Marat Safin & Mikhail Youzhny on Roger Federer's ATP-WTA merger suggestion



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Marat Safin & Mikhail Youzhny on Roger Federer's ATP-WTA merger suggestion

Former Russian tennis stars Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny think it's a good idea to merge the ATP and WTA. Several days ago, record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer suggested this was the ideal time to make major things in tennis.

Safin, a former two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1, suggested the WTA would profit from merging with the ATP. Safin, who retired from professional tennis in 2009, was on Instagram Live with fellow compatriot Youzhny on Sunday.

Youzhny, a former 10-time ATP champion and world No. 8, agreed with Safin the WTA would profit from merging with the ATP. "I work in tennis and I can't name WTA's Top 10.

I probably know those players but I couldn't tell if they are ranked Top 10 or not," Youzhny claimed.

Youzhny, who retired from professional tennis in 2018, now works with rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov.