The Swiss superstar came up with a proposal regarding the future of international tennis. He has suggested a merger between men’s tennis body ATP and women’s governing body WTA. He believes that this Corona shutdown would be the right time to unite ATP and WTA for the battlement of the sport.
He exclaims that he is the only one who thinks that this is the time for the men’s and women’s to get united and come together as one. He says that he is not talking about merging competition on the court, but merging the two governing bodies (ATP and WTA) that oversee the men’s and women’s professional tours.
He also wrote that it makes fans confusing when there are different ranking systems, different logos, different websites, different tournament categories. So bringing them together makes great choice.
The entire world is suffering form COVID-19 pandemic and it means the same in tennis too. The season has been postponed or cancelled with multiple tournaments.
The second slam of the year, French Open, has been postponed from May to September while the Wimbledon changed into cancelled in advance this month inside the wake of coronavirus disaster. Wimbledon had only been cancelled two times before, due to World War 1 and World War 2.
American great Billie Jean King has commented that the comment of Roger was being liked by both men and woman players within minutes in social media.
Billie exclaimed that I agree to it and also said he is also having the same vision upon tennis. He is very glad that both have the same thoughts and will also make it happen.
Tennis is a lucrative sport for those who are at the top, and those who are in the lower level often meet struggles.
Novak Djokovic, the head of the ATP player council, said he feared for the ones in lower tier as they will give up the sport.
Fellow player Nick Kyrgios spoke back to Federer’s concept with one word: “Yes.”
Former WTA leader executive Anne Worcester called for a merger of the men’s and women’s tours in an interview with Forbes this month.
The WTA did not straight away respond to a request for comment.