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ATP, Exhibition > Norrie joins Zverev, Medvedev and Wawrinka in Saudi Arabia and justifies himself: “I am not a politician”

“Money has no smell”, as the expression goes back to Roman antiquity.

Cameron Norrie is surely of this opinion after the announcement of his participation in the Diriyah Tennis Cup, an exhibition organized from December 8 to 10, 2022 in Saudi Arabia. Accused of wanting to cleanse its reputation by organizing a maximum of sporting events with a lot of money at stake (3 million dollars in this case), this country is the target of several organizations, such as Amnesty International, for its boorish policy. concerning human rights.

For the Briton, interviewed by the BBC about this theme, it has nothing to do with the interests of a top tennis player. “I am not a politician. I don’t think it’s good for me to get involved individually in government policy. My job is to be a professional tennis player and this event in Saudi Arabia allows me to train with some of the best players in the world and potentially win the Australian Open. »

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