Murray elected to ATP Player Council after Djokovic-led resignations

clayqueen

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Former world No. 1 Andy Murray and three others have been elected to the ATP's Player Council to replace the Novak Djokovic-led group who resigned from the body to form a breakaway union, the governing body of men's tennis announced on Monday.

Murray, Felix Auger-Aliassime, John Millman and Jeremy Chardy will replace Djokovic, John Isner, Vasek Pospisil and Sam Querrey -- who stepped down to form the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA).

Murray joins 20-time Grand Slam champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the council.

The ATP was set up by players in 1972 to represent men's athletes but its board now includes representatives of tournament owners as well.
Besides the ATP and the women's WTA, the sport is also controlled by the International Tennis Federation and the boards of the four Grand Slams.
World No. 1 Djokovic described the PTPA, which he said has already attracted the support of more than 200 players, as a platform for the views of the athletes that can co-exist with the ATP.

In response to the formation of the PTPA, the governing bodies had issued a joint statement calling for unity at a time when tennis has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

vive le beau jeu !

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So Djokovic is the only one of the Big4 not in the Players' Council atm.
but isn't he the only one in the adria tour supreme council? :unsure:

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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Djokovic was forced out due to a rather dodgy conflict of interest provision, which was used in this case as a union-busting device.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Djokovic was forced out due to a rather dodgy conflict of interest provision, which was used in this case as a union-busting device.

Djokovic wasn't forced out of anywhere. He resigned of his own volition in order to start his own group.

Whilst he was President, he and his allies were the ones who did the forcing out as the unceremonious dumping of the previous ATP CEO exemplifies.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
but isn't he the only one in the adria tour supreme council? :unsure:

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Djokovic was forced out due to a rather dodgy conflict of interest provision, which was used in this case as a union-busting device.
Djokovic wasn't forced out of anywhere. He resigned of his own volition in order to start his own group.

Whilst he was President, he and his allies were the ones who did the forcing out as the unceremonious dumping of the previous ATP CEO exemplifies.
according to some rumours, last meetings were a bit tense... :unsure:

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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Djokovic wanted to contest the current election and he was forced out due to a dodgy interpretation of a rule designed for business conflicts.

Djokovic has not started his own business. He has exercised his right to freedom of association. Like employers everywhere, the ATP hates freedom.

Djokovic wasn't forced out of anywhere. He resigned of his own volition in order to start his own group.

Whilst he was President, he and his allies were the ones who did the forcing out as the unceremonious dumping of the previous ATP CEO exemplifies.
 

blablavla

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic wanted to contest the current election and he was forced out due to a dodgy interpretation of a rule designed for business conflicts.

Djokovic has not started his own business. He has exercised his right to freedom of association. Like employers everywhere, the ATP hates freedom.

true that, but in the summer he wasn't kicked out, he decided to quit explaining why
he said that the tournament directors were laughing at the Player's council, not returning their calls. Why go back it in the first place?
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
He may have miscalculated or he may have been told that if he did not resign he would be forced out.

Djokovic should take the ATP to court, and if he doesn't I can't see the association going anywhere under his leadership.

true that, but in the summer he wasn't kicked out, he decided to quit explaining why
he said that the tournament directors were laughing at the Player's council, not returning their calls. Why go back it in the first place?
 

blablavla

G.O.A.T.
He may have miscalculated or he may have been told that if he did not resign he would be forced out.

Djokovic should take the ATP to court, and if he doesn't I can't see the association going anywhere under his leadership.

the whole PTPA thing looked unclear.
whatever happened there, we probably only know the tip of the iceberg.
as I told you and many other PTPA believers in the summer, if it is true that tournament directors can afford to ignore Novak calls under the Player's Council umbrella, they will do the same with the PTPA. And I asked what would make them change their mind? nobody can answer that. This is Novak's "miscalculation".
Previous shifts of power happened in a "forced" way, when top players refused to play tournaments, and tournament directors were forced to find compromise.
Or as a result of politics.
Novak failed with politics inside the ATP Player's council and he failed with the "forced" scenario.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
My guess is that he could use it as a vehicle for a rival tour when he retires. It's certainly not going anywhere as an association under him.

the whole PTPA thing looked unclear.
whatever happened there, we probably only know the tip of the iceberg.
as I told you and many other PTPA believers in the summer, if it is true that tournament directors can afford to ignore Novak calls under the Player's Council umbrella, they will do the same with the PTPA. And I asked what would make them change their mind? nobody can answer that. This is Novak's "miscalculation".
Previous shifts of power happened in a "forced" way, when top players refused to play tournaments, and tournament directors were forced to find compromise.
Or as a result of politics.
Novak failed with politics inside the ATP Player's council and he failed with the "forced" scenario.
 
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