Russian Tennis Players Supporting Putin will not Be Allowed to Wimbledon
OREANDA-NEWS British Sports Minister Nigel Hudson said that they need to make sure whether Russian tennis players support the policy of President Vladimir Putin. If their fears are confirmed, certain measures will be taken against players from Russia, CNN reports.
«We need to make sure that tennis players don't support Putin. And we are considering what criteria can be introduced within this framework», the British minister said. Wimbledon will be held in the UK from June 17 to July 10.
Earlier it was reported that the Director General of the French Tennis Federation, Amelie Udea-Castera, said that Russian tennis players can take part in the Roland Garros tournament, which will be held from May 22 to June 5 this year. Athletes will perform in a neutral status.
The Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, since 1877, holding most of its matches on the grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (Wimbledon, Great Britain).