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As Ukraine is bombed, should Russian tennis players be allowed at Wimbledon

The British sports minister, Nigel Huddleston, recently suggested that for any Russian to play at Wimbledon, 'assurances' might be needed about their position on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Daniil Medvedev
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Wimbledon, the most iconic tennis grand slam, is considering its position on the participation of Russian nationals.
The British sports minister, Nigel Huddleston, recently suggested that for any Russian to play at Wimbledon, “assurances” might be needed about their position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:
Absolutely nobody flying the flag for Russia should be allowed or enabled. We need some potential assurance that they are not supporters of Putin and we are considering what requirements we may need to try and get some assurances along those lines.
The All England Lawn and Tennis Club is in discussions with the sports

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First Published: Mar 27 2022 | 9:48 AM IST

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