Djokovic insists no decision on ousting ATP Tour chief
Novak Djokovic insisted yesterday no decision had been taken about ousting ATP Tour chief Chris Kermode after reports of a player revolt against the way tennis was being run.
Britain’s Daily Telegraph said a move was underway to topple the Briton, citing a strongly worded email sent by ATP player council member Vasek Pospisil to players ranked between 50 and 100. “We need a CEO that first and foremost represents OUR interests”, it said.
The ATP players council, headed by Djokovic, met in Melbourne on Saturday and reportedly voted 5-4 against Kermode continuing in his role. Asked for clarity in a press conference Sunday, Djokovic said: “The decision hasn’t been made on the president. He’s still president.”