Switzerland’s veteran tennis star Stan Wawrinka lashed out at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after a video circulated showing the low bounce on the hard court during the $15k Futures tournament in Albuquerque, USA.
The video was highlighted by a young tennis player from Britain Finn Bass who posted a long message on his official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter.
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“Do better… @ITFTennis @usta Completely unacceptable conditions here at M15 Albuquerque, can evidently see the courts are not playable in any way shape or form. Absolutely no respect or care for player welfare and how much money we spend to compete in these tournaments,” he wrote.
Wawrinka echoed the voice of the youngster by resharing the post with a caption: “@ITFTennis any comment ??”
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On the court, the 38-year-old has suffered another disappointing defeat, this time in the round of 32 of the Astana Open to America’s Marcos Giron with a score of 6-5, 7-6, 7-6.
It was a major setback for Wawrinka whose journey in the recently concluded US Open came to a disappointing end as well when he was knocked out of the tournament after losing in the fourth round to Italy’s Jannik Sinner with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.