Former ATP President Brad Drewett Passes Away

May 3, 2013

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have announced today that former President Brad Drewett has passed away.

In a statement the ATP said: “The ATP is deeply saddened to announce that Brad Drewett passed away at his home in Sydney, Australia, earlier today. Brad, who served as ATP Executive Chairman and President since January 2012, had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.

“Our thoughts are with Brad’s family on this extremely sad day for them, the ATP and the entire international tennis community. He will be sorely missed by all.”

International Tennis Federation (ITF) president, Francesco Ricci Bitti gave his condolences: “The ITF family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Brad Drewett. Brad was a valued friend and colleague to many of us here at the ITF, and we were very happy to support him during his various roles at the ATP, most recently as Chairman. His knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be a great loss to the whole sport. We send our deepest sympathies to Brad’s family and to everyone at the ATP during this very sad time.”

Brad Drewett is a former top 40 singles and top 20 doubles player. In addition to his work with the ATP, Drewett has developed and managed a number of successful businesses in the sport and fitness industry. Drewett has also worked as a commentator for Channel 9 and Channel 10 in Australia.

Drewett began serving as ATP Executive Chairman & President on 1 January 2012. Drewett had previously served as the ATP’s Chief Executive Officer for the International Group since January 2006, overseeing the growth and success of ATP’s operations in the Middle East, Asia and Pacific regions.

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