French Open: Reporter's credentials revoked for asking question from the supermarket

It was a step too far for organisers who told Reuters on Wednesday that the reporter's credentials had been revoked for that reason.

One of them, who is known for his left-field questions, said he was "actually at the supermarket" when he was given his chance to speak to Zverev.(Representational Photo)   -  AP

Grand slam player news conferences have been under the spotlight after Naomi Osaka announced she would skip them at the French Open and organisers put the hammer down on a reporter for asking a question from a supermarket.

Osaka, the world number two, withdrew from the tournament amid the row that erupted following her decision as she revealed she had been suffering from depression on Monday.

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This year's news conferences are being held digitally and most of the accredited reporters are not on site.

One of them, who is known for his left-field questions, said he was "actually at the supermarket" when he was given his chance to speak to German Zverev.

It was a step too far for organisers who told Reuters on Wednesday that the reporter's credentials had been revoked for that reason.

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