Indian Wells gripe: Stan Wawrinka expresses discontent at practice conditions in California in direct message to Tommy Haas

Sunday, 03 March 2024 at 06:30
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Switzerland’s veteran tennis star Stan Wawrinka has quested Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas over the lack of facilities ahead of the competition.
The competition is set to be played from March 06-17 where some of the big-name players from all over the world will participate and showcase their talent at the highest level.
Wawrinka, in a post on his official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter — has called the tournament director Haas for not having top-quality facilities for the training.
“Question: Is not normal that in 2024 at @BNPPARIBASOPEN one of biggest tennis tournaments in the world, we have to do are 2nd practice with old balls ?? @atptour @TommyHaas13 Thats 1 rally play with the ball,” Stan Wawrinka wrote on X.
This year, Spain’s tennis star Carlos Alcaraz will be defending his crown in the competition. He won the title after beating the current world number three Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-2.
Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic and the former world number one Roger Federer have won the competition most times. They both lifted the title five times. Federer last won the competition back in 2017 whereas Djokovic last lifted the title back in 2016.

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