The ATP Masters calendar is rising.
The ATP introduced at this time it should increase Masters occasions in Madrid, Rome and Shanghai from eight-day, 56-player attracts to 12-day, 96-player draw tournaments beginning in 2023. As well as, the Tour will unveil a brand new profit-sharing monetary plan with gamers.
The Rogers Cup in Canada and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati will even develop to 12-day tournaments with 96-player attracts beginning in 2025.
Moreover, prize cash on the 5 expanded Masters 1000 occasions will enhance “by greater than 35 p.c between 2022 and 2025” the Tour mentioned in an announcement.
By the enlargement of a number of ATP Masters 1000 occasions, the Tour says it “will present extra premium motion for followers throughout the season and extra incomes alternatives for gamers.”
The Masters 1000 enlargement is a part of the Tour’s “OneVision” strategic plan it says is “designed to take tennis to new heights.”
“Our sport has large upside and stands on the cusp of a brand new period of development,” ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi mentioned. “Fulfilling our potential requires us to be united, pursue new development alternatives and give attention to what issues most: the followers. OneVision offers us a sport plan to do exactly that. Its launch represents a game-changing second for the Tour and an enormous collective effort throughout our sport. I’m extremely excited for what’s to return.”
The approval of Part One by the ATP Board marks a serious milestone for the ATP Tour. It follows greater than two years of in depth session with the ATP Board, Participant and Event Councils and ATP’s Advisory Board of trade consultants from media and tech. Coming into play from January 2023, it introduces main reforms and game-changing advantages