Canada’s Frank Dancevic may have benefited from
the charity of the All England Club after being allowed into the Men’s
Singles draw as a lucky loser and therefore guaranteeing himself a
£27,500 win. But it didn’t stop him making a furious written attack at
the tournament, or more accurately the Wimbledon Player Services.
Dancevic was less than impressed by facilities
at the qualifying competition held at nearby Roehampton. He did not like
the fact player restaurant closed at 9pm and was further angered by the
fact there were only two massage therapists designated to answer the
needs for 128 players.
“I have to say that I'm extremely disappointed
at the player services at Wimbledon Qualifying this year,” stormed
Dancevic on Facebook. “Given that it is the biggest tournament in the
world you would think that the payers would feel welcome and comfortable
The 29 year-old Canadian from Niagara Falls,
ranked 106 in the world, is a seven year veteran of Wimbledon but has
only made it through qualifying twice previously. “This is Wimbledon
people!!! Get your S##t together,” “Add two more therapists and everyone
is out at 8:30pm. It's unfair to everyone."
Dancevic, pitched against 29th seed
Ivo Karlovic in the draw had other complaints like the lack of an ice
bath for recovery at Roehampton. Instead players were told to use a
trash bin, lined with a plastic bin liner and filled with ice.
He wrote: “Physio tells me ''Sorry Frank there
is no ice bath on site, The players are using a Garbage bin and filling
it with Water and ice'' Haha WHAT.''