Djokovic in­sists no de­ci­sion on oust­ing ATP Tour chief

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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.”

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