Novak Djokovic Adds More Arsenal to His Rebel Organization as Tennis Legends Join His Fight for Player Rights in a Staggering Move

Published 08/21/2023, 4:38 PM EDT

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On and off the tennis courts, a major change is happening, driven by the Serbian legend, Novak Djokovic. The fight is about player privileges, transparency, and fairness. The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) is moving forward, and this is making an upheaval in tennis. Novak Djokovic has asked three tennis legends, Kim Clijsters, Sania Mirza, and Marcos Baghdatis to join his rebel organization. The organization aims to help players achieve change, and shape the eventual fate of the game.

The PTPA is a strong driver of progress in tennis. It has consistently shown devotion to advocating for player rights and making a fair battleground. The legends join the PTPA to create a future where players are the dominant focal point in tennis.

Legendary tennis icons join Novak Djokovic’s PTPA for player rights revolution


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The PTPA goes from strength to strength as they add several tennis legends to their remarkable Board of Champions. These pioneers, who’ve transformed tennis, become pivotal counselors to the PTPA. Their experiences will direct the association’s arrangements and join players around the world.

Novak Djokovic and his straightforwardness find common ground with legends like Kim Clijsters, Sania Mirza, and Marcos Baghdatis. With their help, the PTPA develops solidarity among current and past tennis stars.

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A tweet by the official Twitter account of the association read, “The PTPA is thrilled to welcome the legendary Kim Clijsters, Sania Mirza, and Marcos Baghdatis to its team.!.”

The tweet also read, “@Clijsterskim and @MirzaSania join the PTPA as its first Board of Champions members, while @marcosbaghdatis joins the PTPA as an ambassador.

As the PTPA’s Board of Champions initiates the charge toward straightforwardness and player empowerment, the game stands near the very edge of change.

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With these unbelievable tennis figures at the front, the way to a more evenhanded and player-driven future becomes more clear.

Djokovic’s rebel organization recently revealed the true state of tennis


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Recently, the PTPA brought attention to a matter involving some of the sport’s biggest names. The organization presented statistics illustrating the challenges faced by players. The post emphasized that they receive only 17.5% of the sport’s revenue as their salary or prize money.

Notably, they highlighted the top three earners in tennis who also ranked among the highest-paid athletes in 2022: Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

The post also emphasized the principle of equal revenue distribution for all tennis players based on their participation in the sport. However, it was pointed out that the considerable sum of $175 million was generated collectively by only three athletes. Roger Federer led the earnings with nearly $85.7 million, followed by the two accomplished WTA stars, each of whom earned substantial amounts. Notably, Federer and Serena, both tennis legends, retired the previous year, resulting in their participation in significantly fewer matches compared to other active players on the ATP and WTA Tours.


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The foundation’s sole request is for equitable distribution of the sport’s revenue to every tennis player across the globe, be it in the form of salary or prize money.


Written by:

Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon


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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.
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Tony Thomas