| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the appointment of Todd Martin as a director-at-large on the USTA Board of Directors. Martin will replace Jeff Tarango, who resigned from the Board following the 2011 U.S. Open so that he could devote more time to his family and his career. Martin will serve on the 15-member board through 2012.

Martin is one of three elite athletes on the USTA Board of Directors, along with Patrick J. Galbraith and Chanda Rubin. Martin will serve as the Board Liaison to the Pro Tennis Council and on the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Team Events Committee, and he will continue his role as Honorary Chairman of the Sportsmanship Committee.

Martin retired from professional tennis following the 2004 U.S. Open–his 15th consecutive appearance at the event. An accomplished pro, he reached the finals of the 1994 Australian Open and 1999 U.S. Open, reached a career high of number four in the world in 1999 and posted a 411-234 singles record during his career. He was a mainstay on the U.S. Davis Cup team, playing every year from 1994 to 2002, posting a 16-14 record (11-8 singles, 5-6 doubles) in 18 ties and helping the U.S. capture the title in 1995. He also represented the U.S. in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He majored in linguistics at Northwestern University, where he played varsity tennis for two years (1988-89 and 1989-1990) and finished the 1990 season ranked number two in the country. He founded an NJTL chapter in his hometown of Lansing, Mich.

Martin resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with his wife Amy, their two sons Jack and Cash, and their daughter Gwen, and is a member of the USTA Florida Section.