Djokovic sows discord with his own union; doubts with Federer and Nadal

Novak Djokovic proudly launched the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) together with more than sixty colleagues. The number one in the world considers this new players union highly necessary to better defend the interests of tennis players.

Djokovic, like Vasek Pospisil and John Isner, decided to leave the players’ council of the ATP, but has no intention of starting an independent tour in the end. “We can and should work together with the ATP. Time will tell where it will take us.”

Not everyone is happy with this step. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, among others, immediately expressed their doubts.

“We are in a difficult and complicated situation with the world,” writes Nadal. “I personally think that in these times we should stay calm and work together in the same direction. It’s time for unity, not separation.”

Federer immediately joined the words of the Spaniard. Stefanos Tsitsipas even went even further. “I have nothing to do with this, I don’t even know what they’re talking about.”