USA's John Isner was happy to see President of ATP Player Council Novak Djokovic coming out with a clear plan of how to help lower-ranked players during the Tour suspension. Isner, a 15-time ATP champion, is also on the ATP Player Council and he hopes Djokovic's proposed plan will receive a pass.
Djokovic, 32, proposed that each player ranked inside the top-100 donate from 5,000-30,000 to support player relief fund. The money gathered would be distributed to those players most affected by the Tour suspension. "I'm on the player council.
So, we were all on a conference call when that idea was proposed and it's something that the majority of players ranked in the Top 100 approve of," Isner said, per Tennis.com. A part of the proposal was that top-5 players each donate 30,000 to player relief fund.
Isner, ranked at No. 21, has praised Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the impact they have had on tennis. Several high-ranked players have publicly said they will be fine during the Tour suspension but expressed their fear that those lower-ranked players could face major financial struggles.
"Of course, guys like Novak, Roger and Rafa, they're doing just fine," Isner said. "But, we all realize that the tour is more than just a hand full of players and that we have to help everyone out."
Isner, a former world No. 9, enjoyed a solid season before the Tour got suspended. The American made two ATP semifinals this year in Auckland and Acapulco.