"Where is the Amazon money" - says Medvedev as he goes on a rampage against Roland Garros organizers
Daniil Medvedev lost to Stefanos Tsitispas in straight sets and after the match, the Russian took issue with the match the Russian ranted about several things.
Daniil Medvedev lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Roland Garros quarterfinal 3-6 6-7(3) 5-7 and he was visibly tilted of having to play a match in front of no fans. The match scheduling has been a controversial issue at Roland Garros this year with the organizers making odd decisions. Cancer-survivor Carla Suarez Navarro effectively played her last match ever at Roland Garros in front of no fans because of the curfew in Paris.
That was the case in this match as well as Medvedev was not happy about it. Asked if it made a difference he said:
"Yes, 100%. Our match was definitely the match of the day, so Roland Garros preferred Amazon to people. It's easy as that."
Medvedev continued his rant by linking the situation to something that happened in Formula One:
"When the pandemic started, they were in Australia ready to race, and they asked Lewis Hamilton what he thought about racing in the conditions the world was in. He said: 'I don't know what we are doing here.' And so they asked him: 'Why do you think they make you race?' And he said: 'Cash is king."
Medvedev then backtracked a bit saying having sponsors is good but he ended by taking another shot at Roland Garros. His full quote reads:
"Actually I want to say that I think it's good when you have sponsors and everything because that's how we tennis players can make money, but actually we have more people this year in Roland Garros, we have Amazon, I don't know if they had it last year, and we get 15 per cent less prize money. So the question is: where is the Amazon money?"