The Russians could not accept the decision of the Wimbledon organizers, who prevented Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in this year’s edition of the tournament. Shamil Tarishev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, made a stern comment.
In this year’s edition Wimbledon Played on the grass in London, we will not see tennis players and tennis players from Russia and Belarus. The decision was dictated by the brutal attack by Vladimir Putin’s forces on Ukraine.
Following the decision of the English organizers, representatives of the ATP and WTA took the floor. In their opinion, Russians and Belarusians were treated unfairly. Shamil Tarishev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, has a similar opinion. – I consider this decision wrong, but nothing can be changed here. The Tennis Association has done everything it can. I do not want to talk about it, everything I say will be directed against athletes – said Tarpicchio, quoted by sport-express.ru.
Russians angered after the Wimbledon organizers’ decision
Great Britain is famous for its clear anti-Russian statements and for its hard-line attitude towards our country. Now we see complete hysteria towards Russian and Belarusian athletes. The World Tennis Federation allowed tennis players to participate in the ATP and WTA tournaments under a neutral flag – said Dmitry Swiszczow, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports.
Another thing is that Wimbledon, the oldest tournament in the world, lives by its own rules and regulations. But their decision to suspend has nothing to do with the sport. It’s politics and money. The public will suffer the most. He added that Russian and Belarusian tennis players are a source of pride for each tournament.
This year’s Wimbledon will open on June 27. The tournament will run until July 10.
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