#RogerFederer receives support after urging #Tennis to unify during the coronavirus crisis


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#(CNN): Roger Federer says the current lockdown is the perfect opportunity for tennis to merge the men’s and women’s governing bodies.

The 20-time grand slam champion posted his thoughts on social media Wednesday, prompting a number of high-profile stars to publicly agree with the Swiss.
“Am I the only one thinking that now is the time for men’s and women’s tennis to be united and come together as one?” he asked on Twitter.

Federer continued to clarify his position in a series of tweets that followed.
“I am not talking about merging competition on the court, but merging the 2 governing bodies (ATP and WTA) that oversee the men’s and women’s professional tours,” he wrote.
“It probably should have happened a long time ago, but maybe now is really the time.”
Adding: “It’s too confusing for the fans when there are different ranking systems, different logos, different websites, different tournament categories.”

Billie Jean King, one of America’s most celebrated tennis players and a strong influence behind the formation of the WTA, quickly agreed with Federer’s suggestion.
“I agree, and I have been saying so since the early 1970s. One voice, women and men together, has long been my vision for tennis,” she wrote on Twitter.

 



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1 reply

  1. What a good example in sports enthusiasts. Stay home & keep safe everyone…

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