Wimbledon will be without Russians. It will suffer the competition, says a spokesman for the Kremlin – PRAVDA.sk

The organizers of the most famous grand slam tournament have banned Russian and Belarusian tennis players from starting in response to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. TASR 20.04.2022 10:39, updated: 17:20 Photo: SITA / AP, Andy Brownbill Daniil Medvedev is currently the second player in the rankings. Russian and Belarusian tennis players will not be able to present themselves at this year’s Wimbledon, the New York Times or the British The Times reported on Wednesday. In the afternoon, the organizers of the event from the All England Club also confirmed the report. “Given the circumstances of unjustified and unprecedented armed aggression, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to benefit from the participation of Russian and Belarusian players,” the organizers said in a statement. “Therefore, we must deeply regret our intention to reject applications from Russian and Belarusian players at Wimbledon.” Read more Medvedev launched a spray of criticism directly into the camera. Then the second player of the world ranking, Daniil Medvedev, the eighth, Andrej Rubľov, the fourth of the WTA ranking, Arina Sobolenková from Belarus, the fifteenth Anastasia Pavlučenkovová and the eighteenth Victoria Azarenková will come for the prestigious event of the year. According to The Times, after almost two months of debate, the Wimbledon leadership decided to ban the participation of Russian and Belarusian tennis players before the compromise solution proposed by the British government should make. According to him, the players had to sign a statement that they would not make comments in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, according to the tournament organizers, signing such a statement could have a negative impact on players’ families. Read more The British consult with the government. What do we do with stellar Russians without a flag? The ban applies to all summer grass tournaments in Britain. Representatives of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced last week that they would follow the example of Wimbledon. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who was quoted by the AFP agency, reacted critically to the reports of the exclusion before the official opinion of the organizers: This is unacceptable. If we take into account that Russia is a very strong tennis country, our athletes are at the top of the world rankings, so removing them will suffer the competition itself. ”We pay attention to News, discussions, comments … Join us and follow our FB page Sports .Pravda.sk