Breakthrough decision! The famous Wimbledon wants to be the first to ban the start of Russian tennis players

To this day, this would be an absolutely exceptional step. While virtually all sports organizations excluded Russian and Belarusian athletes from the ranks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, tennis was one of the few that did not commit to doing so. The organizers of Wimbledon are the first to think about such a thing.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has banned Russia from competing in the Davis Cup and Billie Jean Cup team competitions, and their country’s flags are no longer appearing in the names of Russian players, but all sanctions have ended. Medvedvev, Rublyov a spol. they continue to run around the courts around the world, which keeps many experts and fans asleep.

The organizers of Wimbledon only ran out of patience. The most famous tournament in the world has the status of a private club and can therefore decide on the start of players without the consent of the tennis organizations ATP or WTA. And he is therefore not in danger of possible legal action that other companies could face.

2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
8. Andrei Rublev (Russian)
24. Karen Chačanov (Rus.)
31. Aslan Karatsev (Rus.)
42. Ilja Ivaška (BEL)

The tournament starts on June 27, applications close six weeks before the start, ie on May 16. A final decision is to be made by this time. But it is already clear that if Russian and Belarusian tennis players wanted to start at the All England Club, they would have to prove in writing that they were not financially supported by President Putin’s government or Belarusian officials. “In addition, they will have to abstain from any comments in favor of Putin, Russia and Belarus,” said British Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston.

The atrocities of the famous tournament were to be forced to make the atrocities of the Russian army against the civilian population in Ukraine, especially in Buč and other cities.

Virtually all Russian or Belarusian tennis players have come up with calls to stop the war in recent days. World number two Daniil Medvedev, world eighth player Andrei Rublyov, Russian top tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenko and Belarusian world number five Aryna Sabalenkova opposed the violence in Ukraine.

5. Aryna Sabalenková (BEL)
14. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
17. Viktoria Azarenková (BEL)
22. Veronika Kuděrmětovová (RUS)
26. Daria Kasatkinová (RUS)
31. Ludmila Samsonová (RUS)
51. Alexandra Sasnovičová (BEL)
54. Ekaterina Alexandrovova (RUS)
74. Varvara Gračeva (Rus.)
76. Anna Kalinská

However, according to Nigel Huddleston, protests against the war by Russian and Belarusian tennis players are not enough and he calls for a clear demarcation against Putin’s aggression.

In the case of a start ban, five Russian or Belarusian tennis players out of an elite hundred would lose Wimbledon, and even ten in the case of women.

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