Ten­nis men can net more money

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THE ATP says prize money across its sec­ond-level World Tour 500 ten­nis tour­na­ments will go up by an av­er­age of 10% in each of the next five years.

The in­crease will take over­all prize money from $17.6 mil­lion (R182m) in 2013 to $30.8 mil­lion (R320m)in 2018.

Tour 500 events rep­re­sent the sec­ond tier of tour­na­ments on the men’s tour, be­hind the Masters 1000 se­ries.

Two grass-court Wim­ble­don warm- up events will be up­graded to Tour 500 sta­tus in 2015 – the Queen’s Club tour­na­ment in Lon­don and the Gerry We­ber Open in Halle, Ger­many. – Sapa-AP

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