Thursday , February 25 2021

Julien Bennateau launches against Roger Federer for the "privileges" he has in the circuit | Sports

The French extenist, Julien Bennateau, he took a nosedive against Roger Federer criticizes the Swiss way of doing business and the "privileges" it has in some tournaments.

"He has made all the money on the track because he does an incredible job there. In Basel there is one and a half hours on the track for their game. But then it's 2-3 hours with sponsors and other people ", the Frenchman began in an interview with the Monte Carlo radio.

In that line, French accused of the bodies responsible for tennis for the excessive prominence they give to Laver Cup, although it is not an official competition and usually has the Swiss as one of its main characters.

"Therefore, I find the tennis organizations very weak, with all that Federer is worth, but his tournament, Laver Cup, is an exhibition, it has no legitimacy. Selection is not made by sports criteria. There are no ATP points, it is purely economical. Because he gives $ 750,000 to Nick Kyrgio's to go and play games that do not count and the guys say "Okay, it's the fees for Laver Cup."

The Frenchman also criticized the relationship between Craig Tiley, director of the Australian Open, with the organization of Laver Cup, and suspects the possibility that Federer has always benefited from the oceanic tournament.

"He is the director of the Australian Open and this man is paid by Roger Federer's Laver Cup agent. In the last two Australian Open Federals, 14 matches played because he was a champion and he played 12 or 13 of his 14 games in turn. at night That same day Federer played with Struff and Djokovic played against Monfils. On paper could any tournament director Djokovic-Monfils be right in the evening session? Well, no. They played at 14:30 local time at 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40ºC). And Federer-Struff was played at night, "closed the Bennateau.

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