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Chris Kermode to leave men’s tennis tour at end of 2019

2017 ASB Classic Men's - Day 2

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 09: ATP World Tour Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode speaks to media during day two of the ASB Men’s Classic at ASB Tennis Centre on January 9, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Chris Kermode will leave his job as executive chairman and president of the men’s professional tennis tour when his current term finishes at the end of this year.

The ATP announced Thursday that Kermode’s tenure would come to a close.

He became head of the tour in 2014.

During his term, prize money has increased, the Next Gen ATP Finals for up-and-coming players was created, while rules changes have included the serve clock.

The ATP did not say when it expects to have a new president in place.