Published on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 7:09 pm by Aurélie SACCHELLI, Media365.
According to information from RMC Sport, the organizers of Roland-Garros do not intend to ban Russian and Belarusian players from participating in the tournament, unlike Wimbledon.
The Wimbledon decision was not a snowball. While the leaders of the prestigious Grand Slam tournament last week decided to ban Russian and Belarusian players from participating in Wimbledon and other British tournaments due to the invasion of Ukraine two months earlier, other tournaments did not (yet?) follow up. Is. If the leaders of the Masters 1000 in Rome, which will begin in ten days, ask themselves questions and defy the government, then other tournaments on clay have chosen Russians and Belarusians to participate. Next Grand Slam Tournament on the Menu On behalf of Roland-Garros, we do not intend to change our mind. it is in all that reveals RMC Sports this Wednesday. Amelie Mauresmo, the tournament’s new director, will implement the Joint Declaration of Sports Ministers of the 36 countries, signed on 9 March, which stipulates that these players can participate in matches under a neutral banner and their national anthem in the event of a final victory. will not be played. But the Paris tournament will not go ahead with restrictions. So Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, Aslan Karatsev, Ilya Ivashka (just to name the top 100 players) can be reassured, as can Arya Sabalenka, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Victoria Azarenka, Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermatova, Ekaterina could be Alexandra Samson. , on behalf of the women, Aleksandra Sasnovich, Varvara Gracheva, Anna Kalinskaya, Kamila Rakhimova and Vera Zvonareva.
Wimbledon complies with government decisions
On Tuesday, Wimbledon leaders justified their choice not to welcome Russian and Belarusian players out of the will of the government: “The British government has defined guidelines for sporting organizations and events in the United Kingdom, Russia’s influence.” with the specific objective of limiting We have taken these guidelines into account as we need to be as a top tier program and a leading UK institution. After careful consideration of various factors, we came to two firm conclusions that formed the basis of our decision.”
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