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Short list of candidates being considered for the ATP's top spot

The ATP appears closer to naming a replacement for outgoing president and executive chairman Etienne de Villiers. And after a tumultuous last 2½ years, the tour knows this time it must get it right.

Originally Published: November 26, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Justin Gimelstob was a tad bemused as he discussed the search for the most powerful official in men's tennis.

Gimelstob has been inundated with requests to divulge info relating to Etienne de Villiers' replacement when the South African ends his tumultuous 2½-year reign as head of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) next month. Depending on who you listen to, there could be more than a half-dozen serious candidates.

"Well, I'm glad the sports world has ...

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