Daniil Medvedev and Stan Wawrinka have released harsh words towards the ATP. The Russian and the Swiss joined the protests of some of their colleagues, who underlined how the inadequacy of the balls could cause injuries to the athletes.
It all started with a heavy accusation aimed at the ATP to try to get the competent authorities to intervene as soon as possible. Zizou Bergs launched an important attack in the last few hours on social media, stating that many players have been suffering serious wrist injuries in recent months, which could be caused by the continuous change of balls every week.
A very interesting food for thought highlighted by the Belgian tennis player, who recently broke a ligament in his left wrist.
Medvedev and Wawrinka rip ATP with very harsh words
The page X The tennis letter, reporting the appeal published by the 24-year-old player, cited some physical problems suffered by the stars this season.
Stefanos Tsitsipas had to deal with shoulder discomfort at the start of the season after the Australian Open, while Sebastian Korda was sidelined for over three months due to a wrist injury: "I've never had a problem like this before.
To hit some forehands, I couldn't even hold the racket in my hand." Daniil Medvedev had also expressed himself on the subject in previous months: "I had a terrible feeling with the balls at the Australian Open. I injured my wrist before playing with Korda.
I thought it was my problem, but I spoke with other tennis players and there. There were several injuries to the elbows, wrists and shoulder. I think the balls are responsible."
Stan Wawrinka fully shared Zizou Bergs' reflection.
Taylor Fritz did the same, who highlighted on X: "I had wrist problems at the beginning of the tour in the United States of America, due to ball changes. We used 3 different types of balls in 3 weeks."
Stan Wawrinka echoed Zizou Bergs’ statement that many players are getting wrist injuries due to the balls being changed from tournament to tournament.
Zizou: “Many players are getting wrist injuries, which could possibly be prevented by not changing the balls every week”.