Kevin Krawietz, from restocking merchandise in a supermarket to winning the doubles at Roland Garros


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Kevin Krawietz, from restocking merchandise in a supermarket to winning the doubles at Roland Garros

Kevin Krawietz Y Andreas Mies they beat the brazilian Bruno Soares and the Croatian Mate Pavic by 6-3 and 7-5 to stay with the title of Roland Garros in the doubles mode, but behind it there is a story that deserves to be told.

The coronavirus pandemic it changed everyone’s lifestyle. Tennis, in turn, was no exception to the rule. A clear example of this was the German tennis player Krawietz, who in full social isolation exchanged rackets for gloves and worked as a repositor for two months in his country.

“They surprise me working,” the Teuton had tweeted in April during the quarantine that the European country was experiencing. Far from giving up or staying at home, Krawietz found at that time a partial solution to his lack of employment since the circuit had been interrupted indefinitely.

In addition to a great example of will, Krawietz’s decision also went through an economic issue that makes clear the substantial differences in income that players receive compared to tennis stars in the singles mode.

Whoever wins the final of knights between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will pocket just over five times what Krawietz raised with a total of 1.6 million euros against 320,000, of which he will receive 50% since the other is for his partner.

Gone are his days as a warehouse manager in Germany for the doubles player, of course. After going through the quarantine, together with his compatriot Andreas Mies they repeated what they did in 2019 and took the Musketeers’ cup.


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