Novak Djokovic and Justin Gimelstob had several conversations as the Serb is the ATP Player Council President while the American was on the council until some months ago. "Yes, well, I have a friendly relationship with Justin", said Djokovic.
"He did advise me when he was in London. We saw each other shortly. We keep in touch through the phone. I’m not sure, to be honest [if Gimelstob could return]. We haven’t really been talking about his, you know, potential candidacy for any role.
He has a lot on his plate right now. He’s dealing with a lot of things back home, family and everything. It’s not an easy period for him. Also not for ATP, you know. But I’m glad that at least the majority of the players stayed in the council after the meeting was done a couple of days ago.
I did say that I understand the players that have resigned. Very, you know, so to say, a turbulent meeting, if I may call it that way. We all there try to volunteer and contribute as much as we can for positive change in our sport.
Weller Evans has been appointed as an interim player representative role for six months. Then the process will be reopened towards the end of the year. Whoever has an intention to run for America’s board representative can do so in November."