Tennis - The ATP has decided to name the trophy for its season-ending championships after Brad Drewett, the ATP Executive Chairman & President, who died in May from ALS or Lou Gerrhig's disease. Andre Silva, the Tournament Director of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, commented, "Brad had so much passion, dedication and love for the event.
He had a vision and believed in the event. He believed it was one of the greatest events on the tennis calendar. He worked very hard to grow its legacy. We would not be staging the event in London and having huge success without him.
He was unique and had very good perspective from all sides of the tennis world. That is why he was able to contribute so much. He listened; he wanted people to challenge him with different opinions and ways of thinking. We will continue to grow the legacy of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and Brad’s name will always be on the trophy.
We will never forget what he did for the event." The World Tour Finals beings together the top eight singles players and doubles teams at The O2 in London in November. The ATP is currently looking for a replacement for Drewett to become its Chairman and President.