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'My anger towards Roland Garros is incredible.' - Spanish ace vows to sue over French Open ejection

"No one can believe that a tournament such as Roland Garros can do this, it cannot be like this."
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Fernando Verdasco has vowed to sue Roland Garros, accusing them of destroying his enthusiasm to play.

The Spaniard was removed from the French Open draw after testing positive for coronavirus.

He, though, said that was potentially a false result after previously testing positive for Covid-19 in August before repeatedly getting the all-clear from tests in the lead-up to Roland Garros.

However, his request for a second test was denied, and he says he can't accept that.

"Yes, evidently I want (to sue)," Verdasco told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

"No one can believe that a tournament such as Roland Garros can do this, it cannot be like this."

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"This isn't about money, it's about the damage that has been done to me personally and professionally.

"I don't know if I'm going to play again this year or not because I don't have any enthusiasm to play any more," he fumed.

"They (French Open organizers) do whatever they like, with no coherence and no respect.

"The rights of the players count for nothing. You can imagine my anger, it's incredible, they showed a huge lack of respect to a player who has spent the last 16 years competing at Roland Garros.

"And then the next day, after I have been left out of the draw, they change the rules and now you can do a second test. That was the final straw."

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