The International Tennis Federation (ITF) as decided to extend financial support to the lower-ranked players, both singles and doubles, apart from the relief fund that major stakeholders have already raised with sporting activities remaining shut due to coronavirus pandemic.
The ATP, WTA, Grand Slam nations (USA, Australia, England and France) and top players leg by Novak Djokovic, had raised more than USD six million, which they plan to distribute among 800 players.
“ITF is going to help players, who are ranked between 500 and 700 in the singles categories both men and women. They are also making to help doubles players ranked between 175-300. They will get some funds though it is going to be substantial amount,” an ITF source privy to the development said.
“It’s a nominal amount, which is less than USD 2000 (per player) will be given to the national federations and they will distribute to their eligible players.”