A couple of days ago, Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil staged a tantrum during his first-round match at the Miami Open 2021. Afterwards, he apologised for his on-court abnormal behaviour. However, now World No.1 Novak Djokovic, his countryman Milos Raonic, American John Isner and many other tennis professionals react to this incident under the hashtag of players voice.
“Concerning matters at hand, I am not in Miami. However, Vasek Pospisil is my good friend and I empathize with him wholeheartedly. Players on tour would agree that he is an individual of the highest integrity who cares about the well being of his fellow competitors. I am hopeful players recognize the importance of standing together”, Novak Djokovic tweeted.
“Player unity is needed now more than ever. Voices need to be heard, respected and acknowledged. Don’t try to silence them, but work with them”, Milos Raonic tweeted.
“Unfortunate what happened on the court with Pospisil. I was not at the meeting but, from what I heard from players that were there, it’s now more obvious than ever that we need a players only association,” Ivo Karlovic tweeted.
“Vasek Pospisil is a great guy with a huge heart. He has spent countless hours and headaches on behalf of all players. The stress of what you bring onto the court can be overwhelming while under pressure playing. It’s time that the player’s voices are heard,” Ryan Harrison tweeted.
“What happened with Vasek Pospisil was unfortunate. Emotions got the best of him, and unfortunately, that happens sometimes. Fact remains that he’s spent countless hours fighting on behalf of his colleagues on the ATP Tour. Better days ahead for Vasek and the players,” John Isner tweeted.
“What happened to Vasek could have happened to any one of us. It was not right and it needs to change,” Rajeev Ram tweeted.
“We need to start supporting player unity on the ATP Tour. With the events that took place in Miami with our leadership, we need more now than ever a #playersvoice time for the players to stand together!!” Steve Johnson tweeted.