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Chris Kermode

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Kermode
  • Age: 49 (13.01.1965)
  • Residence: London, England
  • Plays: Right-handed
Inactive

Great Britain

As of 15.12.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

742

10.02.1986

0-0 0 $447

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

284

04.02.1985

0-0 0 $447

Singles & Doubles combined

The ATP announced the appointment of Chris Kermode as ATP Executive Chairman & President on 20 November 2013. Kermode begins a three-year term at the helm of the ATP starting on 1 January 2014, and will be based in the ATP’s London office.

Kermode has been involved in tennis for more than 30 years, first as a player, and then most recently serving as Tournament Director of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club, as well as Managing Director of the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Regarded as the ATP’s crown jewel, the tournament has welcomed more than 1.28m fans to The O2 arena in London over the past five years.

"It's a huge honour to have been given the opportunity to lead the ATP during what is unquestionably one of the most exciting periods in the history of men’s professional tennis,” said Kermode. “I look forward to getting started in my new role, and to working very hard together with ATP staff, players, tournaments and partners as we look to harness the full potential of our great sport in years to come."

Kermode’s wealth of knowledge of all facets of men's professional tennis, as well as his vast experience working with all of the sport's key stakeholders, made him a unanimous choice by the ATP Board of Directors.  

Following his career as a professional player, Kermode worked as one of London’s top tennis coaches. He went on to work in both the film and music industries, starting his own promotion & events company, before returning to tennis. Kermode has served as Managing Director of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals since 2008.

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