Djokovic and Pospisil Resign From ATP Player Council, Will Be Creating a New Body

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Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil resign from their respective positions of the Association of Tennis Professionals player council. Additionally, it is frustrating for both players due to the lack of leverage in men’s tennis.

Moreover, both are now deciding on forming an altogether different body for the men. Besides, The ATP represents players and tournaments since 1990.

The Canadian professional, Pospisil announced his resignation on his Twitter handle. He said, “It is very difficult to work, if not impossible. It is difficult to have any significant impact on any major decisions made by the tour.”

The Goal of PTPA is Not to Replace ATP

Additionally, he also said, “After two years on the ATP Player Council, I am resigning from my position as the player representative for the 51-100 ranking positions. “I am proud to say I have always fought for what I believed to be right. And in doing so, never compromised my integrity.

Besides, Novak who was also the president of the player council also resigned. Moreover, the highest-ranked American male professional, John Isner also gave his resignation.

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Both Djokovic and Pospisil distributed to players the documented details of the body they are thinking of forming in the coming time. In the document, they try to put forward the significance of an autonomous body for the betterment of the players. 

The players also said, “The goal of PTPA is not to replace ATP. But it is aimed to provide the players with a self-governance structure.” Moreover, they also said, “This structure will be independent of the ATP and direct responses to the needs and concerns of the players involved.”

However, there might be the inclusion of women in the formation of the body. Pospisil did talk about their inclusion last year. Pospisil also led a large group to make the Grand Slam tournaments to provide for more money.

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While players, including Nadal and Federer, believe that it will be better to merge the tours, many players reacted positively to the same.

Both Djokovic and Pospisil will act as the Co-Presidents of the new body.


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