ITF Press Release, May 8, 2019
The ITF has today announced the appointment of Jamie Delgado as an ITF player relations consultant, an on-site representative role that strengthens the ITF’s communication with players as well as coaches, agents, the tours and tournaments.
He replaces Andre Sa who held the position since its creation in February 2018 and joins Rennae Stubbs, and ITF Board Members Mark Woodforde and Mary Pierce, as player representatives to the ITF.
Jamie Delgado said “I’m really looking forward to following in Andre’s footsteps. Having spent 24 years on the international tennis circuit as a player and now as a coach, I know many of us have had questions and opinions about the sport that haven’t always been heard in the past. Both Rennae Stubbs and I will be working to ensure the ITF hears the thoughts of the players, coaches, agents, and all those who live and breathe the sport, and only want what’s best for it.”
ITF President, David Haggerty said: “It is vitally important that the ITF has direct contact with players to properly understand their views and be able to clearly communicate our vision and objectives with them. As a top junior, professional singles and doubles player, Davis Cup competitor and coach at the highest level, Jamie will provide invaluable insight and knowledge. We look forward to working with Jamie and Rennae and would also like to thank Andre Sa for his excellent contribution over the past year.”
Delgado, 42, won 19 ATP Challenger titles in his career, reaching No. 121 in the ATP Tour world singles rankings and No. 57 in doubles. Born in Birmingham, UK, and raised in Spain, the 1991 Under-14 Orange Bowl champion made 23 consecutive appearances at Wimbledon, from his first appearance in the boys’ singles draw in 1992 until his last in the gentlemen’s doubles alongside Gilles Muller in 2014.
On four occasions the Briton reached the third round in Grand Slam doubles action, twice at Wimbledon and twice at the US Open. He also represented Great Britain’s Davis Cup side in four ties between 1997 and 2006.
Delgado began the transition from player to coach in 2014, helping Muller rise from outside the world’s top 350 to No. 46 in the world before joining three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray’s team in 2016, a season which saw the Scot claim a second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold medal, and the year-end world No. 1 ranking