Tennis: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal oppose Novak Djokovic’s ATP split

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on a collision course with Novak Djokovic on Saturday, calling for “unity, not separation” after their long-time rival superstar was expected to spearhead a breakaway union of professional tennis players.

The New York Times claimed that world number one Djokovic is expected to announce his resignation from the presidency of the ATP players’ council and help form the PTPA (Professional Tennis Players Association).

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The PTPA believes it is better-placed to defend the players of the world top 500 who have been badly affected by the coronavirus.

However, world number two Nadal pleaded with Djokovic to rethink a breakaway.

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