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- Birthdate: 19.07.1958
- Birthplace: Maclean, Australia
- Residence: Sydney, Australia
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Coach: Syd Ball
As of 24.11.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Brad Drewett was a former top 40 singles and top 20 doubles player. In addition to his work with the ATP, Drewett developed and managed a number of successful businesses in the sport and fitness industry. Drewett also worked as a commentator for Channel 9 and Channel 10 in Australia.
ATP Involvement: Drewett served as ATP Executive Chairman & President from 1 January 2012 through his passing, following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease, on 3 May 2013. 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.
Prior to that, Drewett led the region as Managing Director from 2003 to 2005 and was Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2003. He previously served as an elected ATP Player Council representative and, from 1993 to 1999, as an elected ATP Player Board Representative. From 2001 to 2011, Drewett served as Tournament Director of the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. As well as managing the event when held in Sydney and Houston, Drewett has been responsible for a number of significant ATP commercial agreements including the negotiation of a multi-year deal with the Shanghai Municipal Government to stage the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai from 2005 to 2008.
Brad Drewett Leaves Lasting Legacy
Chairman's Columns: Inside Men's Tennis
Brad Drewett was a former top 40 singles and top 20 doubles player. He was the third-youngest Australian Open quarter-finalist in the Open Era at 17 years and five months in 1975 (behind Boris Becker, 17 yrs, 4 days in 1984; Goran Ivanisevic, 17 yrs., 4 mos. in 1989). In addition to his work with the ATP, Brad stablished and managed successful businesses, such as fitness and tennis centres as well as a tennis court manufacturing and construction company. Brad also worked as a commentator for Channel 9 and Channel 10 in Australia.
Residence: Monte-Carlo & Sydney, Australia
Family: Wife, Joanne; Children, Jack, Ally, Joe, and Tom
Singles titles: 2
1983 - (1) South Orange, NJ
1982 - (1) Cairo
Doubles titles: 6
1988 - (1) Lyon (w/Dyke)
1987 - (1) Sydney/NSW (w/Edmondson)
1985 - (3) Brisbane (w/M. Davis), Melbourne Indoor (w/Mitchell), Hong Kong (w
1983 - (1) Stowe (w/Warwick)
1989 - Runner-up at Seoul (l. Van't Hof); Quarterfinalist at Capetown Ch.,
Bristol; Doubles Semifinalist at Australian Open (w/M. Davis).
1988 - Runner-up at Newport (l. Masur); Quarterfinalist at Sydney/NSW, Japan
Open; Doubles Runner-up at Brisbane Indoor, Wembley (w/M. Davis); Doubles
Semifinalist at Sydney/NSW (w/Edmondson), Aust. Open, Brisbane Ind., Tokyo
Indoor (w/M. Davis), Paris Indoor (w/Cahill).
1987 - Semifinalist at Sydney/NSW, Nancy; Quarterfinalist at Newport; Doubles
Runner-up at Hong Kong (w/M. Davis); Doubles Semifinalist 3 Times.
1986 - Winner at Brisbane Challenger; Quarterfinalist at Auckland; Doubles
Winner at Loipersdorf Ch. (w/Masur); Doubles Runner-up at Brisbane Ch. (w/
Miller); Doubles Semifinalist 3 Times.
198 - Runner-up at Cleveland (l. Gilbert), Jerusalem Ch.; Quarterfinalist at
Auckland; Doubles Runner-up at Gstaad (w/Edmondson).
1984 - Semifinalist at Auckland, Milan; Quarterfinalist at Metz, Tournament of
Champions-N.Y., Newport, Sydney Indoor, Melbourne Indoor, Melbourne.
1983 - Semifinalist at Adelaide; Quarterfinalist at Cairo Ch., Newport, Stowe,
1982 - Semifinalist at Newport; Quarterfinalist at Perth Ch., Melbourne.
1981 - Runner-up at Adelaide (l. Edmondson); Semifinalist at San Luis Ch.;
Quarterfinalist at Newport, South Orange.
1980- Runner-up at Toyota City Ch.; Semifinalist at Rep. of China; Quarter-
finalist at Surbiton; RD 16 at Australian Open.
1979 - Quarterfinalist at Brisbane, Sydney/NSW; RD 16 at Wimbledon.
1976 - Quarterfinalist at Australian Open.
Qualified for the 1988 Nabisco Masters (w/M. Davis), finished eighth.
Member of the Australian Davis Cup team in 1981 and 1985. The 1975 and '77 Australian Open Junior champion and the following year he made the quarterfinals in his first Grand Slam. Earned a career-high $120,193 in 1988 and broke the top 50 for the first time in 1984. Reached a career-high No. 37 on Apr. 29, 1984. Ranked No. 99 on the ATP computer in 1988, his highest year-end finish since 1984 when he was No. 80. Reached the Australian Open doubles semifinals in 1988-89 with M. Davis.