Tennis: Djokovic requests other players to join union he co-founded – Turin News


“I am happy that such a big name of the tour (Bob Green, co-founder of the ATP tour) said that the profit distribution was 50:50 between tournaments and players. Nowadays it’s much less, players get 25-30 percent and at Grand Slam, it’s only 11-12 percent,” Djokovic stated. “It’s a very sensitive topic in our sport and I have never hesitated to talk about it because I think it’s very important.”

Djokovic stated that many individuals within the tennis enterprise’don’t need sure data to come to gentle.

“I know it’s a thorn in the side of many tournaments or people in the tennis business; they just don’t want certain information to come to light since they don’t want players to know how things are run. This is one of the biggest reasons why the PTPA was founded and why this organization has to exist since otherwise, nobody represents the players’ rights 100 percent. Currently, we are getting nowhere, and that only suits people who have a monopoly position,” Djokovic stated.

Djokovic wasn’t proud of how players have been handled at this yr’s Australian Open.

“Doesn’t really matter whether it’s vaccination or anything else in life. You should have the freedom to choose, to decide what you want to do. In this particular case, what you want to put in your body,” he stated.

“I have been always a proponent of that and always a supporter of freedom of choice, and I will be always supporting that because freedom is essential for I’d say a happy and prosperous life,” he added.

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