ATP Player Council member Vasek Pospisil has suggested that Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios isn't someone who should be expressing his views on a potential ATP and WTA merger. Last month, record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer suggested that the ATP and WTA should use this time to merge.
Rafael Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion and one of Federer's biggest on-court rivals, was one of the first players to agree with the Swiss. But six-time ATP champion Kyrgios wasn't a fan of the proposal as he simply said the two organizations shouldn't merge.
Did anyone ask the majority of the ATP what they think about merging with the WTA and how it is good for us? — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) April 22, 2020
"You know what, it’s because a lot of players express, or people in general, will express an opinion without having any information, just because they feel like they want to say something.
We shouldn’t merge — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) April 23, 2020
so I think that might be the case with Nick,” Pospisil said in the Tennis In Depth program of TSN, as revealed on Essentially Sports. “To be honest, he’s in no position to express an opinion when he just hears about this for the first time and has done zero due diligence.
But again it raises eyebrows, and there are a lot of valid questions that need to be asked and answered, which I have."