ATP will spend upto $5.2 million from its funds to shore up prize money for the players at its events, which are financially hit by restrictions on ticket sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the men's tennis governing body said on Tuesday. It severely impacted lower-level players, who depend solely on prize money for a living. Though the disruption has been less severe in 2021, tournaments, barring the swing in Australia, continue to be played without crowds or just a handful of fans.

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