The 'secret appointment' of Nadal and Federer raises blisters

The representatives of the players criticized in a statement the secret meeting of the Swiss and the Balearic to talk about the departure of Chris Kermode as president of the ATP.


The controversy over the departure of Chris Kermode from the presidency of the ATP continues to bring tail in the world of tennis. Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal met in Indian Wells to express their disagreement with Novak Djokovic, president of the Players Council, for the departure from Kermode. A meeting that did not like anything in another prominent body of tennis ATP, the Representatives of the Players.

This Council, consisting of David Edges, Justin Gimelstob and Alex Inglot, did not vote in favor of the renewal of Kermode and, following the meeting held by Nadal and Federer have decided to draw a statement in which they applaud the involvement of both players but argue that the decision has been taken by agreement between the parties. "We have heard that some of the great figures are willing to return to political talks and help the Council to make decisions about the growth of our sport. It is fantastic and we welcome your ideas." The Representatives of the players and the Most of the Players Council voted for the non-renewal of Kermode as president of the ATP It was not a decision made by one or two people ". At the same time, they invited Nadal and Federer to collaborate "with the Players' Council and tournament members to assess the skills of Chris's successor."

The Representatives also argued that the decision not to renew Kermode did not It has been easy and it has required long meetings and meetings between the parties. "The three of us and the Players Council have been discussing the renewal of Chris for months." There has been a lot of time and effort that the 10 players have devoted to this issue, it has been a thoughtful and discussed decision in communication with the players, the members of the tournaments, the ATP staff, CEOs and sponsors ".



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