Novak Djokovic recently surprised the tennis world last month when he quit the ATP player’s council and went on to form one of his own. However, he did not receive much positive support in response to his decision. Many greats, including rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, cleared their point of view against this step.
In addition, Andy Murray and Dan Evans have also expressed their concerns about the laying of the association.
The former coach of world number one, Boris Becker analyzed the situation and has some opinions regarding the same. According to him, the disunity between the players is arising due to the difference in their agendas. Moreover, he feels that Federer as well as Nadal do not like to be involved in politics like this.
“I think Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have a different agenda, they are creating history and they have a history also of not getting too involved in politics.” The German said.
“Not everybody is the same, the interest of Federer is different from Nadal and from Nadal, it’s different from Djokovic“- Boris Becker
The Eurosport tennis expert Becker wishes for the famous players of the industry to be together and united. Moreover, he desires for the ATP and WTA, to come together in a unified manner. But he is aware of the current situation and knows that any such collaboration is not happening in the near future.
“A lot of people say that’s very smart. On the other hand, they are the two most famous faces we have in tennis, so ideally there should have been a unified decision but then you have a difference of opinion, and so I think that’s the reason why. I would like to see a unified ATP and WTA, a union; I don’t think we have that right now.”, the 52-year-old said.
All of this started when Novak Djokovic decided to quit the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP Tour) player’s council which has been taking care of men’s tennis players for a long time. The Serbian did not seem to be happy with the existing association’s (ATP) activities and management systems.
As a result, he along with Vasek Pospisil resigned from the council of ATP and decided to come up with a new association. However, this step did not receive as much positive support from his fellow players as they would have liked, owing to some conflicting opinions.