London, UK, 17 November 2014 |

Lleyton Hewitt will form part of a new advisory board that will consult with the ATP leadership on the future direction of men’s professional tennis.

Hewitt joins fellow greats John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Mats Wilander and Carlos Moya on the Legends Advisory Board, as part of ATP Executive Chairman & President Chris Kermode’s work in formulating a long-term strategic vision for the men’s tour.

Hewitt and his fellow Grand Slam champions have held the world No.1 ranking for a collective total of 284 weeks.

The Legends Advisory Board – as well as the also newly-created Business Advisory Board – met for the first time at last week’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.

“The sport is in great health and we’ve seen record audiences on site, on television and online. But it’s important that we continue to build and move forward,” Kermode said.

“I believe these two advisory boards will provide an invaluable resource for the ATP as we continue to assess which direction to take the sport in the coming years. It’s important that we not only look to take into account the views from people outside the game, but also those of our former players who know our sport inside out.

“These boards will enable us to do that and I look forward to working with them as we evolve our long-term strategy aimed at harnessing the full potential of our sport.”