By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday June 8, 2021
After his spherical of 16 victory over Cristian Garin, Daniil Medvedev advised the gang on Court docket Suzanne-Lenglen—in French—that he hoped they might come assist him on Tuesday when he confronted Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Sadly for Medvedev—and followers—the match was chosen because the evening session match, performed in entrance of an empty Court docket Philippe-Chatrier as a result of 9 P.M. Paris coronavirus curfew, and broadcast on Amazon in France.
After the match the Russian stated he was bummed out concerning the determination.
He defined himself by sharing an anecdote.
“It is really humorous as a result of simply yesterday I began the third season of “Drive to Survive,” and I feel the primary or second episode is named “Money Is King,” which I did not know why is it referred to as,” Medvedev stated. “So simply earlier than the pandemic—like when the pandemic began, they have been in Australia able to race, and so they requested Lewis Hamilton what did he take into consideration racing within the situations the world was in proper now, and he stated, ‘I do not know what we’re doing right here.’ And they also requested him, ‘Why do you assume they make you race?’ And he stated, “Money is King.”
Medvedev stated Roland Garros merely gave Amazon the match it wished.
“Our match was positively the match of the day, so Roland Garros most popular Amazon to individuals. It is simple as that,” he stated.
The Russian, who misplaced to Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6(3), 7-5, understands that “money is king” however he ended his assertion on the topic by asking the place the money is.
“Truly I wish to say that I feel it is good when you may have sponsors and every thing as a result of that is how we tennis gamers can become profitable,” he stated. “However really we have now extra individuals this yr in Roland Garros, we have now Amazon, I do not know if they’d it final yr, and we get 15 % much less prize cash. So the query is the place is the Amazon cash?”