French Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev slams organsiers for picking up Amazon over fans in the stands

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Amazon has exclusive TV broadcast rights successful France for the nighttime sessions, which are taking spot for the archetypal clip astatine Roland Garros. The precocious matches are being played without fans connected Court Philippe-Chatrier due to the fact that of the 9 p.m. curfew.

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Daniil Medvedev successful enactment (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daniil Medvedev mislaid his quarterfinal lucifer against Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • The precocious matches are being played without fans due to the fact that of the 9 p.m. curfew
  • Daniil Medvedev said the determination was driven by money

Following his quarterfinal nonaccomplishment against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the satellite nary 2 Daniil Medvedev took a sly excavation connected French Open organisers.

Medvedev said that the French Open organisers "preferred Amazon to people" by scheduling his quarterfinal lucifer against Tsitsipas successful Tuesday's nighttime session, erstwhile fans are incapable to be owed to a Covid-19 curfew.

Amazon has exclusive TV broadcast rights successful France for the nighttime sessions, which are taking spot for the archetypal clip astatine Roland Garros. The precocious matches are being played without fans connected Court Philippe-Chatrier due to the fact that of the 9 p.m. curfew.

"Our lucifer was decidedly the lucifer of the day, truthful Roland Garros preferred Amazon to people," said Medvedev, who mislaid 6-3 7-6(3) 7-5 to Tsitsipas. "It's casual arsenic that."

Medvedev said the determination was driven by wealth and that it reminded him of the 'Drive to Survive' documentary bid astir Formula One, wherever the 2020 Australian Grand Prix was acceptable to instrumentality spot contempt a Covid-19 outbreak successful the paddock.

"When the pandemic started, they were successful Australia acceptable to contention and they asked Lewis Hamilton what helium thought astir racing successful the conditions the satellite was successful close now," Medvedev said.

"He said, 'I don't cognize what we are doing here'. So they asked him, 'Why bash you deliberation they marque you race?' He said 'Cash is King.' It was the aforesaid here."

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