Brad Drewett

  • Born19 July 1958
  • Birth PlaceMaclean, NSW
  • Playing StatusDeceased
  • Drewett was the pin-up boy of Australian tennis in the 1980s.
  • The left-hander achieved a career-high singles ranking of No.34 in March 1984 and picked up two career titles: Cairo 1982 and South Orange 1983. He was a finalist on four other occasions: Adelaide 1981, Cleveland 1985, Newport 1988 and Seoul 1989.
  • In doubles, Drewett won seven titles and hit No.18 in November 1988. He played Davis Cup on one occasion – in 1980 at the Eastern zone semifinal against Japan in Hobart, winning the doubles rubber with Mark Edmondson.
  • Drewett was the boys’ singles champion of Australia in 1975 and 1977.
  • The former touring pro then became one of the game’s leading administrators.
  • In 2001 he took on the role of Tournament Director of the ATP World Tour’s season-ending championships
  • In 2006 he was charged with leading ATP operations in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific
  • He was named the ATP’s Executive Chairman and President in January 2012
  • In January 2013 he announced that he would step aside from his role as ATP Executive Chairman and President after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
  • Drewett passed away on 3 May 2013. He is survived by his wife Joanne and their four children, Jack, Ally, Joe and Tom.

Brad Drewett in the news

Aussie stars complete ice bucket challenge
(L-R) Casey Dellacqua, Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios and Sam Stosur complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
19 August, 2014

Australian tennis stars Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic, Casey Dellacqua and Nick Kyrgios have all taken the ice bucket challenge, raising awareness for motor neurone disease.
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Tennis community pays respects to Drewett
ATP Executive Chairman & President Brad Drewett poses for photographers with Roger Federer of Switzerland during a reception for the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Hilton Hotel on October 8, 2012 in Shanghai, China; Getty Images
12 May, 2013

On Friday, the tennis community from both Australia and overseas gathered in Sydney for the funeral of former ATP executive chairman and president Brad Drewett.
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Players pay their respects to Drewett
ATP and WTA players in Madrid stand together for a minute's silence to honour Brad Drewett. GETTY IMAGES
8 May, 2013

The ATP World Tour and its players have remembered Brad Drewett as a strong and humble leader whose passion for tennis will be his legacy.
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Tennis Australia deeply saddened by Drewett’s passing
Brad Drewett. GETTY IMAGES
4 May, 2013

We are all deeply saddened by the news of Brad’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this devastating time.
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