The Association of Tennis Professionals, The ATP has increased the player compensation on the tour by 13% to $ 158.7 million as it announced the prize money levels for the 2020 ATP Tour season and released the 2021 ATP Tour calendar.
The 2020 season will see player compensation on the ATP Tour hit US$ 158.7 million, an increase of 13% on 2019.
The 2020 season will kick off on January 3 with the inaugural ATP Cup, taking place across Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The new 24-country season launch event will offer prize money of US$ 15 million, becoming the biggest prize money ATP event on the calendar, ATP has stated in a Press release.
The ATP has also released its 2021 calendar, comprising 64 ATP tournaments in 30 countries, in addition to the four Grand Slams and the Davis Cup. The 2021 ATP season will launch on 1 January with the ATP Cup and will culminate in November with the first edition of the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, where the season finale will be hosted through to 2025.
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The 2021 calendar provides a continuation of the existing tournament structure and schedule, including nine leading ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, 13 ATP 500 events, 38 ATP 250 tournaments, as well as the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and the Laver Cup.
The ATP Tour has attracted record audiences on site, on television and online in recent years, with a record 4.82 million fans attending tournaments in 2019.