After the outbreak of armed conflict, a world union Tennis Players are allowed to participate in tournaments from Russia and Belarus, but it is officially known that it will be completely different during this year’s edition of the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. Media reports confirmed it, and organizers issued a statement on the matter on Wednesday.
Official: Russians and Belarusians will not participate in Wimbledon
“We share the broad condemnation of Russia’s illegal activities and have carefully considered the situation in light of our responsibilities to athletes, our society and the wider British public as a British sporting organisation. We have also taken into consideration the UK Government’s guidelines particularly in relation to sporting organizations and events.” – We read in the advertisement.
The organizers further emphasized that they feel obligated to join the activities of all organizations in the world that lead to the limitation of Russia’s global influence. “In the conditions of this unjustified and unprecedented military aggression, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefits from the participation of Russian or Belarusian forces. tennis players in the tournament. Therefore, we intend, with great regret, to refuse the applications of the players of Russia and Belarus for the 2022 tournament ”- this was confirmed in the press release.
– We realize that it is difficult for those affected and they will suffer because of the actions of the leaders of the Russian regime. We have carefully considered alternative measures that could be taken under the UK Government’s guidance, but given the great importance of the tournament, we will not allow the importance of sports To promote the Russian system, commented Ian Hewitt, president of the All England Club.
Earlier rumors on Title sportico.com published the exclusion of Russians and Belarusians from Wimbledon. We read in these reports that the tournament organizers did not agree with the British government’s decision to allow players to participate in the competition on a neutral basis. It also applies to the next Wimbledon.
There are no tennis players from Russia and Belarus During the London Grand Slam means that in the men’s competition, with the exception of Daniil Medvedev, there will also be, among other things, the eighth place in the ATP rankings by Andrei Rublev. On the other hand, she could not share among women in the fourth century WTA Ranking Belarusian Arina SabalenkaAnd the fifteenth Russian woman in the world, Anastasia Pavlyukhenkov.
This year’s edition of the legendary British competition will take place from 27 June to 10 July. – If conditions change significantly by June, we will look into it and react accordingly – the organizers have also secured themselves.
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