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Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar are elected new members of the ATP Players Council |  Tennis News


Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime, John Millman, Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray and Bruno Soares will remain on the Player Council of ATP 2021-22, the governing body of men’s tennis with Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar voted

Last updated: 12/29/20 16:22 pm

Frenchman Gilles Simon is one of the players voted on at the 2021-22 ATP Players Council

Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar were elected new members of the ATP 2021-2022 Players Council, a few days after Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal from the elections.

World number one Djokovic created the separatist Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) on the eve of the US Open in September after stepping down as head of the players’ council.

Last month, the Serb confirmed that he had been nominated for council election by his professional colleagues.

Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar are elected new members of the ATP Players Council |  Tennis News

Novak Djokovic had resigned as head of the players’ council

However, he was forced to step down from the election after a new ATP ruler deemed his role in the PTPA a conflict of interest.

Canadian Vasek Pospisil also resigned from the board earlier this year to support Djokovic’s efforts in forming the PTPA.

Frenchman Simon returns to the board after serving previous terms, while newcomers Andujar, from Spain and Daniell from New Zealand, will serve their first terms.

ATP has also confirmed that Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime, John Millman, Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray and Bruno Soares have been selected for the term until June 2022.

Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar are elected new members of the ATP Players Council |  Tennis News

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The decision to form the PTPA has blinded many players, with Federer and Nadal voicing their opposition.

But Djokovic argued that the PTPA wanted to coexist with the sport’s governing bodies, saying it was not a rival organization and was created to better protect the interests of players.

The members elected to serve on the ATP Players Council until June 2022 are:

1-50 in singles: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Roger Federer, John Millman, Rafael Nadal
51-100 Singles: Pablo Andujar, Gilles Simon
1-100 Doubles: Marcus Daniell, Bruno Soares
At-Large: Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray
Alumni Representative: Colin Dowdeswell
Coaching representative: Daniel Vallverdu

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