Amid rumors of the attainable creation of a brand new circuit to rival the ATP and WTA, Novak Djokovic stated that tennis must innovate, though he admitted he is aware of nothing concerning the attainable circuit.
Earlier than his look with Serbia on the United Cup, the world No. 1 affirmed that he helps tennis creating.
“Normally, I at all times assist the development of the game. I believe tennis is just not realizing its full potential. We’re one of the crucial watched and fashionable sports activities on the earth, however I believe we’ve got been fairly conservative and traditional in sure features, and that hasn’t been a giant attraction for the youthful viewers,” Djokovic detailed.
“I am a giant supporter of our historical past, custom and all that. However I believe we’ve got to attempt to adapt to fashionable occasions and attempt to perceive what the youthful viewers desires and actually make tennis extra enticing.”
Djokovic has heard rumors of latest tour
Djokovic was then questioned on the plans for a brand new tour, which is particularly important if you see the impression that the Saudi-funded LIV golf tour has had on the game.
“I’ve heard rumors as nicely, however I assume it is nonetheless within the early phases and we did not see something concrete,” he added.
Moreover, Djokovic was not the one one to speak about these rumors. So did Jessica Pegula, the world No. 5, who believes it is solely a matter of time earlier than one other circuit comes alongside.
“I believe it is inevitable,” stated the American.
“There’s quite a lot of discuss it.”