In addition to being a tough player with a huge serve to disturb any opponent, Canadian Vasek Pospisil is an influential figure on the ATP Tour. As a member of the ATP Players Council, Pospisil has been tasked with being a players representative for a certain section of the players. However, the Canadian has now resigned from his position. In his statement he cited his disappointment with the structure of the ATP.
Pospisil expressed in a tweet on Saturday that he will be retiring from his role. He said that in the current structure of the ATP, it is very difficult to have an impact on important decisions of the Tour, despite his position.
Vasek Pospisil was dissatisfied with the current structure of the ATP
“After 2 years on the ATP player council, I resign from my position as player representative for rankings 51-100”, Pospisil She said in his statement. “It has become clear that, as a member of the player council within the current ATP structure, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to have a significant impact on the important decisions made by our tour.” He added.
However, Pospisil said he leaves “with his head held high”. He is happy with his work for the past two years.
“I am proud to say that I have always fought for what I believed was right and in doing so I never compromised my integrity. My only mission on the board was to represent my colleagues well. And I am extremely proud that I did it to the best of my ability. I’m leaving holding my head up “ added world declaration number 92.
My resignation from the ATP Tour Player Council: pic.twitter.com/NlFziU1797
– Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) 29 August 2020
There is talk of a union of new players
There are no hints of Novak Djokovic’s plans to stay or leave the council. It has also been reported that Pospisil and Djokovic are planning to form their own player union. It will be independent of the ATP. This too could play a role in Pospisil’s decision. He is expected to be the co-chair of the new board.
Since joining the team in 2018, Vasek Pospisil has been the representative of players in group 51-100 in the ATP rankings. His primary responsibility was to convey important information to those players about the ATP’s current and future plans. Novak Djokovic is the president of the 12-member ATP Player Council. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are also board members.