Federer, Nadal, Murray re-elected to ATP Player Council

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It has been another year of turmoil for the ATP Player Council, but 2021-2022 looks set to have some continuity, with some of its biggest names re-elected for another term of office.

Grand Slam champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have all been re-elected to the ATP Player Council following the recent vote.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, John Millman, Kevin Anderson and Bruno Soares will also serve an additional term.

Gilles Simon returns to the council following his previous time in office, while Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar are both first-time council members.

The newly-elected council will sit until June 2022.

The full council line-up is as follows:

  • Representing players ranked 1-50 in singles: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Roger Federer, John Millman, Rafael Nadal
  • Representing players ranked 51-100 in singles: Pablo Andujar, Gilles Simon
  • Representing players ranked 1-100 in doubles: Marcus Daniell, Bruno Soares
  • Council members at large: Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray
  • Alumni representative: Colin Dowdeswell
  • Coach representative: Daniel Vallverdu

Anderson is currently the president of the council, and when the new members meet in early 2021 they will vote on their president and vice-president.

Changes

The make-up of the player council has undergone significant changes in recent months, with then-president Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil both resigning in August 2020 to create the Professional Tennis Players’ Association.

Also read: PTPA: Who’s in, who’s out, who’s on the fence?

2019 was also an eventful year, with some dissatisfaction in the ranks about the ATP’s staff appointments. Federer and Nadal returned to the council along with Jurgen Melzer following the resignations in June of Jamie Murray, Robin Haase and Sergiy Stakhovsky.

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