Cincinnati Masters quarter-finalist Reilly Opelka has a pointed question for tennis bosses: why are the suits missing from the virus-impacted New York tournament.
The American called out ATP bosses headed by former player Andrea Gaudenzi, who all appear to be safely tucked away at home in either Ponte Vedra, Florida or London banking their generously full pay cheques each month.
Meanwhile, players at this week’s “Cincinnati” Masters being held inside a bio-bubble at the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue are getting on with business as the ATP resumes play for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown which landed in March.
“I don’t want to upset anyone or make the Tour look bad,” the No. 39 said. “But I think our execs should be here.
“If they are not going to take a pay cut and be stubborn about that, the very least you can do is be here.
“I think that’s a simple starting point.”