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Laura Robson: “Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal made smart suggestion but we don’t..”

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Former top-30 player and the British no. 1 Laura Robson speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, shared her thoughts about a possible unification of the ATP and WTA under one organization.

A couple of days ago, Roger Federer suggested a merge between the ATP and WTA and a more centralized approach in terms of ranking, categories and coverage in general.

“I think it would be a good thing for tennis,” Robson told BBC Radio Five Live. “For the WTA, I would like for them not to be lost in the shuffle a little bit. As long as there is someone in charge considering all sides of the game, not just the men’s tournaments, I can see it working.

“It’s a difficult one in terms of fans; it would be a much better experience if everything is under the same umbrella and they don’t have to subscribe to WTA TV, ATP TV, the ITF, it can be so hard to understand as a fan where actually to watch tennis.

“If it can come under one umbrella, it’s a much better experience, but it depends if it turns out how the WTA wants it. It’s a difficult one because you don’t know how many of the guys fully support the merger in the way that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have suggested.”

Source: TennisWorldUSA

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