Denis Shapovalov has come out in support of the breakaway PTPA player association spearheaded by fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil along with Novak Djokovic.

Shapo voiced his favourable opinion of the group which is trying to hold the ATP to tighter scrutiny over such issues as prize money and COVID-19 pandemic administration of the fractured sport.

Pospisil went into a full-scale meltdown this week on court as he lost his opening match at the Miami Masters letting rip in no uncertain terms and specifically hammering new ATP boss and former Tour player Andrea Gaudenzi.

Shapovalov seems to be all-in on the concept after reaching the Miami third round.

“Knowing Vasek personally for him to get this upset and have it bother him during a match, something must have happened,” Shapovalov said.

“I’ve heard not-great information from other players. I’m definitely on the PTPA side.”

The No. 11 added: “I think there are ways that we could be represented better.
. I don’t think that the ATP is doing the fullest job that they can.

“There are  other ways and there are players that are trying to introduce or help within the ATP, bring in different information or sponsors.

“Basically we’re all getting shut down. 

“They are just telling us to go and play tennis. They shouldn’t talk to us like that if we’re partners, that’s my position.”


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