Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 19:13
Maria Sharapova Slams 'Disrespectful' Treatment of Rafael Nadal
Maria Sharapova has blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal.
Nadal, the 9 time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just 1 defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked 7th in the world, his lowest in a decade.
He is also without a European clay-court title for the first time in 10 years, a run of form which has prompted many in the sport to write off the Spaniard's chances of a 10th Paris title.
However, Sharapova leapt to the defence of Nadal, saying that even though people expect so much from Nadal at this time of year, it is disrespectful to put so many question marks, just because he loses a few matches.