ATP has announced the composition of the Players Council which will remain in office for the two-year period 2021-2022. Several players were re-elected to the board for another term. Among them are the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The French Gilles Simon, world number 63 but in the past climbed to 9th place in the best ranking in 2009, returns to the ATP corps. Simon, who has won 14 career titles in the big circuit, has already served on the Board for three terms between 2012 and 2018.
Spaniard Pablo Andujar and Marcus Daniell, a 31-year-old New Zealand voice actor, world number 45, are making their debut. A better ranking of number 34. The president and vice-president have not yet been established, who will be chosen at the first meeting of the Council in 2021.
This is the full composition of the Players Council. Singles 1-50: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Roger Federer, John Millman, Rafael Nadal. Simple # 51-100: Pablo Andujar, Gilles Simon. Doubles players N.1-100: Marcus Daniell, Bruno Soares.
Others: Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray. Former Membership Representative: Colin Dowdeswell. Coaching representative: Daniel Vallverdu. In an interview with Digisport, Simona Halep was asked who she preferred between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Halep pays tribute to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
“I can say I love Roger Federer for the beauty of his game and the way he plays the sport,” said Simona Halep. “We have the feeling that he doesn’t sweat and that he wears the T-shirt like at the start of the match.
Rafael Nadal is a totally different tennis player. It expresses hard work and a crazy desire to keep improving. They are different people on and off the pitch. I don’t like staying with one or the other since I like both ”.
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Simona Halep place in the top 5 of the ATP and WTA rankings for cash prizes won. Federer and Nadal are 2nd and 3rd respectively in the ATP All-Time Winners List, while Simona Halep is the 4th highest in WTA tour history.
Roger will be 40 next August. He’s certainly not getting any younger. At the same time, the young guns have made a considerable development this season. Fans would really love to see the Federer fairy tale continue for as long as possible.
Every time he returns on tour, those moments will be cherished. Although his Grand Slam record is in jeopardy, winning another prestigious Wimbledon title will be monumental. Many would agree that tennis will surely lose an asset the day it says goodbye.