"Tournament doesn't care, always the same story": Paris Masters criticism continues as Stan Wawrinka responds to Ruud tweet

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Thursday, 02 November 2023 at 21:30
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Casper Ruud and Stan Wawrinka criticized the Paris Masters organization for scheduling issues that led to Jannik Sinner's withdrawal.
The last Masters 1000 tournament of the year has faced controversies due to match scheduling problems, leaving players with little time between matches. Jannik Sinner had to play his round of 16 match against Alex De Minaur just 14 hours after finishing a late-night match against Mackenzie McDonald, resulting in his withdrawal from the tournament.
This scheduling issue has occurred multiple times throughout the year, causing frustration among players. Casper Ruud and Stan Wawrinka expressed their concerns on social media and criticized the ATP for the recurring problem.
“Bravo @atptour, way to help one of the best players in the world recover and be as ready as possible when he finished his previous match at 2:37 am this morning 14,5 hours to recover.. what a joke,” Casper Ruud wrote.

Bravo @atptour 👏👏 way to help one of the best players in the world recover and be as ready as possible when he finished his previous match at 2:37 am this morning👍👍 14,5 hours to recover.. what a joke🤦

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Paris tomorrow: CENTRE 11am Dimitrov vs. Bublik Rublev vs. Van de Zandschulp Tsitsipas vs. Zverev Sinner or McDonald vs. De Minaur 7.30pm Djokovic vs. Griekspoor Altmaier vs. Rune or Thiem COURT 1 Not Before 12.30pm Khachanov vs. Safiullin Hurkacz vs. Cerundolo

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“It’s crazy tournament doesn’t care and ATP just follow what the tournament will want 🤷🏻‍♂️! Always the same story …” Wawrinka responded to the former world No. 2.
Coach Brad Gilbert, who currently coaches Coco Gauff, also joined the criticism, pointing out that the organization doesn't change the court when matches are delayed.
“Crazy why at 10pm they had plenty of time to switch Sin City 🌆 to court one ☝️ was open, when there was a match still on center and another one to fallow, before JS vs Mcdonald would get on center, horrendous decision to not have switched courts plain and simple,” Gilbert stated.
“Monday I finished 2:30 am I was suppose to play doubles next day 3pm,” Wawrinka added after Brad Gilbert comments.
After Sinner's withdrawal, he only has the ATP Finals left. The Italian entered as the 4th seed, and it's the first time he has directly qualified for the tournament. In 2021, he participated as an alternate and played two matches after Matteo Berrettini's withdrawal, with one win and one loss.

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