Heliovaara Takes Fans Inside Miami ATP Player Advisory Council Meeting | ATP Tour | Tennis

Harri Heliovaara is without doubt one of the greatest doubles gamers on this planet. The Finnish star can be a member of the ATP Player Advisory Council, elected by his friends to characterize gamers from No. 1-75 within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings.

On Monday, the Player Advisory Council met in Florida forward of the Miami Open offered by Itau. ATPTour.com spoke to Heliovaara, who’s in his first time period as a council member, about his expertise up to now, what was mentioned within the assembly and why he feels his place is a “big role”.

What was your takeaway from the Miami Player Advisory Council assembly?
This was my first assembly as a result of I missed the primary one in Melbourne. I used to be nonetheless taking part in in Adelaide precisely concurrently the assembly was, so this was my first time truly seeing [what it is like].

What was the expertise like?
It was cool. My entire background is such that I’ve been within the enterprise life for a few years. I didn’t play tennis for 5 years, so the setting is someway acquainted. You have a gathering room with lots of people, somebody on Zoom and everyone gathered round a desk. It’s a pleasant state of affairs we had.

We had plenty of skilled guys — not within the Player Advisory Council — however the participant representatives and the board and the folks from the ATP. There have been extra folks than I anticipated, however [there were] superb discussions, [I am] studying rather a lot.

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What would you say the largest themes from this explicit assembly have been?
We had Andrea [Gaudenzi], the chairman, presenting us the [OneVision] technique, Phase Two of the technique. I believe that was vital for everyone within the council to know and in addition to get to know him a bit of bit higher.

We had after all a few choices to make, however they have been a bit of bit smaller this time, largely about how they allocate prize cash among the many gamers. It was extra attention-grabbing to listen to concerning the ATP basically.

What do you consider OneVision?
I prefer it. I prefer it rather a lot. I believe we because the ATP and tennis as a sport, we have to suppose large and that’s what we’re doing within the OneVision technique. I’m very curious about that sort of factor. My main in my Masters research was technique and venturing, so it’s actually near my coronary heart, every little thing with technique. Looking ahead to the way it goes.

How vital do you’re feeling your function is, representing the gamers, the members?
It’s a giant function. I believe it’s an honour to be there elected by the opposite gamers. I do know that Jarkko Nieminen, who was the very best participant from Finland, he was a part of the council for a number of years and I look as much as him and hope to do one thing good for tennis whereas I’m right here. Help the gamers, assist the game, assist the ATP.

My function after all [is that] I’m there as a doubles participant. I need to assist different doubles gamers, however that’s not the one factor I’m centered on. It must be the larger image.

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