Confirmed: Traditional matches can send Russian players
D.A distance from dictator Vladimir Putin or you can not play Wimbledon.
The announcement was made by British Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston during a hearing in the British Parliament on Tuesday.
The minister said it would be appropriate to introduce a condition that Russian tennis players stay away from the country’s dictator Vladimir Putin. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to take part in the traditional tennis tournament, which usually starts on June 27 in London.
Should not be allowed
According to Eurosport, “no one should be allowed to play for Russia under the flag”: Huddleston:
– But I think we should go further than that. I think we need to get assurances that they are not supporters of Vladimir Putin, and we are considering what requirements are required to obtain such a guarantee.
The Sports Minister said that the United Kingdom was closely examining the matter and was in talks with various sports for a just solution.
The world organizer did not want to answer
The world organizer, Russian Daniel Medvedev, did not want to know how he would respond to such a request.
– I have no answer for Wimbledon. He told the AFP news agency that he would have to wait and see what happens next.
Hard to talk
The 26-year-old World Setter insists he wants peace and that everyone should be allowed to live in safety. At the same time he says it is difficult to say what is fair and what is not fair.
– It is very difficult to say what is fair and what is not fair. Sure, I have my own ideas on various things, but I like to talk about them with my family and my wife. We do not always agree, but we can discuss, he tells AFP.
World tour of tennis ATP Russian players have not yet been banned from participating in the tournament. However, Russia has been suspended from all team matches, including the Davis Cup.
Can port many world players
Thus many Russian players can follow Wimbledon from the TV bed. Apart from world setter Medvedev, other Russian players have also risen in the rankings. Others include Andrei Rublev (7), Karen Kachanov (25) and Aslan Karatsev (32).
Photo: Daniel Medvedev FB
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