Tennis players could strike, says Any Murray

Andy Murray has warned that tennis' top players could go on strike if the ATP doesn't listen to and act on their concerns about the tournament calendar.

The players are angry with the game's governing body for what they see as overcrowding of the schedule, and Murray says that a strike or boycott will definitely be on the table when the players meet in China next week.

'It's a possibility. I know from speaking to some players they're not afraid of doing that (striking),' said the Scot. 'Let's hope it doesn't come to that but I'm sure the players will consider it.

'If we come up with a list of things we want changed - and everyone is in agreement but they don't happen - then we need to have some say in what goes on in our sport. At the moment we don't. We'll sit down, talk about it with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and International Tennis Federation (ITF), see if they will come to a compromise and, if not, we'll go from there.

'We just want things to change, really small things. Two or three weeks during the year, a few less tournaments each year, which I don't think is unreasonable. Right now it takes so long to change things. To get another change implemented may take five or six years at the rate things are going and then all of us will be done (retired). We want it to happen sooner rather than later.'

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