A controversy broke out in world tennis over the birthday cakes of Carlos Alcaraz and Aryna Sabalenka in Madrid

The birthday cakes of Carlos Alcaraz and Aryna Sabalenka generated controversy in tennis.

A controversy broke out in world tennis in the last hours due to a gesture by the organization of the Madrid Masters 1000 with two of its main stars. The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenkaboth located at number 2 in their respective rankings, had their birthday this Friday, May 5 and the celebrations have generated controversy.

The tournament congratulated each one with a cake and the difference between the sizes of each cake became a problem for the organizers. As seen in the pictures, Alcaraz received a much bigger cake than Sabalenka’s, which led to complaints from some players on the circuit WTA.

One of the tennis players who raised her voice was the former number 1 in the world and also a Belarusian Victoria Azarenka. “The treatment could not be more different”commented Azarenka on social media, citing a post that exposed the difference in entertainment.

Victoria Azarenka’s complaint about the disparity of the Alcaraz and Sabalenka cakes.

That publication quickly triggered negative comments and the very Sabalenka He responded with sad faces to that tweet with the two images, although he later deleted his comment.

The controversy took so much force among some tennis figures that it forced Feliciano Lopezformer figure of Spanish tennis and current director of the Mutua Madrid Open, to speak through his profile on social networks. “I am surprised by the reaction after the gesture”, commented López before listing some reasons why there were differences between the cakes.

“Carlos had just won his match and reached the final. He was playing center court. And the tournament is played in Spain, even though it is an international event.”argument Hidewho has also published a photo in which you can see a small birthday cake that was given to the Danish player Holger Runewho last Saturday turned 20 years. “I hope Rune hasn’t been upset by his treatment as well,” she added.

The response of Feliciano López, director of the Madrid Master 1000, to the complaint by Victoria Azarenka.

Which Feliciano Lopez sought to explain is that Sabalenka, who did not play on his birthday, received the gift after training and in a more private way. While alcarazone of the most important Spanish players today, received a huge cake in front of a large crowd on the track Manolo Santana after winning the semifinals.

Both are the finalists of the tournament. Sabalenka plays for the title against the Polish Every Swiatek, current number 1 in the world; while alcaraz will have to face the German this Sunday Jan-Lennard Struffwho ranks 65th in the men’s ranking.

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2023-05-06 17:36:30
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