Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns to Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 21, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)


Former professional tennis player Jurgen Meltzer has criticized Novak Djokovic over his recent comments about the ATP Players Council.
Meltzer claims Djokovic’s comments are nothing more than ‘absolute nonsense’ by Jurgen Meltzer as the Serbian star accused the ATP of making a new rule against the PTPA.
Djokovic quit the ATP Players Council in August to start up the PTPA, an independent players union.
Last month he was nominated to re-join by other players, but he claimed he had been prevented by a new rule banning PTPA members from sitting on the Players Council.
However, former world number eight Meltzer has poured scorn on those claims.
“Novak Djokovic talks about the fact that certain regulations were put in place, overnight, so that no one from the PTPA was allowed to participate in the council,” Melzer said.
“This is absolute nonsense. These statutes have been in existence since 2006.”
“It seems quite logical to me that it is impossible to be in two associations which are ‘concurrent’.
“So I am surprised that Djokovic is surprised. And especially that he thinks that this rule has been developed against him overnight.”