Equalizing prize money: Feliciano Lopez responds to criticism at Madrid tennis tournament

Equalizing prize money: Feliciano Lopez responds to criticism at Madrid tennis tournament


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This year, the Madrid tournament was once again the center of criticism. This time, he raised his voice. Ons Jabeur, to which Feliciano López, Tournament Director, responded.

“I feel like they need to respect women more and respect how we play. We feel some things, like many things in the practices, the way they treat women here and the way men, are completely different“said the Tunisian at the beginning of the week.”

And the answer did not take long to arrive. “I think things happened last year and we learned from those mistakes. But I also have to say that we were the first tournament that equalized the prize for men and women. I don’t think it’s fair to say that we don’t treat men and women equally. “We are working as much as possible on that issue.”

“I understand the frustration because there are many things that can happen during a tournament: with transportation, with training… but we try to be equal. We try to be fair with everyone. I recognize that last year we made a error with the women’s doubles final“We apologize and move on,” he told Sky Sports.

Feliciano recalled the moment when Victoria Azarenka and Beatriz Haddad Maia, 2023 champions, and the defeated Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula were unable to give speeches to the spectators after the final.

“I think everyone is happy. We meet with the players to see if they need anything. I think that’s the most important thing and “We will try to continue improving for the future”hill.

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The Spanish Feliciano López put his chest to the criticism. EFE
2024-05-02 14:58:38
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