“I Would Love to Have Both Roger and Rafa on the Board”- Novak Djokovic on New Player’s Association


Djokovic, Nadal and Federer

Novak Djokovic along with many others is looking forward to going for a new Players’ Association. However, Serbian wants rival Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s participation as well.

While the world number one would like to have them too on his side, he knows they have different opinions in the new players association.

Djokovic resigned from his post in the ATP Players’ Council last week. And this has divided the tennis world. Additionally, Djokovic wants to make a new association.

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic said, “I would love to have both Roger and Rafa on the board. But at the same time, I also understand that they can have different opinions. And they just don’t think that now is the right time to do this.”

“I Think New Players’ Association Will Be Helpful”- Djokovic

Moreover, the Serbian also said, “We do not want any kind of boycott. Nor we are forming any parallel tours. We are right now just focusing on the top 500 players in the singles. Besides, we are also focused on the top 200 in the doubles rankings. And I just hope that we can get the majority of the players on our side.”

Djokovic thinks of this step as an integral one and believes that it could change things for the better in tennis. He said,” I think that this will prove helpful for both players and as a matter of fact for the sport as a whole.”

Novak Djokovic

Besides Nadal and Federer, the British professionals, And Murray and Dan Evans are also not in favor of signing for a different Players’ Association.

While Murray believes that many things still need to get correct, Evans thinks that it is not the right time to discuss any of this now.

Read More: Andy Murray And Dan Evans Take a Stand Against Djokovic-led New Players Association

While Djokovic will be playing in the US Open, rivals Nadal and Federer have withdrawn their names from the same.


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