Former world number one first comments on Russian ban on Wimbledon: It’s unfair

The former world number one underwent hernia surgery in early April after being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Miami tournament. According to the original assumptions, he was supposed to be out of the game for up to two months, but the 26-year-old Medvedev is already fully training and preparing for a comeback.

“I am motivated, I train hard. “I hope to be able to play at least two or three matches here before I go to Roland Garros,” he said ahead of the Geneva tournament, which began yesterday. .

The world number two will be among the biggest names, which will be influenced by the decision of the All England Lawn Tennis Club representatives, who banned Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in this year’s third, and probably most prestigious, grand slam.

“On the one hand, I understand that and on the other I consider it unfair. “It’s a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other competitions in an awkward position,” Medvedev said.

Many stars have condemned the move, including Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Both the ATP and the WTA have threatened not to award points to the leaderboard, and the ATP players’ board is said to fully support this move.

“I’ve been out now and I’m not part of the players’ board, so I’m not very aware of that,” Medvedev said. “I listen and respect all opinions. He will tell you that he is green. We cannot all agree, “he added, adding that if he was finally allowed to start at Wimbledon, he would be thrilled, if not, he would respect the decision.



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