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Auger-Aliassime joins Federer and Nadal

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Quebecer Félix Auger-Aliassime was elected to the ATP players’ council on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old is one of four new members who have been selected by the best tennis players on the planet to represent them.

The other newcomers are John Millman, Andy Murray and Jérémy Chardy. For their part, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have seen their mandate renewed.

In 2020, the ATP player council was shaken by the departure of its president, world number 1 Novak Djokovic. The Serbian had resigned at the last United States Open to found an independent players association.

Kevin Anderson will take over the role of chairman in the future, he who was formerly the vice chairman of the board.

A new calendar

In addition, the ATP circuit unveiled the tournaments that will follow after the Australian Open, postponed by three weeks due to COVID-19.

Only one Masters 1000 tournament has been confirmed, that of Miami, from March 22 to April 4. It will be preceded by two ATP 500 tournaments, those in Acapulco and Dubai.

The athletes will also travel to Cordoba, Montpellier, Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, Doha, Santiago and Marseille.

The world of tennis has not been spared by the pandemic, as prestigious tournaments such as Wimbledon had to be canceled in 2020. The next year will not be easy either. Already, the organizers of the Indian Wells tournament are trying to find common ground with the ATP and the WTA, in order to find a time slot to hold the tournament there.

“Details will be revealed in the future, as we complete the plans,” he wrote on the tournament’s Twitter account. This decision was made following consultations with local and state health authorities, as well as tournament owner Larry Ellison. ”

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