Alexander Zverev angry about French Open rules: Why can't I inject insulin on court?

"Just decide what you want from me, and then I'll do it like this. But don't send me back and forth."

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Alexander Zverev angry about French Open rules: Why can't I inject insulin on court?

Alexander Zverev is angry about the French Open rules. Namely, this German tennis player does not have permission to use insulin injections on the court. Because of this, he has to use a toilet break to inject insulin. Zverev does not understand why the French Open does not want to change the rules.

"On the ATP Tour I do it on the court, here they don't allow me to do it,” -he said to Eurosport. “I'm not allowed to do it on the court and I have to run out every time.
Then at the last match I was told that it counts as a toilet break.

That's when I said, 'guys, I might have to walk off the court four or five times. Decide what you want me to do’." Zverev also recalled the match against Frances Tiafoe. The supervisor, who did not know that the German tennis player was diabetic, panicked.

"I then gave myself an injection and he panicked and said I had to call a doctor if I gave myself anything." Zverev sent a message to the umpires in the last two matches: "Just decide what you want from me, and then I'll do it like this.

But don't send me back and forth."

Alexander Zverev and supervisor

Alexander recalled the match of the second round and talked about the supervisor who was strict. He demanded that the doctor come and inject insulin. However, Alexander has experience with insulin, and emphasized that he does not need a doctor.

“During the second round, there was a discussion so I went out to inject the insulin," he said. "Then a supervisor entered the room who did not know about this and he panicked and said ‘no, no you can’t do that.

A doctor needs to come to inject it.’
I told him that this is wrong because a normal doctor can’t help me if he is not specialised and does not have the right data about how much I have to inject.
I told them ‘look, I have had diabetes since I was three years old.

I know exactly what to do.’ But he just replied ‘no, a doctor has to do it.’ So this was another discussion."

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