The men’s professional tennis (ATP) tour also expressed concerns about the safety of Chinese female tennis player Feng Shunyi (35), who is rumored to be missing. However, he did not comment on the boycott of the Chinese tournament.
In a statement under the name of Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi (Italy) on the 3rd, ATP evaluated that “concerns related to Pengsomi continue to grow.” She continued, “I urge Peng’s direct communication with the women’s professional tennis (WTA) tour to clarify Peng’s current situation.” “I know that sports can have a positive impact on society, and I am His interest is a great opportunity for us to make that impact,” he said.
Shun Feng is a player who claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by a former high-ranking Chinese official through her social media last month, but her social media account has since disappeared and her contact with outside has been blocked. As the international community’s controversy grew, he sent an email to the WTA tour saying, “The allegation of sexual assault is not true.” In addition, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also confirmed Peng’s safety by disclosing the fact that she had two video calls with her.
However, the WTA Tour announced, “We still can’t believe Peng’s safety,” and announced that it will put off holding of all tournaments scheduled to be held in China until Feng’s safety is confirmed on the previous day. This measure is expected to cost the WTA Tour at least $1 billion (about 1.1 trillion won).
However, the ATP Tour did not take out the holding card of the Chinese tournaments like the WTA Tour did. The AFP news agency evaluated this as “the result of avoiding participation in the WTA’s decision to boycott the Chinese tournament”.
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