Andhe’s russian Daniel Medvedev He gave an interview to the Swiss newspaper “Tribune de Geneve” in which he denied Russian and Belarusian tennis players are banned from Wimbledon due to the armed conflict in Ukraine.
Number 2 globally has been restorative with this measure but does not share it: “On the one hand I can understand it and on the other hand I find it unfair. This is a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an awkward position. Where is the line? What rules should lead to a possible disqualification?
The winner of the last US Open noted that tennis players “are considered by law to be independent players and Currently in the UK, self-employed Russian workers have the right to work.
The president of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), Ian Hewitt, said his organization ‘I had no workable alternative’ for a blanket ban that has been criticized by both the ATP and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
Medvedev appears to have resigned, but is not losing hope: “If I finally had the chance to play at Wimbledon, I would be happy. And if I can’t, I’ll accept it.”
On the other hand, the Russian hopes to present a good image at Roland Garros after he was Several weeks away from the circle due to a hernia that forced him to undergo surgery: “I’m excited, I notice I’m getting back into good habits and I’m training hard.”