Novak Djokovic created a lot of controversy when he announced the creation of the PTPA, an alternate players union that aims to better represent players than the current one.
The formation found harsh criticism among many including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who opposed the move. Some players backed the move including Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil who worked closely with Djokovic on the formation of the association. ATP co-founder Donald Dell believes Djokovic isn't doing it for his own interest saying:
"Djokovic surely isn’t doing this (PTPA) for himself. He doesn’t need the money, having pocketed more than $151 million in on-court earnings, not to mention the endorsement dollars. He doesn’t need the distraction, either."
Dell further said:
"No one would have blamed him had he stepped aside and let Pospisil do the heavy lifting as he pursued one of the most hallowed feats in tennis, something that hasn’t been matched in more than half a century, a sweep of the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open."
Djokovic spoke several times about his reasoning and each time he underlined that he has a responsibility towards his fellow players and the development of the sport. What do you think, tell us below?
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