Novak Djokovic declares PTPA is not going anywhere despite ignorance from ‘other organizations’ as he continues to pledge protection of players’ rights
Novak Djokovic talks about the unsupportive nature of several organizations and how much his association, PTPA has stood beside players lately.
Novak Djokovic during a press conference. (credits: Tennis Temple)
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had stated publicly that ATP, the governing body of men’s tennis has not been looking after the male tennis players. Along with Vasek Pospisil, Novak launched a project named PTPA way back in 2019 for safeguarding and supporting men’s and women’s tennis players, looking after their rights in the game, and addressing several problems in the sport.
In a recent interview, Novak talked about how much of a problem he has had managing his association as he declared that not many governing bodies have been supportive of their projects and plans. Djokovic said:
Some other, you know governing bodies in our sport have not been very supportive of PTPA or I would say have been pretty much ignoring PTPA.
But, we are there and we are getting stronger and stronger day by day, gaining more trust and more support from players, players recognizing the importance of PTPA as an organization for them and representing their rights. Because at the end of the day, we are the only association in our sport that really has 100% interest of players.
2023 has been Novak Djokovic’s dominating year
With news persisting about his retirement, Djokovic is not slowing down anytime soon picking up titles for fun this year. When everyone marked the previous year as the final golden spot in the illustrious career of the Serbian, Nole came up with an even better performance this year by making it to the finals of all the Grand Slams.
Among which he has won three Slams and apart from this, Nole has also stacked up the Adelaide International 1 and the recently played Cincinnati Masters where he avenged his Wimbledon defeat against Carlos Alcaraz.
From having lost his World No.1 spot to Alcaraz to reclaiming the spot, Novak just doesn’t seem to lie down and keeps his hunt on for more Slams in the future.
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