After months of searching, finally the ATP has found the ideal candidate to take the late Brad Drewett.

Kermode has been in tennis for more than 30 years and he was the Director of the Queen’s tournament and of the World Tour Finals.

Kermode: I look forwad to start

Chris commented “It’s a huge honour to have been given the opportunity to lead the ATP during what is unquestionably one of the most exciting periods in the history of men’s professional tennis.

I look forward to getting started in my new role, and to working very hard together with ATP staff, players, tournaments and partners as we look to harness the full potential of our great sport in years to come.”

Federer: Chris has lot of experience

King Roger spoke as the President of the ATP players Council “On behalf of the players, I am delighted to welcome Chris as our new ATP Executive Chairman & President. Chris has a lot of experience having worked in a number of different capacities in tennis over the years and he has all the attributes required to lead the ATP World Tour forward during this period of unprecedented popularity and success.”

Murray: He has done a great job

Andy Murray sounds also very excited by the nomination to say “I’ve known and worked with Chris for many years and he gets on well with the players.  He’s done a great job with Queen’s and the World Tour Finals and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

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