ATP President Brad Drewett Resigning After ALS Diagnosis
ATP President & Exec Chair Brad Drewett shockingly announced yesterday he would soon resign because he has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Drewett, who has been in his role for just over a year, but with the ATP for 35 years in some form as a player or administrator, made the sad announcement during the start of the Australian Open. Drewett has worked tirelessly the last year seeking dramatic changes in prize money from the Grand Slams, which he secured from the Australian Open.
He will continue in his current role on an interim basis as the ATP BOD begins the search process for his successor in the near future.