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“We realize the game has changed and how they play the game is different even than it was 10 years ago,” Brewer said. “The format we’ve had for 30 years was putting players and the tournament in jeopardy at some point.”

The USTA’s prize money announcement comes before both the French Open (which starts May 26) and Wimbledon (which starts June 24) say how much they will offer this year.

And Haggerty said the sport’s leading tournaments have not coordinated their efforts to placate players.

“This agreement … really allows us to focus our energies … on growing tennis and participation. This allows us to know generally what the future looks like,” Haggerty said.

“Each of the Grand Slams make their own decisions. … We have not had conversations with the other Grand Slams to tell them what we’re doing,” he added. “They will hear about it when it is announced.”

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