Google Down the Line!: BREAKING: Perry Rogers removed from ATP Board of Directors


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

BREAKING: Perry Rogers removed from ATP Board of Directors


Tennis Week is reporting that Perry Rogers, who managed Andre Agassi throughout his career, was voted off the ATP Board of Directors by the players council.

The council is comprised of 10 current players, one former player and a coach and includes President Ivan Ljubicic, vice president James Blake, Thomas Johansson, Olivier Rochus, Paul Goldstein, Davide Sanguinetti, Bob Bryan, Kevin Ullyett, Paradorn Srichaphan, Martin Garcia, alumni David Adams and coach Ricardo Piatti. The vote required at least 7 of the 12 members for it to pass.

An ATP spokesperson confirmed the change on the board saying,

We can confirm that there has been a change to the composition of the ATP Board by action of the Player Council and look forward to working with the new Player Board Representative. We thank Perry Rogers for his dedicated service on the ATP Board.
Rogers was seen as a strong supporter of ATP CEO Etienne de Villiers, who has come under heavy fire by top ballers recently for a number of issues including the heavily packed schedule and the downgrading of Hamburg from Master Series status.

Expect more news to come.

(image via tennisweek.com)

5 comments:

  1. No comment...
    Love this Rogers man, because I love Mr. Agassi. That's personal.

    On the political front, who knows, maybe he had to leave the Board for the greater good, maybe not. Can't react to what I don't know...yet optimistic the struggle will result in wins for the sport - fans, players, etc and hopeful that it's soon...before everyone on the tour pulls or breaks something, or before they're frustrated off the courts by politics.

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  2. There definitely needs to be a good ATP shake up where they actually start listening to the needs of the players. Such a novel idea!

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  3. Who ever said athletes were dumb were wrong. They're just slow. It was a huge mistake to elect Rogers to the board and a wise decision to vote him off. It's clear that Rogers interests are for his own personal gain, not to benefit the players. It makes sense that Agassi fired him!

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  4. Where's the follow up story about this looser? Rumor has it that his war with Agassi has gotten much worse. Looking forward to him getting what he deserves.

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  5. Where's the follow up story about this looser? Rumor has it that his war with Agassi has gotten much worse. Looking forward to him getting what he deserves.

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