Despite the “normalization” and the dispute of the circuit since last August, the ATP saw its prize money severely modified in its different competitions. That is why, to help players, it will launch a package that will include an increase in prizes of up to 80%.
It will consist of a maximum of $ 5.2 million, most of it will come from a redistribution of the ATP Bonus Pool, normally distributed among the 12 best eligible players at the close of the season.
Regarding the ranking, the entity that governs tennis modified its format from “best of” until August 9 inclusive (including Toronto). Results from all tournaments between March 4 and August 5, 2019 that were not played in 2020 will be held for another 52 weeks and will count at 50%.
This means, for example, that a player can choose to count 50% of their results from Madrid 2019 or 100% from 2021, whichever is better.
The results of tournaments that changed their date due to the pandemic in 2020 (Kitzbühel, Hamburg, Rome and Roland Garros, among others) will also be included for an additional 52 weeks at 50% from their original point drop date and will be compared with the 2021 event under this system.