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“As every player they work really hard in the off-season, that’s not what you expect when you play a tournament in week one.” He then defended the decision to use the indoor courts, adding: “The courts have been checked and we’ve had a number of matches on the indoor courts. We haven’t had an injury apart from yesterday.
“As far as the tournament is concerned, with the support of the referee and the supervisor, we are able to play and use this court. We always start with a schedule for outdoor courts and then when we get closer to the time, if we realise that the conditions are not going to be suitable we need to move indoors but that always takes time. We need to warn the players, the players need to eat, they need to warm up again. There’s always a little bit of delay when we move from outdoor to indoor.”
Lamperin also expressed his concern for Raducanu as he continued: “I want to make sure she’s okay, this is my number one priority. It’s 10 days ahead of the Australian Open. She’s coming from a season with a lot of injuries so of course this is something which creates frustration. We will have a discussion whether it’s with her or her management for sure and we’ll take it from there.”