Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play their French Open quarter-final in tomorrow’s night session.
That decision has drawn criticism from Rafa’s coach Carlos Moya, with the conditions at night thought to favour Djokovic.
I wouldn’t say disrespect, but here at Roland-Garros, Rafa has credit.
He has won the tournament 13 times, if he has a request, you should listen to him.
He is part of the history of Roland-Garros. We know that nobody is bigger than the tournament, nobody is bigger than the Grand Slam, but in the end, it is a question of business and we understand that.
In France, Amazon Prime Video have exclusive rights to the new night session matches as part of a £12.8 million (€15 million) deal, giving them more bargaining power over free-to-air French TV, which has a £8.5 million (€10 million) dead to broadcast the day session matches, though they draw a bigger viewership.
However, Roland Garros has announced that episode 59 of the Rafa and Nole rivalry will be made free to watch on Amazon Prime in France, without registration required.
Source: RMC Sport