“Without Sharapova, Kournikova and Serena, women’s tennis is unmarketable”


Instagram Live among former tennis players russians. As a guest Marat Safinformer world number one and champion of two Grand Slam tournaments, the u.s. Open 2000 and Australian Open 2005. As the second speaker of the talk, a former top-10 and now coach of the canadian Denis Shapovalov, Mikhail Youzhny, who was celebrating his victories by doing the military salute, and which was also made famous sticking raquetazos in the head to bleed during a match against Nico Almagro.

Instagram Live between ex-Russian players Mikhail Youzhny and Marat Safin

Instagram Live between ex-Russian players Mikhail Youzhny and Marat Safin

Among the topics of today, the possible merger organizational between ATP and WTA, which govern the circuits of professional male and female, respectively. An issue that is moving forward officially and that Roger Federer revealed in their social networks.

And Marat Safin approved first initiative: “why not? It is not a bad idea. You can have a product set that will bring benefits. In that case, the sponsorship package will be more attractive in comparison with the tournaments where men and women play separately, “ said Safin.

I couldn’t name the 10 best women,

However, Marat Safin, cheered, and got safe into a mess with their female peers, yesterday and today, including his sister Dinara Safina. “Women’s tennis is less saleable. It is a key point: without Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova and Serena Williams, women’s tennis is not possible, it is unsaleable”.

And Mikhail Youzhny was also not very political about it. “Yes, I couldn’t name the top 10 women, although I see tennis tournaments. Probably I will tell you the names, but I don’t remember the world ranking”.