McEnroe Sr.'s vision, brashness an unlikely fit for the ATP

The search to replace a lame-duck CEO with someone who will lead the ATP into the 21st century and bring together separate-minded stakeholders is on. If a deregulated, free-for-all entity without accountability is what you're looking for, John McEnroe Sr. is your man.

Originally Published: October 8, 2008
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

As you might expect from a sport whose benchmark value is individualism, tennis has historically lacked strong leaders. An American sports fan used to seeing such czars as Pete Rozelle of the NFL or David Stern of the NBA at the helm will be disappointed by tennis' disparate factions and the often contradictory ways the sport operates in everything from marketing to scheduling. Then again, Rozelle and Stern never had to grapple with a sport in which athletes hailing from every continent are in ...

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