After a training session under the dodger at Roland-Garros, Lucas Pouille spoke on various subjects. The French returned in particular to the controversy arising from the remarks made by Dominic Thiem about the solidarity fund created to help the most underprivileged players in this period of coronavirus pandemic. “Of course you have to be united, but I’m pretty close to Dominic Thiem’s feeling. I am ready to help because there are players who make incredible efforts to get there, but whose ranking does not take off. But it is clear that others are not making the necessary efforts. But since I don’t want to generalize, if I am asked to give, I will give. ”
“Now is the time to count on ATP and its resources. We must be united ”
The Northerner has pushed his thinking a little further in relation to the economic crisis that tennis is going through. “I think that in tennis, we are not the most to be pitied. I have done many years in the top 25, so that is fine for me compared to a player who is 200th. But there are still people who are more to be pitied than we are. What is certain is that it weakens the tennis economy. I know there are quite a few tournaments out there that are thinking of going out of business. Now is the time to count on ATP and its resources. We must be united. "