For a few days now, the idea of combining ATP and WTA in a single circuit has been on the discussion table. The proposal as we know was put forward by Roger Federer and he found in agreement the colleague Rafa Nadal and Andrea Gaudenzi, president of the ATP, who has already collected the suggestion in a positive way, finding the adhesion also of the CEO of the WTA Steve Simon.
Nick Kyrgios, though, was one of the few players who was not keen on a merger, writing on Twitter: “Did anyone ask the majority of the ATP what they think about merging with the WTA and how it is good for us?” Vasek Pospisil feels Kyrgios has “done zero due diligence” so should not comment on the issue.
“A lot of players, or people in general, express an opinion without having any information, just because they feel like they want to say something, so I think that might be the case with Nick,” he told TSN. “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.
So there are some guys like that and I’ll have no problem telling him that to his face, but again it raises eyebrows, and there are a lot of valid questions that need to be asked and answered, which I have. I’ve been really impressed with Novak, how much he cares for all the players,” the Canadian added.
"Even the lower-ranked guys. I don’t know if it is because of where he came from or how he grew up. I know that his family went through tough times when he was a kid, he really cares for all the players and the lower-ranked guys and so I give him so much respect and credit for trying to actually affect positive change”.