Buchholz: Time for everyone to be on the same page

Butch Buchholz is the first to admit the ATP's structure needs an overhaul. One whose name is being tossed around as a possible successor to CEO Etienne de Villiers -- relinquishing his role in December -- Buchholz explains the changes he'd like to see.

Originally Published: September 30, 2008
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

The world of men's tennis is about to undergo a face-lift, at least in terms of the person at the helm of the ATP Tour. After top players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic made it clear that they were unhappy with the decisions of current executive chairman and president Etienne de Villiers, the former Disney exec announced he will leave the ATP at year's end.

Butch Buchholz, the chairman of the successful Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, has indicated an interest in the ...

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