New ATP Player Council announced

June 24, 2012

ATP Tennis News

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

A new ATP Player Council has been put together which has been selected by ATP player members and the new editions were announced at the pre-Wimbledon player meeting yesterday.

Not all of the members have changed as the ATP Player Council still includes Roger Federer (who will begin his third term on the council), Jarkko Nieminen, Eric Butorac and Andre Sa.  The new additions that have been elected by their fellow players for a two-year term to represent the ATP player membership until June 2014 are:

1-50 Singles:

Kevin Anderson, Roger Federer, Jarkko Nieminen and Gilles Simon. 

51-100 Singles:

Robin Haase and Sergiy Stakhovsky

1-100 Doubles:

Mahesh Bhupathi, Eric Butorac

Other Members:

James Cerretani, Andre Sa, Brian Gottfried and Claudio Pistolesi

ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett said:

“I’d like to congratulate the newly-elected ATP Player Council and thank those players who have concluded their terms. The ATP Player Council plays an incredibly important role in the governance of the ATP, with a seat at the table all year round, helping to make decisions that affect the operation of the ATP World Tour. The players who serve give a significant amount of their personal time, more than people may realise.”

At the moment, there are no confirmed names for the President and Vice President of the council but a decision shall be made when the new ATP Player Council will have its first meeting in New York prior to the US Open.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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