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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday March 26, 2021

Ivo Karlovic
believes that tennis needs a players only association, and said so on social media today in reference to Vasek Pospisil’s on-court tirade on Wednesday in Miami. So do John Isner and Steve Johnson.

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“Unfortunate what happened on court with Pospisil,” the former World No.14 wrote on Twitter. “I was not at the meeting but, from what I heard from players that were there, it’s now more obvious than ever that we need a players only association.”




Karlovic, clearly, isn’t the only player that supports the stance of Pospisil and the fledgling PTPA, but the problem is that the newly formed organization has had trouble gaining consensus among the men, and has made few inroads into the women's tour (a previously stated goal). Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal oppose the organization, and that, of course, is a big part of the reason.

Feliciano Lopez, a current ATP player and also the tournament director of Madrid, has already weighed in with support for the other side of the debate. It's not surprising, given his role at Madrid.


"Although the message is popular there’s no substance behind it," he said on Twitter. "We can’t forget how much we’ve achieved in recent years by the fact of staying together." 

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