Former players Darren Cahill, Thomas Johansson, Pat Cash, Boris Becker and board member Justin Gimelstob all were out with supportive tweets today about the announcement, but the among the active crop there was little to almost no interest, or just no opinion, on Drewett.
Rafael Nadal, Mahesh Bhupathi, Ivan Ljubicic, Rohan Bopanna, The Bryans, Dustin Brown, Ryan Harrison, Jack Sock, Tommy Robredo, Juan Monaco, Juan Ignacio Chela, Jamie Murray, Milos Raonic and others were too busy tweeting the last 10 hours about the holidays, their Australian Open fashion and other mildly interesting memes than to even mention their new boss.
Ljubicic did retweet the ATP Drewett press release, but added nothing.
The lone active player to offer a take was Amer Delic, who tweeted this morning (with a backhanded shot at outgoing Adam Helfant?) in reply to SI’s Jon Wertheim:
Amer Delic : @jon_wertheim: ATP tells us: “Brad’s title is exactly the same as Adam’s” (let’s hope his results are not the same…)
– December 22, 9:48 am ET
Not exactly a ringing endorsement from Amer, either.
I don’t admit to understand the inner workings of the ATP or the politics, but I do find it strange that the current players so far have had almost nothing to say about Drewett. As of now it just doesn’t feel like the players support the move to Drewett very much. As I was told as a kid, “If you have nothing good to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.”
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