Did Wimbledon launch an avalanche? The non-participation of Russians should be considered Rome and Paris – Tennis – Sports

The decision to ban Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the most famous grand slam sparked a storm of reluctance. Well, it doesn’t have to end there.


Philipp Chartier’s central court at Roland Garros.

According to the British journalist The Times Stuart Fraser, it is very likely that the best players from the countries involved in the war in Ukraine will not be able to start even at Roland Garros in Paris.

According to him, the leadership of the clay grand slam was waiting for the end of the presidential election, so that it could begin to increase the pressure to take this radical step.

A similar fate awaits two weeks at the Masters 1000 in Rome. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi insists that the Russians and Belarusians be banned from participating in the tournament.

The organizers in the Italian capital are against the ban, and while waiting for an official decision, it is possible that the level will rise even more if the tournament in Paris decides for the same step.

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The ATP management and the WTA announced to the organizers of Wimbledon that if they do not withdraw their radical ban, players will not be awarded points in the rankings.

The third grand slam of the season would have only an exhibition character with a very high reward for starting tennis players. Grand Slam tournaments are covered by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in cooperation with the ATP and WTA.

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