Ten Hours In, Guess The Only Active ATP Player On Twitter To Acknowledge Brad Drewett’s Appointment As New President
by Tom Gainey | December 22nd, 2011
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It may not be all encompassing, but a quick scan of the tennis-x twitter page shows hardly any acknowledgement of the news that the ATP has appointed Brad Drewett as its new leader.

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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5 Comments for Ten Hours In, Guess The Only Active ATP Player On Twitter To Acknowledge Brad Drewett’s Appointment As New President

patzin Says:

Fed is quoted as saying he thought it was a good choice. Nothing in the articles about Drewett’s leadership qualities – hope he has some – he will need it – juggling act of mgmt / players.


wayne Says:

zzzzzzzzzzz. boring. this guy will achieve little and keep the status quo.


Stella Says:

Well then there had better not be any complaining or whinning about scheduling etc. If they can twitter about their nails and what they had for breakfast but not this then they deserve to be walked all over. Geez!!!


Humble Rafa Says:

Was he named after the Russian Roulette?


Tennis_Tipster Says:

Should have put Safin in charge with hindsight!

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