The men's tennis calendar will be shortened by two weeks from 2012 giving the players a seven-week off-season.
With events running from January to late November many players have argued for more rest time to prevent injury.
"We've been trying for a few years to make clear that it's too short an off-season," Andy Murray told BBC Sport. "I hope this will make a difference."
"There's a consensus that the players need a longer break," said ATP Tour chief Adam Helfant in a statement.
The players claim that the current month-long break is not adequate, though the new schedule will not allow any break between the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals, pushing back the start of the London event to a Monday.
It also means qualifying for the 2012 London tournament, which will start on 5 November that year, could still be in the balance up until the Paris final the day before.
"I'm happy to say that these new calendars and the expanded off season reflect the broad consensus among our members that the players, and really the sport as a whole, needed a longer break," said Helfant. "It didn't take long to find that consensus.
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