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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday March 23, 2023

The ATP has announced the details of its 2024 calendar, with a return to China in the works. Notable inclusions are five 12-day Masters 1000 events, which means that Madrid, Rome and Shanghai will join Indian Wells and Miami as marquee Masters 1000 events.

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Also of note is the fact that the tour is actively taking bids for a 2023-2027 location for the Next Gen Finals, which could potentially include the women at some point. In a recent email the tour left the following sentence at the end of its statement: "The bid process will also provide an opportunity to express an interest for the tournament to become a combined men’s and women’s event over the course of the term, in partnership with WTA."

Below find highlights from the recently released email from the tour.

  • The second edition of the United Cup, a ground-breaking mixed team event to start the season, held in partnership with the WTA and Tennis Australia.
  • Rescheduling of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel (Los Cabos) from July to February, the week prior to the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC (Acapulco).
  • A total of five 12-day ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome and Shanghai, following the recent expansion of events under OneVision.
  • A revised summer schedule, featuring the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
  • Future location of the existing ATP 250 tournament license in Banja Luka in April to be determined.
  • A return to a traditional Asia Swing with the Kinoshita Group Japan Open Tennis Championships (Tokyo) taking place alongside the China Open (Beijing) ahead of the Rolex Shanghai Masters.
  • Location and dates of the Next Gen ATP Finals remain to be confirmed, following a soon-to-be-launched RFP process.
  • The 54th edition of the Nitto ATP Finals, and fourth in Turin.

Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman: “There are few sports that captivate fans all year round and in so many global markets like tennis. We put everything into creating the best possible experiences for fans as do the players, both on and off the court. From the United Cup in Australia to the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, it’s going to be another fierce and compelling season on the ATP Tour in 2024.”