Novak Djokovic: I love Vasek Pospisil, I know he has my back

Djokovic and Pospisil the PTPA will ensure better rights for players.

by Dzevad Mesic
Novak Djokovic: I love Vasek Pospisil, I know he has my back

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says he has nothing but great respect and love for Vasek Pospisil. Djokovic and Pospisil have formed a close relationship over the last few years as they joined forces to create the PTPA. "I love Vasek.

He's a fantastic guy, great person, someone that is very passionate about tennis on and off the court," Djokovic said at the Davis Cup Finals. "We always got along very well, but especially in the last couple years obviously founding together the Professional Tennis Players Association that obviously has been quite a journey for both of us, got us to get to know each other better and to be closer and to really see how, I guess, synchronized we are with a lot of things that are happening in the tennis world."

Djokovic, Pospisil want to see changes for the better

Djokovic wants players on the ATP Tour to have better rights, especially those lower-ranked players.

"We share a lot of things in common when it comes to how we see the future of tennis, what are the issues. It was a bold move from us. The time will tell whether it's right or wrong. We feel that it's the right move forward because players for quite a few decades did not have and still don't have a hundred percent players association, which I think is essential.

Vasek, as I said, is someone that is very committed, devoted, and passionate about these issues that we are facing and the challenges we have presented in front of us," Djokovic explained. "I'm there with him all along. I have his back.

I know he has my back. We try to do something that we feel is right and talking and raising the awareness about especially lower-ranked players, their livelihoods. "It's a very long way, but I feel like the relationship that we have, that we both treasure, is going to help us both steer, hopefully along with many other people in these organizations, steer this organization in the right direction."

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