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'Merger of equals': Johanna Konta backs idea to combine ATP and WTA tours

The Guardian
Tuesday 19 May 2020 23:30

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Johanna Konta has cautiously offered her support to the idea of the ATP and the WTA tours merging.While discussions about the viability of a merger were pushed into the spotlight by tweets from Roger Federer in April – since when both ATP and WTA chief executives, Andrea Gaudenzi and Steve Simon – have expressed support for it, Konta has underlined that it remains only an idea. Related: ‘I've been going bananas without it’: tennis obsessives pick up their rackets again Related: Sign your own balls: tennis and golf take first tentative steps out of lockdown Continue reading...

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