Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime is among the four new figures elected to the ATP players’ council, along with Andy Murray, John Millman and Jérémy Chardy, the professional men’s tennis circuit announced on Monday.
Holder of the 22nd world rank, the athlete from La Belle Province was chosen by the other members of the board. The latter is made up of four men from the top 50 in singles, two others located between the 51st and 100th places as well as two of the top 100 players in doubles. The group is completed by two players selected notwithstanding their ranking – currently, it is Roger Federer and Murray -, a representative of the alumni and an instructor.
The South African Kevin Anderson is the chairman of this board and replaces Novak Djokovic, who left this group, like the Canadian Vasek Pospisil and the Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey. In fact, Djokovic wants to create a new entity – the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) – which would be managed by the players themselves.
“The objective of the PTPA is not to replace the ATP, but to offer the players an independent governance structure of the ATP which would directly respond to the needs and concerns of its members”, mentioned the initiators of the project. to professional players in a document whose daily “New York Times” had revealed some snippets of information in August.