Russian tennis star Daniel Medvedev calls Ukraine war ‘very disturbing’

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev, the world’s No. 2 player, spoke out against the war in Ukraine on Sunday, calling it “very disturbing”.

Medvedev, who was banned from playing at Wimbledon with other Russians, made comments to reporters at the Geneva Open on Sunday.

“I have some time to focus on what’s going on. Yes, it’s very frustrating,” Medvedev said.

The former world number one has been recovering from hernia surgery for five weeks.

As one of the best Russian athletes in the world, many are counting on Medvedev to publicly condemn his country’s invasion of Ukraine as well as President Vladimir Putin. In February, Medvedev said he wanted “world peace, but did not comment specifically on war.

While many sports ban Russian and Belarusian teams and athletes from international competitions, the ATP and WTA tours allow these players to compete, just not under their country’s flag. But Wimbledon announced three weeks ago that Russian players would be banned from the competition.

Medvedev hopes to lift the ban before the match starts on June 27. He reached the last 16 at Wimbledon last year.

“If I could play, I would be happy to play at Wimbledon. I love the game,” he said.

This article is based in part on the Wire Transfer Services report.



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