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Chris Kermode

Chris Kermode is a British sports executive, former president of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Involved in tennis for more than 30 years, following his modest professional playing career from 1985 to 1988, Kermode worked in London as a tennis coach and later served as tournament director of the Queen's Club Championships.

From 2008 to 2014, he was the managing director of the ATP World Tour, the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals event. Additionally, Kermode has worked in the music and film industry. On 20 November 2013 Kermode was appointed executive chairman and president of the ATP to succeed Brad Drewett, who died of illness in May 2013.

His three-year term began on 1 January 2014 and is held in the London office of the ATP extension. On March 7, 2019, the ATP announced that Kermode will leave his position at the end of the year. Before being appointed by the ATP Kermode applied for the position of managing director at the British Lawn Tennis Association but was not selected.

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