Friday, May 03, 2013

ATP Chairman Brad Drewett Dies at 54

Sad news from the world of professional tennis:
The ATP is deeply saddened to announce that Brad Drewett passed away at his home in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. Brad, who served as ATP Executive Chairman and President since January 2012, had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. Our thoughts are with Brad's family on this extremely sad day for them, the ATP and the entire international tennis community. He will be sorely missed by all.
Roger Federer posted on Facebook:
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend and leader, Brad Drewett. He was a great player, a tremendous ATP CEO and most importantly and amazing friend to all of us. In his short time running the ATP, he achieved a lot and his dynamic personality and steadfast loyalty to the entire global tennis family was so evident. We loved this man and send our condolences to his wife, Jo and their 4 children. The sport of tennis has lost a great figure today, but we will ensure his legacy and contributions to our sport remain part of the ATP's fabric for years to come.

1 comment:

glennethph said...

So that explains why the turnover was so sudden. I was initially surprised that when they announced Drewett was leaving the ATP, they already had a replacement -- I had no idea that he was very sick.