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Federer and Nadal reelected on Players' Council

Arkulari
08-29-2010, 07:29 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/08/Other/Federer-Reelected-Player-Council-President.aspx

FEDERER RE-ELECTED ATP WORLD TOUR PLAYER COUNCIL PRESIDENT

The 2010-2012 ATP World Tour Player Council unanimously re-elected Roger Federer as President at its US Open meeting. Rafael Nadal was also re-elected as Vice President at the Council's first meeting.

"It is a great vote of confidence by my fellow Player Council members to be re-elected as President of the Council. I think it's important that the players have a seat at the table to discuss any issues confronting the sport," said Federer.

"We might not always agree on every point, but we respect each other's opinions and try to find a solution that works. I look forward to leading the group through 2012."


2010-2012 ATP World Tour Player Council
Yves Allegro
Eric Butorac
Roger Federer (President)
Ashley Fisher
Fernando Gonzalez
Peter Luczak
Rafael Nadal (Vice-President)
Jarkko Nieminen
Sam Querrey
Nenad Zimonjic
Claudio Pistolesi (Coach)
Ignacio Hirigoyen (Alumni)

Certinfy
08-29-2010, 09:41 AM
Oh :o

Roamed
08-29-2010, 10:39 AM
More evidence that they actually are good people because of the respect they get from their peers, despite what certain members of this forum would have you believe :)

ApproachShot
08-29-2010, 11:33 AM
The unanimous re-election is suggestive of the fact that they've done a good job so far. If the other players feel that way, then hats off to both of them and congratulations on their re-appointment.

sabina_RF_lee
08-29-2010, 12:34 PM
Thats cool!!! Fed=President

tennis2tennis
08-29-2010, 01:19 PM
Thats cool!!! Fed=President

i like the sound of that...

careergrandslam
08-29-2010, 03:01 PM
wasnt djokovic in that council the past 3 years?

has he been dropped?

selyoink
08-29-2010, 03:15 PM
The dictatorship continues. ATP probably made it known it would put hits out against any player voting against them.

Infinity
08-29-2010, 03:18 PM
What does this council do exactly?

I have not heard any decision taken nor a recommendation suggested by this council.

Kolya
08-29-2010, 03:27 PM
Puppet leaders.

FiBeR
08-29-2010, 03:30 PM
great! more slow courts & slower surfaces
(or they have nothing to do with that?:unsure: )

selyoink
08-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Can't wait for Nadull to launch his campaign to ban hardcourt tournaments

FiBeR
08-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Can't wait for Nadull to launch his campaign to ban hardcourt tournaments


maybe turn the us open back to green clay :lol:
:rolls:

timafi
08-29-2010, 04:02 PM
Can't wait for Nadull to launch his campaign to ban hardcourt tournaments

Roddick;Blake and Fish would officially retire if that were to happen:tape: :tape: :lol:

sabina_RF_lee
08-29-2010, 04:56 PM
Can't wait for Nadull to launch his campaign to ban hardcourt tournaments

Its not gonna happen, Fed is the boss:devil: he likes fast courts and always says that its pitty that they dont have more faster courts like at Cincy. So it might be more faster courts since Roger is president;)

Certinfy
08-29-2010, 05:00 PM
These mugs already did enough damage getting rid of carpet courts, and now they are reelected? :o

Arkulari
08-29-2010, 05:17 PM
they weren't in the council when that happened :p

«Ivan»
08-29-2010, 05:23 PM
2010-2012 ATP World Tour Player Council

Roger Federer (President)

thMm-7RFsm0

:haha: "mirkaa,tell me what to do,what to say"....(brainless papucarski prick)

he's smth like cocktail of j.bush-idi amin-miss world "piece in the world" persona of modern tennis world this belly dancer:spit:

careergrandslam
08-29-2010, 05:27 PM
im glad they got rid of carpet.
i think the aussie open, french open and wimbledon favour rafa.
only US open dont favour him.

so if rafa can get rid of a few HC tournaments, it might extend his career.

peribsen
08-29-2010, 05:48 PM
Can't wait for Nadull to launch his campaign to ban hardcourt tournaments

Who ever told you Nadal doesn't like HC? The guy knows he is better on clay and grass, but he likes the challenge that HC provide him. He many not like the length of the HC season, but he is hardly the only one who wouldn't enjoy more grass at the expense of a couple of hard events.

BTW, Nadal is by far one of the active players who has won more relevant tournaments on HC, seven of them. He is second only to Federer.

Arakasi
08-29-2010, 07:10 PM
The unanimous re-election is suggestive of the fact that they've done a good job so far. If the other players feel that way, then hats off to both of them and congratulations on their re-appointment.

The article doesn't actually say that Nadal was unanimously re-elected...

Arkulari
08-29-2010, 07:13 PM
AFAIK, they presented themselves as a formula ;)

Voo de Mar
08-29-2010, 07:14 PM
This is an answer for all who question the two greatest ambassadors of the game... :worship:

http://i36.tinypic.com/2r5z12o.gif

ApproachShot
08-29-2010, 08:29 PM
The article doesn't actually say that Nadal was unanimously re-elected...

True...I didn't spot that on the first reading. But whether or not that was the case, the fact remains that players seem happy to return him in his position of responsibility in the players' council.


And Voo - this gif will never get old:

This is an answer for all who question the two greatest ambassadors of the game... :worship:

http://i36.tinypic.com/2r5z12o.gif

Clay Death
08-29-2010, 09:10 PM
their best work is only on the court.

these 2 buffoons are useless on the council. somebody fire them. do it.

what good are they on the council? one still cant speak english and the other is just worried about his greatness around the clock.

