Tennis - Eric Butorac, the former Top 20 doubles player and winner of 18 ATP doubles titles, will be USTA's Director, Professional Tennis Operations and Player Relations, startingfrom October, and reporting to USTA Chief Executive, Professional Tennis Stacey Allaster and US Open Tournament Director David Brewer. As per the USTA press release, Butorac "will be responsible for enhancing player relations year-round across all of the USTA’s professional tennis events, including the US Open, and he will work closely with both professional tours.
Additionally, he will assist USTA Player Development with doubles coaching and mentoring and will work with Player Development and Professional Tennis Operations on enhancing the USTA Pro Circuit, among other duties." Butorac was also a member of the ATP Player Council for eight years.
The 35-year-old is currently ranked 45th in the world and plans to retire after the upcoming US Open in August. Also Read: Eric Butorac Talks About the Time when Federer was Mistaken for Ivo Karlovic