Tennis governing bodies should use the time during the lengthy coronavirus shutdown to align their interests and fix the imbalance in the calendar, six-times Grand Slam winner Boris Becker.
WTA chief executive Steve Simon backs idea of merger with ATP, says coronavirus crisis can provide new opportunities
Still, the tours, which have operated independently since the WTA was founded in 1973, are now in an unprecedented position. Never before have both tour chiefs and the biggest stars in the men’s game publicly supported considering such a merger.
Andy Murray backs call for ATP and WTA merger, says 'important to bring more women into decision-making positions'
Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer’s call to merge the men’s and women’s tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step for tennis.
Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed hyperactive sportspeople, used to living out of suitcases, to grapple with adjusting to the new normal, which is to stay at home and maintain fitness.
A summer without the French Open: Reflections on growing up with tennis, in a world that cannot afford sports
The French Open has been to my summer what a Rafael Nadal victory has been to the French Open: an inevitable, intractable fact of life.
Simona Halep's coach Darren Cahill backs idea of WTA-ATP merger, says idea would make tennis 'simpler'
Cahill said, 'I think, hypothetically, it would be a pretty good position for a tennis player to be in, because you know that every single decision being made is made in the best interest of the game.'
Former Grand Slam-winner Mats Wilander backs Roger Federer's suggestion of uniting men's, women's tennis
Wilander said merging the Tours would simplify television contracts and sponsorship deals. Currently TV viewers need two different pay-TV platforms to watch the men’s and women’s matches from the same tournament.
With no tournaments and earning potential on hold, these are worrying times for rank and file tennis players such as Noah Rubin, the American ranked 225th in the ATP rankings.
Federer began a string of posts on Twitter by saying the shutdown of tennis because of the coronavirus outbreak has given the sport an ideal opportunity to assess its future.
While insisting that every bowler in international cricket is challenging, facing Anderson in English conditions was the toughest for Rahane by his own admission.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Worried about dwindling finances and sports' uncertain future, lower-ranked tennis players could take up alternate careers
Unlike pros in the NBA or NHL, whose players are getting most of their regular-season paychecks, tennis players are independent contractors who don't receive salaries
Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic urges tennis world to contribute to relief fund for financially struggling players
The tennis season was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown will continue at least until mid-July, depriving lower-level players of the chance to earn a living
'Why do you play lefty?' — Roger Federer asks Rafael Nadal as tennis stars discuss life during lockdown on Instagram Live
Ever wondered what a chat between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might sound like? How about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka?
Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal discuss fund to help lower ranked players
Novak Djokovic says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
With no live sport on the horizon due to the coronavirus pandemic, Firstpost writers share their choices of matches that they would love to revisit.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Fourth Laver Cup in Boston postponed to 2021, Roger Federer intent on participating
Laver Cup for 2020 has been postponed after the tennis calendar has been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis says he is just trying to stay in shape after coming through a bout of glandular fever that saw him shed 10kg and left him unable to breathe while sleeping.
Roger Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp of sorts, a chance to get tennis tips from a guy many consider the greatest of all time.
Coronavirus Outbreak: From Roger Federer to Kevin Pietersen, a look at how the sporting world is coping with self-isolation
We at Firstpost take a look at what sportspersons around the world have been getting up to in self-isolation this week
Wimbledon was scrapped for the first time since World War Two on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the suspension of professional tennis extended to 13 July.