The war between the ATP and the PTPA continues with the organization led by Vasek Pospisil and the world number one, Novak Djokovic, who does not like the behavior of the main tennis federation in the world and who returns to attack the ATP leader, Andrea Gaudenzi. Specifically, the Canadian has again criticized Gaudenzi for his attitude towards Challenger tournaments, often underestimated or considered ‘inferior’. The latest statements are very forceful: “It is incredible that the ATP leader is an ignorant emeritus. We see a multi-billion dollar industry like the ATP run by a man who thinks only the top ten in the world should live with tennis, the rest don’t matter. This is what happens when you find yourself monopolizing this sport. Vasek Pospisil’s thinking is very close to that of Novak Djokovic, who is also repeatedly critical of the ATP and its leader. The Pospisil attack came through his Twitter profile and right there users were unleashed with criticism or not to one side or the other of the two tennis federations. Gaudenzi is obliged to take measures to safeguard and improve a situation in which only the top ten in the world live well, the top 100 manage to resist and everyone else, instead, is almost lost and increasingly in economic difficulties in recent years. Meanwhile, Vasek Pospisil is currently on the brink of the global Top 100.
Murray praises Novak Djokovic
In a recent interview with Sport Klub, former World No. 1 Andy Murray admitted that Novak Djokovic is “untouchable” in Australia and it is an “impossible mission to beat him” there. “When it comes to Djokovic, the first thing that comes to mind is Australia. He is untouchable there. It is an impossible mission to beat him. The number of titles he has there is crazy. Besides, it is difficult to play against Novak on any surface, as he conforms very well on all surfaces. He is very complete,” said Murray in the interview. He also emphasized that playing against Roger Federer at Wimbledon is “a bit more difficult” than the Serb. Murray is yet to win a match against the Swiss maestro at the Grand Slam. “I beat Nole twice on grass, so I think I have a better chance on that surface. On the other hand, against Federer, I lost several important matches in grass so I can say it’s a bit more difficult against him than against Novak at Wimbledon,” added the three-time Grand Slam champion.