Tennis stars launch volley against Saudi SWF

PIF has talks with head of ATP tour on joint projects after golf merger

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The Saudi sovereign wealth fund has been in talks about partnerships with the world’s leading tennis tournament circuits, prompting criticisms from prominent players.

The report comes after the Public Investment Fund organised a merger in June between its golf tournament, Liv, with the US-based PGA Tour and the DP World Tour.

The Financial Times reported on June 24 that the PIF had held talks with the chair of tennis’s ATP Tour, Andrea Gaudenzi. The Associated Press said fund officials met on

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