PARIS: Tennis legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, ranked 2nd and fifth in the globe respectively, have been re-elected to the ATP players’ council, whose phrase runs right up until June 2022.
The council, as voted by ATP participant associates, also observed the re-election of Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, Australian John Millman, South African Kevin Anderson, Briton Andy Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares.
In addition, France’s Gilles Simon returns to the council possessing served earlier terms, even though newcomers Pablo Andujar of Spain and New Zealander Marcus Daniell will serve their initial time period.
Briton Colin Dowdeswell and Venezuela’s Daniel Vallverdu ended up elected as representatives of retired gamers and coaches respectively.
The council’s president and vice-president will be elected at its very first assembly in 2021.
It was presided above right up until last 12 months by world number a single Novak Djokovic.
But the Serb broke absent in August to establish a new players’ affiliation which he said would consist of women of all ages and was meant to convey players together to give them a louder voice in conclusion-earning.
Federer and Nadal equally spoke out versus the proposal when it was introduced, contacting for “unity, not separation”.