In a groundbreaking move aimed at bolstering the tennis landscape for 2025, the ATP has just announced a remarkable transformation.
Men’s tennis tournaments in Dallas, Munich, and Doha, Qatar, are all set to receive a prestigious upgrade from their current ATP 250 status to the coveted ATP 500 level.
Furthermore, This strategic enhancement, driven by the ATP’s visionary “One Vision” initiative, is poised to bring about substantial improvements to tournament facilities and a staggering $51.7 million in additional player compensation disbursed over a five-year period.
As part of this extensive calendar overhaul, certain ATP 250 events will be phased out. The tournaments in Atlanta, Newport, Rhode Island, and Lyon, France, will gracefully conclude their journey after the upcoming season, making way for these exciting changes and ensuring the future of professional men’s tennis is brighter than ever before. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking development!
Andrea Gaudenzi, chairman of ATP, stated on Wednesday. “OneVision is all about raising the bar for tennis and unlocking new investment in the game,”. “We’re thrilled to have our Dallas, Doha, and Munich events step up to ATP 500 status — delivering improved standards for players and most importantly an enhanced product for our fans.”
Munich’s facilities will undergo a comprehensive makeover while the Dallas event, which is currently held in February, will relocate to an unnamed new location. Starting in 2025, the three tournaments will each have a prize pool of about $2.8 million.
The existing 13 ATP 500 events will now have 16 throughout the year due to the renovations. Additionally, Beginning in 2025, seven out of the nine Masters 1000 competitions will be expanded to 12-day events.