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German leader tackles Federer and his idea of ​​merging the male and female circuits

2020-04-25T18:05:28.623Z

The vice-president of the German tennis federation considers that the merger between ATP and WTA mentioned by Roger Federer, is a very bad idea.



The vice-president of the German federation Dirk Hordoff, does not like the idea of ​​Roger Federer. He does not hide it while this proposal is almost unanimous in the world of the little yellow ball. Only the whimsical Nick Kyrgios having expressed reservations for the time being. Interviewed by Stats Perfomr and relayed by As, the vice-president of the German federation Dirk Hordoff, severely criticized the idea of ​​Federer, to merge the ATP and the WTA: “I am in favor of an in-depth discussion on this question. But a message on Twitter cannot get things done. (Federer) simply needed more followers on his Twitter account. It is essential to take advantage of this time without the media. It is a lack of insight. A merger of ATP and WTA will not solve any problem for the moment. For the merger, it would have to start with the ITF and the Grand Slams. "

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On his Twitter account  , Roger Federer had expressed Wednesday the wish, supported by Rafael Nadal, to see the ATP and the WTA merge, which respectively manage the male and female professional circuits, during the crisis linked to the coronavirus. "I was wondering ... am I the only one who thinks that the time has come for men's and women's tennis to be united to become one?" (…) We are going through difficult times and we can get out of it either with two weakened instances, or with one strengthened instance. It is confusing for fans to have different ranking systems, different logos, different websites, different tournament categories. ” "I totally agree that it would be excellent to come out of this global crisis with the meeting of men's and women's tennis in one organization," had outbid his eternal rival Rafael Nadal.

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