Tennis-Revolution planned - Federer's proposal is immediately attacked by critics

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During the Corona-forced to break a Tweet, the 20-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer for a great deal of discussion in the world of tennis provides. "I wonder... Am I the Only one who thinks that men's and women's tennis must unite", the Swiss said on Twitter.

In another entry, he takes his mind games: "I'm not talking about women and men in competitions to compete against each other." Federer can imagine more of a merger of the WTA (women's Association) and ATP (men's Association).

The 38-Year-old continued: "I agree with you. For the Fans it is too complicated, if there are different ranking systems, Logos, websites, and tournament categories." Reuters/Lee Jin-Man/AP/Reuters Roger Federer waves to the audience

If it was up to Federer would go, it would have to be introduced to a Fusion of the ATP and the WTA Tour is already a long time ago. "Especially in this difficult time, we can go as two weakened parties or as a strong Organisation," says Basler.

the Sharp criticism of DTB Vice-President Hordoff

The Vice-President of the German Tennis Federation (DTB), Dirk Hordoff, criticized Federer for this proposal. With a possible merger is resolved, "first, no Problem", so Hordoff to "Omnisport".

"to use I'm also a little critical now of this media-free time. Maybe he needs more Followers on his Twitter Account - simply a proposal to get out of the cold, without substance," explains Hordorff - the Ex-coach of Rainer Schuettler.

Nadal praises Federer's proposal, Djokovic is silent,

From his rival and good friend Rafael Nadal gets Federer, however, praise and approval. The two tennis players have already spoken extensively about a merger of the two tennis associations.

"It would be great, out of this crisis with a Union of men's and women's tennis in an organization to come out," said Nadal on his Twitter channel. The Spaniards took at the Australian Open in 2019, still a very different opinion. Nadal was asked whether he would like to see the WTA and ATP, in the future, together on Tour. AP Roger Federer (l) and Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of Wimbledon, His response: "Why? I don't understand the point behind it." Federer has been able to convince his colleagues, apparently to the contrary.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is silent to the revolutionary plans. The number one of the ATP-world ranking game President of the men's Tour.

WTA-founder, has, since the 1970s, a fighting for decades for a merger. It is regarded as a pioneer of the fusion movement. "I fully agree and have said this since the early 70s. A voice, women and men together, that's long been my Vision. The WTA was always my Plan B," says King, on their Twitter channel.

What happens to Federer's Considerations, is in the stars. But excluded not, it seems that the men's and the women's Tour together.

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Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 09:27

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