.

Rules
Remember the most important rule! Your team must include six ATP men and six WTA women at all times. If you end up with an inaccurate gender balance as a result of trades (e.g., seven men and five women), your trade will be cancelled, but you will still have used those trades.

Also, no two contestants may have the same initial team, so your original 12-player team must be different from all other previously posted teams by at least one player. It is your individual responsibility to check the teams that have been posted and make sure yours does not exactly duplicate a team that already has been posted. We will do our best to check entries as they are posted to enforce this, but to save yourself some possible grief later on, we strongly urge each participant to check the teams that already have been posted and make sure your team is different to avoid disqualification.

The Deadline
Your initial team is due before the scheduled start of play for a main draw match for week 1's tournaments -- come rain, shine or monkeys from Jupiter. You must post your team in the "Post Your Team Here" thread. Any and all entries posted at a later time or in the wrong thread(s) will NOT be accepted.

Trades
Should certain players fall short of expectations, there will be SIX ATP/WTA trades for you to use to get your team back in contention.
As always, any trades need to be made in the week BEFORE the next tournament starts, otherwise the traded player will not earn points until the tournament after that. There will be a "Trades" thread once the competition has started.

Again, please remember that your team must include six ATP men and six WTA women at all times.

The Points, The Tournaments, The Players
Each player on your team will be awarded points depending on how deep she or he goes in each tournament. NOTE: Even if a player withdraws or retires from a match, you will receive full credit for the round that player reached.

The next post in this thread shows the tournaments and the points which can be won. There are four weeks of tournaments over the five-week contest (Wimbledon, of course, takes two weeks). The posts after that lists the players in each of the categories.

And Then?
Whatever happens, we can sit down and talk about it in a civilized manner in the Strawberry Lounge thread.

Oh, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in the this thread.

Best of luck!
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Re: 2024 Green Acres: How It Works

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These are the tournaments of Green Acres 2024:

Week 1: 's-Hertogenbosch (ATP/WTA 250), Stuttgart (ATP 250), Nottingham (WTA 250)
Week 2: London (ATP 500), Halle (ATP 500), Birmingham (WTA 250), Berlin (WTA 500), Veneto Open (WTA 125)
Week 3: Bad Homburg (WTA 500), Eastbourne (WTA 500), Mallorca (ATP 250), Eastbourne (ATP 250)
Week 4/5: Wimbledon (GS)

The points per tournament are as follows:

WTA 125: R32: 1, R16: 5, Q: 12, SF: 20, F: 30, W: 45
ATP/WTA 250: R32: 2, R16: 7, Q: 15, SF: 25, F: 45, W: 70
ATP/WTA 500: R32: 7, R16: 15, Q: 25, SF: 45, F: 70, W: 100
Wimbledon: R128: 2, R64: 7, R32: 15, R16: 25, Q: 45, SF: 70, F: 100, W: 200
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Re: 2024 Green Acres: How It Works

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Here are the ATP players in their various categories. The categories are based on the rankings as of May 27. If you believe some players are missing their first name, you are correct. A consequence of how the source data was used ;)

Category A
001 Djokovic Novak
002 Sinner Jannik
003 Alcaraz Carlos
004 Zverev Alexander
005 Medvedev Daniil
006 Rublev Andrey
007 Ruud Casper
008 Hurkacz Hubert
009 Tsitsipas Stefanos
010 Dimitrov Grigor
011 de Minaur
012 Fritz Taylor
013 Rune Holger
014 Paul Tommy
015 Shelton Ben

Category B
016 Humbert Ugo
017 Bublik Alexander
018 Khachanov Karen
019 Jarry Nicolas
020 Baez Sebastian
021 Auger-Aliassime Felix
022 Mannarino Adrian
023 Lehecka Jiri
024 Tabilo Alejandro
025 Griekspoor Tallon
026 Tiafoe Frances
027 Cerundolo Francisco
028 Korda Sebastian
029 Etcheverry Tomas
030 Musetti Lorenzo
031 Navone Mariano
032 Davidovich Fokina
033 Norrie Cameron
034 Machac Tomas
035 Arnaldi Matteo

Category C
036 Thompson Jordan
037 Monfils Gael
038 Fils Arthur
039 Draper Jack
040 Darderi Luciano
041 Struff Jan-Lennard
042 Safiullin Roman
043 Marozsan Fabian
044 Zhang Zhizhen
045 Ofner Sebastian
046 Eubanks Christopher
047 Borges Nuno
048 Martinez Pedro
049 Sonego Lorenzo
050 Giron Marcos
051 Popyrin Alexei
052 Djere Laslo
053 Cobolli Flavio
054 Fucsovics Marton
055 Diaz Acosta
056 Kotov Pavel
057 Kecmanovic Miomir
058 Seyboth Wild
059 Shevchenko Alexander
060 Michelsen Alex

