ATP Tour

Wawrinka: Federer merge comments 'not just talk'

2020-04-23 16:35
Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka (PA/Supplied)

Stan Wawrinka says Roger Federer was in all likelihood revealing insider information when he suggested the ATP and WTA Tours should merge.

Federer caused a stir on Wednesday when he took to Twitter to call on the two tours to merge into one, stating that the enforced coronavirus break was the perfect time to do it.

However, in an Instagram LIVE with Chris Evert, Wawrinka said it is unlikely his compatriot was merely speculating.

"It was not just a comment, there are more talks behind that," Wawrinka said.

"I don't think that was just a comment, I think there is more behind that.

"Andrea Gaudenzi (the new ATP CEO) at the ATP was already talking about it and trying to find something to put the ATP and WTA together to make one tour."

Wawrinka also came out in favour of the idea, but only if it is done "the right way".

"I think for fans, tennis players, women and men it would be a great solution to be only one tour.

"They just need to find the right way. I believe it would be great for tennis and its fans but I don't know if it would be possible or not."

- TEAMtalk media


Read News24’s Comments Policy


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.