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ATP Chairman Brad Drewett died at the age of 54

May 4, 2013 13:07 IST

54 years old Brad Drewett, the former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and president since January 2012 died on 3 May 2013 after battling with motor neuron disease.

It was Brad Drewett, who helped in increasing the prize money at Grand Slam tournaments.

Some facts about Brad Drewett

• Brad Drewett was a top-40 singles and top-20 doubles player before he retired in 1990.
• He was hired in 2006 to lead operations in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific regions. He led the ATP since January 2012.
• Drewett won two singles titles in the early 1980s during his playing career. He also rose to No.34 in the world rankings.
• Drewett also developed and managed a number of successful businesses in the sport and fitness industry.
• He had worked as a commentator for two Australian television broadcasters.
He is survived by his wife Joanne and four children- Jack, Ally, Joe and Tom.

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