World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says lower-positioned players have been expressing gratitude toward him a great deal for his drive to support them. Djokovic, 32, suggested that best 100 players each give from 5,000-30,000 to player help subsidize. The cash assembled then would be appropriated to the players generally influenced by the Tour suspension.
“I have received many messages and letters of gratitude from those [lower ranked] players. I am privileged to have the position I have. There have been many conversations with ATP about this problem,” the Serb said during his Instagram Live with Fabio Fognini.
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The ATP suspended the Tour at first for about a month and a half on March 12. The ATP at that point stretched out the suspension through to June 7, preceding the choice was made to additionally stretch out the suspension to July 13.
Since the time the Tour got suspended, players have been asking the key partners of tennis to figure out how to help lower-positioned players. Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, took it on himself and came out with an unmistakable arrangement how to help lower-positioned players during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.