The 2021 ATP Player Council and first quarter tournament schedule has been announced with some familiar members and destinations.
The Council was voted on by players and members, with Felix Auger-Aliassime, Roger Federer, John Millman, Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray and Bruno Soares all returning to serve again.
Though Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil were nominated by their peers, they could not run for re-election due to their involvement with the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA).
Gilles Simon returns as a former Council member, while Pablo Andujar and Marcus Daniell are making their debuts.
The ATP Player Council through June 2022 will be as follows:
- No. 1 – No. 50 singles: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Roger Federer, John Millman, Rafael Nadal
- No. 51 – No. 100 singles: Pablo Andujar, Gilles Simon
- No. 1 – No. 100 doubles: Marcus Daniell, Bruno Soares
- At-Large: Kevin Anderson, Andy Murray
- Alumni Representative: Colin Dowdeswell
- Coach Representative: Daniel Vallverdu
The new president and vice president will be elected at the Council’s first meeting in 2021.
The ATP also revealed more of the upcoming 2021 tournament schedule. After the Australian Open ends on Feb. 21, the men will travel to South America and Europe. Most notably missing is Indian Wells, with tournament organizers releasing a statement that new dates are not ready to be announced but “details will be released in the near future as plans are finalized.”
Here’s a look at the new calendar:
- Feb. 20-28: Cordoba (ATP 250); Montpellier (ATP 250)
- Feb. 27-March 7: Rotterdam (ATP 500; Buenos Aires (ATP 250)
- March 6-14: Doha (ATP 250); Santiago (ATP 250); Marseille (ATP 250)
- March 13-20: Acapulco (ATP 500); Dubai (ATP 500)
- March 22-April 4: Miami (ATP Masters 1000)
The rest of the 20201 calendar, starting from the clay-court season’s start the week of April 5, is meant to take place as originally scheduled.