Chris Kermode issue :Nadal was not consulted

#1
The council should have consulted with him at least.


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Rafael Nadal expressed his concern that he had not been approached by a member of the ATP players council regarding the future of president Chris Kermode, admitting he expected to be consulted on such an important decision.

Kermode’s term comes to an end at the conclusion of the 2019 season, with council members split over whether he should continue in his role as CEO.

President Novak Djokovic is believed to be one of the players keen to see a new president in charge from 2020 but an official vote on the council’s decision has been pushed back until later this year.

Nadal was quizzed over his thoughts on Kermode’s situation and wouldn’t hide his displeasure at not being approached by one of the council representatives to garner his opinion on the matter.

‘Being honest, I am not in the council anymore, and at the same time, nobody from the council side came to me and asked me my opinion,’ he said after his first-round win over James Duckworth.

‘So I can’t have a real opinion on all of this, because no one of my representatives came to me and asked me if I am happy with the president or not.

Was the first information I had that maybe Chris is not continuing. No, no, I didn’t heard about it, but I suppose if something, some crucial decisions like this, I don’t know, I understand that somebody from the council should come to me and ask my position.

‘But I know is not always the right thing and easy thing to do.’

Roger Federer admitted he was in a similar position in his pre-tournament press conference, but said he would seek discussions with Djokovic, Nadal and Andy Murray in order to get a clearer picture on the matter.

But Nadal insists the council members should be coming to him, rather than the other way around, while he extended his backing to Kermode.

I don’t have to go. He’s [Djokovic] in the council or all the players are on the council, they have to come to me,’ he added. That’s why they are in the council and I am not in the council anymore.

‘When I was in the council, that was me I have to go to the players and ask their opinions. It’s not my work anymore.

By the way, if they want to read my opinion, I tell you, I think I believe in the projects at long term, not short term, as everybody knows in my life. And because of that, I believe that is not good to have changes all the time, because is difficult to develop a good project of work if we have changes every three, four years. Is difficult.

‘So I don’t know. I believe that Chris probably did some good work out there, and I don’t see him doing negative things or enough negative things to not continue in the position.

‘That today probably he knows all the situation of the world of tennis better than a new person that should come and will lose a period of time knowing all the things, how it’s going, how the things are going, no?’
Source : metro
 
#4
The council should have consulted with him at least.

Source : metro
Hmm. I wonder why writers are lying so much? :rolleyes:

Rafa was asked: "A lot of talk about the president of the ATP, some debate, should there be a change. I just wondered what your views on it were?"
Rafa answered that he hadn't heard about it.

Then Rafa was asked: "...if you will go and seek out Novak, as he's the kind of council president, have a kind of discussion with him?"
Rafa answered that he didn't have to go [to seek out Djoko]. If player council members want to know his [Rafa's] opinion, they have to come to him.

https://ausopen.com/articles/interviews/rafael-nadal-1r-interview
 
#6
The council should have consulted with him at least.
Federer agrees.

Roger Federer backs Rafael Nadal over ATP player council complaints as he plans Novak Djokovic meeting

Roger Federer insists there’s ‘no doubt’ that someone from the ATP player council should have reached out to Rafael Nadal, and restated his intention to meet with both the Spaniard and Novak Djokovic during the Australian Open.
 
#9
Should the council consult every player? Either he join the council or vote for the candidate players that best represent him. Don't see why it should be any different to real life, not like I expect the leaders of my country to consult me.
 
#10
Should the council consult every player? Either he join the council or vote for the candidate players that best represent him. Don't see why it should be any different to real life, not like I expect the leaders of my country to consult me.

There should be some form of communication on major issues pbetween the council members and the players that they are supposedly representing, or are they just there for there own glorification.
 
#14
No one on the Player Council directly represents the interests of players ranked 101 and above. :cry:
If the council doesn't represent players then what is its purpose?

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “Congratulations to all Council members who have been elected by their peers to represent the player group over the next two years. The Player Council has played a big role in achieving significant growth for the players in our sport, and I would like to thank all the existing and outgoing members for their hard work and dedication in recent years.”
 
#15
Hmm. I wonder why writers are lying so much? :rolleyes:

Rafa was asked: "A lot of talk about the president of the ATP, some debate, should there be a change. I just wondered what your views on it were?"
Rafa answered that he hadn't heard about it.

Then Rafa was asked: "...if you will go and seek out Novak, as he's the kind of council president, have a kind of discussion with him?"
Rafa answered that he didn't have to go [to seek out Djoko]. If player council members want to know his [Rafa's] opinion, they have to come to him.

https://ausopen.com/articles/interviews/rafael-nadal-1r-interview
Ooh, C-c-c-controversy
 
#17
If the council doesn't represent players then what is its purpose?
It does. Just no direct representation for ranking > 100.

Player Council
1-50 Singles: Kevin Anderson - Vice President
1-50 Singles: Robin Haase
1-50 Singles: John Isner
1-50 Singles: Sam Querrey
51-100 Singles: Yen-Hsun Lu
51-100 Singles: Vasek Pospisil
1-100 Doubles: Jamie Murray
1-100 Doubles: Bruno Soares
At-Large: Novak Djokovic - President
At-Large: Sergiy Stakhovsky
Coach: Daniel Vallverdu
Alumni: Colin Dowdeswell
 
#19
Fans maybe even more.
No doubt. We have been enjoying this sport without giving a crap about the politics for such a long time now. Not saying there's no issue nor it is ok that low ranked players aren't given arguably the proper compensation but that's just how it has always been and we've yet to hear nary a peep from fans.
 
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