French Open organisers ‘picked Amazon over people’: Medvedev

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(Reuters) – World number two Daniil Medvedev said French Open organisers “preferred Amazon to people” by scheduling his quarter-final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Tuesday’s night session, when fans are unable to attend due to a Covid-19 curfew.

Amazon has exclusive TV broadcast rights in France for the night sessions, which are taking place for the first time at Roland Garros.

The late matches are being played without fans on Court Philippe-Chatrier because of the 9 p.m. curfew. “Our match was definitely the match of the day, so Roland Garros preferred Amazon to people,” said Medvedev, who lost 6-3 7-6(3) 7-5 to Tsitsipas.

“It’s easy as that.” Tournament director Guy Forget told the Tennis Majors https://www.tennismajors.com/roland-garros-news/exclusive-roland-garros-night-sessions-could-start-earlier-in-2022-415756.

html website last week organisers had a “commitment” with Amazon to put the match of the day in the night session slot.—Reuters

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