WATCH: 'Questions Are The Same': Rybakina Not Impressed By Press At Roland Garros

WATCH: 'Questions Are The Same': Rybakina Not Impressed By Press At Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

Elena Rybakina was not impressed with the questions she received after her 2024 Roland Garros round one win, saying they were all the same.

At majors, the best tennis players have to attend press conferences every other day because they happen after every match. For the top players, there are also pre-event press conferences, so there tends to be a shortage of interesting questions pretty frequently.

Tennis can be a very simple game, so there is only so much players can be asked. It also depends on whether players are really keen to talk about many topics because some strictly talk about tennis and not their private life.

On top of that, many press members often ask repetitive questions, as the Kazakhstani player recently experienced at the 2024 Roland Garros. She felt that clearly during her post-match press conference after her round one match in Paris.

She played a solid player in Greet Minnen, beating the Belgian in two sets. It wasn't a particularly thrilling match because Rybakina crushed her opponent.

To her great disappointment, the press conference that followed also wasn't particularly interesting. In her eyes, she got the same question that she gets after every win, and she commented on it.

"The questions are quite the same, so I don’t know what to say anymore. Simple questions, simple answers. So, guys, something else?"

Rybakina during her press conference

Rybakina is generally one of the more reserved tennis players. She doesn't talk much or stand out in any way, so this intervention from her was rather fascinating.

Immediately after her comments, fans were divided in opinion about whether players should be asked more interesting questions or provide more interesting answers.

Still, the fourth seed likely won't be focusing on her press conferences, but her matches, as her next will be against Arantxa Rus, who outplayed former world no. 1, Angelique Kerber, in the previous round.


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