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4 May, 2022 14:09

Tennis in turmoil: The battle lines in Wimbledon’s Russia ban

An array of big names and organizations have weighed in on the debate
Tennis in turmoil: The battle lines in Wimbledon’s Russia ban

It’s been a fortnight since officials at Wimbledon announced that Russian and Belarusian players would be barred from this year’s grass court showpiece because of the conflict in Ukraine.

The ensuing period has seen tennis descend into civil war with widespread criticism of the decision, including from leading players and organizations.

We look at some of the key reaction to the decision by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) – with the likes of Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray joining Novak Djokovic in recent days in their condemnation, alongside reports of potential retaliatory action by the ATP and WTA.