Prime-ranked males’s tennis professional Daniil Medvedev mentioned throughout a press convention this week that he has to make use of “pirate web sites” to stream U.S. Open matches due to the continuing dispute between the Walt Disney Co. and Constitution Communications, which owns Spectrum, with a view to watch his opponents play.
The admission got here following Medvedev’s Spherical of 16 victory over Australia’s Alex de Minaur on Monday.
The 2021 U.S. Open champion was requested throughout his post-match presser if he deliberate to observe Novak Djokovic’s quarterfinal match towards American Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe’s match towards fellow American Ben Shelton, each on Tuesday.
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“Humorous, I used to be ready for this query as a result of I assume in a number of resorts they’ve Spectrum. So, I can’t watch it on TV anymore,” Medvedev mentioned with fun.
“I don’t know if it is authorized or unlawful, however I’ve to discover a manner as a result of I can’t watch it on TV. So, I am going on the web and doubtless this, the way you name it, pirate web sites or one thing, I watch tennis there.”
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Based on the Related Press, almost 15 million cable TV subscribers have been left with out entry to ESPN or different networks affiliated with Disney over a dispute on a brand new distribution deal.
“I’ve no different selection,” Medvedev mentioned Monday, including that he’ll be watching on his cellphone if an settlement is not reached.
As of Djokovic’s match on Tuesday, no deal had been reached.
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Medvedev will subsequent play Russian tennis professional Andrey Rublev of their quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday.