American tennis players Tennys Sandgren, Ryan Harrison and Noah Rubin expressed their frustration on Twitter about tennis not being represented in the conference call that American President Donald Trump had with the commissioners of a dozen leagues and associations on Saturday.
The call had representations from the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, PGA Tour, UFC, WWE, NASCAR and MLS. The American players all lashed out at the lack of a common head or commissioner for tennis. According to an ESPN report, Trump said in the conference call with these heads of various sports bodies that he hopes to have audiences back in arenas and stadiums by August or September later this year.
Here is a look at the messages from the players below -
It’s fine tennis isn’t trying to restart its schedule in the states or anything. Maybe the atp and itf can stop playing solitaire long enough to provide tennis with a figurehead https://t.co/UtD6F0g1mm — Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) April 4, 2020
Where is Tennis? Oh right, we don’t have anything that resembles every other sports successful business structure.
President Trump is having a call with heads/commissioner of sports to discuss how sport can help the transition back to “normality”.
Tennis not included on this call, even with the US Open being in September. Proving again that tennis is on the back burner and has no organization — Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33) April 4, 2020
This has nothing to do with my thoughts about Trump but with my issues of organization on the front of Tennis across the board.
If the people within the sport can’t orgazine their egos why would others want to be a part of it — Noah Rubin (@Noahrubin33) April 4, 2020