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Medvedev makes first comments on Wimbledon ban

Added 05-16-22 04:37:05am EST - “Daniil Medvedev has spoken publicly for the first time on the decision by Wimbledon to ban Russian players, calling it ?unfair'” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Medvedev makes first comments on Wimbledon ban”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tennis star Daniil Medvedev says the decision by Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament is “unfair” and creates an uncomfortable precedent for other sports.

The world number two will be among the biggest names affected by the ruling announced by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) that Russians and Belarusians would not be invited to this year’s Grand Slam because of the conflict in Ukraine.

Speaking to Tribune de Geneve as he prepares to make a comeback from a hernia operation, Medvedev gave a nuanced answer when questioned on the issue.   

“On the one hand, I can understand it and, on the other, I find it unfair. This is a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an uncomfortable position,” said the 26-year-old, via translation.

“Having discussed this with the ATP, we tennis players are considered by law to be self-employed.

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