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Sky seals early ATP extension

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has extended a rights deal in Germany and Austria with the ATP, which operates the top professional men’s tennis tour.

Sky will continue to show coverage of the tour through to the end of 2023.

The broadcaster’s existing deal with the ATP was scheduled to run until the end of next year, but the extension has been negotiated early.

Sky will offer exclusive coverage of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London, as well as nine annual ATP Masters 1,000 tournaments, 13 ATP 500 competitions and, from 2020, selected events from the lower-tier ATP 250 circuit.

The deal boosts Sky’s tennis portfolio after the broadcaster recently renewed a deal to show coverage of the Wimbledon tennis Grand Slam through to the 2022 edition.