Potential ATP and WTA merger has ‘not been discussed’ says players council chief Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson says there has not been any progress on Roger Federer’s suggestion that the ATP and WTA merge into one single governing body. 

Federer made the suggestion last year and there appeared to be an overwhelmingly good reception to the proposal among the tennis community.

However, everything has gone very quiet since, and ATP Players Council chairman Anderson says there have been no talks at all that he is aware of.

“There’s been no real discussions on that,” Anderson told Tennis Majors when asked about the possibility of an ATP/WTA merger.

“I don’t really have too much to discuss on that because it’s not been something that’s really been on the table.

“I mean, other than just a sort of vague notion, there would be a lot of details that everyone would have to work out. Obviously the sport is strongest when everybody works together.

“I can’t really comment on what it looks like from a logistical and a business standpoint. I know that part of (ATP) management’s new plan is to work together with these separate entities.

“From an ATP perspective, obviously, the WTA is a huge partner. So, that’s something that really needs to be looked at carefully.

“I don’t know if that (merger talk) was something that some players wanted to chat (about) but maybe the pandemic side-tracked people. As of now, that’s not a conversation we’ve had internally with ATP or any conversations with the WTA either.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘I can finally see myself competing with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal again,’ says Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori says he can see himself being able to compete with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal again for the first time in months. Nishikori...

Daniil Medvedev to leapfrog Rafael Nadal in rankings with big three dominance finally showing signs of decline

Men's tennis will have a new name inside its top two for the first time in 16 years on Monday, with Daniil Medvedev breaking...

‘The only suspense at Roland Garros is to learn who Rafael Nadal will beat in the final,’ says Patrick Mouratoglou

The only suspense to the men's singles competition at Roland Garros is finding out who Rafael Nadal will beat in the final, says Patrick...

‘I’m just trying to focus on my mindset,’ says Roger Federer ahead of Doha return

Roger Federer is making his much-anticipated return to tennis in Doha this week after a year away from the sport and says he is...

Roger Federer: ‘Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players ever’

Roger Federer has been praising rival Novak Djokovic ahead of his much anticipated return to tennis.  Federer was forced to take a year out of...

Novak Djokovic updates his schedule by confirming his next three tournaments

Novak Djokovic provisionally intends to play the Miami Open at the end of this month, his website has revealed. Djokovic suffered an abdominal tear whilst...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

1 Comment

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here