Roger Federer takes on role as backroom power broker (ATP future and situation)
Roger Federer latest is among the most unexpected, especially for a man raised in a country known for its benign neutrality: backroom power broker.
But after leading the ATP Tour Player Council as president the last three years, Federer has become a savvy student of the laws of political governance.
"It's been a great life-school," said the tri-lingual Swiss star Sunday as he prepared to defend his season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title. "Can you say that?"
Much of Roger Federer's behind-the-scenes work this year has focused on persuading the four majors to share a larger piece of the revenue pie with players.
He has also lobbied that a larger percentage of prize money go to earlier rounds to rectify a growing income distribution gap.