Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) is now going ahead as Djokovic and Pospisil planned. While a group of people says it is only for men not for women players, besides, co-founder Djokovic admits, we want women to be involved.
World number one Serb is now playing in the Rome Masters in Italy, which is his first event after US Open disqualification. Additionally, Djokovic has given an update on the new player’s association during the press conference.
He said, “The players association is going forward. I think it’s very important for us players to have 100 percent player representation, and I feel we can actually be a positive addition to ATP and work together because this is what we want.”
In a meeting before the US Open, Djokovic and Pospisil have enrolled around 150 ATP players. Right now, they would like to include around 200 WTA players.
He also explained, “We have, as I said again, we are not just men’s player’s association. We want women to be involved. There are around 200 WTA players that signed.”
Djokovic meets with ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi
There are no positive signals from the ATP tour management over the new player’s body, while Djokovic and co had a discussion with the president for more than two hours.
Djokovic said, “I did meet Andrea. We did have a player meeting, and he did a presentation for us. It was about two days ago. We stayed for about two-and-a-half hours. I stayed all the way through, and I had a chat with him, privately.”
Serb has already planned to discuss with Rafael Nadal over this matter before Roland Garros 2020, which will begin on 27th September in Paris.
Djokovic reached the quarterfinals now in the Rome Masters 2020. He defeated his compatriot Filip Krajinovic in the round of 16 on Friday.