Andy Murray has said he wont be making a move to sign on with a newly formed players association after the group failed to include women in their break-away group.
The tennis landscape was changed at Flushing Meadows on Saturday when world No 1 Novak Djokovic, Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American John Isner announced a new players association for men.
Djokovic spoke about the new ventures aims.
“This is player association,” Djokovic said. “So we are not calling for boycotts. We are not forming parallel tours.”
However the sports two biggest names wont be joining as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal called for unity.
Murray said he wont be joining either, at least not yet after the group failed to include women in their venture.
“I won’t be signing it today. I’m not totally against a player union, player association, but right now there’s a couple of things,” he said.
“One is I feel like the current management that are in place should be given some time to implement their vision. Whether that works out or not would potentially influence me in the future as to which way I would go.
“Also the fact that the women aren’t part of it, I feel like that would send a significantly – well, just a much more powerful message personally if the WTA were onboard with it, as well. That’s not currently the case.”