Simona Halep, Rafael Nadal, Billie Jean King and others react to Roger Federer’s ATP-WTA merger proposal
Roger Federer’s calls for the men’s ATP Tour to merge with women’s WTA Tour have received unequivocal support from players on both Tours.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner on Wednesday took to Twitter to start a debate about the future of tennis, saying “Just wondering…..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?”
Just wondering…..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?
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 22, 2020
And his peers on the ATP and WTA Tours as well as some legends have expressed support for the idea with the likes of Simona Halep, Rafael Nadal and Billie Jean King, to name just a few, all giving the idea the thumbs up.
You are not the only one 😊
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 22, 2020
Hey @rogerfederer as you know per our discussions I completely agree that it would be great to get out of this world crisis with the union of men’s and women’s tennis in one only organisation 🎾👍🏻 https://t.co/fTCfvMiU4G
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) April 22, 2020
Billie Jean King
I agree, and have been saying so since the early 1970s. One voice, women and men together, has long been my vision for tennis.
The WTA on its own was always Plan B.
I’m glad we are on the same page.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 22, 2020
Yes, would be a good idea https://t.co/Xu9AXLFX7z
— Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) April 22, 2020
— diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) April 22, 2020
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) April 22, 2020
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) April 22, 2020
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) April 22, 2020
Yes yes yes!! https://t.co/azVQEWlRvF
— Donna Vekic (@DonnaVekic) April 22, 2020
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