Roger Federer suggestion

Roger Federer makes unprecedented suggestion that would change tennis forever

Roger Federer has used this incredible moment in time during the coronavirus lockdown to put forward a plan to combine the organisation of men’s and women’s tennis


Federer says that fans find tennis confusing with there being two completely separate tours for the mens and women’s game. He wants to see the game merged and controlled by one global body that would manage and administer the game as a whole with no distinction between the mens and women’s tours.

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Federer’s comments came in a stream of posts on his persona Twitter account where he said: “Just wondering… 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?I am picturing a merger between the WTA and ATP.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….”

Roger Federer tennis tour comments

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.