“Sinner triumphs, but we are not there”, the harsh thrust of the Rai Cdr

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By John

«Jannik Sinner triumphs, after 48 years from Adriano Panatta in Paris, in a Slam tournament. He writes a page of history by winning where no Italian had ever reached the top at the Australian Open and we are not there.” The CoR and the Milan Fiduciary of RaiSport wrote this in a note. «Rai and RaiSport did not consider sending a colleague to witness an exceptional feat, thus missing an expected contribution from the public radio and television service.
Among other things, they could have “been helped” by an important precedent, that of the 2010 Roland Garros final, when Viale Mazzini decided on the spot to purchase, even then from Eurosport, the women’s final won by Francesca Schiavone over Samantha Stosur. Thus offering the historic achievement of the Milanese tennis player live on free television. They will say other times, it’s true. Now the company must save and rationalize costs, but in the face of a similar event we cannot back down. If the cost of live television rights was excessive and out of reach, at least a colleague in Melbourne could and should have been sent. Unfortunately, we say this with enormous regret, yet another missed opportunity.”