From a talk between Gustavo Kuerten and Novak Djokovic, two of the most charismatic tennis players this sport has had, you cannot miss a second. The Brazilian has been spending recent ‘virtual’ time with some of the best players in the world, and with him the number 1 in the world has also been sincere, a position from which Novak, as he explained in the talk, has wanted to get in the skin of those who have the most difficulties going through, feeling responsible for what many tennis players are going through in this difficult period.
– Novak tells ‘Guga’ about the difficulties that many of the tennis players are going through.
“We have earned enough money to live comfortable lives. We are lucky and grateful to have the life we have, but 95% of tennis players and also, of course, the people in the world, but we are talking about tennis now, they are fighting. This is the reality. Especially those in the lowest positions. They do not have the opportunity to compete and earn money. For many of those players, this is about surviving, continuing to play professional tennis or quitting. “
– Djokovic, ready all this time to find solutions.
“I have spent a lot of time in the last two months helping the Serbian Tennis Federation organize a tour. I also spend a lot of time talking to the ATP and the Council, trying to understand the players, with the ATP, with the president and player representatives, about the best ways to help lower-ranking players. “
– The Belgrade player believes he feels responsible for the need to help those players.
“Therefore, I hold myself accountable not only because I am the president of the ATP Council but also as one of the best players in the world and someone who was very successful in tennis and made a lot of money from it. I need to be present as much as I can, be available to contribute in any way possible. I spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and there was a lot of communication. I am very happy with how the world of men’s tennis responded in these difficult times. ”