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Disgruntled men threaten strike at Indian Wells

Talk of a players' strike again swirled around Melbourne Park on Monday as the Australian Open got underway in stifling conditions.

sports Updated: Jan 16, 2012 23:46 IST

Talk of a players' strike again swirled around Melbourne Park on Monday as the Australian Open got underway in stifling conditions.

Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky said that players had suggested they might need to go on strike for a more equitable split in prize money and a revamped playing schedule.

Won't play
"Some of the players were suggesting that we're not really going to play here," world No 65 Stakhovsky said, referring to an ATP players' meeting on Saturday.

Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko later hinted that players might strike at Indian Wells in California in March later this year, a mandatory ATP event they must attend.