It's being reported by TennisReporters.net that the ATP has renewed its interest in Larry Scott for the ATP top job:
I know I give El Larry a lot of shit but he has done a great job promoting the game. He's made some hard choices that I don't necessarily agree with (Doha? REALLY???) but I see his logic and can't really blame him.
All this is to say I'd be kinda bummed if he did leave the WTA for the ATP. I don't think that will happen but it's disconcerting that his name is still floating around.
UPDATED: More from ESPN.com:
The leading insider candidates are Brad Drewett, head of the international group, and Mark Young, head of the Americas, while a top external possibility is former French Open head Patrice Clerc, the article added.
A source within the ATP told ESPN.com that, to the best of his knowledge, the three were indeed being considered.
Gimelstob didn't name names, so he didn't comment, either, when asked if Larry Scott, WTA chairman and formerly the ATP's COO, was in contention. Others have been linked with the post, including: John McEnroe Sr.; Arlen Kantarian, the USTA's outgoing CEO of professional tennis; and Butch Buchholz, chairman of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Scott reportedly said during the U.S. Open that he wouldn't consider the job unless he had a position allowing him to oversee both bodies. Under his stewardship, the WTA Tour has flourished financially, aided by a six-year deal worth $88 million with title sponsor Sony Ericsson. Scott couldn't be reached for comment.