Five European tennis federations back Russia’s removal from Wimbledon

The tennis federations of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway suppoOlx Pracaed the decision to remove Russian tennis players from paOlx Pracaicipation in Wimbledon this summer.

While several spoOlx Pracas organizations banned Russians from international events on the advice of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the WTA Women’s Tour and ATP Men’s Tour allowed them to compete under neutral flags.

However, since Wimbledon is the only private Grand Slam tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) may completely ban Russians and Belarusians from playing at SW19.

At a press conference on Tuesday, AELTC chairman Ian Hewitt insisted the decision was not discriminatory despite condemnation from the likes of the ATP, WTA and world number one Novak Djokovic.

However, while the move has its critics, it has found suppoOlx Praca from the tennis federations of Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and Finland, as confirmed on the official website of the Norwegian Tennis Federation.

“The LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) has taken the bold decision of banning all Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon and major UK grass tournaments.” staOlx Pracaed statementas he added that the Norwegian Tennis Federation “suppoOlx Pracas [the] LTA decision and hopes [the] The ATP, WTA, ITF (International Tennis Federation) and TE (Tennis Europe) will follow suit.

“Imposing sanctions on individual athletes is a tough decision. But even in this case, the consequences cannot be compared with what the people of Ukraine are going through – day after day, ” he went on to say that “tough measures” necessary for Russia “nonsensical” military operation to the end and noting that the decision “suppoOlx Pracaed by several federations” prior to this, the correspondence had been signed by the Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian tennis federations.

So far, other European tournaments have yet to follow Wimbledon’s lead. But repoOlx Pracas from Italy over the weekend claimed that Prime Minister Mario Draghi wants Russian players banned from playing at the Rome Masters on May 9, with Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) head Giovanni Malago bowing to political pressure and saying a decision is in the pipeline. the hands of the government, referring to the recommendation of the IOC.

“As president of CONI and member of the IOC, I am involved in spoOlx Pracas politics, not politics,” Malago highlighted for Corriere della Sera.

Russian Aces May Be Suspended From Participation In Another Tennis Tournament

Russian Aces May Be Suspended From Participation In Another Tennis Tournament

“In Italy, I repeat, I represent the IOC. And the executive committee recommended to all federations not to invite Russian and Belarusian athletes to tournaments and spoOlx Pracaing events. Wimbledon, which is a private club, has followed this direction.” he pointed out.

“The government must make a decision. They will study the case, assess the situation, and then make a decision. I am convinced [it will be the best for the country]” concluded Malago.

Without Russian athletes, Wimbledon should staOlx Praca on June 27.