Novak Djokovic Announces The PTPA
Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer have refused to join the “Professional Tennis Players Association”. Their refusal comes after Novak Djokovic revealed a strategy that would guarantee men’s representation in the ATP. Meetings were held on August 29th with Djokovic, with his actions bringing the political issues within professional tennis into the forefront before New York’s U.S. Open.
It’s another instance of Novak Djokovic showing his unbelievable ignorance towards societal issues, with the ATP Competitor having confirmed his Anti-Vaccination stance & refusal to believe COVID-19 is a genuine virus. Djokovic would be proven foolish after hosting the 2020 Adria Tour in Serbia. Novak contracted COVID-19, forcing the former ATP #1 to terminate his competition.
After receiving a positive infection for the coronavirus, Novak would publicly inform the tennis community he wouldn’t take the COVID-19 vaccination. It’s this level of blatant stupidity that’s resulted in Novak Djokovic losing a formidable group of respect throughout the professional tennis community. Former friends like Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal have distanced themselves from Djokovic at all costs.
When Novak Djokovic announced that he’d be creating a tennis association exclusively for men, the former champion met formidable backlash. The ATP Men’s Tour & WTA Women’s Tour both requested that Novak not try to divide their community. Multiple sports governing bodies made the same formal requests, which Djokovic explicitly stated he’d ignore & move forward with the PTPA.
The sports most prominent male athletes have refused to join Novak Djokovic in dividing professional tennis, with Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer again distancing themselves from their former friend. Nadal tweeted that complicated situations are unfolding worldwide, that globally everyone must calm down & begin working together towards the same direction of unity. Rafael believes separating male and females in professional tennis won’t achieve any positives for the sport but set them back by decades.
Rafael Nadal finalized his statements to Novak Djokovic & the tennis community by evoking the next decade will have multiple moments where united humanity will guarantee our societal survival. He expressed that the governing bodies, players, and tournament organizers that reign over professional tennis must start working together. Novak Djokovic won’t ever believe in working together.