Should Novak Djokovic be removed from the Player Council?
- 7 July 2020 à 17H54
"Here we go. Should he even not be allowed to play tennis anymore? Let's not be overdramatic guys. If he feels himself that he's done something wrong, I'm sure he's well-behaved enough to say, look guys I've done a massive mistake, I'm going to take a step back from my role, and please accept my sincere apologies. But I don't think we should be as over-dramatic as we are. It was a great event, with great intentions, that ended up that way, due to many different reasons. But I don't think we should put all the blame on him. I don't think it's fair.Rubin, who was part of an ATP Zoom call that Djokovic chose not to be a part of, disagreed.
"It does seem a lot more selfish than Marion's making it out to be. Of course he wanted to bring smiles to the faces of his home town...but he's looking out for six players. Like, how does this affect me, how does it affect tennis as a whole? This could put tennis back five, steps behind. You're talking about the president of the player council, not doing what's best for the whole sum of tennis, and at the same time missing the Zoom call...basically the largest meeting in the history of the ATP, and he couldn't even show his face for a minute. Highly disappointing. I know he's tried to help the lower ranked players get more cash but we haven't seen a big difference yet...I don't know what we can say to argue that he should stay in that role right now."
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