In a historic shift, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is set to introduce an unparalleled measure: guaranteeing a minimum income for players over a three-year trial, debuting in 2024. This landmark announcement ushers in a new era for men’s tennis.
Named the “Baseline” program, it ensures baseline earnings for the top 250 players annually, bridging earnings gaps if they fall below the designated threshold.
For 2024, players can expect $300,000 (Top 100), $150,000 (101-175), and $75,000 (176-250) – a much-needed security net.
Approximately 30 to 45 players are expected to qualify for this financial support, promoting equitable distribution.
The program encompasses coaches’ expenses, physiotherapy costs, and travel expenses, fostering a supportive ecosystem. Additionally, players participating in under nine tournaments due to injuries will receive ATP’s backing.
2024’s injury protection thresholds stand at $200,000 (Top 100), $100,000 (101-175), and $50,000 (176-250), underlining ATP’s holistic approach.
With this game-changing initiative, ATP is reshaping tennis’ financial landscape, ushering stability and equity. As we count down to the 2024 launch, the tennis world anticipates an era of progress and fairness.