Thanks a lot for all the messages of support...seeing specialists on monday and tuesday... Will let you know how it goes
Andy sends his best wishes to ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett
Brad Drewett, will sadly be entering a transition period as ATP Executive Chairman and President after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Drewett has been part of the ATP for more than 35 years, as a player, ATP Player Council member, ATP Player Board member, as CEO of the International Region, Tournament Director of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, and most recently as the ATP Executive Chairman and President for the last 12 months.
In a statement released yesterday by The ATP Drewett said “It has been a privilege to serve as Executive Chairman and President of the ATP, an organization that I’ve been a part of for more than 35 years since I became a professional tennis player. I hold the ATP very close to my heart, and it’s with sadness that I make the decision to enter this transition period due to my ill-health.”
A shocked Andy, speaking after his first round clash with Haase, spoke of his fondness for Drewett saying “It’s obviously very shocking news. Very sad. He’s done a very good job for the tour and he’s done a great job of bringing the tournaments together and arranging the meetings we had with the slams. He’s definitely had an impact in the time he’s been working there so it’s a big shame to hear. My heart goes out to him and his family, I hope he’s ok”.