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ATP Tour approves 'key aspects' of strategic plan including more 12-day Masters 1000 events
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ATP Tour approves 'key aspects' of strategic plan including more 12-day Masters 1000 events

Gaudenzi, who came in as CEO in 2020, believes these changes will significantly increase the amount the ATP Tour currently gets for broadcast and data rights.

Indian Wells tennis returns to California desert in October, prize money to remain unchanged
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Indian Wells tennis returns to California desert in October, prize money to remain unchanged

Tournament directory Tommy Haas said organisers will decide on attendance limits, social distancing, separate seating sections for vaccinated fans and face coverings based on whatever guidelines are in place this fall.

'F*king a*hole': Vasek Pospisil rants about ATP Tour chairman en route first round ouster in Miami
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'F*king a*hole': Vasek Pospisil rants about ATP Tour chairman en route first round ouster in Miami

Pospisil pulled himself together to win the second set, but McDonald, ranked 120th in the world, bounced back to seal the match and set up a second-round meeting with 18th-seeded American John Isner.

ATP announces it's tweaking 'frozen' rankings for men's tennis tour; hiking prize money at smaller events
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ATP announces it's tweaking 'frozen' rankings for men's tennis tour; hiking prize money at smaller events

A new “COVID-19 Protected Ranking” will help players who miss four consecutive weeks still get access to tournament draws via a “frozen” ranking, but it will not apply to Grand Slam events or the Summer Olympics.

US men's doubles duo Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan call time on record-breaking career after winning 119 trophies
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US men's doubles duo Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan call time on record-breaking career after winning 119 trophies

At their peak, the Bryan Brothers were a formidable doubles duo, rising to No1 in the rankings for the first time in 2003.

In lockdown, tennis players pursue online business and management courses to aid their careers off court
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In lockdown, tennis players pursue online business and management courses to aid their careers off court

With the coronavirus outbreak forcing a suspension of tennis tours since March, players have some time on their hands to widen their horizons.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tennis to resume in August as ATP and WTA announce revised schedules
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tennis to resume in August as ATP and WTA announce revised schedules

The men’s Tour will resume on 14 August with the Citi Open, ATP 500 event in Washington, DC, while the first WTA event will be staged in Palermo, Italy from 3 August.

Men's tennis tour launches partnerships with Sporting Chance, Headspace to help players with mental health, well-being
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Men's tennis tour launches partnerships with Sporting Chance, Headspace to help players with mental health, well-being

The professional tennis season was halted in early March due to the pandemic and will remain suspended until at least the end of July, depriving lower-level players who depend solely on tournament winnings of the chance to earn a living.

Coronavirus Outbreak: ATP partners with Sporting Chance, Headspace to help staff deal with mental health issues
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Coronavirus Outbreak: ATP partners with Sporting Chance, Headspace to help staff deal with mental health issues

Earlier this month, the ATP also announced a two-year partnership with online learning platform Coursera which will allow players to access over 4,000 courses for free.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Unlike Rafael Nadal, ATP tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi not ruling out 2020 return
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Unlike Rafael Nadal, ATP tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi not ruling out 2020 return

Wimbledon has been cancelled and Roland Garros postponed from its usual May start to September, while the status of the US Open, scheduled to take place in late August, is still unclear.

Tennis governing bodies must balance calendar, says six-times Grand Slam winner Boris Becker
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Tennis governing bodies must balance calendar, says six-times Grand Slam winner Boris Becker

Tennis governing bodies should use the time during the lengthy coronavirus shutdown to align their interests and fix the imbalance in the calendar, six-times Grand Slam winner Boris Becker.

WTA chief executive Steve Simon backs idea of merger with ATP, says coronavirus crisis can provide new opportunities
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WTA chief executive Steve Simon backs idea of merger with ATP, says coronavirus crisis can provide new opportunities

Still, the tours, which have operated independently since the WTA was founded in 1973, are now in an unprecedented position. Never before have both tour chiefs and the biggest stars in the men’s game publicly supported considering such a merger.

Simona Halep's coach Darren Cahill backs idea of WTA-ATP merger, says idea would make tennis 'simpler'
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Simona Halep's coach Darren Cahill backs idea of WTA-ATP merger, says idea would make tennis 'simpler'

Cahill said, 'I think, hypothetically, it would be a pretty good position for a tennis player to be in, because you know that every single decision being made is made in the best interest of the game.'

Former Grand Slam-winner Mats Wilander backs Roger Federer's suggestion of uniting men's, women's tennis
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Former Grand Slam-winner Mats Wilander backs Roger Federer's suggestion of uniting men's, women's tennis

Wilander said merging the Tours would simplify television contracts and sponsorship deals. Currently TV viewers need two different pay-TV platforms to watch the men’s and women’s matches from the same tournament.

Tennis governing bodies join forces to answer players' cry for financial help in pandemic affected season
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Tennis governing bodies join forces to answer players' cry for financial help in pandemic affected season

The tennis season was halted in early March due to the pandemic, leaving players in the lower tiers who depend solely on tournament winnings without the chance to earn a living.

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi hopeful for four weeks of clay, Roland Garros after US Open
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ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi hopeful for four weeks of clay, Roland Garros after US Open

ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi is hoping to salvage as much of the tennis season as possible with two grand slams yet to be played.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tennis' ATP, WTA tours coordinating possible post-virus rescheduling
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tennis' ATP, WTA tours coordinating possible post-virus rescheduling

The men's and women's professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling, including the possibility of pushing back the end of the 2020 season.

Coronavirus Outbreak: WTA Tour working on better pay for lower level players, considers extending 2020 season
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Coronavirus Outbreak: WTA Tour working on better pay for lower level players, considers extending 2020 season

The tennis season screeched to a halt in early March due to the virus, leaving players in the lowest tiers without any opportunity to earn their livelihoods.

Coronavirus pandemic: ATP suspends men’s tennis tour for six weeks; Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open impacted
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Coronavirus pandemic: ATP suspends men’s tennis tour for six weeks; Monte-Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open impacted

The ATP suspended its professional men’s tennis tour for six weeks on Thursday, citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Impacted events include the Monte-Carlo Masters, the Barcelona Open and the Hungarian Open.

Maharashtra Open 2020: Indian tournaments should pursue high-ranked players 'aggressively,' says ATP Executive Vice-President Alison Lee
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Maharashtra Open 2020: Indian tournaments should pursue high-ranked players 'aggressively,' says ATP Executive Vice-President Alison Lee

Alison Lee, Executive Vice-President of the ATP International Group that looks after the business affairs in Australia, Asia, Middle East, Russia and Africa, believes it is also because the organisers were not aggressive enough in signing up higher-ranked players