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Nadal, Federer join Djokovic on player council

12 August 2019

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Jurgen Melzer were elected by the existing members of the ATP Player Council as a replacement for Robin Haase, Jamie Murray, and Sergiy Stakhovsky, who resigned from their positions at the council prior to the Wimbledon Championships 2019.

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"The first two years I really enjoyed, felt like I was able to accomplish quite a lot of things".

Controversy has arisen over the past months concerning various issues, with ATP Council president Novak Djokovic often on the opposite side of discussions from Nadal and Federer.

The power struggle on the council included its decision in March not to renew the contract of ATP CEO Chris Kermode, who has clashed with Djokovic.

Djokovic has come under fire for refusing to rule out a possible return to the board for Gimelstob.

Another member of the council, Justin Gimelstob had to resign from his role after deciding not to contest charges against him for allegedly having assaulted a former friend Randall Kaplan. However, Kermode is understood to be preparing a rebuttal to his critics at the players' next mandatory meeting, which will take place in NY at the end of the month before the start of the US Open.

They will join the board immediately and serve out the unexpired terms of the players they are replacing, which run through the 2020 Wimbledon competition, the ATP announced. Probably I can give a different perspective of how the game have to be or things that we can add. If I am there, I believe that I can be helpful.

"Novak has been there for a while. It's good that players are interested on what's going on in our sport", Nadal said.

I think all our careers, Roger and I cared a lot about this sport. We want to be part of it.

Nadal, Federer join Djokovic on player council