LONDON: Jamie Murray has criticised French Open organisers over prize cash cuts in the doubles function even though also describing the resort for doubles gamers an “absolute toilet”.
Murray, a 7-moments doubles and blended doubles Grand Slam champion, also complained after the French Tennis Federation (FFT) pushed back the claycourt match from its scheduled start.
The year’s second Grand Slam was postponed by a 7 days to welcome more enthusiasts on the grounds in contrast to previous year’s rescheduled tournament when only 1,000 were authorized at Roland Garros just about every working day in September.
“On best of twice moving their celebration dates to match by themselves, the @FFTennis carries on their ‘we never give a ****’ mentality by cutting the doubles prize fund by 23 per cent,” the 35-calendar year-outdated Briton wrote on Twitter.
“Many thanks for actively supporting all players throughout the tour … Your formal lodge for doubles gamers is an absolute bathroom … Thanks for making it possible for us the chance to convey 1 crew member to guidance us in the course of the occasion.”
Reuters has questioned the FFT for a remark.
The French Open up begins on Sunday and Murray, 35, is set to companion Brazilian Bruno Soares in the doubles.