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Roger Federer denies claims he and Novak Djokovic have argued over PTPA plans

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer has denied speculation that he and Novak Djokovic have argued about the Serbian star's Players' Association.

Federer publicly opposed the move when Djokovic quit the ATP Players Council to set up the new breakaway organisation in September.

Further reports suggested there had been an angry confrontation between Djokovic and Federer, and possibly Nadal who also opposed it, but the Swiss ace has put a pin in those rumours, confirming they have not even spoke about the PTPA.

Asked when the last time he spoke to Novak Djokovic, Federer told Schweizer Illustrierte: “About two months ago.

“But it was only about how and when it starts again in tennis and how the coronavirus measures can be implemented at the tournaments.

“We’re both on the tour’s ten-member council. There is a lot at stake, [such as] the survival of tournaments and the survival of professionals who keep their expenses.”

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Roger Federer also recently addressed his comeback plans, confirming he hopes to return in time for the Australian Open in January.

“I’m on the right path,” he said. “I’m gradually coming back but without putting any pressure on myself and taking my time.

“I will enter the tournaments only when I’m 100% fit. It currently looks like I can make my comeback at the Australian Open in January.

“I can’t train for more than two hours with the racquet at the moment, but I have been working on my stamina and strength painlessly for a while. There will be no further surgeries.”

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