Jamie Murray has slammed the French Open organisers over prize money cut and the official hotel, which he said was an ‘absolute toilet.’
“On top of twice moving their event dates to suit themselves, the @FFTennis continues their ‘we don’t give a ****’ mentality by cutting the doubles prize fund by 23 per cent ,” the 35-year-old Brit wrote on Twitter.
“Thanks for actively supporting all players across the tour… Your official hotel for doubles players is an absolute toilet… Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to bring one team member to support us during the event.”
Thanks for actively supporting all players across the tour. 🤗
Ps. Your official hotel for doubles players is absolute toilet. 🚽
Pps. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to bring one team member to support us during the event. 👨❤️👨 👍 (2/2)
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) May 25, 2021
While the overall prize money has been slashed by 10 per cent by the French Tennis Federation (FFT), the doubles purse has been cut by 23 per cent.
Murray was also not happy about the French Open deciding unilaterally to delay the Grand Slam event by a week.
The year’s second Grand Slam was postponed by a week to welcome more fans on the grounds compared to last year’s rescheduled tournament when only 1,000 were allowed at Roland Garros every day in September.
The French Open begins on Sunday and Murray is set to partner Brazilian Bruno Soares in the doubles.