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Power struggle at the top: Djokovic ignores Federer and Nadal to vote against ATP boss
Tennis Chris Kermode, the by many players praised the big boss of the ATP, at the end of this year, a blow. Thanks to Novak Djokovic who is an outright coup orchestrated. Without Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the situation. “He had no time for me”, said the Swiss.

To the performance of Chris Kermode, the former tournament director of Queen's and the ATP Masters in London, to sum up, you breath too short. The overall prize money went up, the herentennis flourishes as never before, and he was also at the forefront of the Next Gen ATP Finals and in 2020 starting ATP Cup. And yet there are still players who are not happy about the ATP president. Among them Novak Djokovic. The chairman of the spelersraad sent the vote about the position of Kermode, last week in Indian Wells, so that the Brit at the end of 2019, and after six years of service are things should grab.

He had no time for me. That is a bit difficult to understand, but he will be busy. I would like to know what the motivation was, and what Kermode is not as good has done

Roger Federer

To the great dissatisfaction of a large part of other profs. “The decision was made that we have to find a new leader,” said Djokovic, who little about his personal contribution wanted to explain but the structure of the board of directors of the mannentennisbond quoted as medeoorzaak of the problem. “If you get three votes have spelersvertegenwoordigers and three of toernooidirecteurs, the president is often in the position of decisive factor. And then there could be conflicts of interest occur.”

It is well known that it immediately clicked between Djokovic and Kermode, the Serbian number one was that his ‘boss’ to many, the side of the toernooidirecteurs chose (especially with the demand for a more significant increase of the prize money). Hence his lobbying behind the scenes.

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