Casper Ruud attacks Roland Garros late night schedule

Casper Ruud attacks Roland Garros late night schedule

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Casper Ruud attacks Roland Garros late night schedule
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Casper Ruud played almost simultaneously in the epic Roland Garros 3rd round match between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti. The Norwegian (who played today the 4th round match against Taylor Frotz - ed.) was on the court Suzanne Lenglen, on which he beat the Argentine Tomas Etcheverry. But the victory did not assuage Ruud's disappointment with the Parisian Slam schedule. The Norwegian attacked the programming harshly with a practically live post at 3.04 am local time, while Djokovic and Musetti were finishing their match.

The Norwegian wrote: "Can tennis be considered one of the hardest sports in the world? What other sports make you play/compete/perform for more than 4 hours at 3 in the morning?”

Ruud then added in another message the reason why he was still awake at that time: "I finished my match two hours ago, then I do 15 minutes on the exercise bike, I go to the press conference and I have to answer questions from the media, I take a 10 minute ice bath, shower, eat and then get the treatments and massage phase. At this moment (it was 3.07 in the morning, Paris time) I am undergoing treatment."

Ruud's tough stance on these late-night matches is a clear invitation to tournament organizers to study changes in programming for the future. The match between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti ended at 3.07 am in Paris. Setting the new record for closing a match at Roland Garros. Naturally there is no shortage of controversy linked to the programming which was certainly not successful on that day. Because a meeting that ends so late leaves problems.

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