Ozone
08-29-2010, 09:14 PM
:zzz:

wackykid
08-30-2010, 01:37 AM
More evidence that they actually are good people because of the respect they get from their peers, despite what certain members of this forum would have you believe :)
this...

and so to all those fed-tards and nadal-tards... u should learn to respect each other the same way like federer and nadal respect for each other... *yawn* ...


regards,
wacky

luvly1
08-30-2010, 02:25 AM
its funny when i was sitting and wawrinka's practice session at cincy masters he was actually talking about a meeting that had to some guy who was working trioki (sp), he was talking about how roger and rafa were trying to bring back the best of five finals in the masters. apparently some players want the best of five but the tour keeps saying no because they will be too tired for later events. Stan didnt seemed to happy about it. so i guess roger and rafa do some work on the council

Nidhogg
08-30-2010, 06:48 AM
its funny when i was sitting and wawrinka's practice session at cincy masters he was actually talking about a meeting that had to some guy who was working trioki (sp), he was talking about how roger and rafa were trying to bring back the best of five finals in the masters. apparently some players want the best of five but the tour keeps saying no because they will be too tired for later events. Stan didnt seemed to happy about it. so i guess roger and rafa do some work on the council

Cool. If they ever go through with that they can also make all events non arbitrary, get rid of BYEs, shorten the HC season, lengthen the grass and clay season, bring back indoor carpet, increase the status of several grass tournaments, lower the bounce on grass, speed up all hardcourts to Cincyish speed, slow down the clay and ban all racquet heads bigger than 95''.

Oh, how happy I would be then. :D

HKz
08-30-2010, 07:39 AM
their best work is only on the court.

these 2 buffoons are useless on the council. somebody fire them. do it.

what good are they on the council? one still cant speak english and the other is just worried about his greatness around the clock.

And this buffoon just fills MTF with trash :rolleyes:

peribsen
08-30-2010, 11:08 AM
Cool. If they ever go through with that they can also make all events non arbitrary, get rid of BYEs, shorten the HC season, lengthen the grass and clay season, bring back indoor carpet, increase the status of several grass tournaments, lower the bounce on grass, speed up all hardcourts to Cincyish speed, slow down the clay and ban all racquet heads bigger than 95''.

Agree with all the above except:

- Why lengthen the clay season? I think it's fine as it is. I would lengthen grass at the expense of HC.

- Why speed up all HC? I think it's more interesting to have both some fast and some slow ('not so fast') HC. Variety is where the fun is, don't you agree?

- Get rid of BYE's: not sure that's such a great idea as it may seem. The top guys that usually reach deep into big tournaments face very long seasons. So you either cut down the number of compulsory tournaments (for example, 6-7 MS1000) or you give them BYEs. The alternative can be a repeat of year's like this one, with too many top seeds injured/underperforming. So bring back best of 5 finals, but keep MS at 5 matches for the top seeds, 6 for the challengers. Or settle for just 7 MS, in which case get rid of BYEs. In order to avoid difficult decisions about which MS to eliminate, an alternative would be to keep them all (only scrapping 1 hard in exchange for grass), but let each player decide which 7 he enters.

nobama
08-30-2010, 12:14 PM
OK this is a serious question: where is the evidence that Federer and Nadal were responsible for getting rid of carpet as a tournament surface?

brent-o
08-30-2010, 01:11 PM
its funny when i was sitting and wawrinka's practice session at cincy masters he was actually talking about a meeting that had to some guy who was working trioki (sp), he was talking about how roger and rafa were trying to bring back the best of five finals in the masters. apparently some players want the best of five but the tour keeps saying no because they will be too tired for later events. Stan didnt seemed to happy about it. so i guess roger and rafa do some work on the council

Hmm, interesting. I wish we heard more about what the Council does.

Vida
08-30-2010, 04:21 PM
djoko should dump all this political bs. he has no real interest in it but to showoff :shrug:

christallh24
08-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Can't wait for Nadull to launch his campaign to ban hardcourt tournaments

Ooooh. Rafa's Dick Cheney. The Vice-President that bosses around the President. And in a different lanuage, even. Impressive off-court skills, too, this Nadal.

thMm-7RFsm0


:haha:Classic!

smucav
09-13-2010, 02:25 AM
wasnt djokovic in that council the past 3 years?
has he been dropped?He was not re-elected by his peers:

2010-2012 Player Council Candidates:
1-50 singles (4): Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Fernando Gonzalez, Feliciano Lopez, Rafael Nadal, Sam Querrey
51-100 singles(2): Peter Luczak, Jarkko Nieminen, Michael Russell, Sergiy Stakhovsky
1-100 doubles (2): Mahesh Bhupathi, Eric Butorac, Paul Hanley, Marcelo Melo, Rogier Wassen, Nenad Zimonjic
At-large(2): Yves Allegro, Somdev Devvarman, Ashley Fisher, Teimuraz Gabashvili, David Martin
Alumni: Ignacio Hirigoyen
Coach: Ricardo Piatti, Claudio Pistolesi

elected players

kjo
09-13-2010, 02:36 AM
What does this council do exactly?

I have not heard any decision taken nor a recommendation suggested by this council.

I read in tennis magazine a few months ago that one thing the council did under Fed/Nadal is repeal a measure passed by the previous council that would have redistributed the prize money at tournaments to give more of the money to players who reach later rounds. So they're keeping the status quo of allowing the less successful players to receive their current percentage of the money.

born_on_clay
09-13-2010, 11:33 AM
great decision :D