Novak Djokovic on ATP calendar: "It is an unsustainable model for tennis"



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Novak Djokovic on ATP calendar: "It is an unsustainable model for tennis"

Davis Cup and ATP Cup were played less than two months apart, the Davis Cup in Madrid in November as the end of the season and the ATP Cup in January. Both tournaments have a very similar format. At the 2020 ATP Cup, Novak Djokovic helped Serbia win its first title by scoring six victories including wins over Medvedev in the semifinal and Nadal in the final.

The Serbian has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most in history for a male player, five ATP Finals titles, 34 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 13 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for over 275 weeks.

“In my opinion, they have to merge", the 17-time Grand Slam champion told reporters in Dubai. “That’s necessary because for me personally it will be very difficult to play every single year both competitions, so I’m going to have to choose.

I don’t think this is a sustainable model for our tennis. We are talking to the ATP, we’ve heard the players’ comments, we know that the ATP has as well,’ he said earlier this month. It would make sense to have one event that could be the team event for the men.

We’re having discussions and we’ll see what happens. The vision to me seems to be having one strong event and we’re very open to that conversation”.