The Association of Tennis Professionals has announced that Chris Kermode would be appointed as ATP President and Executive Chairman. He will begin his term starting January 1st.
“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,” said Kermode. “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.”
A part of the tennis community for the past 30 years, Kermode’s was most recently the tournament director of the Aegon Championships prior to Wimbledon and the managing director of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the end of the season. His vast experience made him a unanimous choice by the ATP Board of Directors.
Roger Federer, President of the ATP Player Council, said, “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.”
British No.1 and Wimbledon Champion champion Andy Murray said, “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.”