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‘United front under one roof,’ ATP boss Andrea Gaudenzi slams Novak Djokovic’s PTPA and calls for a partnership structure

ATP Chairman Andreas Gaudenzi speaks on a variety of topics in a recent interview including Novak Djokovic's PTPA.

Novak Djokovic and Andrea Gaudenzi

Andrea Gaudenzi is an Italian former tennis player and the current chairman of the Association of Tennis Professionals since January 2020. The highest-ranking in his time was World No.18. Recently in an interview, he talked about a variety of things including his tenure and the hardships he’s faced during it.

He also spoke about ATP’s vision to expand tennis. “The sport has seen more changes in the past two years than in the previous 20 combined. Our players, tournaments, and partners have shown incredible agility and resilience in a very fluid and unpredictable situation,” he said.

“We have also worked more closely with the WTA on some marketing initiatives and also with the other major organizations through the launch of the T7 working group made up of the four Grand Slams, the ITF, WTA, and the ATP. All of this makes me very optimistic that our sport can achieve great things in the future if we all work together.”

Andrea Gaudenzi speaks on Novak Djokovic’s PTPA

Andrea Gaudenzi

Apart from this, he also talked about the World No.2 Novak Djokovic and the PTPA gaming association founded by him. According to Andrea, unity is important for growth and development. People could have different approaches but the goal should be the same.

“I have always made it clear that tennis needs unity and unity, not fragmentation. That is simply the greatest source of inefficiency and the key to unleashing the full potential of our sport is to resolve this condition. Our approaches may be different, but we will do everything we can to ensure tennis thrives and we support a healthy ecosystem for our players. We remain committed to our vision of how best to achieve this. And the best way to achieve it is with a united front under one roof a partnership structure of the ATP tour. However, we remain open to dialogue at all times,” he said.

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