Category D
061 Lajovic Dusan
062 Evans Daniel
063 Carballes Baena
064 Munar Jaume
065 Koepfer Dominik
066 Mpetshi Perricard
067 Ruusuvuori Emil
068 O'Connell Christopher
069 Rinderknech Arthur
070 Nishioka Yoshihito
071 Coria Federico
072 Nardi Luca
073 Coric Borna
074 McDonald Mackenzie
075 Murray Andy
076 Mensik Jakub
077 Cazaux Arthur
078 Hijikata Rinky
079 Moutet Corentin
080 Daniel Taro

Category E
081 Bautista Agut
082 Karatsev Aslan
083 Altmaier Daniel
084 Nakashima Brandon
085 Hanfmann Yannick
086 Monteiro Thiago
087 Kovacevic Aleksandar
088 Gaston Hugo
089 Vukic Aleksandar
090 Muller Alexandre
091 Lestienne Constant
092 Shang Juncheng
093 Fognini Fabio
094 Purcell Max
095 Nagal Sumit
096 Walton Adam
097 Berrettini Matteo
098 Wawrinka Stan
099 Comesana Francisco
100 Kokkinakis Thanasi
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And here are the WTA players in their various categories. The categories are based on the rankings as of May 27. If you, perhaps again, believe some players are missing their first name, you are correct. A consequence (same goes for the ALL CAPS situation) of how the source data was used ;)

Category A
001 SWIATEK IGA
002 SABALENKA ARYNA
003 GAUFF COCO
004 RYBAKINA ELENA
005 PEGULA JESSICA
006 VONDROUSOVA MARKETA
007 SAKKARI MARIA
008 ZHENG QINWEN
009 JABEUR ONS
010 COLLINS DANIELLE
011 OSTAPENKO JELENA
012 KEYS MADISON
013 KASATKINA DARIA
014 HADDAD MAIA
015 PAOLINI JASMINE

Category B
016 MUCHOVA KAROLINA
017 SAMSONOVA LIUDMILA
018 ALEXANDROVA EKATERINA
019 SVITOLINA ELINA
020 KOSTYUK MARTA
021 AZARENKA VICTORIA
022 PAVLYUCHENKOVA ANASTASIA
023 GARCIA CAROLINE
024 NAVARRO EMMA
025 KALINSKAYA ANNA
026 KREJCIKOVA BARBORA
027 MERTENS ELISE
028 BOULTER KATIE
029 NOSKOVA LINDA
030 CIRSTEA SORANA
031 KUDERMETOVA VERONIKA
032 YASTREMSKA DAYANA
033 SINIAKOVA KATERINA
034 FERNANDEZ LEYLAH
035 STEPHENS SLOANE

Category C
036 YUAN YUE
037 WANG XINYU
038 ANDREEVA MIRRA
039 PUTINTSEVA YULIA
040 VEKIC DONNA
041 POTAPOVA ANASTASIA
042 BOUZKOVA MARIE
043 SORRIBES TORMO
044 BUREL CLARA
045 TSURENKO LESIA
046 LINETTE MAGDA
047 SHNAIDER DIANA
048 KALININA ANHELINA
049 FRECH MAGDALENA
050 RUS ARANTXA
051 COCCIARETTO ELISABETTA
052 PLISKOVA KAROLINA
053 SHERIF MAYAR
054 SCHMIEDLOVA ANNA
055 BLINKOVA ANNA
056 KENIN SOFIA
057 KVITOVA PETRA
058 ZHU LIN
059 PODOROSKA NADIA
060 DOLEHIDE CAROLINE

Category D
061 WANG XIYU
062 STEARNS PEYTON
063 PARRY DIANE
064 BOGDAN ANA
065 MARIA TATJANA
066 KRUEGER ASHLYN
067 BRONZETTI LUCIA
068 WANG YAFAN
069 CRISTIAN JAQUELINE
070 AVANESYAN ELINA
071 SIEGEMUND LAURA
072 TAUSON CLARA
073 BUCSA CRISTINA
074 DODIN OCEANE
075 TOMOVA VIKTORIYA
076 GOLUBIC VIKTORIJA
077 OSORIO CAMILA
078 TOWNSEND TAYLOR
079 KORPATSCH TAMARA
080 PERA BERNARDA

Category E
081 MARTIC PETRA
082 CARLE MARIA
083 UCHIJIMA MOYUKA
084 SAVILLE DARIA
085 MINNEN GREET
086 BOUZAS MANEIRO
087 RAKHIMOVA KAMILLA
088 GRACHEVA VARVARA
089 FRUHVIRTOVA BRENDA
090 DART HARRIET
091 BENCIC BELINDA
092 TREVISAN MARTINA
093 BAI ZHUOXUAN
094 MASAROVA REBEKA
095 ERRANI SARA
096 HIBINO NAO
097 NIEMEIER JULE
098 BEKTAS EMINA
099 DAY KAYLA
100 ANDREEVA ERIKA
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Can the wild card replace a player from the E Group only or can it replace a player from any group?
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Group E only ;)
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Berlin and Eastbourne WTA are both 500 level tournaments
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tenedab wrote: Sat Jun 08, 2024 5:06 pm Berlin and Eastbourne WTA are both 500 level tournaments
And so it is :oops: :D Thx for that catch - I've made the adjustments where needed.
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