‘Last straw’: Chaos reigns supreme at Napoli Cup

Chaos continues to reign supreme at Napoli Cup as player's belongings thrown out of room

Chaos continues to reign supreme at Napoli Cup as player's belongings thrown out of room

Chaos continued to reign supreme at the Napoli Cup on Tuesday after play was suspended due to poor court conditions and Colombian doubles player Nicolás Barrientos found his belongings thrown out of his room on Tuesday.

The start of the ATP 250 event was delayed after players complained about the state of the courts at the Tennis Club Napoli 1905.

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After the tournament finally kicked off on Tuesday, play had to be suspended early as the as the Centre Court were deemed ‘too wet’ due to sea air.

Only five main draw matches were completed on the day.

To top it all, Barrientos revealed on social that his belongings were left in the corridor of the hotel they were staying in.

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“This is the last straw!” he wrote, along with a video that showed piles of his possessions and equipment on the floor.

“How can this happen in an ATP 250? Not even in a Challenger had it ever happened to me…

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“I think I don’t even need to mention the situation with the courts that everyone already knows.

“And that the qualies and first round in doubles were played at a club 40 minutes away from the tournament site.”

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Barrientos was among the players who had to complete their matches at the Tennis Club Pozzuoli while organizers scrambled to replace the original courts.

“I think all tournaments have some issues that are solved along the way. But none of this is accidental,” he continued.

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“The poor organization and planning of this tournament has made it impossible to deal with every problem that emerges each day.”

Another replacement court is being shipped from Florence, who hosted an ATP 250 event last week. Till then, the doubles event will continue to take place Tennis Club Pozzuoli.

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Florence and Napoli were awarded a single-year license to host the tournaments, which were originally scheduled to take place in China.