The ATP has announced the new composition of its players’ council, and Gilles Simon is making his return. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were also (re) elected.
Six days before the start of a 2021 season that promises to be atypical, on the side of Delray Beach (United States) and Antalya (Florida), the ATP unveiled on Tuesday the names of the lucky ones who will serve on the players’ council until June 2022. A total of twelve people were elected by the players and members of the ATP. The representatives of players ranked from 1st to 50th in the world are the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Swiss Roger Federer, the Australian John Millman and the Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
Those of the players ranked from 51st to 100th in the world are the Spaniard Pablo Andujar and the French Gilles Simon. Representatives of the top 100 doubles players are New Zealander Marcus Daniell and Brazilian Bruno Soares. The South African Kevin Anderson and the Briton Andy Murray were elected representatives of players ranked above in the Top 100. The Briton Colin Dowdeswell (65) will represent the former players and the Venezuelan Daniel Vallverdu the coaches. .
Djokovic has given up
For Gilles Simon, who celebrated his 36th birthday this Sunday, it is a return to the players’ council, since he had already been elected several times in the past. The French will have the opportunity to present his ideas, he who did not fail to criticize ATP for his lack of communication (in particular) during the forced break of the circuit. Pablo Andujar and Marcus Daniell are elected for the first time. The representatives of the Top 50, Federer, Nadal, Millman and Auger-Aliassime, were already present in the previous council.
Recall that Novak Djokovic, who resigned from the players ‘council in August to create the “Association of Professional Tennis Players”, has given up standing in the elections for the players’ council because the regulations stipulate that he cannot be a member. of two associations. The twelve members of the players’ council will meet for the first time at the start of 2021, and will elect their president and vice-president. Kevin Anderson was the chairman of the last council. On this council, five people must represent Europe and four people the Americas.