Becker Lauds Roger for ‘Merger’ ID

Kolkata: Tennis legend Boris Becker during a promotional programme in Kolkata on Dec 17, 2016. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Boris Becker, Six-time Grand Slam champion backed Roger Federer’s idea regarding the merger of men’s and women’s tennis governing bodies. “Roger Federer started the ball rolling with his splendid idea of joining forces and I think (Rafael) Nadal agrees. Not every top guy agrees, that’s fine, but I think Federer, Nadal and (Novak) Djokovic have a strong following. For Federer to suggest that, speaks for his intelligence and also that he truly cares about the game,” Becker was quoted as saying by Tennis star Roger Federer had taken to Twitter last month to suggest that the governing bodies that have separately run men’s (ATP) and women’s (WTA) tennis for decades should merge to steer the game through the crisis caused by Covid-19.