Roger Federer caused a stir today when she tweeted about getting his desire that the ATP and WTA work together in a unique association. A statement like that will never go unnoticed, especially of man swiss. Serena Williams was one of the countless athletes and fans who responded to the tweet. However, for some mysterious reason, she has removed her tweet.
Roger Federer wants to merge ATP and WTA
The tennis season has been suspended since the beginning of march due to the pandemic of COVID-19. Roger Federer believes that this is the perfect time to open the door to discuss the merger of the Association of Tennis Professionals and the Association of Female Tennis.
Just wondering … Am I the only one who thinks that now is the time for the tennis men and women are a and are a as one?
– Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 22, 2020
This is not a notion that Federer has evoked out of nothing; it Has been floating for decades. But when Federer says something, the entire community of the tennis listening.
One of the first players to touch the topic was none other than tennis legend Billie Jean King. She hopped on the tweet from Roger and he expressed his desire for that to happen in the end.
I agree, and what I have been saying since the beginning of the 1970s. A voice, women and men together, it has long been my vision for tennis.
The WTA itself was always Plan B.
I am happy that we are on the same page.
Let’s make it happen. #A voice
– Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 22, 2020
So did the player australian withdrawal Rennae Stubbs.
I agree 100%! Tennis should be a tour. BOTH are stronger together and that is a fact. Less division and dilution! A few tournaments less, more free time for both tours and more money in bigger events that can reach out to players of lower rating … the list is endless!
– Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) April 22, 2020
Many professional players today also responded to your tweet, and the majority was in agreement with Roger.
Simona Halep was one of the first to respond.
You are not the only ?
– Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 22, 2020
Nick Kyrgios tweeted a simple “yes” to the notion. Although at first glance you might think that you agree with Federer, with Nick you never know what is going on.
Leave it to the interpreters.
– Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) April 22, 2020
Another large and influential in the tennis, Rafael Nadal, showed his support for the idea of an archrival. But, again, that is not surprising.
Hello, @rogerfederer, as you know per our discussions, I completely agree that it would be great to get out of this global crisis with the union of the tennis male and female into a single organization ??? https://t.co/fTCfvMiU4G
– Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 22, 2020
If there is someone who has so much influence in tennis as Roger is Serena Williams. And she also agreed with the sentiment and expressed it with a bit of humor. However, as we mentioned before, she deleted his tweet later for some unknown reason.
However, we had in our hands an image of his tweet.
If Federer and Williams want that to happen, this could be the best opportunity for that to materialize. However, it will be difficult to achieve. Wait and see how things work.