Chief warns players
A WIMBLEDON chief has called for greater “mutual respect” after a video clip showed Fernando Verdasco gesturing at a ball boy to hurry up with a towel during last month’s Shenzhen Open.
Mick Desmond, commercial and media director of the All England Club, added he was “not afraid” to fine players.
“There’s an etiquette. The ball boys and ball girls of Wimbledon are all volunteers,” Desmond told BBC Sport.
But he suggested an idea to introduce towel rails was unlikely to be adopted.