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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."

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