Deep changes in ATP. The directive approved by 2023 the first measures of a strategic plan aimed at guaranteeing increases in prizes, a more transparent distribution of profits between tournaments and players and a predominant place for the Masters 1000, most of which will be held in more than 10 days.
As for the schedule, there would be seven Masters 1000 tournaments over 10 days long (including Indian Wells and Miami). What’s more, would be 10 Masters 1000 (instead of 9 currently) and 16 ATP 500 (today there are 13).
In the Masters 1000 category, prize money is expected to increase from $ 62.5 million in 2021 to $ 76.4 million (+ 22%).
The end-of-year bonus at Masters 1000 will increase from $ 11.5 million to $ 15.5 million to reach $ 18.4 million in 2030. And it will be shared among 30 players (today there are 12).
Additionally, greater transparency is promised with independently audited financial data for the Masters 1000, offering full transparency to players over a 31-year period.
The measures it announces L’Equipe are coming at a time when the claims of many players who consider themselves financially damaged by tournaments are increasing, since the creation of the PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association) under the leadership of Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil since 2019.
The PTPA was born as an organization that sought greater autonomy for tennis players, both men and women, and that wanted to create a structure that is managed independently of the well-known ATP, which has been established since 1972.