Tennis men can net more money
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