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RAFA RESIGNS AS ATP PLAYERS COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT
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by vbrege 28 Mar 2012, 3:37 PM - GMT
I thought there would already be a thread on this or a discussion somewhere but could not find one.

This is confirmed news with very less details. The article I found most descriptive and maybe not too authentic is this one

www.sport24.co.za/Tennis/Rift-between-Federer-Nadal-20120327

Although this is speculation, it has to be a valid one. Other than saying "I cannot give the job the attention it needs", Rafa has not given any explanation. Since nothing significant has changed with his schedule or anything, this has to come across as a disagreement between him and Federer (President of the players council)

Recently, Rafa accused Roger of being too "politically correct" and not doing enough for the players before AO (I think). Both players then didn't let it become an issue by not divulging too much to the press but considering Rafa's overall stance on Roger over the years, this was certainly a shock for everyone.

The other details of relevance are in the article of course but you have to think this is out of frustration of not being able to change some things the way he wanted. Maybe he should have waited to be President himself?
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comment by Amazon
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Posted 2 Years Ago 03 Apr 2012, 6:28 PM - GMT
Thank vbrege.

Federer is unlikely to step down unless he has had enough or he feels that he can't do anything else to help players.
TBH I can't imagine that he really worries that much about what Nadal is doing off court.
Djokovic has already been a council member hasn't he?
Maybe it's Murrays turn.
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comment by Slam Fan Last Edited: 03 Apr 2012, 6:29 PM
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Posted 2 Years Ago 03 Apr 2012, 6:28 PM - GMT
Hi vbrege,
Maybe Djok and Andy could take over and leave the old guys to have some extra down time

Interested that it may only be top 100 that vote, had presumed it would extend much further down than that

Edit : Cosmopotitans :yum yum:
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Posted 2 Years Ago 03 Apr 2012, 6:43 PM - GMT
  Originally posted by Amazon
Thank vbrege.

Federer is unlikely to step down unless he has had enough or he feels that he can't do anything else to help players.
TBH I can't imagine that he really worries that much about what Nadal is doing off court.
Djokovic has already been a council member hasn't he?
Maybe it's Murrays turn.


In last few interviews, Federer was very intent on passing the message that he intends to see all players benefited, not just the top ones. Considering that, he may not step down unless pushed. Rafa not trying for top spot at Council an Federer staying there looks to be the most probable option.

Novak has been on council but may get promoted to VP. I don't know who the other players on council are and what their role is. I know Ljubicic has been a long timer.
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Posted 2 Years Ago 03 Apr 2012, 6:52 PM - GMT
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Posted 2 Years Ago 03 Apr 2012, 6:56 PM - GMT
Ah, so all (?) the players elect the council and the Council elect the P and VP.

Got it now, I think

I agree that a Rafa push for Pres seems unlikely......atm
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Posted 2 Years Ago 03 Apr 2012, 7:00 PM - GMT
That's interesting. Novak is not there but I've heard Federer mention him as part of the player's body. I guess 2 positions are open there now. Gonzalez and Nadal.
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Posted 2 Years Ago 04 Apr 2012, 4:23 AM - GMT
I would love to see Murray and Djokovic in the council.

There seems to be a apportioning of players and what/who they represent as stated here... (Sorry if this is a repeat of already known information)

Along with Federer and Nadal, the following individuals comprise the 2010-2012 ATP Player Council:
1-50 singles ranking: Roger Federer, Fernando Gonzalez, Rafael Nadal, Sam Querrey
51-100 singles ranking: Peter Luczak, Jarkko Nieminen
1-100 doubles ranking: Eric Butorac, Nenad Zimonjic
At-large: Yves Allegro, Ashley Fisher
Coach: Claudio Pistolesi
Alumni: Ignacio Hirigoyen


www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/06/Other/ATP-Player-Council.aspx
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Posted 2 Years Ago 07 Apr 2012, 9:34 PM - GMT
Rafa's period was up in the summer anyway...although discord with Federer's views clearly wasnt a motivation for him to continue beyond that (assuming re-election). Time to give Djoker/Murray their chance.
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Posted 2 Years Ago 08 Apr 2012, 3:35 AM - GMT
I hope Djokovic and Murray step up.

Lydian... and
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Posted 2 Years Ago 08 Apr 2012, 2:31 PM - GMT
Hey LF, fancy seeing you here, lol
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Posted 2 Years Ago 08 Apr 2012, 7:22 PM - GMT
  Originally posted by Lydian
Hey LF, fancy seeing you here, lol


I hang out everywhere.
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Posted 2 Years Ago 16 Jul 2012, 8:16 PM - GMT
  Originally posted by Ruggs
http://sportske.jutarnji.hr/nadal-gurnuo-ljubu-niz-stepenice---valjda-mu-smeta-sto-sam-dobar-s-federerom-/1041429/


Would care to add a good translation?
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Posted 2 Years Ago 16 Jul 2012, 10:34 PM - GMT
How about any translation.Don t see the point in putting an article that isn t in English ,on an English forum.
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comment by TAYLOR ALISON SWIFT ♥♥♥ Last Edited: 16 Jul 2012, 10:39 PM
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Posted 2 Years Ago 16 Jul 2012, 10:39 PM - GMT
Ljubicic was just complaining and sucking up to Federer
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comment by clareisle
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Posted 2 Years Ago 17 Jul 2012, 2:48 PM - GMT
Thought Simon had joined
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Posted 2 Years Ago 17 Jul 2012, 3:15 PM - GMT
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comment by oracle86 Last Edited: 17 Jul 2012, 4:33 PM
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Posted 2 Years Ago 17 Jul 2012, 4:32 PM - GMT
Ljubicic was contesting for the seat of Player Representative in the ATP Board against Giorgio di Palermo, not for the ATP Player Council. They are two entirely different things.

www.atpworldtour.com/Corporate/Management.aspx
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Posted 2 Years Ago 17 Jul 2012, 5:02 PM - GMT
  Originally posted by clareisle
How about any translation.Don t see the point in putting an article that isn t in English ,on an English forum.




Indeed oracle, didn't mean to imply otherwise. There's a bit in that article about Fed-Nadal relations not being as friendly as portrayed, which was one aspect of the discussion here after the "political" fall-out. Also if we take Ljubicic at his word, and not as paranoid whining, then from what he says it suggests Nadal is comfortable lobbying from outside the Player Council structure
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Posted 2 Years Ago 18 Jul 2012, 1:59 AM - GMT
  Originally posted by Ruggs


Indeed oracle, didn't mean to imply otherwise. There's a bit in that article about Fed-Nadal relations not being as friendly as portrayed, which was one aspect of the discussion here after the "political" fall-out. Also if we take Ljubicic at his word, and not as paranoid whining, then from what he says it suggests Nadal is comfortable lobbying from outside the Player Council structure


Lobbying for what?
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