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Jurgen Meltzer has accused Novak Djokovic of taking ‘absolute nonsense’ for claiming the ATP had made a new rule against the PTPA. Djokovic quit the ATP Players Council in August to start up the PTPA, an independent players union.
“Novak Djokovic talks about the fact that certain regulations were put in place, overnight, so that no one from the PTPA was allowed to participate in the council,” Melzer said. “This is absolute nonsense. These statutes have been in existence since 2006.”
“It seems quite logical to me that it is impossible to be in two associations which are ‘concurrent’. So I am surprised that Djokovic is surprised. And especially that he thinks that this rule has been developed against him overnight.”