Vasek Pospisil slams ATP for remaining silent during Djokovic immigration saga

The ATP has been criticized by many for remaining silent during the Novak Djokovic deportation sage, with Vasek Pospisil claiming the governing body doesn't care about the players.

Djokovic was detained in a hotel in Melbourne last week after his visa was cancelled, but an injunction allowed him to stay in the country as he fought the decision. The court ultimately ruled in the Serbian's favor, and he now looks forward to competing at the Australian Open.

Nonetheless, Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil has criticized the ATP for their silence on the matter, citing their lack of leadership and concern for Djokovic and other players.

"The silence from the ATP Tour on the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic and other players is deafening," wrote Pospisil in a post on Twitter. “Regardless of your view on the situation in Australia with Novak and the other players, notice how the ATP is silent. Not even a simple statement after four days.

“They’ve already shown repeatedly that they do not care about the players; now they’re also showing a complete lack of leadership when faced with real issues.”

Pospisil and Djokovic share a close relationship, with both men being co-founders of the Professional Tennis Players Association(PTPA). The PTPA was established to represent singles players within the top 500 and doubles players in the top 200 within the ATP and WTA world rankings.

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