Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreno-Busta says that several lower ranked tennis players are in a very difficult financial situation due to the current tennis shutdown caused by the global health crisis. The former World No.
10, now ranked 25th in the rankings, says he is not having financial difficulties at this moment but the same does not apply to players ranked much lower. "I currently have no money problems because I managed to earn enough, but I know tennis players who are living off their parents' money.
We are not able to work at the moment, so incomes are zero and expenses keep coming. Mortgages, paying physical trainers and technical staff, the gym where I train.. It's very complicated. We live in a society where athletes are seen as privileged, with large and luxurious houses, but there are also other tennis players who do not have the same possibilities and who do not receive money that are very bad."
The 28 year old Carreno Busta says that he thinks the suspension of the tour will be extended to beyond the current date of July 13th. "We hope that this situation will continue for the shortest possible time because recovering to the level we were at will be very complicated.
We currently don't have tennis until July 13, but I think the deadline will be extended. It would be good if they discovered a vaccine so that the circuit can resume later this year but I think we will not be able to play." The Spaniard has won 4 ATP titles in his career and more than $9 million in career prize money.