Belgium's David Goffin is happy with the job world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Canadian Vasek Pospisil are doing on the ATP Player Council. The game of tennis is facing one of the most difficulties times in its history as the coronavirus pandemic has caused lots of problems and there are many questions left to be answered.
On Wednesday, the ATP and WTA further extended the suspension of tours until at least July 13 -- effectively calling off the grass season. Top players can go months without playing as they will be fine but some fear that lower level professionals could face financial struggles during the Tour suspension.
Several players have called on the major tennis bodies to financially support those most affected by the Tour suspension. “We all want the good of the Tour and the players. Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil represent us well.
They are the ones at the front with the ATP," Goffin told 7sur7. The ATP and WTA decided to freeze the rankings during the Tour suspension and Goffin says it may have been unfair to some players but still it was the right thing to do in this situation.
"It was unfair to some. But the most reasonable thing was to freeze the rankings. We will see, there will surely be adaptations when the Tour resumes," Goffin said. Goffin, who achieved a career-high ranking of No.
7 in the world in 2017, is now ranked at No. 10. Goffin stunned Rafael Nadal at the ATP Cup and won two more matches at the inaugural event but failed to make a deep run at the Australian Open as he was beaten in the third round at Melbourne Park. Goffin's best result of the season came in Montpellier, where he made the semifinal before losing to Pospisil.